Williot Swedberg

Williot Theo Swedberg (born 1 February 2004) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hammarby IF in Allsvenskan.[1]

Williot Swedberg
Cropped, Williot Swedberg, Hammarby IF - Brage 2021-02-07 30.jpg
Swedberg with Hammarby IF in 2021.
Personal information
Full name Williot Theo Swedberg
Date of birth (2004-02-01) 1 February 2004 (age 17)
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hammarby IF
Number 44
Youth career
2011–2020 Hammarby IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020– Hammarby IF 19 (2)
2020IK Frej (loan) 16 (0)
2021Hammarby TFF (loan) 11 (1)
National team
2019–2020 Sweden U17 4 (1)
2021– Sweden U19 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 November 2021

Early lifeEdit

Born and primarily raised in Stockholm, Swedberg also lived in Valencia, Spain, for three years in his childhood.[2] In 2011, at age seven, he started to play youth football with local club Hammarby IF.[3][4][5] In 2019, he went on trial with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.[6]

Club careerEdit

Hammarby IFEdit

In 2020, Swedberg was sent on loan to Hammarby IF's affiliated club IK Frej in Ettan, the domestic third tier, where he made his debut in senior football.[1] On 11 July 2021, Swedberg made his competitive debut for Hammarby IF in Allsvenskan, in a 5–1 home win against Degerfors IF, coming on from the bench in the 79th minute and scoring two minutes later.[7][8] After his debut, Swedberg reportedly attracted interest from Danish clubs Brøndby IF and FC Midtjylland.[9][10] On 12 August, Swedberg signed a new three-year deal until 2024 with Hammarby IF, his first professional contract.[11] He featured in five games as the side reached the play-off round of the 2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League, after eliminating Maribor (4–1 on aggregate) and FK Čukarički (6–4 on aggregate, in which Swedberg scored). In the playoff, then, Hammarby was knocked out by Basel (4–4 on aggregate) after a penalty shoot-out.[12][13][14][15]

International careerEdit

Swedberg scored in his debut for the Swedish U17 national team in a 3–1 friendly win against Norway on 17 September 2019.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of the former professional footballers Hans Eskilsson and Malin Swedberg.[4][5]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 4 December 2021[17]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
IK Frej (loan) 2020 Ettan 16 0 0 0 16 0
Hammarby Talang FF (loan) 2021 Ettan 11 1 0 0 11 1
Total 27 1 0 0 0 0 27 1
Hammarby IF 2021 Allsvenskan 19 2 1 0 5[a] 1 25 3
Total 19 2 1 0 5 1 25 3
Career total 46 3 1 0 5 1 52 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Williot Swedberg" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Supertalangen hyllas: "En delikat spelare"" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 26 September 2021. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Grattis Williot Swedberg" (in Swedish). Hammarby Fotboll. 25 July 2021. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Drömdebut för Williot Swedberg inför ögonen på pappa" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 11 July 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Pappan i tårar – sedan nätar Swedberg direkt" (in Swedish). Expressen. 11 July 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Tottenham intresserade av profilernas son - har besökt klubben: "Gott betyg till oss"" (in Swedish). Fotbollskanalen. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Williot – "Helt surrealistiskt, med fansen tillbaka och allt"" (in Swedish). Hammarby Fotboll. 11 July 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Förlösande femetta mot Degerfors" (in Swedish). Hammarby Fotboll. 11 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Allsvenska affärerna som sprack – i allra sista stund" (in Swedish). Expressen. 17 August 2021. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  10. ^ "AVSLÖJAR: Tungt intresse - vill köpa loss Bajens supertalang" (in Swedish). Fotbolldirekt. 12 July 2021. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Hektiskt avslut på deadline day – tre avtal klara" (in Swedish). Hammarby IF. 12 August 2021. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Maribor 0 – 1 Hammarby". UEFA. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  13. ^ "Hammarby 5 – 1 Čukarički". UEFA. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  14. ^ "Hammarby 3 – 1 Basel". UEFA. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  15. ^ "Ett slut att glömma efter 210 minnesvärda minuter" (in Swedish). Hammarby Fotboll. 26 August 2021. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  16. ^ "Första segern för pojkar -04" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Williot Swedberg". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 July 2021.

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