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Daniel Sjölund

Daniel Sjölund
Personal information
Full name Henrik Daniel Sjölund
Date of birth (1983-04-22) 22 April 1983
Place of birth Finström, Åland, Finland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
IFK Norrköping
Youth career
0000–1998 IF Finströms Kamraterna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 IFK Mariehamn 27 (11)
1999 IF Brommapojkarna 9 (0)
1999–2000 West Ham United 0 (0)
2000–2003 Liverpool 0 (0)
2003–2012 Djurgårdens IF 205 (27)
2013–2014 Åtvidabergs FF 51 (6)
2015– IFK Norrköping 17 (0)
National team
Finland U21 18 (5)
2003–2012 Finland 37 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 August 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2012

Henrik Daniel "Daja" Sjölund (born 22 April 1983 in Finström, Åland) is a Finnish footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for IFK Norrköping in the Swedish Allsvenskan.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Personal information 2
  • Career statistics 3
    • International goals 3.1
    • International 3.2
  • Honours 4
    • Club 4.1
    • Individual 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Career

Daniel Sjölund was born in the municipality of Finström, based on the Åland Island group which is a Swedish-speaking autonomous region that belongs to Finland. Sjölund started his career at IF Finströms Kamraterna, when he was a child.[1] Afterwards he went to IFK Mariehamn[2] and IF Brommapojkarna,[2] before being signed by West Ham at the age of just 16, after impressive displays for Finland's youth teams. In 2000 Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier agreed to pay £1 million for the talented forward[3] in a deal that also saw Rigobert Song going the other way.[4] After failing to get into the first team at Liverpool, Sjölund joined Djurgården for the 2003 season, first on loan[5] and later on a permanent deal.[6] He has won two Swedish championships and two Swedish Cups with Djurgården. The 2005 season finally saw Sjölund become a regular in the Djurgården team, and he scored seven goals in the league.[1]

A regular for the Under-21s since the age of 17, Sjölund made his senior international debut for the Finnish national team on 22 May 2003 against Norway.[7] Good performances in the 2005 season have seen him promoted to the senior team on a regular basis. Sjölund was also a part of the Finland squad at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.

In September 2012 Sjölund played his 200th league game for Djurgården wearing a number 200 shirt.[8] But only a couple of months later the club announced that they would not be extending his contract.[9]

Sjölund signed with Åtvidabergs FF on 4 February 2013 and stayed with the club for two seasons.[10] He signed a pre-contract with local rivals IFK Norrköping during the 2014 season, and joined the squad for the 2015 season.[11]

Personal information

His sister Annica Sjölund is also a Finnish international who competed in Women's Euro 2009.

Career statistics

As of match played 5 September 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brommapojkarna 1999 Division 1 Norra 9 0 9 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
West Ham 1999–00 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liverpool 2000–01 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Djurgården 2003 Allsvenskan 19 3 3 1 1 0 23 4
2004 17 1 4 3 2 0 3 0 26 4
2005 22 7 6 6 2 0 6 1 36 14
2006 26 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 32 2
2007 23 5 1 0 24 5
2008 10 1 0 0 3 0 13 1
2009 19 3 0 0 0 0 19 3
2010 14 0 0 0 14 0
2011 28 2 2 1 30 3
2012 27 3 1 0 28 3
Total 205 27 20 11 10 0 10 1 245 39
Åtvidaberg 2013 Allsvenskan 28 6 4 1 32 7
2014 20 0 3 1 23 1
Total 48 6 7 2 0 0 0 0 55 8
Career total 262 33 27 13 0 0 10 0 10 1 309 47

International goals

As of 17 October 2010

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Reports
1. 12 November 2005 Olympic Stadium, Helsinki  Estonia 1–0 2–2 Friendly match [3]
2. 10 September 2008 Olympic Stadium, Helsinki  Germany 3–2 3–3 FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying [4]

International

As of 14 November 2012
Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 2 0
2004 2 0
2005 4 1
2006 1 0
2007 6 0
2008 3 1
2009 4 0
2010 4 0
2011 5 0
2012 6 0
Total 37 2

Honours

Club

Djurgårdens IF
IFK Norrkoping

Individual

References

  1. ^ a b "Daniel Sjölund". svenskfotboll.se.  
  2. ^ a b Thomas Jonsson (2009-10-07). "Daja bästa IFK-are genom tiderna". alandstidningen.ax (in Swedish).  
  3. ^ "Daniel Sjolund". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Rigobert Song". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  5. ^ Johanna Lundeberg (2003-01-15). "Vänsterfoten är Sjölunds vapen". dif.se (in Swedish).  
  6. ^ "Daniel Sjölund kvar i Djurgården". dif.se. Djurgårdens IF Fotboll. 2003-11-15. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  7. ^ "Daniel Sjölund". palloliitto.fi (in Finnish).  
  8. ^ "Sjölunds jublimeum blev ingen succé". dif.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  9. ^ "Daniel Sjölund och DIF går skilda vägar". dif.fi (in Finnish). Djurgårdens IF. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  10. ^ "Daniel Sjölund nästa nyförvärv" (in Swedish). 4 February 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "IFK Norrköping värvar från ÅFF". Norrköpings Tidningar (in Swedish). 21 July 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

External links

  • (Finnish) Profile at FA of Finland's official website
  • (Swedish) Profile at Djurgården's official website
  • Daniel Sjölund – Unofficial Fansite
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