Sebastian Steve Qvacoe Cann-Svärd
(born 15 January 1983), commonly known as Sebastian Svärd
, is a Danish footballer
ancestry, who plays for Dutch Eredivisie
side Roda JC
Born in Hvidovre
to a Swedish
mother and Ghanaian
father, he started out at Kjøbenhavns Boldklub
, the reserve team of F.C. Copenhagen
. Here he was seen as somewhat of a prodigy, impressing the coaches of the Denmark under-16, under-17 and under-19 national teams, and he was bought by English
club Arsenal F.C.
for an undisclosed fee in November 2000.
He won the FA Youth Cup
with the youth team of the club in his first season. His first-team Arsenal debut came in a League Cup
fourth round match on November 27, 2001, as a substitute in a 2–0 win over Grimsby Town
. Over the next two years, he made two more appearances for Arsenal, one more in the League Cup against Sunderland
and one in the FA Cup
against Oxford United
He returned on loan to his old club F.C. Copenhagen in August 2003, in need of first-team play; after just four months he returned to England to play for Stoke City
, for whom he played nine league matches and scored one goal against Sunderland before returning to Arsenal. In August 2004, he came on as a substitute in Arsenal's 3–1 Community Shield
victory over Manchester United
, but soon after he was loaned to Danish club Brøndby......