Christoffer Andersson

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Christoffer Andersson
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Personal information
Full name Christoffer Tobias Andersson
Date of birth (1978-10-22) 22 October 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Nybro, Sweden
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Youth career
1984–1996 Nybro IF
1997 Helsingborgs IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Helsingborgs IF 148 (11)
2004–2006 Lillestrøm SK 63 (3)
2006–2007 Hannover 96 7 (0)
2007–2014 Helsingborgs IF 171 (29)
2015 Halmstads BK 27 (2)
2016 Helsingborgs IF 7 (0)
National team
1998–2000 Sweden U21 14 (0)
2000–2006 Sweden 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Christoffer Tobias Andersson (born 22 October 1978 in Nybro) is a Swedish former football player who last played for Helsingborgs IF.

He has previously played for Nybro IF (until 1996), Helsingborgs IF (1996–2003), Lillestrøm S.K. (2004–06) and Hannover 96 (2006–07).[2] After not living up to the expectations at the Bundesliga team, he was released back to Sweden after only a year.[3]

His return to Helsingborgs IF in late May 2007 was slightly controversial among the HIF fans, as Andersson, by some, is seen as a traitor after having left the club as a Bosman player in 2003, in a time when the club due to its acute financial situation needed all the money it could get. Andersson's signing for Lillestrøm S.K. was the biggest source of anger, as that club was seen as equal to HIF in level. Some fans argue that it was obvious that Andersson left HIF entirely of economical reasons and therefore, they contend that he should not have been taken back.[citation needed]

Andersson has represented the Sweden national team, but was left out of the Euro 2004 squad, even though he was a big part of getting Sweden to the finals. When this happened, Andersson swore that he would never play for the Swedish national manager at the time, Lars Lagerbäck. But he honoured six caps between January 2005 and March 2006 at the occasion of five friendlies and one World Cup 2006 Qualifyer (4 times as starting line-up player)[4].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christoffer Andersson" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Christoffer Andersson" (in Swedish). hif.se. Archived from the original on 5 October 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Andersson nach Schweden" (in German). kicker.de. 3 June 2007. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  4. ^ Player stats on eu-football.info