Height : - 1.8m (5' 10")
Weight : - 74.5 kgs (11st 10lb)
Edman brought some no-nonsense tackling to the Spurs team in a problem position that needed resolving. Initially, his defensive role was given priority, with Jacques Santini wanting the side tight and the full-backs not to cross the halfway line. When Santini left the club and Jol took over, he was given freer rein to move forward. Mostly, he played a solid game, but at Everton in October 2004, he suffered concussion in a clash of heads and missed quite a few games. Erik never seemed the same again and an Achilles injury appeared to make him hesitant and lack the drive to go forward.
Edman will probably be most fondly remembered for his single goal in Tottenham colours. As the ball was cleared to him from a Spurs corner, he hit a 35 yard rocket of a shot past Dudek in the goal at the Kop end to help Tottenham to a 2-2 draw.
In August 2005, Martin Jol seemed keen to bring in PSV Eindhoven's Korean left back Young-Pyo Lee as competition, but with a World Cup finals year approached Edman felt it was necessary to have regular football and Rennes had watched his situation, so swooped to take him to France for around £2 million and join up with a couple of his Swedish team-mates in the team. His stay there lasted only a year, as Wigan Athletic brought him back to England, although a knee injury in one of his first games kept him out for a year.
Ended up playing only 10 games for Wigan, with the last a 1-9 defeat at White Hart Lane, when Aaron Lennon gave Erik a nightmare time.
In February 2010, Edman returned home to Sweden to play for Helsingborgs on a five year deal.