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Erik Israelsson

Erik Israelsson

Swedish football player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Swedish football player
Countries Sweden
Occupations Association football player
Gender male
Birth 25 February 1989 (Lindsdal)
The details

Erik Israelsson (born 25 February 1989) is a Swedish association footballer, currently playing for PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie.


Israelsson joined Kalmar FF in 2005 from local club Lindsdals IF. He played three games during the 2007 Allsvenskan, when Kalmar were crowned champions. He became a regular at Kalmar from 2010 and onwards, playing 76 games during the following three seasons and scoring 13 times. Before the start of the 2013 Allsvenskan he incurred a fractured toe witch eventually caused him to miss half of the season.

On 6 December 2013, he signed for Hammarby IF. This shortly after Nanne Bergstrand, his former manager at Kalmar, had been appointed as Hammarby's new manager. During his first season at Hammarby, he helped he team to gain promotion to Allsvenskan. In 2015, he scored six goals in 22 games, being voted "player of the year" by the supporters of the club. In a local derby against AIK on 27 September 2015, he scored a late header which secured a 1-0 win for Hammarby. In the aftermath of the goal, he suffered a concussion as well as a broken foot. This goal was later voted as the "goal of the season" by the Hammarby supporters.

On 1 February 2016, he signed a new three-year deal with Hammarby, keeping him tied to the club until 2018. In the 2016 season Israelsson was the club's top scorer, managing to strike 10 goals in the league play.

On 14 January 2017, it was announced that Israelsson had signed a 2.5 year deal with Dutch Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle. The transfer fee was undisclosed.

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