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Albin Ekdal

Albin Ekdal (born 28 July 1989 in Stockholm) is a Sweden Association football who plays as an midfielder for Serie A club Cagliari Calcio.

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Albin Ekdal biography

Albin Ekdal (born 28 July 1989 in Stockholm) is a Sweden Association football who plays as an midfielder for Serie A club Cagliari Calcio.



Albin Ekdal started Albin Ekdal professional playing career with IF Brommapojkarna at the beginning of the 2007 Allsvenskan season. Albin Ekdal plays mainly as a right winger but also as an attacking midfielder or right midfielder.

Juventus FC

On May 23, 2008, Albin Ekdal signed an official four-year contract with Juventus F.C. Ekdal turned down offers from big clubs like Chelsea F.C. and F.C. Internazionale Milano when Albin Ekdal was just 16 and 17 years old because Albin Ekdal father, the journalist Lennart Ekdal said Albin Ekdal had to finish high school first. Albin Ekdal made Albin Ekdal Serie A debut on October 18, 2008 in the 1–2 defeat against S.S.C. Napoli when Albin Ekdal came on as a substitute in the 75th minute, replacing Christian Poulsen.


On July 15, 2009 A.C. Siena signed Ekdal on loan from Juventus F.C for a season. In Albin Ekdal lone season with the club, Ekdal was very impressive, making 27 appearances with 1 goal, although this was not enough to save the club from relegation. Albin Ekdal was called-up to end season friendly tour in the US from Juventus and call-up to pre-season camp on 1 July.


On June 28, 2010 Juventus F.C sold 50% of their shares in Ekdal to Bologna F.C. 1909. Before each season the two clubs need to come to terms in what club Albin Ekdal will play that season. Albin Ekdal quickly established himself as a starter for the club.


On 24th June, Albin Ekdal returned to Juventus as they beat Bologna in the blind auction. But on August 21st 2011 Albin Ekdal was sold in a co-ownership deal to fellow Serie A club Cagliari Calcio.

International career

Ekdal made Albin Ekdal debut for Sweden national football team on 10 August 2011 in a friendly game against Ukraine national football team.

Personal life

Albin Ekdal is the son of Lennart Ekdal, a well known award winning Swedish journalist, TV-personality and newscaster known for Albin Ekdal work on newspaper Dagens Nyheter, financial magazine Veckans Affärer, as well as hosting TV-shows such as Kalla fakta, Halvtid för Reinfeldt, Kvällsöppet med Ekdal & Hakelius and Hetluft.


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