Pierre Bengtsson

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Pierre Bengtsson
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Bengtsson playing for AIK in 2007
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Kumla, Sweden
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Mainz 05
Number 7
Youth career
1993–2004 IFK Kumla
2004–2006 AIK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 AIK 43 (0)
2009–2011 Nordsjælland 40 (1)
2011–2014 Copenhagen 108 (2)
2015– Mainz 05 4 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Sweden U17 7 (1)
2006 Sweden U19 2 (0)
2007–2010 Sweden U21 20 (1)
2011– Sweden 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 February 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015

Pierre Bengtsson (born 12 April 1988) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a left back, currently for Bundesliga side Mainz 05.

Club career[edit]

AIK[edit]

Bengtsson started his senior career at AIK, where he made his debut in August 2006, against Östers IF at Råsunda Stadium.

FC Nordsjælland[edit]

After three and a half seasons at AIK, Bengtsson searched for more playtime and joined on 10 September 2009 the Danish Superliga FC Nordsjælland.[1] Bengtsson began his Nordsjælland spell as back-up for Dennis Cagara, receiving his debut in the Danish Cup against AB on 23 September 2009. His first Superliga match was a 6-3 defeat against Brøndby IF on 4 October 2009.[2]

From 1 November 2009, Bengtsson became a regular starter for FC Nordsjælland on the left back position. Through his performances, Bengtsson became in the interest of UEFA Champions League competitors F.C. Copenhagen in the summer 2010,[3] and in the following winter transfer window, Bengtsson moved to Copenhagen.[4]

FC Copenhagen[edit]

In Copenhagen, Bengtsson was a back-up for Oscar Wendt in his first half year. Nevertheless received Bengtsson playtime in 8 of 16 matches before Wendt moved on to join Borussia Mönchengladbach. Bengtsson's debut came as a substitute on 22 February 2011 in the UEFA Champions League round-of-16-match against Chelsea F.C.[2]

In the 2011-12 season, Bengtsson began as first choice on the left back position. Through the autumn, he was, however, overtaken by Bryan Oviedo, and from 27 October to 15 April Bengtsson was only in the lineup twice.[2] Oviedo was sold to Everton F.C. on 31 August 2012,[5] and since Bengtsson has been the preferred left back in the club.

Mainz 05[edit]

On 23 November 2014, Mainz 05 announced that they had signed Bengtsson effective 1 Januar 2015. Since his contract with FC Copenhagen had expired 31 December 2014, he was available on a free transfer and signed a contract for three and a half years until summer 2018.[6]

International career[edit]

Bengtsson were a part of the Swedish youth national teams, gaining 29 matches totally. He was a part of the Swedish squad at the 2009 UEFA Under-21 Championship.

On 19 January 2011, Bengtsson made his debut for the senior national team in a friendly against Botswana.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ny FCN-spiller: Mere pres i Sverige, Bold.dk, 11 September 2009
  2. ^ a b c Profile at Football-Lineups.com
  3. ^ Medie: FCK kigger på FCK-profil, Bold.dk, 28 August 2010
  4. ^ Bengtsson solgt til FCK, Bold.dk, 27 January 2011
  5. ^ FCK bekræfter Oviedo-salg, Bold.dk, 31 August 2012
  6. ^ "Mainz 05 sign Pierre Bengtsson" (in German). 1. FSV Mainz 05. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 

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