Emil Roback

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Emil Roback
Personal information
Full name Emil Pakebba Joof Roback
Date of birth (2003-05-03) 3 May 2003 (age 19)
Place of birth Norrköping, Sweden
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Milan Primavera
Number 45
Youth career
IK Sleipner
IFK Norrköping
Västerhaninge IF
2015–2019 Hammarby IF
2020– Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020 Hammarby IF 0 (0)
2020IK Frej (loan) 8 (0)
2020– Milan 0 (0)
National team
2019 Sweden U16 3 (3)
2019 Sweden U17 5 (1)
2021– Sweden U19 7 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:02, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

Emil Roback (born 3 May 2003) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Milan Primavera. Born in Sweden to The Gambian parents, Roback represents the Sweden U19 national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Roback started playing football as a youngster with IFK Norrköping, before representing IK Sleipner and Västerhaninge IF in two brief spells.[1]

Hammarby IF[edit]

In 2015, he joined the academy of Allsvenskan side Hammarby IF from Stockholm.[2] On 3 January 2020, Roback signed his first professional contract with Hammarby.[3] On 24 April 2020, Roback played striker alongside Hammarby IF shareholder Zlatan Ibrahimović in an internal friendly game with Hammarby during the COVID-19 pandemic that was televised by Dplay.[4]

Loan to Frej[edit]

He was loaned out to affiliated club IK Frej in Ettan, Sweden's third tier, for the remainder of the 2020 season.[5] He ended up playing 8 games for Frej in 2020.[6]

Return to Hammarby and debut[edit]

On 25 June 2020, Roback returned to Hammarby for their Svenska Cupen match against IFK Göteborg.[7] He made his professional debut after coming on as a 74th minute substitute for Imad Khalili as Hammarby would succumb to a 1–3 defeat.[8]

Milan[edit]

On 14 August 2020, Roback completed a transfer to Italian Serie A club Milan.[9][10] The transfer fee was reportedly set at around 15-20 million Swedish kronor (approximately £1.3-1.8 million).[11] On January 13, 2022 he made his first team debut, as a substitute, playing the final minutes of a 3–1 victory against Genoa in the Coppa Italia.

International career[edit]

Roback has represented his nation Sweden at the under-17 level.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 13 January 2022[13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hammarby IF 2020 Allsvenskan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
IK Frej (loan) 2020 Ettan Norra 8 0 0 0 8 0
AC Milan 2021–22 Serie A 0 0 1 0 1 0
Career total 8 0 2 0 0 0 10 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roback: "Laget är som en familj"". www.svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Roback: "Laget är som en familj"" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Hammarby Fotboll skriver avtal med Roback och Engdahl" (in Swedish). Hammarby Fotboll. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  4. ^ "NOA BACHNER: Hammarby lyssnade på vad Tegnell INTE sa". www.expressen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Frej 0–1 Brommapojkarna". Soccerway.
  6. ^ "Emil Roback - Spelarstatistik - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se. (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Supertalangen Emil Roback, 17, om första tiden i Milan: "Overkligt"". www.expressen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Hammarby 1–3 IFK Goteborg". Soccerway.
  9. ^ "Emil Roback till AC Milan" (in Swedish). Hammarby Fotboll. 14 August 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale: Emil Roback" (in Italian). AC Milan. Retrieved 20 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Bomben: Säljer 17-årig talang till storklubben". Expressen. 11 August 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Sweden U17 4–2 Lithuania U17". Soccerway.
  13. ^ Emil Roback at Soccerway