Player Details


Gustav Svensson


6' 0"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

2.7.1987 (37)


Göteborg, Sweden



Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side




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Career Summary

Out of contract Dec. 14, 2020

The Swedish defensive midfielder has been a fixture for the Sounders since arriving before the 2017 season. He had a pair of assists in the team's MLS Cup Final win over Toronto FC.

INTERNATIONAL: Svensson has 37 appearances for the Swedish National Team, beginning with two caps in 2009. The midfielder has also appeared in a pair of matches for Sweden in 2015 and 2016. He previously earned 24 caps for the Sweden Under-21 squad.

OUTSIDE MLS: Svensson began his pro career with his hometown side IFK Göteborg, where played from 2006-2010, leading the club to the 2008 Svenzka Cupen (Swedish Cup) title and a 2009 second-place finish in the Allsvenskan, the Swedish first division. He moved to Bursaspor of the Turkish Super Lig in 2010, where he made 38 appearances in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 campaigns. Svensson then spent two seasons with Ukrainian side Tarivya before returning to IFK Göteborg in 2014, where he made 52 appearances across two campaigns, helping Göteborg to a pair of runner-up finished in the Allsvenskan, the club's best finish since the 2009 season. After moving to Guangzhou R&F of the Chinese Super League in 2016, Svensson started all 28 of his appearances as the club finished sixth with a record of 11-12-7.