Joel Ekstrand

Joel Ekstrand is a Swedish international defender who plays club football for AIK. Born on 4th February 1989, the tall, powerful centre-half began his career as a youth at Helsingborgs IF, making his senior debut in a UEFA Cup third round tie with PSV on 13th February 2008. During two-and-a-half years in the Helsingborgs IF first-team, Ekstrand started the 2010 Svenska Cupa (Swedish Cup) final 1-0 win over IF Hammarby before a £1.5m switch to Udinese in January 2011. After 18 months with the Serie A club, the Swede moved to, another Pozzo family-owned club, Watford on loan, helping the Hornets to the 2013 Championship play-off final. A permanent transfer followed in June of that year and he would play 24 league games as Watford were promoted from the Championship in 2014/15. After leaving Vicarage Road in July 2016 he was signed by Bristol City as a free agent. Ekstrand made his international debut for Sweden in a friendly against Syria in January 2010.

 Position:
Central Defender
  Country:
Sweden
  Age:
31
  Birth Place:
Lund
  Preferred Foot:
Right

Joel Ekstrand

 Position:
Central Defender
  Country:
Sweden
  Age:
31
  Birth Place:
Lund
  Preferred Foot:
Right

Joel Ekstrand is a Swedish international defender who plays club football for AIK. Born on 4th February 1989, the tall, powerful centre-half began his career as a youth at Helsingborgs IF, making his senior debut in a UEFA Cup third round tie with PSV on 13th February 2008. During two-and-a-half years in the Helsingborgs IF first-team, Ekstrand started the 2010 Svenska Cupa (Swedish Cup) final 1-0 win over IF Hammarby before a £1.5m switch to Udinese in January 2011. After 18 months with the Serie A club, the Swede moved to, another Pozzo family-owned club, Watford on loan, helping the Hornets to the 2013 Championship play-off final. A permanent transfer followed in June of that year and he would play 24 league games as Watford were promoted from the Championship in 2014/15. After leaving Vicarage Road in July 2016 he was signed by Bristol City as a free agent. Ekstrand made his international debut for Sweden in a friendly against Syria in January 2010.