Caroline Seger Biography
Sara Caroline Segers a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Sweden women’s national football team and Paris Saint-Germain of the French Division 1 FГ©minine. Seger, who is from Helsingborg, played for LinkГ¶pings FC for five seasons from 2005 until 2009.
In 2011, she returned to Sweden with LdB FC MalmГ¶ after spending two seasons in the American Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) with Philadelphia Independence and Western New York Flash. Ahead of the 2012 season, she signed a two-year contract with TyresГ¶ FF.
Seger won the Diamantbollen in 2009, which is awarded annually to the best Swedish women’s soccer player. Since making her debut for the Sweden women’s national football team in March 2005, Seger has won over a century of caps. She was appointed captain of Sweden in 2009 and later shared the role with Lotta Schelin.
Seger represented her country in 2005, 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women’s Championship, as well as the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cups. She also played at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Football Tournaments.
Caroline Seger Height & Weight
How tall is Caroline Seger – 1,69m.
How much weight is Caroline Seger – 70kg
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Caroline Seger International Career
Seger made her first appearance for the senior Swedish national team in March 2005; a 2–1 defeat by Germany at that year’s Algarve Cup. She intended to score the winning goal at UEFA Women’s Euro 2005 in North West England. Although Seger was part of the team, she failed to score as Sweden lost to rivals Norway in extra time of the semi-final.
Seger continued to be selected under new coach Thomas Dennerby and was part of the Sweden team surprisingly eliminated in the first round of the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
After that failure, some experienced players retired and Seger was given a prominent role in the team. In July 2008 she overcame a thigh injury to take her place in the squad for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In China, she participated in the Swedes’ 2–0 quarter-final defeat by Germany.
Impressed by Seger’s work rate and positive attitude, Dennerby had appointed her as national team captain for a qualifying match with Italy in May 2008, when regular captain Victoria Sandell Svensson was injured.
Sandell Svensson retired after Sweden’s 3–1 defeat by Norway in the quarter-final of UEFA Women’s Euro 2009 and Seger took over as full-time captain.
Caroline Seger Personal Life
Seger is an out lesbian, telling QX magazine in December 2013 that she was proud of her girlfriend. In previous years Seger had concealed her orientation but decided to speak out to be a role model for others. Her longtime girlfriend is fellow professional football player Malin Levenstad.
Caroline Seger Honours
- Linköpings FC
- Damallsvenskan: Winner 2009
- Svenska Cupen: Winner 2006, 2008, 2009
- Svenska Supercupen: Winner 2009
- Western New York Flash
- Women’s Professional Soccer: Winner 2011
- LdB FC Malmö
- Damallsvenskan: Winner 2011
- Svenska Supercupen: Winner 2011
- Tyresö FF
- Damallsvenskan: Winner 2012
- Olympique Lyon
- Division 1 Féminine Winner 2016/2017
- Coupe de France Féminine Winner 2017
- UEFA Women’s Champions League 2016–17 Winner
- 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Group stage
- 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Third place
- 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Round of 16
- 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing: Quarter-final
- 2012 Summer Olympics in London: Quarter-final
- 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio: Runner-up
- UEFA Women’s Euro 2005: Semi-finals
- UEFA Women’s Euro 2009: Quarter-final
- UEFA Women’s Euro 2013: Semi-finals
- Algarve Cup (Participated from 2005 to 2015): Winner 2009
- Sweden U19
- UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship: Semi-finals 2003
- Nordic Cup: Runner-up 2004
- Sweden U17
- Nordic Cup: Runner-up 2001, 2002
- Sweden Breakthrough Player of the Year; 2005
- Best Swedish Midfielder: 2006, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015
- Diamantbollen: 2009
- FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team: 2011
- UEFA Squad of the Tournament: UEFA Women’s Euro 2013
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