Jörgen Pettersson (footballer)

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Jörgen Pettersson
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Personal information
Full name Jörgen Pettersson
Date of birth (1975-09-29) 29 September 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Lackalänga, Sweden[1]
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Dösjöbro IF
Kävlinge GIF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 Malmö FF 60 (32)
1995–1999 Borussia M'gladbach 144 (32)
1999–2002 1. FC Kaiserslautern 67 (15)
2002–2004 F.C. Copenhagen 32 (6)
2004–2008 Landskrona BoIS 91 (23)
Total 394 (108)
National team
1995–2003 Sweden 27 (8)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Landskrona BoIS (individual coach)
2012 Malmö FF (assistant manager)
2013–2014 Landskrona BoIS
2015–2016 Högaborgs BK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jörgen Pettersson (born 29 September 1975) is a former football striker from Sweden who has played 27 international matches for the national team. He played at the Euro 2000. He was the manager of the Superettan team Landskrona BoIS until June 11, 2014 when his contract was cancelled.

Playing career[edit]

Pettersson started his career in Dösjöbro IF, and has since played for Kävlinge GIF, Malmö FF, Borussia Mönchengladbach, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, FC København and Landskrona BoIS in his home country. In February 2009, Pettersson retired from the professional football and has since May 2009 been playing for the Swedish Division 4 club Häljarps IF.

Coaching career[edit]

Pettersson was appointed as one of the three new assistant managers at Malmö FF on 29 October 2011 ahead of the 2012 season along with Daniel Andersson and Simon Hollyhead. On 16 November 2012, Pettersson was appointed manager in Superettan club Landskrona BoIS, replacing Henrik Larsson.[2]

Tragic Accident[edit]

In 2001 Pettersson was involved in a tragic car-accident on the German autobahn A63 near Wörrstadt. He crashed his Mercedes into a minicar with such velocity the 20-year old driver of said car died instantly. Seconds prior to the fatal crash the minicar presumably was involved in a minor collision which led it to spin out of control.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jörgen Pettersson". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jörgen Pettersson tränar Landskrona Bois" (in Swedish). sverigesradio.se. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "1. FC Kaiserslautern: Autofahrer stirbt bei Pettersson-Crash". SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 2016-05-14.