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Emil Krafth

Emil Krafth

Defender

Nationality :Sweden
Date Of Birth :August 2, 1994
Height :184cm
Weight :83kg

Emil Krafth is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Newcastle United and the Sweden national team.

Developed at Lagans, Krafth had played for Öster, Helsingborg, and Bologna before joining Newcastle United in 2019. He also had a loan spell at Amiens.

QUICK FACTS

Full nameEmil Henry Kristoffer Krafth
Date of birth2 August 1994 (age 29)
Place of birthLjungby, Sweden
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s)Right-back

Emil Krafth Biography, EarlyLife

In the county of Kronoberg, Emil Krafth was born in Ljungby on August 2, 1994. As a child, he started playing football since both of his parents, Pelle and Pernilla, were football players. At age five, he joined his then-mother’s club, Lagans AIK. Throughout his tenure at Lagans AIK, Krafth received coaching from his parents. He began by assuming the roles of a defensive midfielder and striker before settling into a defender position and ultimately taking the right-back position.

Emil Krafth Education

Brother and sister exist for Krafth. Krafth left his parents’ home at the age of fifteen to attend a football high school in Växjö, and he claimed it was simple to adjust. He was a Manchester United fan growing up.

Emil Krafth’s Height, And Weight

Emil Krafth is 6 feet tall and weighs 159 pounds.

Career

In May 2011, Krafth was called up to the Sweden U17 squad for the first time. He only made one appearance for the U17 side.

In August 2012, Krafth was called up to the Sweden U19 squad for the first time. He then scored on his debut, winning 2–0 against Finland U19 on 14 August 2012. Krafth went on to make eight appearances and scored once for the U19 side.

In May 2012, Krafth was called up to the Sweden U21 squad for the first time. Krafth became the fifth youngest person ever to play in the Sweden U21 team, being 17 years and 309 days old when he played in Sweden U21s’ match against Malta on 6 June 2012. Krafth then kept three consecutive clean sheets between 5 June 2014 and 5 September 2014 against Iceland U21, Slovakia U21, and Greece U21, all of which were wins. However, during a 2–2 draw against Denmark U21 on 11 June 2015, he suffered a back injury that saw him miss the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, and Sweden U21 went on to win the tournament. A year later on 3 June 2016 against Georgia U21, Krafth scored the U21 side’s second goal of the game, in a 3–2 win, which turned out to be his last appearance for Sweden U21. He went on to make sixteen appearances and scored once for the U21 side.

Senior career

In January 2014, Kraft was called up to the Sweden’s squad for the first time. He made his debut for Sweden against Moldova, coming on as an 85th-minute substitute, and set up the national’s side goal for Erton Fejzullahu, who scored twice, in a 2–1 win on 17 January 2014.

After a two-year absence from the national team, Kraft was called up to Sweden’s squad for the second time, appearing as an unused substitute against Netherlands and Luxembourg. It wasn’t until 10 October 2016thatn he started against Bulgaria and set up the national side’s second goal of the game, in a 3–0 win. The following year on 10 November 2017, Kraft played 83 minutes in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Second Round Play-Off first leg, as Sweden won 1–0 against Italy at the Friends Arena. On 13 November 2017, he appeared as an unused substitute in the game where Sweden held on to force a goalless draw in the second leg at the San Siro to defeat the Italians 1–0 on aggregate in their Russia 2018 World Cup play-off.

In May 2018, Krafth was named in Sweden’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Despite suffering a fever, he appeared on the substitute bench in the national side’s first three matches. Krafth made his tournament debut, coming on as an 82nd-minute substitute, in a 1–0 win against Switzerland in the Round of 16. Following a suspension of Mikael Lustig, he started in the quarter–finals against England and played 85 minutes in the match before being substituted, as they lost 2–0, eliminating Sweden from the tournament. After the match, his performance was criticized by ESPN and Expressen. Following this, Krafth appeared three more times by the end of the year.

Krafth was included in Sweden’s 26-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020.

Emil Krafth’s Net Worth

The right-back signed a contract with Newcastle United in August 2019 that pays Emil Krafth a staggering salary of 2.5 million euros ($2.2 million) annually.

Transfer Value and Records

  • Current market value: €4.00m
  • Highest market value: €5.00m

Emil Krafth’s Girlfriend, Dating

Long-term partner Lina Lundqvist is in a relationship with Emil Krafth. He had his first child in November 2019 after Lundqvist gave birth to a girl.

Emil Krafth: Players Stats 2023

Premier League Stats for Emil Krafth

GeneralTotalPer 90 Minutes
Matches Played1N/A
Minutes00 min’ per appearance

Defending Stats

DefendingTotalPer 90 or %
Goals Conceded00
Minutes Per Goal Conceded0 min’ 
Clean Sheets00%

Yellow Cards, Red Cards, and Foul Stats

Cards & FoulsTotalPer 90
Yellow Cards0 
Red Cards0 
Total Cards00
Minutes Per BookingNo Bookings

Goals and xG (Expected Goals)

Goals, xG, ShotsTotalPer 90 Minutes
Goals Scored00
Goal Involvement00
Goals at Home00
Goals at Away00
Minutes Per Goal0 min’ / goal 

Assists, Passing, & Chance Creation Stats

Assists & PassingTotalPer 90 Minutes
Assists00
Minutes Per AssistNo Assists

Dribbling & Offside Stats

Dribbles & OffsidesTotalPer 90 Minutes
DribblesNot Recorded 
Successful DribblesN/A 
Dribble Success RateN/A 
OffsidesN/A 

Penalty Stats

PenaltiesThis SeasonCareer
Penalty Conversion RateNo PensNo Pens
Penalties Taken00
Penalties Scored00
Penalties Missed00

FAQ

What is the net worth of Emil Krafth?

His net worth is 2.5 million euros.

What is the height of Emil Krafth?

His height is 6 feet 0 inches.

What is the age of Emil Krafth?

His age is 29 years as of 2023.

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