Johnny Ekström

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Johnny Ekström
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-05-05) 5 May 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Kallebäck, Sweden
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984-1986
1986-1988
1988-1989
1989-1991
1992
1992-1993
1993-1994
1994-1995
1995-1997
IFK Göteborg
Empoli
Bayern Munich
A.S. Cannes
IFK Göteborg
ReggianaReal Betis
Dynamo Dresden
Eintracht Frankfurt
IFK Göteborg
National team
1986-1995 Sweden
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Johnny Ekström (born 5 March 1965) is a former Swedish footballer. He is most known for his time at IFK Göteborg.[1]

He became both a Swedish and German champion, with Bayern Munich and IFK Göteborg. He was also a fan-favorite at Italian team Empoli F.C. There he received the Italian nickname of "Il Ciclone" (The Cyclone) because of his quickness while dribbling the ball.

Ekström also played for the Sweden national team and took part in the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

His nicknames in Sweden include "Kallebäcks-Expressen" (the express train from Kallebäck) and "Johnny Bråttom" (Johnny in a Hurry), named after his speed. He played for IFK Göteborg when he was a child, and made his way to the senior squad quickly. He often went back to IFK Göteborg years later.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vad hände sen med kultlirarna i allsvenskan?". expressen.se. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2016.