Christoffer Andersson

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Christoffer Andersson
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Personal information
Full name Christoffer Tobias Andersson
Date of birth (1978-10-22) 22 October 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Nybro, Sweden
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Helsingborgs IF
Number 21
Youth career
1984–1996 Nybro IF
1997 Helsingborgs IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Helsingborgs IF 148 (11)
2004–2006 Lillestrøm SK 63 (3)
2006–2007 Hannover 96 7 (0)
2007– Helsingborgs IF 171 (29)
National team
1998-2000 Sweden U21 14 (0)
2000-2006 Sweden 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 August 2012

Christoffer Tobias Andersson (born 22 October 1978 in Nybro) is a Swedish football player, currently playing for Helsingborgs IF.

He has previously played for Nybro IF (until 1996), Helsingborgs IF (1996–2003), Lillestrøm S.K. (2004–06) and Hannover 96 (2006–07).[2] After not living up to the expectations at the Bundesliga team, he was released back to Sweden after only a year.[3]

His return to Helsingborgs IF in late May 2007 was slightly controversial among the HIF fans, as Andersson, by some, is seen as a traitor after having left the club as a Bosman player in 2003, in a time when the club due to its acute financial situation needed all the money it could get. Andersson's signing for Lillestrøm S.K. was the biggest source of anger, as that club was seen as equal to HIF in level. Some fans argue that it was obvious that Andersson left HIF entirely of economical reasons and therefore, they contend that he should not have been taken back.[citation needed]

Andersson has represented the Sweden national team, but was left out of the Euro 2004 squad, even though he was a big part of getting Sweden to the finals. When this happened, Andersson swore that he would never play for the Swedish national manager at the time, Lars Lagerbäck.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christoffer Andersson" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Christoffer Andersson" (in Swedish). hif.se. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Andersson nach Schweden" (in German). kicker.de. 3 June 2007. Retrieved 19 January 2010.