Anders Andersson (footballer)

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Anders Andersson
Personal information
Full name Anders Andersson
Date of birth (1974-03-15) 15 March 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Tomelilla, Sweden
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1997 Malmö FF 126 (19)
1997–1999 Blackburn Rovers 4 (0)
1999–2001 AaB 70 (8)
2001–2004 Benfica 49 (1)
2004–2005 Belenenses 36 (0)
2005–2008 Malmö FF 56 (0)
Total 341 (28)
National team
1991 Sweden U20 1 (0)
1994–2005 Sweden 26 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Anders Andersson (born 15 March 1974) is a former Swedish football midfielder and TV pundit. He has played 27 international matches for the Sweden national team, and was a squad player for the Euro 2000 and Euro 2004. He also participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Career[edit]

Born in Tomelilla, Andersson played for Svenstorps IF as a child, but joined Malmö FF in 1990. He gradually became a star in the Swedish league, and was bought by English Premier League outfit Blackburn Rovers. There, he played four league matches, and scored once against Preston North End in the League Cup.[1] He went on to play in Denmark and Portugal for Benfica, and returned to Malmö FF in July 2005. He remained in the club until the end of the 2008 season, when the team decided not to extend Anders contract. The news was received with dismay among Malmö supporters, and Anders himself has written about the situation at his blog at local newspaper Skånska Dagbladet. [1][permanent dead link] He later decided to retire from football, ending speculation that he might've been heading to local rivals Trelleborg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Different class as Blackburn show Premiership pedigree". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 17 September 1997. Retrieved 27 November 2009. [permanent dead link]

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