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Samuel Tobias Holmén (born 28 June 1984) is a Swedish professional football midfielder playing for Allsvenskan side IF Elfsborg.[1]

Samuel Holmén
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Holmén playing for Fenerbahçe in 2014
Personal information
Full name Samuel Tobias Holmén
Date of birth (1984-06-28) 28 June 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Annelund, Sweden
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
IF Elfsborg
Number 8
Youth career
1993–1998 Annelunds IF
1998–2002 IF Elfsborg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 IF Elfsborg 112 (18)
2007–2010 Brøndby IF 83 (13)
2010–2013 İstanbul Başakşehir 96 (22)
2013–2016 Fenerbahçe 6 (0)
2014–2015Bursaspor (loan) 27 (4)
2015–2016Konyaspor (loan) 28 (4)
2016–2017 İstanbul Başakşehir 17 (0)
2017– IF Elfsborg 58 (3)
National team
2001 Sweden U17 8 (2)
2002–2003 Sweden U19 10 (0)
2003–2006 Sweden U21 22 (3)
2006–2013 Sweden 32 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 October 2019

Holmén's favourite position is in the central midfield, and his style of play is that of a box-to-box player, being a good defensive ball winner, as well as a good playmaker and goal scorer.

Club careerEdit

IF ElfsborgEdit

Holmén was born in Annelund just outside Borås, and started playing football in Annelunds IF. In 1998, he went to IF Elfsborg. After a few years in the youth squad he was promoted to the first squad, and made his debut when he came on as a substitute in the semi final of the Swedish Cup in September 2002. He quickly became a first team regular, and was considered to be one of the most promising Swedish footballers.

Brøndby IFEdit

On 30 August 2007 Holmén transferred to Danish Superliga club Brøndby IF signing a four-year contract.[2]

İstanbul BBEdit

Holmén playing for Istanbul BB

In July 2010, Holmén left Danish side Brøndby IF to sign with Turkish club Büyükşehir Belediyespor. He started 100 matches in the first eleven. His contract ended in June 2013.[3]

Fenerbahçe and loansEdit

On 18 June 2013, Holmén signed with Fenerbahçe for a three-year deal after successfully passing the medical tests.[4]

On August 2014, Holmén was loaned to Bursaspor for one season.[5]

On 21 August 2015, Holmén was loaned to Konyaspor for one season.[6]

Return to İstanbul BaşakşehirEdit

On June 2016, Holmén signed a two-year contract with İstanbul Başakşehir after his Fenerbahçe contract expired.

International careerEdit

Holmén represented Sweden at Euro 2012.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 January 2008 Estadio Saprissa, San José, Costa Rica   Costa Rica 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 10 September 2008 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden   Hungary 2–0 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification



IF Elfsborg




  1. ^ VI TILLSAMMANS TAR HEM HOLMÉN!‚, 15 June 2017
  2. ^ "Holmén: Altid med hjertet" (in Danish). 30 August 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  3. ^ İsveçli Holmen, Büyükşehir’de...
  4. ^ Fenerbahce complete Samuel Holmen transfer...
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