Alexander Nadj

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Alexander Nadj
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Personal information
Full nameAlexander Nadj
Date of birth (1986-08-26) 26 August 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
BK Häcken
Youth career
IFK Göteborg
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2008 IFK Göteborg 0 (0)
2006Sandareds IF (loan) 11 (0)
2007Raufoss (loan) 12 (0)
2008–2010 Jönköpings Södra IF 55 (0)
2011 Lillestrøm 1 (0)
2012–2014 Östers IF 46 (0)
2015–2017 BK Häcken 0 (0)
2017 Utsiktens BK 12 (0)
2018 GAIS 7 (0)
2019– BK Häcken 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 15 July 2019

Alexander Nadj (born 26 August 1986) is a Swedish footballer who plays for BK Häcken as a goalkeeper. Nadj has previously played for IFK Göteborg, Sandareds IF, Raufoss, Jönköpings Södra IF, Lillestrøm, Östers IF and GAIS.

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Association football Team field sport

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BK Häcken association football club in Gothenburg, Sweden

Bollklubben Häcken, more commonly known as BK Häcken or simply Häcken, is a Swedish professional football club based in Gothenburg. The club is affiliated to Göteborgs Fotbollförbund and play their home games at Bravida Arena. The club colours, reflected in their crest and kit, are yellow and black. Formed on 2 August 1940, the club has played sixteen seasons in Sweden's highest football league Allsvenskan, the club's first season in the league was in 1983. The club plays in Allsvenskan, the top tier of Swedish football.

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Career

Hailing from Gothenburg, Nadj played for IFK Göteborg during his youth. [1] He spent time on loan with Sandareds IF and Raufoss in 2007, where he was second-choice goalkeeper behind Rickard Claesson. [2] He made his debut for Raufoss when the team lost 2–0 against Moss on 19 August 2007. [3] Nadj played the 12 last matches for Raufoss in the 2007 season [4] when the team was relegated from Adeccoligaen.

Gothenburg City in Västergötland and Bohuslän, Sweden

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IFK Göteborg association football club in Gothenburg, Sweden

Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Göteborg, commonly known as IFK Göteborg, IFK or simply Göteborg, is a Swedish professional football club based in Gothenburg. Founded in 1904, it is the only club in the Nordic countries that has won one of the main UEFA competitions, having won the UEFA Cup in both 1982 and 1987. IFK is affiliated with Göteborgs Fotbollförbund and play their home games at Gamla Ullevi. The club colours are blue and white, colours shared both with the sports society which the club originated from, Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna, and with the coat of arms of the city of Gothenburg.

Sandareds IF

Sandareds IF is a Swedish football club located in Sandared in Borås Municipality, Västra Götaland County.

Before the 2008 season, Nadj joined Jönköpings Södra IF and signed a two-year contract with the club. [5] He suffered from an injury in his second season with Jönköpings Södra, but despite only playing seven games in 2009 Nadj signed a new contract with Jönköpings Södra after the season, keeping him on the club until the end of the 2010 season. The club stated that they had two good goalkeepers in Nadj and Mikael Axelsson, but that they could only afford to sign a new contract with one of them. [1]

Jönköpings Södra IF sports club in Jönköping, Sweden

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Before the 2011 season, Nadji joined Norwegian club Lillestrøm. [6] After spending the first half of the season on the bench, he played 13 minutes against Start on 29 June 2011 after the first-choice goalkeeper Stefán Logi Magnússon was sent off. Lillestrøm's head coach Henning Berg chose to play the youth-team goalkeeper Andreas Fjeldstad, aged 19, in the next match against Viking, and one week later Nadj was released by the club. [7]

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On 5 March 2012, Östers IF announced that they had signed Nadj as a replacement for the injured Joakim Wulff. [8]

Östers IF sports club in Växjö, Sweden

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In January 2015, BK Häcken signed Alexander Nadj.

Nadj left GAIS at the end of the 2018 season. [9]

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References

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  3. "Helt i 68 minutter" (in Norwegian). Oppland Arbeiderblad. 20 August 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
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  6. "Lillestrøm går for svensk keeper" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 20 December 2010. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
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  9. Officiellt: Fem spelare lämnar Gais, fotbollskanalen.se, 23 November 2018
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