Abgar Barsom

Abgar, Aram Diego Barsom ( born September 4, 1977 in Örebro ) is a Swedish footballer of Aramaic origin. The midfielder, who was employed in the Swedish U-18 selection, played in the course of his career in Sweden, Greece, the Netherlands and Norway.


Barsom played in his youth at BK Forward in his hometown Örebro. After debuting in the course of the 1996 for the club in the men's area and was able to win a regular place in the second class Division 1, he had with the club at the end of the season in the Division 2 Västra Svealand dismount. After three years in the third division, he was poached by Djurgårdens IF.

When Erstligaabsteiger he could play right into the core team. After a knee injury in the summer, he first lost his place, he could reconquer after the rise in the Allsvenskan. In the summer of 2002 he left the club, Cup Winners' Cup was at the end of the season and the Lennart Johansson - Cup won as Swedish champion, and moved to SC Heerenveen.

In the Netherlands, however Barsom remained unlucky and after one and a half years in the Eredivisie, he returned to Sweden and DIF. With the club he later managed to win in 2004, the Svenska Cupen and one year double in league and cup. After his contract expired in December 2006, he went for half a year to Greece for second division Messiniakos.

In the summer of 2007 Barsom returned to Sweden in the Allsvenskan. New employer was located in a relegation battle Örebro SK, where he signed a contract valid until end of season. Although the league has been accomplished as a Third to last, to Barsom decided to change clubs. Turn of the year it was announced that he would join the trained by his countryman Anders Grönhagen Norwegian club Fredrikstad FK in the Tippeligaen. Despite two dismissals during the season he was able to establish in his first season as a regular player in Norway and has been with the club runners.

After his contract expires end of 2009 Barsom was initially vertragslos, in March he returned to Sweden and joined the second division Syrianska FC. On the side of Suleyman Sleyman, Yussuf Saleh and Peter Ijeh he was a regular player of one of the guarantors for the first time Erstligaaufstieg in the club's history. The season 2011 he finished with the team in the relegation zone, as scorer in the return leg against Ängelholms FF he was critical to the league after a 1:2 first leg defeat and a 3-1 second-leg success involved.

In December 2011 Barsoms name came up in the context of a scandal in Norwegian football, were detected as irregularities in player transfers Fredrikstad FK. In the center of the police investigation are the former sporting director Morgan Andersen - known by the Premier League transfer controversy surrounding John Obi Mikel - and the transfer of Estonians Raio Piiroja, but also in terms of the time transfer fee Barsom was a payment in the amount of one million Swedish crowns placed on a later dissolved company.


  • Swedish Champion: 20021, 2005
  • Swedish Cup winner: 20021, 2004, 2005
  • Freshman of the Year in Allsvenskan: 2001