Christian Wilhelmsson

SWEDEN

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Christian Wilhelmsson
  • Full Name: Christian Wilhelmsson
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Birthday: December 8, 1979 (Age: 34)
  • Club: Anderlecht
  • Height: 5' 10" (1.78m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
3 76 0 0 3

Christian Wilhelmsson

Wilhelmsson knew he was taking a chance with his international career when he accepted a big-money offer to play his club football in Saudi Arabia, but it did not cost him a place in Sweden’s Euro 2012 squad.


He has plied his trade in a variety of locations during his lengthy career that has included stints with Anderlecht, Nantes, Roma, Bolton and Deportivo La Coruna. It’s fair to say the passport of this frequent flyer has taken a battering down the years.


Nicknamed “Chippen” in Sweden, coach Erik Hamren decided to stay loyal to this veteran after he scored three goals in his four Euro 2012 qualifying appearances, although two of those strikes came against San Marino.

Euro 2012

Opposition APP G ASS SH TAR FC FS YEL RED
Ukraine 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
England 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 1 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0