Jonathan Levi (footballer)
|Full name||Jonathan Alberto Levi|
|Date of birth||23 January 1996|
|Place of birth||Sweden|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2015||→ HIF Akademi (loan)||8||(7)|
|2019||→ Elfsborg (loan)||21||(5)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 January 2019
Youth years and early senior careerEdit
Levi grew up in the locality of Glumslöv, situated between the two cities Helsingborg and Landskrona, to a Swedish mother and an Italian father. He started playing football at the local club Glumslövs FF at a young age.
In 2013, he moved to Eskilsminne IF where he joined up with his older brother Christoffer Levi. He made his professional debut two years later in Division 1, the Swedish third tier. Levi however had a hard time breaking in to the squad and joined HIF Akademi, the feeder team of top flight club Helsingborgs IF, on loan during the summer of 2015. He scored 7 goals in 8 appearances for the fourth tier-side during his short loan spell.
Ahead of the 2016 season, Levi had a trial with Helsingborgs IF, but was not offered a contract by manager Henrik Larsson. He ultimately signed a two-year deal with Landskrona BoIS in the Swedish third tier.
Levi immediately established himself as a key player at Landskrona, operating on either of the two winger positions or playing as a central attacking midfielder. On 25 August 2016, Levi scored in 3-1–win against then reigning Swedish champions Malmö FF in the Swedish Cup. Even though Landskrona eventually missed out on a promotion, Levi enjoyed much success during his first full season at senior level, scoring 8 goals in 25 matches.
In November 2016, Levi was sold to Östers IF in Superettan. He signed a three-year deal with the Växjö-based club. Levi made his debut for his new side on 2 April 2017 in an away fixture against Falkenbergs FF, where he settled the score to 2-0 in stoppage time.
Levi went on to score 5 goals in 11 games during the first half of the 2017 season. His performances at Öster reportedly led to interest from BK Häcken, IFK Norrköping and Hammarby IF in Allsvenskan, the Swedish top tier.
On 8 July 2017, Levi transferred to Rosenborg, reigning champions of Eliteserien. He signed a four and a half-year contract with the club, and the transfer fee was reportedly set at 8 million Swedish kronor with 2.1 million in additional bonuses (approximately £0.9 million in total).
- As of match played 2 November 2019
1 Includes Norwegian Super Cup matches.
Jonathan Levi has an Italian father.
- "Jonathan Levi" (in Norwegian). Rosenborg BK. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- ""Min pappa är italienare och har lärt mig att man inte alltid ska hålla käften."" (in Swedish). Östers IF. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "Spelförståelse är huvudsaken för Jonathan" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "BoIS-succén Jonathan Levi om flytten till Öster: "Rätt val"" (in Swedish). Helsingborgs Dagblad. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "Mittfältare klar för BoIS" (in Swedish). Landskrona Direkt. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "BoIS vidare efter jätteskräll – slog ut MFF" (in Swedish). Helsingborgs Dagblad. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "Hete Levi talar ut om sin framtid" (in Swedish). Helsingborgs Dagblad. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "Levi klar för Östers IF" (in Swedish). Östers IF. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "Öster fixade festen i premiären" (in Swedish). Östers IF. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "Jonathan Levi" (in Swedish). Svensk Fotboll. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "Öster-duo sägs intressera Hammarby: "Följer superettan"" (in Swedish). Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "Levi klar för Rosenborg BK" (in Swedish). Östers IF. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- "-Kommer til å nyte å spilld foran Kjernen" (in Norwegian). Rosenborg BK. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- "Officiellt: Jonathan Levi klar för Rosenborg" (in Swedish). Fotbolltransfers.com. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- "Jonathan Levi". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
- "B. Šerbečić". soccerway.com. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
- "Nilsson samlar trupp på Bosön" (in Swedish). Svensk Fotboll. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "Jonathan Levi uttagen i U21-landslaget" (in Swedish). Östers IF. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "Sweden v Iceland game report". Eurosport. 11 January 2019.