Date of Birth2.10.1986 (37)
2014-2015 (ESBJERG): Friberg started 12 of 13 appearances for Esbjerg of the Danish First Division. He scored one goal in 956 minutes as Esbjerg finished eighth in the table with a 10-13-10 record.
2013-2014 (BOLOGNA): In his lone season with Italian side Bologna, Friberg made seven appearances – starting five matches – and totaled 422 minutes in Serie A play.
2013 (MALMO FF): Friberg helped Malmö FF to the 2013 Allsvenskan championship with a 19-5-6 record. He appeared in 27 matches in his second season with Swedish side, starting 25 contests, and his six goals were the highest single-season total of his career. He also appeared in all six of Malmö’s matches in the 2013-2014 UEFA Europa League.
2012 (MALMO FF): In his first season back in Sweden, Friberg started 20 of 24 appearances, totaling 1680 minutes, helping Malmö FF to a third-place finish in the Allsvenskan.
2011 (SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC): Friberg joined Sounders FC for the 2011 MLS campaign and became a valuable member of Sigi Schmid’s midfield. He appeared in 26 of the club’s 34 regular season matches, guiding the Rave Green to a second-place finish in the league table. He scored his lone goal in a 4-2 win over the New York Red Bulls on June 23, while also recording two assists on the season.
2010 (BK HACKEN): In his final season with Swedish side BK Häcken, Friberg started 19 of 27 appearances, totaling 1,627 minutes and helping his team qualify for the 2011-2012 UEFA Europa League.
2009 (BK HACKEN): Friberg led BK Häcken with seven assists to go along with three goals during the 2010 Allsvenskan campaign. He totaled 2,069 minutes across 28 appearances and helped the team to a fifth-place finish.
2008 (BK HACKEN): Friberg made 25 appearances and scored a pair of goals in his first season as a starter with BK Häcken. He helped the club earn promotion after finishing second in Sweden’s second tier, the Superettan.
2007 (BK HACKEN): He appeared in 17 matches across all competitions in his first campaign with BK Häcken.
2005-2006 (VASTRA FROLUNDA): Friberg began his career with hometown side Västra Frölunda, making his first team debut in 2005 at 19-years-old and earning team Player of the Year honors in 2006.
Friberg earned two international caps for Sweden in 2012.
Erik’s father, Peter Friberg, also played as a professional for Häcken. He has one older sister. He was first signed as a professional at age 16. In addition to soccer, he enjoys watching ice hockey and basketball games and played ice hockey and team handball in his youth.
Signed on June 29, 2015