Albin Ekdal Biography
Albin Ekdal is a Swedish footballer born on 28 July 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden. He plays as a midfielder for Sweden national football team and for Serie A side Sampdoria.
Albin Ekdal Age
Albin was born on 28th July 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is 29 years old as of 2018.
Albin Ekdal Parents
His parents are Lennart Ekdal (father) and Malin Rääf (mother). His father is a famous Swedish TV journalist, newscaster, and media person. He has hosted TV Shows such as Kalla fakta, Halvtid for Reinfeldt and Hetluft and is famous for working in newspaper Dagens Nyheter and business magazine, Veckans Affarer.
Albin Ekdal Hjalmar Ekdal
Hjalmar Ekdal is Albin’s younger brother. He is also a professional footballer who plays for Swedish second tier club IK Frej Täby in the Superettan.
Albin Ekdal Flickvän / Girlfriend / Wife
Ekdal is in a relationship with Camilla Sjodahl Essen. The two have been dating for some time and have been seen severally hanging out together. They are engaged; Ekdal revealed the news of their engagement on November 21, 2017, posting a photo with the caption, “Never been more happy for a “YES”.Albin Ekdal and his girlfriend (Camilla Sjodahl Essen)
Albin Ekdal Child
Albin is a father of one, a daughter by the name Alma, according to his Instagram posts. She was born on 8th October 2018 and she is his first child with his longtime girlfriend, Camilla Sjodahl.
Albin Ekdal Lön / Salary and Net worth
Albin receives just over 11.5 million kronor net from his Italian Serie A side Sampdoria. His current market value as of 2018 is £4.05 million. His net worth can be estimated to be around $2.5 million.
Albin Ekdal Brommapojkarna
Ekdal started his professional career playing with Brommapojkarna in 2007. He mainly played as a central midfielder but also as an attacking midfielder or right midfielder.
Albin Ekdal Juventus F.C.
On 23rd May 2008 Ekdal signed a four year deal with Italian Serie A club, Juventus FC making his Serie A debut on 18th October 2008 against Napoli.
On July 15 2009, Ekdal was transferred to AC Siena on a loan for 2009/10 season. On 28 June 2010, he was transferred to Bologna FC from Juventus by selling fifty percent shares. On 21 August 2011, Ekdal was sold in a co-ownership deal to fellow Serie A club Cagliari Calcio where he scored a sensational hat-trick against Inter Milan on September 28, 2014.
Albin Ekdal Hamburger SV
On 18 July 2015, he signed a four-year deal for €4.5 million with German club Hamburger SV which will earn him €600.000 per season. He scored his first Bundesliga goal in the 1–0 win against Hertha BSC on 3 March 2017. In May 2018 he was named in Sweden’s 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Albin Ekdal Sampdoria
On 14 August 2018, after three years with Hamburger SV, Ekdal returned to the Serie A by signing for Sampdoria. The rumors about his transfer began in early August when it was rumored that Serie A side Sampdoria have placed a €1 million offer on the table to buy Ekdal according to Di Marzio.
Albin Ekdal Skadad / Injury
Ekdal had an injury in December 2017 on the inner ligament. Previously, Ekdal had to stand over several international matches during the World Championship qualification due to back problems.
The player’s injury history:
|17/18||Medial Collateral Ligament Injury||3|
|16/17||Torn muscle bundle||6|
|15/16||Thigh Muscle Strain||2|
|15/16||Tear in a joint capsule||2|
|14/15||Inflamed ligaments of the knee||1|
Albin Ekdal Transfers
|2018/2019||Aug 14, 2018||Hamburger SV||Sampdoria||£4.05m||£1.98m|
|2015/2016||Jul 18, 2015||Cagliari Calcio||Hamburger SV||£4.05m||£4.05m|
|2011/2012||Aug 20, 2011||Juventus||Cagliari Calcio||£2.88m||£2.43m|
|2011/2012||Jul 1, 2011||Bologna||Juventus||£2.88m||£1.08m|
|2010/2011||Aug 13, 2010||Juventus||Bologna||£2.70m||£2.16m|
|2009/2010||Jun 30, 2010||Siena||Juventus||£2.25m||End of Loan|
|2009/2010||Jul 15, 2009||Juventus||Siena||£900k||Loan|
|2008/2009||Jul 1, 2008||Brommapojkarna||Juventus||£900k||£540k|
|2006/2007||Jan 1, 2007||IF Bromma U19||Brommapojkarna||–||–|
Albin Ekdal FIFA 18
His overall rating in FIFA 18 is 76 with a potential of 76. Ekdal has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / Medium. Ekdal’s height is 186 cm and his weight is estimated at 75 kg according to our database. Currently, Albin Ekdal is playing with number 20. His best stats are: Aggression: 83, Ball Control: 80, Short Pass: 77, Long Pass: 77, Stamina: 77.
|Ball Control 80||Marking 54||Aggression 83||Crossing 69||Acceleration 55||Heading 60||GK Positioning 5|
|Dribbling 75||Slide Tackle 64||Reactions 76||Short Pass 77||Stamina 77||Shot Power 72||GK Diving 5|
|Stand Tackle 70||Att. Position 72||Long Pass 77||Strength 75||Finishing 60||GK Handling 5|
|Interceptions 72||Balance 57||Long Shots 69||GK Kicking 5|
|Vision 75||Sprint Speed 54||Curve 74||GK Reflexes 5|
|Composure 75||Agility 63||FK Acc. 70|
|Jumping 66||Penalties 68|
Albin Ekdal Stats
The following statistics are correct as of November 22, 2018.
|Team / Club||Competition||Season||Apps||Goals||Assists||Yellow cards||Red cards|
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Albin Ekdal News
Albin Ekdal on the bad weather in Genoa and damages – the collapse of the Morandi Bridge.
Published: November 2018
In late October, Genoa was shaken by a huge storm and Ekdal recalls it with a shine.
He says, “It was chaos, in fact, very chaos. I was locked up with my family all day long. The trees fell, there was a bridge near the water and a restaurant that was completely swept away. The road to Portofino was completely razed to the ground, the worst storm in 40-50 years. I was not afraid, but it was a bit unpleasant. Genoa has suffered many difficulties lately, so the city should be spared all this. Recovery takes place one way or another, that’s how life works. You look at it and notice it every day, but this traffic is a bad problem and people are still talking about the tragedy. Every time you see (the ravaged bridge) you think about how crazy your life is.”.
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