Kim Källström

Kim Källström
Kim Källström
Personal information
Full nameKim Mikael Källström[1]
Date of birth (1982-08-24) 24 August 1982 (age 36)
Place of birthSandviken, Sweden
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
1986–1989Sandvikens IF
1990–1996Partille IF
1997–1998BK Häcken
Senior career*
1999–2001BK Häcken69(14)
2002–2003Djurgårdens IF48(26)
2012–2015Spartak Moscow58(5)
2014Arsenal (loan)3(0)
2017Djurgårdens IF28(3)
National team
1997–1999Sweden U1632(12)
1999Sweden U182(0)
2000–2003Sweden U2121(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kim Mikael Källström (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkɪmː ²ɕɛlːstrœm]; born 24 August 1982) is a retired Swedish professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He was noted for his play-making ability and free-kick taking.[3]

He started his career at several clubs in Sweden, winning consecutive Allsvenskan titles with Djurgården before moving to France where he represented Rennes and Lyon. Källström won a range of domestic honours with Lyon and joined Spartak in 2012. He spent the spring season of 2013-14 on loan at Arsenal FC, where he won the 2013–14 FA Cup after converting a penalty kick in the semifinal. Källström left Spartak in 2015 to join Grasshopper Club Zürich, where he had a 49 games long spell before ending his career at Djurgårdens IF together with close friend Andreas Isaksson.

Källström earned 131 caps for Sweden since his debut in 2001 until 2016 when he announced his departure from international football, making him their fourth most capped player of all time. He played in four European Championships (Euro 2004, Euro 2008, Euro 2012, and Euro 2016) and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Early life

Källström was born in Sandviken 24 August 1982 to footballer Mikael and Ann Källström.[4] In 1986, he joined the local Sandvikens IF football team. In 1989, the family moved to Partille outside Gothenburg and Källström started to play in Partille IF.[5][6] When Källström was 17 years old he had a trial with Dutch club PSV.

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български: Ким Шелстрьом
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