| Orebro, Sweden|
| Mats Carl Rickard Rubarth|
(1977-01-25) January 25, 1977 (age 38)
Martin Karlegard, Miossec, Andreas Karlegard
Mats Rubarth (born 25 January 1977 in Orebro, Sweden) is a Swedish musician and former footballer, who played most of his senior career in AIK.
Mats Rubarth Wikipedia
He left Orebro SK after the 2000 season for AIK.
Rubarth was a technical left-winger who liked to dribble past defenders from the left side of the pitch, even though he was right footed. He regularly provided strikers with good passes and consequently got quite a few assists during his career. During the 2003 season, which arguably was Rubarth's best, he also proved to be an able goal scorer, scoring ten times that season in Allsvenskan. One of his more famous goals was however scored in 2001 against local rivals Hammarby IF when he scored with a spectacular bicycle kick.
Though not a physical player, Rubarth picks up a staggering amount of yellow cards and quite a few red cards too. In 2003 he managed to get sent-off twice in a row. First against Helsingborgs IF in Allsvenskan and then in the next match against Fylkir in the UEFA Cup.
Despite his on-pitch temper problems, Rubarth was very popular at AIK's home ground Rasunda for several reasons, including his entertaining style and commitment to the club. On 31 October 2008 it was announced that he would quit the team after the current season and that the match against Helsingborgs IF two days later would be his last at Rasunda. He came on with 10 minutes left to play and received the love from the fans one last time. Rubarth left the club in January 2009 and retired at age 31.
He is also an recording artist and composer and has released one EP so far.2001: Rubarth (EP)