Oscar Krusnell

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Oscar Krusnell
Personal information
Full name Oscar Krusnell
Date of birth (1999-02-17) 17 February 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Position(s) Left-back
Club information
Current team
Hammarby IF
Number 21
Youth career
–2012 Enskede IK
2013–2015 AIK
2015–2017 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Hammarby IF 5 (0)
2019IK Frej (loan) 3 (0)
2019Team TG FF (loan) 12 (2)
2020IK Frej (loan) 26 (1)
National team
2014–2016 Sweden U17 23 (1)
2017–2018 Sweden U19 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 December 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2018

Oscar Krusnell (born 17 February 1999) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Hammarby IF as a left-back.[1]


Youth years[edit]

Krusnell was born in Stockholm and grew up in the borough of Årsta.[2] He started his footballing career as a youngster at local club Enskede IK.[3]

In 2013, at age 14, he joined the youth system of Allsvenskan club AIK.[3] He quickly moved up the ranks and represented the sides U17s, U19s and U21s during the following years.[4] He made his senior debut for AIK in a pre-season friendly ahead of the 2015 Allsvenskan season.[5]


In July 2015, Krusnell signed a three year-deal with Sunderland in Premier League.[6] At age 16, he became the first youth academy player to ever get transferred abroad from AIK.[4] Krusnell joined the club at the same time as fellow countryman Joel Asoro, a forward from Brommapojkarna.[7]

At Sunderland, he settled as a frequent starter in the academy squad. He soon also signed a new youth contract with the club, lasting until June 2019.[8]

During the 2016–17 season, Krusnell featured regularly in the Sunderland U18s, making 22 competitive appearances.[1] Getting known as a well built and versatile player with good feet, Krusnell rotated between several positions, playing either left or centre back as well as making appearances on the left side of midfield.[6]

Hammarby IF[edit]

On 10 August 2017, Krusnell transferred to Hammarby IF, thus returning to his native country at age 18. Krusnell signed a three year-contract, his first professional deal, with Hammarby and left Sunderland without making any senior appearances.[2] Reports suggested that he moved on a free.[9] Krusnell made his competitive debut on 21 August, coming on as a late sub, in a 3–0 away win against Örebro SK.[10]

Krusnell spent the 2019 season out on loan. First at affiliated club IK Frej in Superettan and then Team TG in Division 1, Sweden's third tier.[11]

International career[edit]

Oscar Krusnell played 23 games for the Swedish national U17 team.[3] He made his debut against Finland on 19 August 2014, in a 1–1 draw.[12] Krusnell scored his only goal for the side in a 3–0 win against Norway in a friendly on 18 September 2014.[13] He was called up to the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Azerbaijan, but had to withdraw from the squad due to an injury.[14]

In 2017, Krusnell was called up to the Swedish U19 national team. He made his debut 4–1 friendly win against Hungary on 6 June 2017.[15]


  1. ^ a b "Oscar Krusnell". Soccerway. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  2. ^ a b "Oscar Krusnell till Hammarby". Hammarby Fotboll. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  3. ^ a b c "Landslagsdatabasen: Oscar Krusnell". SvFF. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  4. ^ a b "Sunderland värvar AIK-talang". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  5. ^ "Officiellt: Sunderland värvar Oscar Krusnell från AIK". Fotbolltransfers.com. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  6. ^ a b "Oscar Krusnell". A.F.C. Sunderland. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  7. ^ "The Beginning: Krusnell on fulfilling a dream". A.F.C. Sunderland. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  8. ^ "'You get some crap if you're cocky here'; Youngster lifts the lid on life at Sunderland's academy". Roker Report. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  9. ^ "PÅ FD: Bajens klipp – bara 4 miljoner för tre jättetalanger". Fotbolldirekt. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Tigerrandig utklassningsseger i Örebro". Hammarby Fotboll. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Hammarby-talang klar för TTG!" (in Swedish). Team TG FF. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  12. ^ "1–1 i första landskampen" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  13. ^ "3–0 mot Norge i Kungälv" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Isak och Haksabanovic lämnar återbud till EM" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Blixtrande anfallsspel bakom storseger" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 11 August 2017.

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