Player Details


Axel Sjöberg




6' 7"


209 lbs

Date of Birth

3.8.1991 (33)


Stockholm, Sweden, Sweden


Career Summary

Sjöberg joined Columbus Crew SC on Dec. 4, 2019 after spending the previous five seasons with the Colorado Rapids. The six-foot-seven-inch center back did not appear for the Crew after being loaned out to San Antonio FC in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship from March 6, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Sjöberg made one appearance for San Antonio FC when he played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against the Real Monarchs on March 8, 2020.


The Swedish defender was a standout for Marquette University and signed with the Colorado Rapids after being selected 14th overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. Sjöberg made his MLS debut in the 0-0 draw with the Philadelphia Union on March 7, 2015. In five seasons with the Colorado Rapids, Sjöberg scored three goals and recorded one assist in 88 appearances (84 starts). He scored his first MLS goal in a 1-0 win against the Seattle Sounders on May 21, 2016.


During his four years at Marquette University, Sjöberg was a standout, scoring 11 goals in 63 appearances for the Golden Eagles from 2011 to 2014. For his performances in the backline, Sjöberg earned multiple Big East Player of the Week Awards during his tenure in the Big East Conference.