Erik Friberg

Erik Friberg
Erik Friberg
Erik Friberg
Seattle Sounders FC
Midfielder
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Real Name: Erik Friberg
HT: 5' 11" WT: 154
Age: 30 (02/10/1986)
Birthplace: Goteborg, Sweden

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on June 29, 2015.

PRONUNCIATION: Free-‐burg

You’ll have a hard time finding a player who’s wormed his way into a fan base’s good graces quite like the all-action Erik Friberg did during his time in Seattle. The Swede emerged as a valuable member of Seattle’s midfield in 2011, and his return in 2015 was a welcome sight for Sounders fans everywhere. Friberg is an all-action box-to-box midfielder with the ability to both trek forward and dynamite attacks as a sitting defensive bulwark. His ability to pick big moments to score the few goals he does isn’t exactly unwelcome either.

INTERNATIONAL: When he was with Malmö in 2012, Friberg earned his first call-up to a Swedish national team camp. He appeared in two matches that month and has not featured again.

OUTSIDE MLS: Friberg came up with Swedish first tier side BK Häcken in 2007, and he made 94 appearances for the club before joining Seattle for the 2011 season. After a successful year, he moved back home to join Malmö for two seasons and earned a transfer to Italian Serie A club Bologna. He started five matches during the 2013-14 season and joined Danish club Göteborg for 2015 before leaving again for Seattle.

NOTES: Earned the title “Mr. 100 Percent” for scoring six goals on six shots during the 2013 season with Malmö.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2016Seattle Sounders FC251801582212217140
2015Seattle Sounders FC1311094923121030
2011Seattle Sounders FC26231189729330340
Career Totals-6452144286246684110
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