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 26)
Place of birth Kumla, Sweden
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
1. FSV Mainz 05
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 0 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Sweden U17 7 (1)
2006 Sweden U19 2 (0)
2007–2010 Sweden U21 20 (1)
2011– Sweden 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

Pierre Bengtsson (born 12 April 1988) is a Swedish footballer who plays for the Bundesliga side 1. FSV 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.

On 23 November 2014, FSV Mainz 05 announced that Bengtsson will join the club 1 Januar 2015.[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. ^ [1]

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