Emil Forsberg Biography

( 1991 - )
April 24, 2019
First published on:March 2, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Emil Forsberg

Date of Birth: 1991, October 23
Age: 28 years old
Birth Nation: Sweden
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Emil Peter Forsberg
Birth Place Sundsvall, Sweden
Famous Name Emil Forsberg
Father Leif Forsberg
Mother Anna Forsberg
Net Worth above $ 15 million
Salary $4.7 million he gets as an annual salary
Nationality Swedish
Ethnicity European
Currently Working For RB Leipzig
Currently Married Yes
Married to Shanga Hussain
Divorce No
Children Unknown
Affair with Unknown
Girlfriend Unknown
Boyfriend Unknown
Religion Unknown
Tatto(s) Unknown

Emil Forsberg is a professional football player who plays as a winger for Sweden national football team and German Bundesliga team, RB Leipzig since 2015.


He has represented Sweden at the U-19 level and has been playing for Sweden senior team since 2014. He was also a part of the team that played at UEFA Euro 2016 and is also inducted in Sweden's 23 man squad for Fifa Worldcup 2018 in Russia.

Emil Forsberg's Early Life

Emil Forsberg is a Swedish born soccer star with Caucasian ethnic background. He was born to mother, Anna Forsberg, and father, Leif Forsberg on 23 October 1991 in Sundsvall, Sweden.

He comes from a family of great footballers as his father, Leif, and grandfather, Lennart Forsberg both played for Swedish club, GIF Sundsvall.

Emil joined the local club, GIF Sundsvall's youth team at the beginning of his playing career as a footballer.

Emil Forsberg's Networth and Salary

His annual salary is estimated to be above $3.7 million which he earns as his annual salary from his current club, RB Leipzig with a weekly salary of $70,000 and his current market value is reportedly around $31.21 million.

So, his net worth combined with his assets, earnings and endorsing products like Nike could be above $15 million.

Emil Forsberg bought a Ferrari to his agent Hasan Cetinkaya as a gift in 2017 for making him what he is today.

Emil Forsberg 's Career

The Swedish midfielder joined the senior team of Sundsvall in 2009 and was transferred to Medskogsbron BK in the same season. He made 97 appearances for the team and produced 24 goals during his time with the club.

Later, Emil went to join Allsvenskan league club, Malmo FF in early January 2013 and signed a four contract with the club.

The signing of Emil Forsberg turned to be fruitful as with the team was able to win Svenska Supercupen and Allsvenskan in 2013/14 season. His outstanding performance for Malmo earned midfielder of the year of Allsvenskan in 2014.

Following his success at Allsvenskan league, he was approached by the German football club, RB Leipzig who signed him to a three year and a half year that was extended up to 2021 due to his impressive first season with the club. RB Leipzig was named in the Bundesliga Team of the Season in 2016/17.

During UEFA Champions League he scored the RB Leipzig's first ever champions league goal in the team’s debut match against French top tier AS Monaco on 13 September 2017.

Emil Forsberg’s International Career

After having represented Sweden in the U-19 team, Emil made his senior debut for Swedish national side against Moldova in a friendly match on 17 January 2014. He scored his first international for Sweden against Denmark in UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers on 14 November 2015.

He was a part of Sweden’s squad captained by  Zlatan Ibrahimovic that played in UEFA Euro 2016. He played alongside fellow Swedish midfielder, Seb Larsson and Albin Ekdal in the tournament where Sweden failed to go past the group stage.

Emil Forsberg’s Personal Life

Emil Forsberg is currently living in Leipzig, Germany with his wife, Shanga Hussain who is also footballer like him. Shanga plays as a midfielder for women's team of RB Leipzig.

The couple first met and fell in love in his home city of Sundsvall. They have been dating each other for several years and finally tied the knot on July 16, 2016.

He is very fond of dogs and has a pet dog, Roffe of Golden Retriever breed.

The couple seems very happy with each other as they keep posting their pictures on their Instagram. They are also seen going to different places on vacation.

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