Bo Svensson

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Bo Svensson
Svensson in 2007
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-08-04) 4 August 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Skørping, Denmark
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Mainz 05 (youth)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 F.C. Copenhagen 150 (4)
2006–2007 Borussia Mönchengladbach 32 (2)
2007–2014 Mainz 05 109 (1)
Total 291 (7)
National team
2000 Denmark U-21 2 (0)
2006–2011 Denmark 3 (0)
Teams managed
2014–2015 Mainz 05 (team official)
2015 Mainz 05 (assistant)[1]
2015– Mainz 05 (youth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bo Svensson (born 4 August 1979) is a retired Danish professional football defender. He is currently youth coach at Mainz 05.

He has played three games for the Denmark national football team.


Svensson was born in Skørping, Northern Jutland to a Swedish father and a Danish mother. Svensson started playing youth football with Copenhagen club Kjøbenhavns Boldklub (KB), the reserve team of F.C. Copenhagen (FCK). He was moved from KB into the FCK squad in June 1999, and got his FCK debut in September 1999, under FCK manager Kim Brink. He was soon a FCK regular team member, and was called up for the Danish under-21 national team in March 2000.

With FCK, he won the 2001 Danish Superliga championship under manager Roy Hodgson, and the 2003 Superliga under manager Hans Backe. When FCK team captain Peter Nielsen retired in the winter 2003, Bo Svensson was given the captain's armband. He went on to captain FCK, when they won the Double, of both 2004 Superliga and Danish Cup titles. The 2004–05 season was less successful, but FCK managed to win the inaugural 2005 Royal League tournament. In the summer break 2005, Hans Backe demoted Svensson to vice-captain, as the captain status was given to the Swedish international midfielder Tobias Linderoth.[2] With his FCK contract running out one year later, in the summer 2006, Svensson looked for a new club, and left FCK in the winter break 2005. He played a total of 196 official games for FCK.

He moved abroad when he was sold to German team Borussia Mönchengladbach (M'gladbach) in January 2006. He debuted for Mönchengladbach in February 2006, and finished the season playing 13 of Mönchengladbach's last 15 games, under manager Horst Köppel. He was called up for the Danish national team, and made his debut in May 2006, under national manager Morten Olsen.

In summer 2007 he was transferred to Mainz 05. After the 2013–14 season he retired from professional football.[3]



  1. ^ "Svensson ny assistenttræner i Mainz" (in Danish). 17 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Bo Svensson degraderet". Berlingske Tidende (in Danish). 13 July 2005.
  3. ^ "Trainingsauftakt bei Mainz 05: Erste Einheit unter neuem Trainer Hjulmand" [Training's kick off at Mainz 05: First session under new coach Hjulmand] (in German). Allgemeine Zeitung. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2015.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Nielsen
F.C. Copenhagen captain
Succeeded by
Tobias Linderoth