Pontus Jansson

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Pontus Jansson
Personal information
Full name Pontus Sven Gustav Jansson
Date of birth (1991-02-13) 13 February 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Arlöv, Sweden
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Torino
Number 18
Youth career
0000–2006 Arlövs BI
2006–2009 Malmö FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Malmö FF 98 (6)
2009 IFK Malmö (loan) 8 (4)
2014– Torino 2 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Sweden U17 13 (0)
2008–2009 Sweden U19 9 (3)
2011–2012 Sweden U21 15 (1)
2012– Sweden 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Pontus Sven Gustav Jansson (born 13 February 1991) is a footballer who plays for Serie A club Torino as a centre-back.

Club career[edit]

Malmö FF[edit]

Jansson started his career at local club Arlövs BI. In 2006 at age 15 he transferred to Malmö FF. He played in youth teams until he made his first team debut in 2009. Jansson played in a variety of positions in the early stages of his career until deciding on centre back in the start of the 2010 season. He had made his first team debut as forward the year before. When teammate Jasmin Sudić was long term injured in the beginning of the year the manager decided that Jansson would take Sudić's place in the starting eleven. Jansson played in 18 games in the 2010 league winning season for Malmö. He missed the latter part of the season due to injury problems.

Starting out the 2011 season on the bench, Jansson gained new manager Rikard Norling's trust and once again took a spot in the starting eleven. Jansson finished the season with 15 played league matches and nine matches in Europe. Many considered Jansson to be the club's best player of 2011 even though he only played for half of the season. Jansson was also mentioned as a potential candidate for becoming the club's new captain as Daniel Andersson announced that he would step down during the 2012 season. The 2012 season was Jansson's big breakthrough season as he played all 30 league matches for Malmö FF, playing the first part of the season with Daniel Andersson and the latter part with newcomer Filip Helander by his side in the defensive line.

Jansson continued to be one of the club's most important players during the league title winning 2013 season where he played 24 matches and scored one goal. The goal was an important equalizer against title contender IFK Göteborg in the home fixture on 25 August 2013, Malmö FF went on to win the match 3–1. He was nominated as defender of the year for the 2013 Allsvenskan for his overall performance during the season. Jansson also played all of Malmö FF's matches in the qualification stage for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.

During the 2014 season Jansson played nine out of twelve possible matches before his transfer to Torino. He also played all of the matches for the club in the 2013–14 Svenska Cupen campaign where the club progressed to the semi-finals. He started the 2014 season in the starting eleven but was replaced by Erik Johansson when it was clear that Jansson would leave the club during the summer transfer window.

Torino[edit]

On 24 April 2014, Serie A side Torino officially announced the signing of Jansson on a free transfer,[1] he officially joined the club on 1 July 2014.[2][3]

International career[edit]

Sweden U21[edit]

Jansson made his debut for the Sweden U21 national team in a friendly game against Portugal on 9 February 2011. On 2 June 2011 he captained the team in a match against Norway where he also scored the first goal in a 4–1 win for Sweden U21.[4]

Sweden[edit]

Jansson was selected for the annual training camp for the Sweden national team in January 2012. The squad selection for the camp traditionally feature the best Swedish players in domestic and other Scandinavian leagues.[5] He made his senior debut for Sweden in the training match against Bahrain on 18 January 2012.[6] He was selected for the friendly against England on the 14th of November where he was used as a substitute, and was then again selected for the winter tour in 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 June 2014.[7]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Malmö FF 2009 2 0 0 0 2 0
IFK Malmö 2009 8 4 8 4
Total 8 4 8 4
Malmö FF 2010 18 1 2 0 20 1
2011 15 2 2 0 11 1 28 3
2012 30 1 0 0 30 1
2013 24 1 3 0 6 0 33 1
2014 9 1 5 0 0 0 14 1
Total 98 6 12 0 17 1 127 7
Torino 2014–15 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Total 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Career total 106 10 12 0 18 1 136 11

International[edit]

As of 18 November 2014.[7]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2012 2 0
2013 2 0
2014 3 0
Total 7 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Malmö FF: 2010, 2013
Malmö FF: 2013

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Jansson al Toro". torinofc.it (in Italian). Torino Football Club. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Official: Torino sign Jansson". football-italia.net. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pontus Jansson klar för Torino FC per den 1 juli". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Matchinformation: Norge - Sverige" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Landslaget blir himmelsblågult: "Vi är stolta"" (in Swedish). Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Herr: 2-0 mot Bahrain i Doha" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Pontus Jansson". soccerway.com (in Swedish). Soccerway. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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