Kim Källström

Kim Källström
Kim Källström
Personal information
Full name Kim Mikael Källström [1]
Date of birth (1982-08-24) 24 August 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Sandviken, Sweden
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) [2]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1986–1989 Sandvikens IF
1990–1996 Partille IF
1997–1998 BK Häcken
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 BK Häcken 69 (14)
2002–2003 Djurgårdens IF 48 (26)
2004–2006 Rennes 83 (20)
2006–2012 Lyon 204 (17)
2012–2015 Spartak Moscow 58 (5)
2014 Arsenal (loan) 3 (0)
2015–2017 Grasshopper 49 (1)
2017 Djurgårdens IF 28 (3)
Total 542 (86)
National team
1997–1999 Sweden U16 32 (12)
1999 Sweden U18 2 (0)
2000–2003 Sweden U21 21 (5)
2001–2016 Sweden 131 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 November 2017.

Kim Mikael Källström (Swedish pronunciation:  [kɪmː ²ɕɛlstrœm]; 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.

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 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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