Tim Sparv

Tim Sparv (2013 )

Tim Sparv (born 20 February 1987 in Oravais ) is a Finnish football player who is under contract for the 2013/14 season the second division club SpVgg Greuther Fürth.


Beginning in Northern Europe

Sparv began in 1993 when Norrvalla FF with football games and moved to England in 2003 in the youth academy of FC Southampton. With the junior team of the club in which he ran aground on the side of players like Theo Walcott, he reached the final of the FA Youth Cup, which ended with the youth team of Ipswich Town with a 2:3 defeat after extra time in 2005. Since he could not play in the first team of the club, he decided to end 2006 on a change of club. On the recommendation of under contract in Southampton Sweden Michael Svensson and his father, he joined the Swedish first division side Halmstad BK, since the concept of the association appealed to him to want to rely mainly on young players.

On April 9, 2007 (1st Round ), he made ​​his debut in a 2-1 victory at home to Helsingborgs IF, as he was substituted at half -time break for Andreas Johansson. Ultimately, he could only prevail at times in the course of the season, and stood at five of its twelve season appearances in the starting XI. In the spring of the following year he fell ill during the training camp in Italy to glandular fever. To have him come play practice, the club gave him then from May of the year until the end of summer break after the 2008 European Championship on the Finnish first division Vaasa PS. After only eight missions, he returned to Halmstad, where he again traveled between starting and bench.

Before the start of the 2009 he was appointed the Finnish national coach Stuart Baxter in the senior team, for the Sparv on February 4, 2009 in Tokyo, in the test countries play in the 1:5 defeat to the selection of Japan, debuted. In the subsequent season, he established himself on the side of Mikael Rosén, Emir Kujovic, Michael Görlitz and Tomas Žvirgždauskas as a regular player and held for long stretches on the national team.

Change in the Netherlands

In the summer of 2009 Sparv participated with the U- 21 team at the European Championships in Sweden. Although he retired with the selection team from the preliminaries, but aroused the interest of Italian, Swiss and Dutch clubs. As a result, he announced his resignation in August from Sweden at the end because he had signed a valid contract from January 2010 the Dutch first division club FC Groningen.

Moving to Germany

For the 2013/14 season changed Sparv to Erstligaabsteiger SpVgg Greuther Fürth. He signed a dated before 30 June 2015 contract, and debuted on July 21, 2013 ( 1st Round ) 2-0 victory at home to Arminia Bielefeld.