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Antonsson: Carl Marcus Christer (Marcus)

2016-Current (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)


Born: Sweden: 08-05-1991

Debut: Queens Park Rangers (a)(substitute): 07-08-2016

6’1” 13st (2016)

Antonsson started his career with Unnaryds GolF but left to join Halmstad BK in 2009. There he played in the Under-Nineteen side but did get one minute of playing time with the first team as he replaced Joe Sise just before the end of their 2-0 win at Djurgardens IF on 7th November 2010. In the 2011 season he had more exposure to the first team being in the squad but mostly in a bench capacity. He was a sixty-eighth minute substitute for Joe Sise and after five games from the bench, and two unused on it, in which he got sixty-five minutes playing time he started the game on 23rd October 2011, in which Halmstads went down 0-2 to Mjallby AIF, and played sixty-six minutes before he was replaced by Ardian Rexhepi. 2012 saw him start to put his claim for a starting spot and also found the net. In the Swedish Cup he netted his first strike with the opening goal in the fourth minute as Halmstads went on to win 5-2 at Ronnby BK on 18th August 2012. He went on to score twice in two starts and two minor appearances as a substitute in that competition. In the League he had less exposure and did not start a game although he managed just short of two hours playing in eighteen games from the bench and sitting unused on a further twelve occasions, he did score one goal in the eighty-seventh minute with the final goal in a 4-0 win at Umea FC on 20th December 2012 after replacing Gudjon Baldvinsson in the eighty-third minute. He also made two substitute appearances in the relegation play-offs, scoring the third goal in the seventy-second minute of a 3-0 win over GIF Sunsvall at home on 10th November 2012 when he was a thirty fifth minute substitute for the injured Gudjon Baldvinsson, but came off in the eighty-fourth minute when replaced by Kristoffer Thydell. He was still feeling his way in the 2013 season being in the first team squad on thirty occasions, but of those he remained unused in ten, came on as a substitute in seventeen and started just twice. He made his starting debut for the on 21st April 2013, in a 1-2 home defeat by Kalmar FF in which he played seventy-four minutes before being replaced by by Shkodran Maholli. He scored four times in the League. On 7th July 2013 he got the winner in the final minute of a 2-1 win at Syrianska FC after coming on for Gudjon Baldvinsson in the seventy-eighth minute. In the home fixture with the same club on 29th July 2013 he scored the equaliser in a 1-1 draw with a goal in the seventy-ninth minute after again coming on as a Substitute for Gudjon Baldvinsson in the seventy-first minute. In his final game of the season he scored twice in the 2-2 home draw with IF Brommapojkarna on 3rd November 2013, when he twice equalised in the thirty-eighth and ninetieth minute of a game that was his only full game of the season. He also scored in the seventy-first minute of the 1-4 defeat at Djurgardens IF on 16th March 2014 in the Swedish Cup, a competition in which he started three and came on once as a substitute in the four games. He also came on twice as a substitute in the relegation play-offs but spent much of his time in the Under-Twenty-One team where he started ten games and scored five goals. The following season of 2014 saw him score three more times for the Under-Twenty-Ones in eight starts as he set his eyes more on the first team. He was involved in twenty-nine games, three of which he remained unused on the bench. He started thirteen and came from the bench on thirteen occasions. He had little success in the early and most parts of the season, which was mainly when he was a substitute and he had not found the net from March through to September. However, he started the final five games of the season and really started to score. On 29th September 2014 he opened the scoring in the fifth minute of a 3-0 away win at IF Brommapojkarna then again, on 5th October 2014, opened the scoring on the half-hour, but Halmstads went down 1-3 at home to Atvidabergs FF. On 18th October 2014 he scored twice to give his side a 2-0 lead in the sixty-ninth minute and the 3-0 nine minutes later in a 3-1 win at Kalmar FF. Another two followed in a 4-0 home win over Falkenbergs FF when he scored the second in the twenty-seventh minute and the other in the fifty-fifth to complete the scoring on 26th October 2014 and the amazingly as his team put five past IFK Göteborg in a 5-1 away win on 1st November 2014, he failed to score! He did, however, score twice in the Swedish Cup in a 2-1 extra time win at Orgryte IS on 21st August 2014, with the opening goal after sixty-four minutes and the winner in the ninety-sixth minute. He moved to Kalmar FF in the close season in January 2015, having scored ten goals in fifty-three League games, of which thirty-six were from the bench, five in nine in the Cup, of which three were as a substitute, and one goal in four as a substitute in the relegation play offs. In the Reserves he had made eighteen substitute appearances for one goal and at Under-Twenty-One he had eight goals in eighteen starts. He went on a free transfer and proved to be a bargain. In 2015 he started four Under-Twenty- one games without scoring, but in the League he scored twelve goals, being in the squad for thirty games, with just one game when he remained on the bench, as in the early part of the season came on as a substitute on four occasions but later was a starter twenty-five times as he started to become a regular. He made his League debut as a substitute on 4th April 2015 in a 0-0 home draw with Helsingborgs IF as he replaced Par Ericsson after seventy-seven minutes. He made his starting debut four days later in a 0-2 defeat at Gefle IF and was substituted by Ludvig Ohman with eight minutes to go. His first goal came on 4th May 2015 in