||Hans Pontus Farnerud
|Date of birth
4 June 1980 |
|Place of birth
||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
||→ Strasbourg (loan)
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:49, 3 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Hans Pontus Farnerud (born 4 June 1980) is a Swedish footballer who plays for IFK Göteborg as a midfielder.
Farnerud was born in Helsingborg. After starting professionally at 16 with Landskrona BoIS he was acquired in 1999 by French side AS Monaco FC, and appeared in fifteen league matches as the club won the 2000 national title. After spending the 2003–04 season on loan to fellow Ligue 1 side RC Strasbourg he returned, playing in six UEFA Champions League contests and scoring once in the league, after only one minute on the pitch, in a 2–1 home win against FC Nantes.
In June 2005 Farnerud was bought definitely by Strasbourg, reuniting with younger brother Alexander. The pair (with Pontus only missing two league matches) could not prevent a final relegation, as second from the bottom.
After that Farnerud moved to Sporting Clube de Portugal on a free transfer, being scarcely used during two seasons. He then returned north, to Norway, signing a long-term contract with Stabæk Fotball on 23 July 2008. He helped to a national championship in his first season, eventually being named team captain.
Farnerud was a full international from 2002 until 2010. He was a participant at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2004, but did not leave the bench on either occasion.
Farnerud's younger brother, Alexander, is also a footballer. He too was a midfielder and a Swedish international.