Janne Andersson

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Janne Andersson
UEFA EURO qualifiers Sweden vs Romaina 20190323 Janne Andersson.jpg
Andersson managing Sweden in 2019
Personal information
Full name Jan Olof Andersson[1]
Date of birth (1962-09-29) 29 September 1962 (age 57)[2]
Place of birth Halmstad, Sweden[3]
Club information
Current team
Sweden (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Alets IK
1987 IS Halmia
1988–1992 Alets IK
1993 Laholms FK
Teams managed
1988–1989 Alets IK (player manager)
1990–1992 Halmstads BK (assistant manager)
1993–1998 Laholms FK (player manager)
2000–2003 Halmstads BK (assistant manager)
2004–2009 Halmstads BK
2010 Örgryte IS
2011–2016 IFK Norrköping
2016– Sweden
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jan Olof "Janne" Andersson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˇjanːɛ ˇanːdɛˌʂɔn]; born 29 September 1962), is a Swedish football coach and former player. He is manager of the Sweden national team.

Managing club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

During Andersson's early managerial years, he managed Alets IK and Laholms FK.[4]


While at Halmstads BK, Andersson's team knocked out Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Cup, who had made it all the way to the UEFA cup final the previous year.[5]


He took over Superettan team Örgryte IS in December 2009, who had just been relegated from Allsvenskan. During Andersson's stay at the club, Örgryte suffered from serious financial problems which eventually led their Superettan licence to be revoked. Andersson left the club after only one season.[6]

IFK Norrköping[edit]

In 2011, Andersson was appointed as the manager for IFK Norrköping who were making their comeback in Allsvenskan after two seasons in Superettan. In 2015, he led Norrköping to win the league for the first time in 26 years after defeating defending champions Malmö FF away in the last game.[7]

Sweden national team (2016–)[edit]


Following Sweden's disappointing Euro 2016 display, Andersson took over the Sweden national team after almost 7 years of Erik Hamrén being the head coach.[8]

2018 World Cup[edit]

Under Andersson, Sweden qualified for its first FIFA World Cup in 12 years by eliminating the Netherlands and Italy during the qualification process.[9] While at the 2018 World Cup, Sweden experienced its most successful World Cup campaign since 1994, winning Group F ahead of South Korea, Mexico, and reigning world champions Germany.[10] Sweden eliminated Switzerland in the second round before losing to England in the quarter final.[11]

2018–19 UEFA Nations League[edit]

During the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League campaign, Andersson and Sweden finished first in their UEFA Nations League B group ahead of Russia and Turkey, winning promotion to League A.[12]

UEFA Euro 2020[edit]

Under Andersson, Sweden qualified for its sixth consecutive UEFA European Championship by finishing second behind Spain in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group F.[13]


In July 2016, Andersson was named the 47th best manager in the world by football magazine FourFourTwo.[14] In November 2018, Andersson was named by FourFourTwo as the 17th best manager in the world.[15]

At the 2019 Swedish Sports Awards, Andersson was named Coach of the year.[16]

Personal life[edit]

One of his role models is former Swedish handball coach Bengt Johansson, who is from the same neighbourhood (Söndrum) in Halmstad. Johansson served as Andersson's physical education teacher in primary school.[17]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 9 January 2020[18]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Sweden 23 June 2016 present 42 21 10 11 70 36 +34 050.00


IFK Norrköping

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/coaches/janne-andersson/130132/
  2. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/players/coaches/coach/398564/
  3. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/coaches/janne-andersson/130132/
  4. ^ http://www.idrottensaffarer.se/namn/2018/04/janne-blir-hedersmedborgare
  5. ^ https://www.expressen.se/sport/fotboll/miraklet-i-lissabon/
  6. ^ https://www.expressen.se/gt/sport/mastartranarens-tuffa-tid-det-var-hemskt/
  7. ^ https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/a/kaBOla/ifk-norrkoping-firades-av-tiotusentals
  8. ^ https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=1650&artikel=6405804
  9. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/13/italy-sweden-world-cup-qualifying-play-off-second-leg-match-report
  10. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/sports/world-cup/sweden-vs-switzerland.html
  11. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/teams/team/43970/
  12. ^ https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-uefanations-swe-rus/sweden-claim-nations-league-promotion-with-2-0-win-over-russia-idUKKCN1NP2JO
  13. ^ https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/0257-0dfc93b923ff-bf9f620f6d22-1000--friday-round-up-finland-and-sweden-qualify/
  14. ^ https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/landslag/tidning-janne-andersson-varldens-47e-basta-tranare/
  15. ^ https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/a/21zxzr/titta-har-ar-janne-fore-mourinho-och-conte
  16. ^ http://www.svenskelitfotboll.se/janne-andersson-arets-ledare-pa-idrottsgalan/
  17. ^ Andersson rörd av ’Bengans’ hälsning, Aftonbladet, 31 October 2015
  18. ^ "Landskampsprogram 2016". Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 September 2016.