a 3-0 home win over Orebro SK getting the second goal a minute before half time and he was later replaced by Par Ericsson seven minutes before the end. His twelve goals made him the third highest scorer in the League in Sweden. In February 2016, before the close season was over he had had his contract extended to 2018, as a sign of the value the club placed on his services. In the 2016 season he was even more prolific scoring three goals in six starts in the Swedish Cup while in the League he had started twelve games and had scored ten times to make him Sweden's top scorer. He played his final game for Kalmar FF on 29th May 2016 in a 2-1 away win at Falkenbergs FF and after making the first goal for Tobias Eriksson in the forty- second minute to bring the scores level, it was he that scored the winner after sixty-seven minutes. He signed for Leeds United after a medical on 20th June 2016. He signed a three year contract, with an option of four and the fee was said to be in excess of £1 Million, with Swedish sources claiming 1.3 M, but with add ons for incentives was expected to rise to £1.6 M, while other sources capped it at £2 M. The deal was confirmed by the club on 28th June2016, subject to international clearance. He joined the side and went on the tour of Ireland, making his debut at Shelbourne on 13th July 2016 and played the first hour before, like the rest of the eleven, was replaced for the final thirty minutes as Leeds ran out 2-1 winners. Three days later he again started and scored twice, in the seventh and fifty-fifth minute before, similar to the first game with Shelbourne, he was taken off after one hour with Leeds 3-1 in the lead over Shamrock Rovers and that was also the full- time score. He again started , but this time played a full game as Leeds went at Peterborough United by 1-2 on 23rd July 2016. In the final pre-season friendly he did not start but replaced Chris Wood after seventy-one minutes as United defeated Italian Club Atlanta 2-1 at Elland Road on 30th July 2016. He was not chosen for the starting eleven in United's first League game of the season at Queens Park Rangers on 7th August 2016 but made his debut as a substitute when he replaced Matt Grimes after sixty-one minutes as United went down 0-3. He also came on as a substitute in the League Cup win at Fleetwood Town on 10th August 2016, when he replaced Ronaldo Vieira after seventy-five minutes and levelled the scores at 1-1 when he scored in the the eighty-ninth minute, as Leeds went on to win in the penalty shoot out, after the teams had been level at 2-2 at the end of extra time. He netted the second of the five penalties that Leeds scored. He made his starting League debut on 13th August 2016 as Leeds lost to Birmingham City at Elland Road. He again started in the home League game against Fulham on 16th August 2016 as they drew 1-1. He started in the 2-0 away win over Sheffield Wednesday on 20th August 2016 and scored in the sixty-third minute before making way for Souleymane Doukara in the sixty-ninth minute. He was an unused substitute as United won at Luton Town in the League Cup on 23rd August, when almost all the first team was rested. He was back for a full game as United were beaten 1-3 by Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on 27th August 2016. He started the next two League games, on 10th September in a 0-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town, when he was replaced by Souleymane Doukara after sixty-seven minutes and three days later in a 2-1 home win over Blackburn Rovers, in which he was replaced by Chris Wood after sixty-one minutes. Subsequently, he did not start a League game as Garry Monk changed his format to include Chris Wood as the lone striker. He did start in Cup competitions, and in the League Cup there were starts in two of the three subsequent ties, in the 1-0 home win over Blackburn Rovers on 20th September, when he was replaced after seventy-one minutes by Chris Wood, and on 26th October, when he was again replaced by the same player after sixty- seven minutes as United triumphed at Norwich City as he scored his third Leeds goal of the season in the forty-third minutes as United claimed victory, with a dramatic 5-4 penalty shootout over the Canaries after a 2–2 draw at the end of extra time. There ware two full games in the F.A. Cup as United won 2-1 at Cambridge United on the January 2017 but went down at Sutton United by 0-1 on 29th January. However, his subsequent League appearances were all from the bench but of limited duration. There was one minute in the 2-0 win at Cardiff City on 17th September in place of Chris Wood. On 1st October he replaced Hadi Sacko for fifteen minutes in the 2-1 win over Barnsley at Elland Road and the 15th October in a 0-1 defeat at Derby County he replaced Chris Wood after eighty-two minutes, while three days later he came on five minutes from time in place of the same player in a 1-1 home draw with Wigan Athletic. On 20th November he replaced Souleymane Doukara for the final twelve minutes of the 0-2 home defeat by Newcastle United, and six days later he came on for Kemar Roofe for the last seventeen minutes in the 2-1 win at Rotherham United, but had to wait until 17th December for his next appearance as he played the final eleven minutes in a 0-1 defeat at Brentford when he replaced Souleymane Doukara. He played just five minutes in the 4-1 win at Preston North End on Boxing Day after he had replaced Hadi Sacko, and, apart from the two F.A. Cup ties, he made his final appearance for the season in the 3-0 home win over Rotherham United as he replaced Chris Wood with eight minutes left on the clock. He had a good 2017-18 pre-season but there were rumours of interest from his native Sweden as it became apparent that he looked surplus to immediate requirements. On 11th August 2017, it was announced that he would be joining Blackburn Rovers, now of League One, on a season long loan.

League 6/101
F.A. Cup 20
League Cup 2/12

(To 2016/17)