Annica Svensson

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Annica Svensson
Annica Svensson June 2013.jpg
Svensson in June 2013
Personal information
Full name Annica Birgitta Teres Svensson[1]
Date of birth (1983-03-03) 3 March 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Björneborg, Sweden
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Eskilstuna United DFF
Number 21
Youth career
Björneborgs IF
1989–1995 Bäckhammars SK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Rävåsens IK
2002 Älvsjö AIK FF
2003–2005 Djurgården/Älvsjö
2006–2010 Hammarby IF DFF 52 (6)
2010–2013 Tyresö FF 53 (0)
2013 Vittsjö GIK (loan) 9 (0)
2014– Eskilstuna United DFF
National team
Sweden U17 6 (0)
Sweden U19 4 (0)
2010– Sweden[2] 33 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:06, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:06, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Annica Birgitta Teres Svensson (born 3 March 1983) is a Swedish football defender who plays in Sweden for Eskilstuna United DFF. She previously played for Tyresö FF, and spent the second half of the 2013 season on loan at Vittsjö GIK. She represented Sweden at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2012 London Olympics.

A late bloomer, Svensson made her Sweden debut at the age of 27, in a 1–1 draw with United States on 30 July 2010.

Svensson played ten times for Sweden's national youth teams, with the last appearance in 2001. She was called into the senior national team two years after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury while captaining Hammarby IF DFF in the Damallsvenskan. National coach Thomas Dennerby valued the versatility of Svensson, who can function in the centre back or full back positions.[3]

Playing for Tyresö in May 2013

Tyresö won the Damallsvenskan title for the first time in the 2012 season and Svensson collected her first league winner's medal.[4]

As ambitious Tyresö continued to strengthen their squad, Svensson lost her place in the team and was not called up to Sweden's UEFA Women's Euro 2013 selection.[5] In August 2013 she went on loan to Damallsvenskan team Vittsjö GIK, in search of first team football.[6] She signed for newly promoted Eskilstuna United DFF in January 2014, where she joined former Tyresö teammate Sara Thunebro.[7]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Djurgården/Älvsjö

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annica Svensson". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Damlandslagsspelare 1973–2012". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Stjernholm, Staffan (29 June 2010). "Dam: Annica Svensson skräll i Dennerbys trupp" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Cleris, Johannes (3 November 2012). "Tyresö vann SM-guld efter dramatik" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Ardell, Mattias (7 August 2013). "Svensson lånas ut – Mallbacken visade inget intresse" (in Swedish). Värmlands Folkblad. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jakten på speltid slutade i Vittsjö GIK" (in Swedish). Skånska Dagbladet. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Svensson klar för Eskilstuna" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.difarkivet.se/dif_sm_guld_seniorer.pdf

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