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Niklas Bärkroth

Personal information
Full nameNiklas Bärkroth
Date of birth19 January 1992(age 24)
Place of birthGothenburg, Sweden
Height1.74 m
Playing positionStriker / Winger
Club information
Current clubBrommapojkarna

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Niklas Bärkroth (also written as Nicklas; born 19 January 1992 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a striker for Brommapojkarna, on loan from IFK Göteborg. He joined IFK Göteborg in 2007 after having played for the local team Balltorps FF.

He became the youngest person ever to play in the highest Swedish football league, Allsvenskan, being 15 years, seven months and 14 days old when he started in IFK Göteborg's match against IF Brommapojkarna on 2 September 2007. The record was previously held by Peter Dahlqvist, who was 15 years, nine months and five days when he made his debut for Örgryte IS in 1971 against IFK Norrköping, these are the only two 15-year-olds ever to play in the history of Allsvenskan.

His father, Robert Bengtsson-Bärkroth, played 239 matches in Allsvenskan with Västra Frölunda IF and Örgryte IS. On 23 July 2008 he made his UEFA Champions League debut and scored 2 goals in IFK's 4 0 win against S.S. Murata in the second leg of the first qualifying round, coming on as a substitute at half time. It has been speculated in recent weeks, that English Championship clubs, Nottingham Forest and Barnsley are interested in the player. He is also one of the youngest two players to score in a UEFA competition.

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