Anders Andersson (footballer)

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Anders Andersson
Personal information
Full name Anders Andersson
Date of birth (1974-03-15) March 15, 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Tomelilla, Sweden
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1997 Malmö FF 126 (19)
1997–1999 Blackburn Rovers 4 (0)
1999–2001 AaB 70 (8)
2001–2004 S.L. Benfica 49 (1)
2004–2005 Belenenses 36 (0)
2005–2008 Malmö FF 56 (0)
National team
1994–2005 Sweden 26 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Anders Andersson (born March 15, 1974 in Tomelilla) is a former Swedish football forward and TV pundit. He has played 27 international matches for the Swedish national team, and was a squad player for the Euro 2000 and Euro 2004. He also participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

He played for Svenstorps IF as a child, but joined Malmö FF in 1990. He gradually became a star in the Swedish league, and was bought by English Premier League outfit Blackburn Rovers. There, he played four league matches, and scored once against Preston North End in the League Cup.[1] He went on to play in Denmark and Portugal, and returned to Malmö FF in July 2005. He remained in the club until the end of the 2008 season, when the team decided not to extend Anders contract. The news was received with dismay among Malmö supporters, and Anders himself has written about the situation at his blog at local newspaper Skånska Dagbladet. [1] He later decided to retire from football, ending speculation that he might've been heading to local rivals Trelleborg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Different class as Blackburn show Premiership pedigree". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 17 September 1997. Retrieved 27 November 2009.