John Guidetti Biography
John Alberto Guidetti born on 15th April 1992 is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Deportivo Alavés.
Whilst growing up Guidetti played football in his native Sweden as well as Kenya. He returned to Sweden in 2008 and played with IF Brommapojkarna when at the age of 16 he earned a move to English club Manchester City. He spent time out on loan back at Brommapojkarna and with Championship side Burnley in November 2010.
He joined Dutch club Feyenoord on loan for the 2011–12 season where he scored 20 goals in 23 games before a virus ended his time in the Netherlands. In January 2014, Guidetti joined Stoke City on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season, and in September of that year he was loaned to Scottish champions Celtic for the following season, winning the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup. In July 2015, Guidetti signed for Spanish side Celta.
Having represented Sweden at several youth levels, he earned his first senior international cap against Croatia on 29 February 2012. At under-21 level, he won the 2015 European Championship. He represented Sweden’s senior team at Euro 2016 and at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He was romantically linked with actress Mischa Barton. At the beginning of his career, he received many comparisons to fellow Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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He has a romantic relationship with Sanna Dahlström.
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Guidetti’s paternal grandfather is Italian and his paternal grandmother is half Swedish, half Brazilian. Guidetti has lived in Kenya on two occasions with his father Mike, mother Susanne and his sister Carmen.
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The Sweden striker enjoyed a sensational time on loan at Feyenoord, with 20 goals in 23 games, and was being tipped to partner Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Euro 2012 – before a problem with his central nervous system left him with paralysis of his right leg.
City’s belief that Guidetti will make a full recovery was illustrated last week when they handed him a new three-year contract, with Feyenoord, Newcastle, Sunderland and Galatasaray all interested too.
But the 20-year-old Stockholm-born forward says he’s been to hell and back. “I ate a bit of chicken at my girlfriend’s birthday party, but it led to food poisoning,” explained Guidetti.
“It got worse when the illness led to a rare virus which badly affected my nervous system.
“The day after playing a game for Feyenoord I couldn’t even stand on my right leg. I just fell to the ground. The physio told me to go and do a bit of easy cycling on the stationary bike, but I couldn’t even do that.
“I was taken to the University Hospital in Rotterdam and, when Man City’s club doctor, Philip Batty, turned up on my bedside I realised I was in serious danger.
“A professor in the hospital where I was being treated said my career was hanging by a very thin thread. I burst into tears. I saw my whole future crashing down.
“I wanted to win the Dutch title with Feyenoord, which was still possible at the time. I wanted to star for Sweden in the Euros.
“And most of all I wanted to break into the first team at Man City, which I would definitely have done if I had not picked up the virus.
“But I just had no power in my right leg. They sent me to a clinic in Italy and all I could do was an exercise to help me get out of a chair. More than that I just couldn’t do.
“One minute I was in heaven, the next in hell. I could not believe it.”
Guidetti joined City as a 16-year-old – despite being courted by a host of top Italian clubs like Inter Milan, Roma and Lazio when he burst onto the scene with Swedish minnows Brommapojkarna.
He was handed his debut by Roberto Mancini in a League Cup tie at West Brom, but was still waiting for his first taste of the Premier League, after loan spells at Burnley and then Feyenoord.
His impact in Holland earned him his first Sweden cap, and he looked certain to go to the Euros before illness struck with a vengeance.
After six months of rest and intensive treatment to build up his strength, Guidetti was given the go-ahead to resume training at City.
Even then, his team-mates were shocked to see the physical after-effects of his illness.
“Of course I knew that I had lost all power in my right leg, but what I didn’t notice was that my leg had become so thin. The boys at City shouted: ‘F*****g hell, John, just look at your leg!’.
“They could not believe their eyes.
“I go to the club every morning and don’t come home until the evening.
“When I walk in through my front door I am absolutely exhausted.”
Guidetti added: “I have had lots of supporting letters and messages and in a few weeks I am going to play my first game in the reserves again.
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Guidetti played 14 matches and has scored 14 goals for Sweden’s Under-19 national squads, including a four goals against the Netherlands. Although initially considered to be beyond selection to play for the Sweden U21 team (who were leading their European Championship qualifying group at the time) in the June 2010 fixtures against Israel and Montenegro, Guidetti ultimately got his chance to play at this higher level as a replacement for the injured first choice striker Agon Mehmeti.
Guidetti accordingly took his place in the Sweden U21 team’s starting eleven that manage to win away 1–0 against Israel. Guidetti earnt his next international cap when he was included in the Sweden U19 team rather than the Sweden U21 team because according to Swedish Under-21 national team coach, Jörgen Lennartsson, they had even “greater need” for him back in the younger team.
He scored after just four minutes in his first game back with the Under-19 line-up against Poland. After the Sweden U21 team suffered a surprise home defeat against Israel without Guidetti, John was recalled once again to play for this team in its decisive qualifying match against Bulgaria, where he created the winning and only goal for Sweden in a 1–0 victory.
At the 2015 European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic, Guidetti equalised as Sweden came from behind to defeat Italy 2–1 in their opening group game in Olomouc. He took and scored Sweden’s first spot-kick in the penalty shootout in the final against Portugal, which his team won after a 0–0 draw in Prague.
Guidetti debuted with the Sweden senior squad on 29 February 2012 in a friendly away to Croatia, coming on as a half-time substitute. He had to wait over two-and-a-half years for his second cap, replacing Isaac Thelin for the last 23 minutes of a 1–0 friendly defeat to France in Marseille on 18 November 2014.
He scored his first goal for Sweden on 5 June 2016, netting the third in a 3–0 friendly win over Wales. He was a squad player for Sweden at Euro 2016. In May 2018 he was named in Sweden’s 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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Once upon at time there was a young man from Sweden mingling in the dusty tuff of Kenya from Kibera to wherever else there was a pitch with players on it.
Many thought he was lost or without focus of anything else to do with his time. He spent most of his time out of school playing football. He was despised for this and his father, who was always by his side, seen as a detriment to his education.
That was back in 2004 and 2007 when John Guidetti was in Kenya. His father Mike worked at the Swedish school in that period and he was keen on having his son play football the ‘hard way’.
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The youngster attended some Academies in Kenya with the most visited being Ligi Ndogo which was a stone throw away from the Swedish School.
But after sessions at the Ngong road based academy, Guidetti, chaperoned by his father, would then take a trip to Kibera where on any open field they would stop and the player sent on to take on the kids of the slums. Fast forward to the present day Guidetti, is regarded as Sweden’s greatest football prospect.
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67 Heading Accuracy
70 Short Passing
80 FK Accuracy
53 Long Passing
83 Ball Control
66 Sprint Speed
85 Shot Power
80 Long Shots
26 Standing Tackle
25 Sliding Tackle
12 GK Diving
13 GK Handling
14 GK Kicking
6 GK Positioning
11 GK Reflexes
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On 11 July 2015, Guidetti signed for La Liga club Celta de Vigo on a free transfer, after agreeing to a five-year contract. He made his debut on 23 August as a 69th-minute substitute for Hugo Mallo in a 2–1 win at Levante, and scored his first goal on 23 September, a volley to confirm a 4–1 win over reigning champions FC Barcelona five minutes after entering as a replacement for Iago Aspas.
On 27 January 2016, Guidetti scored with a 25-metre volley in a 3–2 win over Atlético Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, helping his side reach the semi-finals of the Cup for the first time in 15 years.