Hamad playing for Malmö FF in 2013
|Full name||Jiloan Hamad|
|Date of birth||6 November 1990|
|Place of birth||Baku, Azerbaijan SSR,
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Current club||Malmö FF|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Jiloan Hamad (born 6 November 1990) is a Swedish footballer currently playing for Malmö FF and the Sweden national team, he also serves as team captain for Malmö FF. Hamad will transfer to German Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on 1 January 2014.
Early and personal lifeEdit
Hamad came to Malmö FF from BK Forward in December 2007. He made his Allsvenskan debut on August 14, 2008 against IF Elfsborg. After only having played one match for the club in 2008 Hamad had a breakthrough in 2009 when he played 20 matches and scored 2 goals. In 2010 battled with teammate Jimmy Durmaz for the position as left midfielder. Hamad ended up playing 27 games although only starting in 10, the majority of which were played as right midfielder. In the final game of 2010 he scored the game-winning goal against Mjällby AIF that secured the title, the day after his 20th birthday.
In 2011 Hamad started the season with injury problems and missed the start of the season. He recovered and became the natural choice for playing right midfielder after team-mate Guillermo Molins was sold in the summer transfer window of 2011. Hamad also participated in the clubs campaign to qualify for the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League and scored the goal that took the club through to the play-off round after equalizing at home against Rangers. He continued to play in Europe as the club qualified for the group stage of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League after losing in the play-off round of the Champions League. During the 2011 season Hamad signed a new contract to the end of the 2013 season. Hamad played all of Malmö FF's 30 league matches during the 2012 season, he also scored 6 goals which was his best goal production since joining the club. Hamad was also given the captaincy for the majority of the teams matches. Former captain Daniel Andersson had stepped down to focus on coaching duties before the beginning of the season and new captain Ulrich Vinzents received limited time on the pitch.
TSG 1899 HoffenheimEdit
On 30 October 2013 German Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim confirmed the free transfer of Jiloan Hamad to the club with a contract until 2017. The transfer will go trough on 1 January 2014 when the German transfer window opens.
Hamad was a member and also for some time the captain of the Sweden U21 national side. On 7 September 2010, Hamad scored a last-minute goal for the 1-0 away win against Bulgaria U21 in a 2011 UEFA Euro U-21 Championship qualifier. In early 2011 Hamad revealed for Swedish website Svenska Fans that he had rejected an offer from Azerbaijan coach Berti Vogts to play for his country of birth.
Hamad was first with the Sweden squad for the 2011 January training tour and played his first cap for Sweden during this tour. His first cap for Sweden was against Botswana on 19 January 2011. Hamad was once again selected for the annual training camp for the Sweden national team in January 2012. The squad selection for the camp traditionally feature the best Swedish players in domestic and other Scandinavian leagues. He was selected for the friendly against England on the 14th of November, but did not get any playing time, and was then again selected for the winter tour in 2013.
- As of 3 November 2013.
- As of 26 January 2013.
- Malmö FF
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- Jiloan Hamad profile on transfermarkt.co.uk
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