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Erik Edman
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Personal information
Date of birth November 11, 1978 (1978-11-11) (age 31)
Place of birth    Huskvarna, Sweden
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club Helsingborgs IF
Number 14
Youth career
Habo IF
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1994–1999
1999–2000
2000
2000–2001
2001–2004
2004–2005
2005–2008
2008–2010
2010-
Helsingborgs IF
Torino
Karlsruher SC
AIK
SC Heerenveen
Tottenham Hotspur
Stade Rennais
Wigan Athletic
Helsingborgs IF
061 0(1)
000 0(0)
008 0(0)
021 0(0)
091 0(1)
031 0(1)
056 0(0)
010 0(0)
001 0(0)   
National team2
2001– Sweden 057 0(1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 11:05, 24 May 2009 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 18 January 2008.
* Appearances (Goals)

Erik Edman, Swedish pronunciation: [ˈeːrɪk ˈeːdmɑn] (born November 11, 1978 in Huskvarna) is a Swedish footballer, currently playing for Helsingborgs IF. He is a left back, but has also established himself as a centre back.

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Club career

Early Career

Edman is an experienced left back, who has played for a number of clubs during his career. Edman was a player at Helsingborgs IF until 1999, which was his first time leaving Sweden and moved abroad. In 2001, after having unremarkable spells at Italian club Torino, FC Cadiz Spain and Karlsruher SC in Germany, Edman returned to Sweden and joined AIK for one season. After that, SC Heerenveen in the Netherlands brought Edman from Sweden.

Tottenham Hotspur

Following Euro 2004, Tottenham Hotspur in England brought Edman from the Netherlands. Edman quickly established himself at the club, and will probably be best remembered at Spurs for his stunning goal, which he scored from 38.17 yards out in the Premier League match against Liverpool on April 16, 2005.[1] However, in the summer of 2005, the arrival of South Korean left back Lee Young-Pyo led Edman to make the decision of leaving England. In the last week of August, Spurs accepted an offer from French club Rennes. It didn't take long for Edman to impress his new manager, and once again established himself as first choice at left-back.

Wigan Athletic

In January 2008, Edman was signed by English Premier League side Wigan Athletic for a fee of £500,000 [2]. The arrival of Edman was a good deal for Wigan Athletic, since the club did not find a good replacement after the departure of Leighton Baines, the previous summer. On 22 March 2008, Edman was injured in a match against Blackburn Rovers, damaging his anterior crutiate ligament in his knee. This means he missed the rest of Wigan's season as well as Euro 2008. Edman made his return to the Wigan team as a substitute on 14 January 2009 at Old Trafford, as Wigan lost 1-0 to Manchester United. However, he has lacked playing time due to injuries and Maynor Figueroa's impressive performances throughout the season which have earned him a spot in Roberto Martinez's starting eleven. His last start came in the Latics' 9-1 loss at Tottenham in November, when he had a torrid time against Aaron Lennon. [3]

Helsingborgs IF

On February 5th 2010, Helsingborgs IF confirmed that they had resigned Edman.[4] Edman signed a five-year contract with the Swedish club.

International career

Edman has been a part of the Swedish national team setup since 2001. In 2002, he was part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup squad, but did not make any appearance and was only an unused substitute. He then began to feature more regularly after the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and at Euro 2004 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he started almost all of Sweden's games. He now has a huge amount of experience, with over 50 international caps to his name.

His only goal for the Swedish national team was in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification against Bulgaria at the Vassil Levski Stadium on March 26, 2005. He scored a free-kick in this match.

Honours

Swedish Defender of the Year ("Årets back"): 2004

Personal life

Erik Edman married Hanna Kjellsson in December 2006. Erik and Hanna have a son named Elias, born in September 2005, and a daughter - named Nora - born in May 2008.

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Simple English

Erik Edman
File:Erik Edman
Personal information
Full name Erik Edman
Date of birth 11 November 1978 (1978-11-11) (age 32)
Place of birth    Huskvarna, Sweden
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Helsingborg
Number 14
Senior clubs
Years Club
1997-1999
1999
2000
2000-2001
2001-2004
2004-2005
2005-2007
2008-2009
2010-
Helsingborg
Torino
Karlsruhe
AIK Solna
Heerenveen
Tottenham Hotspur
Stade Rennais
Wigan Athletic
Helsingborg
National team
2001-2009 Sweden

Erik Edman (born 11 November 1978) is a Swedish football player. He plays for Helsingborg and Sweden national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
SwedenLeague
1997HelsingborgAllsvenskan240
1998250
1999121
ItalyLeague
1999/00TorinoSerie A00
GermanyLeague
1999/00Karlsruhe2. Bundesliga80
SwedenLeague
2000AIK SolnaAllsvenskan80
2001130
NetherlandsLeague
2001/02HeerenveenEredivisie331
2002/03300
2003/04280
EnglandLeague
2004/05Tottenham HotspurPremier League281
2005/0630
FranceLeague
2005/06Stade RennaisLigue 1260
2006/07300
2007/08120
EnglandLeague
2007/08Wigan AthleticPremier League50
2008/0920
2009/1030
SwedenLeague
2010HelsingborgAllsvenskan
CountrySweden 821
Italy 00
Germany 80
Netherlands 911
England 411
France 680
Total 2903

International career statistics

Sweden national team
YearAppsGoals
200120
200250
200390
2004110
200571
2006120
200790
200800
200920
Total571

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