Robert Walker (Swedish footballer)

Robert Walker (born 6 March 1987 in Örebro) is a retired Swedish football player.[1] Son of manager Pat Walker, Robert has played for Swedish underage teams, but is also eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland.[2] Walker was the second most effective goalscorer (goals/min) in the Swedish Allsvenskan 2007.

Robert Walker
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-03-06) 6 March 1987 (age 35)
Place of birth Örebro, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1994 Varbergs BoIS
1994–1998 Kalmar FF
1998–2000 ÖSK Ungdom
2001–2004 GIF Sundsvall
2005 Örebro SK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Örebro SK 38 (5)
2009Åtvidaberg (loan) 11 (3)
2010–2011 Jönköpings Södra IF 41 (3)
2012–2014 BK Forward 58 (15)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

In March 2009 Walker was loaned to Åtvidabergs FF until 30 June 2009. He was given the number 6 shirt. During his loan spell at Åtvidaberg, he played 11 times and scored two goals. In February 2010 Walker joined Superettan side Jönköpings Södra IF having seen out his Örebro contract, which expired in January. While at Jönköpings Södra, Walker helped them avoid relegation in 2010 by scoring in a relegation play-off against IK Sirius. During the 2011 season Walker scored three goals as J-Södra again avoided relegation. He left the club at the end of 2011.

In 2012 Walker joined Örebro-based side BK Forward on a free transfer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Robert Walker". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  2. ^ Fitzmaurice, Aidan (21 March 2013). "If Ireland can control Zlatan you have a chance". Evening Herald. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013.

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