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Håkan Mild

Håkan Mild
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-06-14) 14 June 1971
Place of birth Trollhättan, Sweden
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 IFK Göteborg 92 (9)
1993–1995 Servette FC 21 (1)
1995–1996 IFK Göteborg 23 (5)
1996–1998 Real Sociedad 50 (1)
1998–2001 IFK Göteborg 66 (6)
2001–2002 Wimbledon FC 9 (0)
2002–2005 IFK Göteborg 65 (6)
Total 326 (28)
National team
1992 Sweden U23 4 (1)
1991–2001 Sweden 74 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Stig Håkan Mild (born 14 June 1971 in Swedish Championships. He was also part of the Swedish national team that finished third in the 1994 World Cup.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Career table 2
  • Achievements 3
  • References 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6

Career

Mild started his career with the local club Halmstads BK, 26 July. He then scored his first goal in a competitive match in 1990, and became Swedish champion for the first time that same year, playing in a majority of the club's matches during the season.

He became a regular in the team and won another championship title the next season, as well as winning Svenska Cupen. He also scored his first goal in Allsvenskan in 1991, and played four matches in the European Cup. He was at the time a member of the Swedish Olympic team that competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics, where he played all four matches. He returned to European football and played all ten matches in the UEFA Champions League 1992-93, against amongst others A.C. Milan and FC Porto. Mild also scored a goal against Lech Poznań in the qualifying round of the tournament. He became Swedish champion with IFK once again in 1993.

Håkan Mild then moved abroad to Real Sociedad.

He played 49 matches in Primera Division over two seasons, and was a member of the squad that finished third in 1997–98, the club's best result during the 1990s. He returned home to Gothenburg and IFK a second time, but had to tamper with injury problems the second half of 1998. He played another three seasons before trying his luck in another club abroad, this time Wimbledon F.C. in England. This proved to be his least successful stay abroad, playing only nine matches over a little more than one season. The low, but undisclosed, fee for his transfer to Wimbledon gave Mild a bad conscience, so he chose to not accept the almost 500,000 SEK (around US$50,000 at that time) of match bonuses he had not yet been paid.[1] This, amongst other things, has given Håkan Mild a special status amongst the IFK fans.

He returned in time to help IFK stay in Allsvenskan during the worst season of the club since 1976—when the club played in Division 2—as they barely avoided relegation by winning a play-off after the season's end. Mild then played another three seasons, partially interrupted by injury problems. He played his last match 11 December 2005 home against FC Lyn Oslo in the Royal League tournament, and his name was sung during all 90 minutes of the match, as a final farewell.[2] He then assumed the position of director of sports in the club.

He played a total of 459 matches over 18 years for IFK Göteborg, and is regarded as one of the club's greatest players ever not only due to his work on the field, but also for his club spirit, leader qualities and work ethics.[2] He has only represented one Swedish club on higher levels, and statements such as "IFK is my home"[3] and "IFK has always meant so much to me that it sometimes has become a problem"[4] has only cemented the view on him amongst supporters as one of the greatest.

He played 74 games for the Swedish national team, scoring eight goals, and besides participation in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1992 Summer Olympics, he also played in Euro 2000.

In 2001 he did a running test called the Pacer test and scored a record high of 19.2 which is the best ever recorded.

Career table

Club Season Dom. league Dom. cup Int. cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Trollhättans FK −1986 Youth football
Total –1986 Youth football
Trollhättans FK 1987 17 1 ? ? 0 0 ? ? ≥17 ≥1
Total 1987 17 1 ? ? 0 0 ? ? ≥17 ≥1
IFK Göteborg 1988 Youth football
Total 1988 Youth football
IFK Göteborg 1988 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
1989 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 12 1
1990 19 0 1 1 0 0 21 3 41 4
1991 28 2 6 0 4[5] 0 20 4 58 6
1992 27 2 1 0 6[6] 1 18 1 52 4
1993 21 5 1 0 4[6] 0 17 4 43 9
Total 1988–93 96 9 9 1 14 1 89 13 208 24
Servette FC 1993–94 11 1 ? ? ? ? ? ? ≥11 ≥1
1994–95 10 0 ? ? ? ? ? ? ≥10 ≥0
Total 1993–95 21 1 ? ? ? ? ? ? ≥21 ≥1
IFK Göteborg 1995 9 2 1 0 0 0 6 1 16 3
1996 14 3 3 1 2[6] 0 8 1 27 5
Total 1995–96 23 5 4 1 2 0 14 2 43 8
Real Sociedad 1996–97 25 1 ? ? 0 0 ? ? ≥25 ≥1
1997–98 24 0 ? ? 0 0 ? ? ≥24 ≥0
Total 1996–98 49 1 ? ? 0 0 ? ? ≥49 ≥1
IFK Göteborg 1998 10 1 2 1 3[7] 0 1 0 16 2
1999 21 0 6 0 5[7] 1 6 0 38 1
2000 23 2 6 4 0 0 2 1 31 7
2001 12 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 15 6
Total 1998–2001 66 6 16 7 8 1 10 2 100 16
Wimbledon F.C. 2001–02 9 0 ? ? 0 0 ? ? ≥9 ≥0
2002–03 0 0 ? ? 0 0 ? ? ≥0 ≥0
Total 2001–03 9 0 ? ? 0 0 ? ? ≥9 ≥0
IFK Göteborg 2002 8[8] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
2003 18 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 25 2
2004 23 2 4 0 3[9] 0 2 0 32 2
2005 18 2 1 0 14[10] 2 10 1 43 5
Total 2002–05 67 6 8 1 17 2 16 1 108 10
IFK Göteborg totals 1988–2005 252 26 37 10 41 4 129 18 459 58
Career totals 1987–2005 348 29 ≥37 ≥10 ≥41 ≥4 ≥129 ≥18 ≥555 ≥61

Achievements

References

  • Göransson, Mattias (2005). Blåvit gryning. Göteborg: Offside Fanatik. ISBN 91-85279-03-X
  • UEFA.com (2005). IFK hero Mild gets his due. Retrieved 27 June 2006.
  • Fagerlin, Hans (July 2006). Överkörd på mitten av Mild. Blått&Vitt, 6.
  • Profile

Notes

  1. ^ Göransson, p. 108.
  2. ^ a b Uefa.com, IFK hero Mild gets his due
  3. ^ Fagerlin, p. 22
  4. ^ Göransson, p. 97.
  5. ^ European Cup matches only.
  6. ^ a b c UEFA Champions League matches only.
  7. ^ a b UEFA Cup matches only.
  8. ^ Allsvenskan (6 matches, 1 goal) and Allsvenskan qualification play-off (2 matches, 0 goals).
  9. ^ Royal League matches only.
  10. ^ Royal League (10 matches, 2 goals) and UEFA Intertoto Cup (4 matches, 0 goals).

External links

  • Profile


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Magnus Erlingmark
IFK Göteborg
Captain

2004–2005
Succeeded by
Niclas Alexandersson
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