Andreas Granqvist

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Andreas Granqvist
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Personal information
Full name Andreas Granqvist
Date of birth (1985-04-16) 16 April 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Påarp, Sweden
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Krasnodar
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Helsingborg 72 (1)
2007 Wigan Athletic (loan) 0 (0)
2007–2008 Wigan Athletic 14 (0)
2008 Helsingborg (loan) 11 (1)
2008–2011 Groningen 96 (21)
2011–2013 Genoa 59 (2)
2013– FC Krasnodar 20 (1)
National team
2004–2006 Sweden U21 26 (0)
2006– Sweden 34 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2014

Andreas Granqvist (born 16 April 1985 in Påarp) is a Swedish footballer from Helsingborg, currently playing as a defender for FC Krasnodar.[1]

Club career[edit]

Granqvist started his career with Påarps GIF, the local club of his home village Påarp. He later transferred to Helsingborgs IF and he made his debut in Allsvenskan, 2004. Two years later he was team captain, when the club won its third Swedish Cup title, beating Gefle with 2–0. The victorious HIF side also contained former Swedish internationals Henrik Larsson and Andreas Jakobsson as well as former Hibs goalkeeper Daniel Andersson.

In January 2007, he completed a loan move to Wigan Athletic with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.[2]

On 19 June 2007, Granqvist signed a two-year deal with Wigan,[3] for a fee rumoured to be around £750,000. On 12 March 2008, Granqvist returned to HIF on a loan deal until the end of the English season in June.[4]

On 9 July 2008 Granqvist signed a four-year contract with Dutch club, FC Groningen,[5] with Wigan receiving a fee of around £600,000.

On 13 September 2008, Granqvist scored after a 65-metre solo run,[6] a remarkable feat, which he again managed to accomplish in the last match of the regular season on 10 May 2009.[7]

On 15 June 2011, FC Groningen published on their website that Andreas Granqvist was sold to Genoa for a fee of 2 million euros. The Swedish international has signed a four-year contract with the Italian club.

International career[edit]

Granqvist has played for the Swedish national team, and, in May 2008, he was included in Sweden's 23-men squad for Euro 2008. However, he was an unused substitute in all three of Sweden's games.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 September 2010 Sweden Swedbank Stadion, Malmö  San Marino 4–0 6–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
2. 12 October 2010 Netherlands Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam  Netherlands 4–1 4–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying

Statistics[edit]

Season Club Country Competition Games Goals
2004 Helsingborgs IF  Sweden Allsvenskan 21 0
2005 Helsingborgs IF  Sweden Allsvenskan 26 1
2006 Helsingborgs IF  Sweden Allsvenskan 25 0
2006–07 Wigan Athletic  England Premier League 0 0
2007–08 Wigan Athletic  England Premier League 14 0
2008 Helsingborgs IF  Sweden Allsvenskan 11 1
2008–09 FC Groningen  Netherlands Eredivisie 32 4
2009–10 FC Groningen  Netherlands Eredivisie 32 6
2010–11 FC Groningen  Netherlands Eredivisie 33 11
2011–12 Genoa  Italy Serie A 28 1
2012–13 Genoa  Italy Serie A 17 1
Total 238 25
As of 31 May 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Краснодар" согласовал трансфер Андреаса Гранквиста" (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 16 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Granqvist signs for Wigan on loan". BBC Sport. 28 December 2006. Retrieved 1 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "Wigan clinch deal for Granqvist". BBC Sport. 19 June 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2007. 
  4. ^ "Granqvist makes Helsingborg move". BBC Sport. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Granqvist joins Groningen". Sky Sports. 9 July 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Andreas Granqvist FC Groningen vs Fc Utrecht 14-08-08". Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "SUPER GOAL Andreas Granqvist (fc groningen-nac)". Retrieved 4 June 2013. 

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