Fredrik Hammar

Fredrik Hammar (born 26 February 2001) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for Hammarby TFF as a central midfielder. He is a product of the IF Brommapojkarna academy and has been capped by Sweden at youth level.

Fredrik Hammar
Personal information
Full name Fredrik Hammar[1]
Date of birth (2001-02-26) 26 February 2001 (age 21)
Place of birth Sweden
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Position(s) Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hammarby TFF
Number 33
Youth career
2005–2017 IF Brommapojkarna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 IF Brommapojkarna 1 (0)
2018–2019 Akropolis IF 12 (4)
2019–2021 Brentford 0 (0)
2021 Akropolis IF 25 (0)
2022– Hammarby TFF 26 (7)
2022– Hammarby IF 1 (0)
National team
2016–2018 Sweden U17 25 (4)
2018–2019 Sweden U19 5 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:30, 6 November 2022 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

IF BrommapojkarnaEdit

A holding midfielder,[3] Hammar began his career in the academy at IF Brommapojkarna and received his maiden call into the first team squad for a Superettan match versus Åtvidabergs FF on 23 September 2017.[4] With the match safe at 3–1, he made his senior debut as an injury time substitute for Jacob Ortmark.[4] It proved to be Hammar's only senior appearance for the club and he departed the Grimsta IP in August 2018.[5]

Akropolis IFEdit

On 11 August 2018, Hammar dropped down to Division 1 to join Akropolis IF on an 18-month contract.[5] During the remainder of the 2018 season, he made 13 appearances and scored four goals,[4] before leaving the club in January 2019.[6]

BrentfordEdit

On 29 January 2019, Hammar moved to England to join the B team at Championship club Brentford on an 18-month contract, with the option for a further year.[6] He scored one of the goals in Brentford B's 4–0 2019 Middlesex Senior Cup Final victory over Harrow Borough and finished the 2018–19 season with 16 appearances and two goals.[7][8] Hammar was a part of the first team squad throughout much of the 2019–20 pre-season and after recovering from injury,[9] he made his debut as a late substitute for Jan Žambůrek in a 1–0 FA Cup third round victory over Stoke City on 4 January 2020.[10] Hammar was promoted into the first team group for the 2019–20 season restart and the club took up the one-year option on his contract in July 2020.[11][12]

Hammar was included in the first team group for the duration of the 2020–21 pre-season.[13][14][15][16] Having failed to make a first team appearance so far during the 2020–21 regular season and with six months left on his contract,[17] Hammar departed Brentford on 25 January 2021.[18] During two years with the B team, Hammar made 51 appearances and scored seven goals.[18]

Return to Akropolis IFEdit

On 25 January 2021, Hammar signed a one-year contract with former club Akropolis IF for an undisclosed fee.[18][19][20] He made 30 appearances during a 2021 season which ended in relegation from Superettan through the relegation play-offs.[4][21] Hammar signed a one-year contract extension in July 2021,[22] but elected to depart the club in January 2022.[3] Across his two spells with Akropolis IF, Hammar made 43 appearances and scored four goals.[4]

Hammarby IFEdit

On 29 January 2022, Hammar transferred to Ettan club Hammarby TFF.[3] Having joined Hammarby IF's feeder club,[3] Hammar was included in the parent club's first team group for its pre-season training camp in Marbella.[23] During the 2022 season, he made 26 appearances and scored seven goals for Hammarby TFF, in addition to two appearances for Hammarby IF.[4] On 10 August 2022, Hammar signed a 2+12-year contract with Hammarby IF.[24]

International careerEdit

Hammar has been capped by U17 and U19 level.[25] He was a part of Sweden's 2018 UEFA European U17 Championship squad and scored two goals in three appearances at the tournament.[26]

Personal lifeEdit

Hammar grew up in Hässelby and also played floorball and ice hockey before deciding to concentrate on football.[27] He is a Hammarby IF supporter.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 6 November 2022
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
IF Brommapojkarna 2017[4] Superettan 1 0 0 0 1 0
2018[4] Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 1 0
Akropolis IF 2018[4] Division 1 12 4 1 0 13 4
Brentford 2019–20[10] Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2020–21[17] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Akropolis IF 2021[4] Superettan 25 0 4 0 1[a] 0 30 0
Total 37 4 5 0 1 0 43 4
Hammarby IF 2022[4] Allsvenskan 1 0 1 0 2 0
Hammarby TFF 2022[4] Ettan Norra 26 7 0 0 26 7
Career total 65 11 7 0 0 0 1 0 73 11
  1. ^ Appearance in Superettan relegation play-offs

HonoursEdit

Brentford B

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 18th May 2019: Brentford" (PDF). English Football League. p. 9. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Fredrik Hammar". akropolis (in Swedish). Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e Petersson, Martin. "Tidigare Brentford-spelare klar för Bajen – och Tomas Brolins son på väg in". Fotbollskanalen (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Fredrik Hammar at Soccerway. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Officiellt: Fredrik Hammar till Akropolis". Fotbolltransfers.com (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b "It's Hammar-time". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Harrow Borough 0 Brentford B 4". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  8. ^ "B Team 18/19 Review: End of the campaign". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  9. ^ "In Focus: Fredrik Hammar, Arthur Read and Nathan Shepperd". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Fredrik Hammar in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Brentford-svensk kan gå på lån: "League One skulle också vara ett bra alternativ"". fotbollskanalen (in Swedish). Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Three contract options taken up". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Match Report and Match Highlights: Swindon Town 2 Brentford B 1". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Pre-season: Brentford 3–0 Derby County". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  15. ^ "West Ham United vs Brentford on 29 Aug 20 – Match Centre". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Brentford 2 Oxford United 2". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Fredrik Hammar in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  18. ^ a b c "Fredrik Hammar departs on permanent transfer". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  19. ^ "Championship-svensk till superettan: "Jag vill få speltid"". fotbollskanalen (in Swedish). Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  20. ^ "Winter Transfer Window Recap". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  21. ^ "Summary – Play-offs 2/3 – Sweden". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  22. ^ "Fredrik Hammar förlänger sitt kontrakt". akropolis (in Swedish). Retrieved 19 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  23. ^ "Marbella 2022: Information om träningslägret". Hammarby Fotboll. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  24. ^ "Hammar, Erabi och Svanberg förlänger – Engdahl lämnar". Hammarby Fotboll (in Swedish). 10 August 2022. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  25. ^ "Spelarsida". Svensk fotboll (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  26. ^ Fredrik HammarUEFA competition record (archive)
  27. ^ "Veckans talang: Fredrik Hammar". ettanfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 January 2019.

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