Magnus Hedman has drawn big headlines throughout his career.
The former goalkeeper for the Swedish national football team has previously granted a large drug abuse, and previously he has been convicted of buying prostitutes.
In connection with a new documentary about his life, tells Magnus Hedman about his childhood, there were not so rosy, as he has always told about.
"I was sexually abused as a child to a family member. It began when I was seven years old and stood on to, I was 12. I never told the others about it. I did not understand at the time how bad it was. I didn't know what I should do," says Magnus Hedman to Expressen.
The former Celtic and Chelsea goalkeeper with more than 50 matches for the Swedish national team speaks out in the documentary 'Magnus Hedman: the Second half', which is made of Swedish Dplay.
He has been clean for two years and have now decided to open up about his past, as he only now understood why he ended up in so many problems after his career.
He managed to hide his inner demons with the football and drug abuse. Among other things, he took amphetamines and overdoses of ADHD drugs and cocaine.
In connection with his treatment for drug addiction it dawned on him that his terrible experiences as a child have pushed him over the edge.
"It was the missing puzzle piece that fell into place. I have never seen it as a reason as to why I ended up where I did. I have always seen my childhood as positive, but now, it is up to me how traumatic it has been. Things I've suppressed."
Magnus Hedman started his career at AIK, and in 1997 sold to Coventry City, who at the time played in the Premier League. Ago smoke he to the Celtic, before in 2006 he was brought to Chelsea as reservemålmand of José Mourinho.
He played on the national team from 1997 to 2004, and participated in two WORLD cup tournaments.
for several years was married to the Swedish singer and model Magdalena Graaf.
Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 02:00