Gustav Svensson

Gustav Svensson
Gustav Svensson
Gustav Svensson
Real Name: Gustav Svensson
HT: 6' 0" WT: 170
Age: 30 (02/07/1987)
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Hometown: Gothenburg, Sweden


2016 (Guangzhou R&F): In his lone year in the Chinese Super League, Svensson made 28 starts in 28 appearances. The club finished sixth in the 16-team table with a record of 11-12-7.

2015 (IFK Goteborg): Competing in his final campaign with his original club, Svensson started each of his 28 appearances, as the squad finished second in the Allsvenskan. He scored a goal in a 2-2 draw against Norrkoping (July 15).

2014 (IFK Goteborg / Tarivya): In his return to Sweden, Svensson made 24 league appearances, including 17 starts, for IFK Goteborg. The club finished as runner-up in the league, its best finish since 2009. Prior to the Swedish campaign, Svensson wrapped-up his second season with Tarivya and joined IFK Goteborg in March.

2012 – 2013 (Tarivya): Svensson joined Ukrainian side Tarivya in October 2012, where he started each of his 11 club appearances in his first campaign with the club. The midfielder followed this performance with an additional 10 matches, all starts, in his second and final season with Tarivya.

2011 – 2012 (Bursaspor): Prior to signing with Tarivya, Svensson completed his second season with Bursaspor of Turkey’s Super Lig. He made 12 appearances, including six starts, for the Bursa-based club.

2010 – 2011 (Bursaspor / IFK Goteborg): In his first season away from his native Sweden, Svensson started each of his 16 appearances with Bursaspor. He joined the club in September 2010, just a few months after it won its first Super Lig title. He also started 15 of his 18 appearances in his final campaign with IFK Goteborg, and recorded a goal in a 3-0 win over Halmstad (July 10).

2009 (IFK Goteborg): Svensson set career-highs with 29 appearances, 29 starts and 2,563 minutes with IFK Goteborg. The club finished second in the league table.

2008 (IFK Goteborg): In his third professional season, the midfielder helped the club win the Svenska Cupen, the annual Swedish knockout cup competition. He scored a career-best three goals, all of which came in a seven-day stretch in August.

2007 (IFK Goteborg): Svensson made 22 appearances and scored one goal in a 2-2 draw against Elfsborg in July. IFK Goteborg won its first Allsvenskan since 1996, finishing 13th overall.

2006 (IFK Goteborg): In his first pro season, Svensson recorded five appearances and scored his first professional goal.


Svensson has made six appearances with Sweden’s National Team, beginning with two caps in 2009. The midfielder has also appeared in a pair of matches for Sweden in 2015 and 2016. Previously, he earned 24 caps for the Sweden under-21 team.               


Svensson married his wife, Sara, in November 2016 in his native Gothenburg.


Signed to contract with Sounders FC on January 30, 2017.

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