Leo Bengtsson

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Leo Bengtsson
Personal information
Full nameKarl Leo Bengtsson
Date of birth (1998-05-26) 26 May 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
BK Häcken
Number 16
Youth career
0000–2009 Ingarö IF
2010–2016 Hammarby IF
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2016–2019 Hammarby IF 34 (0)
2018Gefle IF (loan) 14 (0)
2019IK Frej (loan) 16 (3)
2020– BK Häcken 0 (0)
National team
2016 Sweden U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Leo Bengtsson (born 26 May 1998) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for BK Häcken in Allsvenskan.

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Club career

Youth years

Bengtsson grew up at the island Ingarö in Värmdö Municipality, just outside Stockholm. He started his football career at the local club Ingarö IF, before joining the academy at Hammarby IF in late 2010 at age 11. [1]

At Hammarby, he would make his way up the ranks until eventually featuring regularly at the club's U21s in 2015. During the following season he was a key player as Hammarby won the Folksam U21 Allsvenskan. [2] In the semi-final against arch rival Djurgårdens IF in October 2016, he scored two goals while settling the score to 2–1. [3]

Hammarby IF

On 6 September 2016, Leo Bengtsson signed his first professional contract with Hammarby IF, on a three-year deal. [4] However, the winger did not feature in any competitive game in the 2016 Allsvenskan.

At the beginning of the 2017 season, Bengtsson made his competitive debut for Hammarby in a Svenska Cupen fixture. He came on as a substitute in a group stage away game against Nyköpings BIS on 26 February. [5] On 9 April 2017, he made his first appearance in Allsvenskan, coming on as a substitute in a 1–1 draw against Kalmar FF on home ground. [6] Bengtsson scored his first competitive goal for the club on 16 August, in a 3–1 win against Akropolis IF in round 2 of the 2017–18 Svenska Cupen. [7]

During the following years, Bengtsson failed to break into Hammarby's starting eleven. In 2018, he was sent on loan to Gefle IF in Superettan, Sweden's second division. On 21 January 2019, Bengtsson renewed his contract with Hammarby for another three years. [8]

Bengtsson spent the majority of the 2019 season at Hammarby's affiliated club IK Frej. He made 34 league appearances for Hammarby in total. [9]

BK Häcken

On 6 January 2020, Bengtsson moved to Allsvenskan club BK Häcken from Gothenburg, signing a three-year deal. [10] The transfer fee was reportedly set at around 1 million Swedish kronor. [11]

International career

Bengtsson debuted for the Swedish U19 national team in a friendly against Scotland on 6 October 2016. [12] Just over a month later, on 14 November 2016, he won his first competitive cap in an away qualifier against Serbia ahead of the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Sweden won the game with a score of 3–2. [13] Bengtsson was selected in the preliminary squad ahead of the tournament – but withdrew on request from his club, Hammarby, where he had started to play regularly. [14]

Career statistics

Club

As of 4 January 2020 [15]
ClubSeasonLeagueCupContinentalTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Hammarby IF 2016 Allsvenskan 000000
2017 18031211
2018 10031131
2019 6040100
Total34010200442
Gefle IF (loan) 2018 Superettan 14000140
IK Frej (loan) 2019 Superettan 16300163
Career total64310200745

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The 2017 season was Djurgårdens IF's 117th in existence, their 62nd season in Allsvenskan and their 17th consecutive season in the league. They were competing in Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen and qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.

The 2018 season was Hammarby Fotboll's 103st in existence, their 49th season in Allsvenskan and their 4th consecutive season in the league. They competed in Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen during the year. League play started in early April and lasted until early November. Stefan Billborn made his first season as manager.

The 2019 season was Hammarby Fotboll's 104st in existence, their 50th season in Allsvenskan and their 5th consecutive season in the league. They competed in Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen during the year. League play started in early April and lasted until November. Stefan Billborn made his second season as manager.

The 2020 season is Hammarby Fotboll's 105th in existence, their 51st season in Allsvenskan and their 6th consecutive season in the league. They will compete in Allsvenskan, Svenska Cupen and Europa League during the year. League play will start in early April and last until November. Stefan Billborn makes his third season as manager.

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