Niklas Backman

Niklas Backman (March 2011)

Niklas Backman Alexander ( born November 13, 1988 in Västerås) is a Swedish football player. The defender made ​​his debut in 2011 in the Swedish national team.


Backman began playing football at Skiljebo SK in his hometown. For the club he made his debut as a junior player in the team competition and rose with her on into the third-class Division 1. There he excelled in the 2007, although the club relegated straight back. Then courted by several higher-class clubs he joined the second division Movers Väsby United in the Superettan to. In his debut season he stood in all 30 games of the season in the starting lineup and helped the club to the league table as ninth. Having trained at the pre-season to the Premiership season 2009 the cooperation partner AIK, the club brought him in the summer of the year on loan in the Erstligakader. While the club won the domestic double national champion and cup he remained without bet for AIK. Age-related, but he was still eligible to play at the same time under the Cooperation Agreement for Väsby United, so he ultimately ran aground in 26 league games for the team. In addition, he had played in the Swedish U-21 national team, for whom he debuted in March 2009. Behind Joel Ekstrand, Marcus Nilsson and Martin Olsson him but mostly remained only the role of the substitute score in the series.

In January 2010, Backman signed a three -year contract with AIK. In the preparation and the start of the 2010 season mainly reserve players, he captured a short time later a regular place. After the departure of several top performers of the championship team he slipped with the club in the relegation battle. While Mikael Stahre, Björn Wesström and Alex Miller, three different coaches were responsible for the care of the team, he showed good performance. He was awarded one of the guarantors of the class Erhaltes and coach Erik Hamrén with a nomination for the opening matches of 2011, the senior team. In the 2-1 win over Botswana on 19 January, he was in the starting. In the following years, he was the undisputed master player in the club team and was a 2012 and 2013 respectively to the national squad for the January internationals.