Janne Andersson

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Janne Andersson
UEFA EURO qualifiers Sweden vs Romaina 20190323 Janne Andersson.jpg
Janne Andersson managing Team Sweden in a March 2019 against Team Romania in Solna, Sweden
Personal information
Full name Jan Olof Andersson[1]
Date of birth (1962-09-29) 29 September 1962 (age 58)[2]
Place of birth Halmstad, Sweden[1]
Position(s) Forward[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: [ˈjânːɛ ˈânːdɛˌʂɔn]; born 29 September 1962) is a Swedish football coach who manages the Sweden national team. He is also a former player.

Managerial 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 (2016–)[edit]

Following Sweden's disappointing Euro 2016 display, Andersson took over as the head coach of the Sweden national team after almost seven years of Erik Hamrén being in charge.[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 31 March 2021[18]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Sweden 23 June 2016 present 53 26 10 17 82 52 +30 049.06


IFK Norrköping


  1. ^ a b https://int.soccerway.com/coaches/janne-andersson/130132/
  2. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/players/coaches/coach/398564/
  3. ^ Janne Andersson at WorldFootball.net
  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. ^ Burnton, Simon (13 November 2017). "Sweden stand tall amid Italy onslaught to book place at Russia World Cup". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Sweden Makes World Cup Quarterfinals for First Time Since 1994". New York Times. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  11. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/teams/team/43970/
  12. ^ O'Connor, Philip (20 November 2018). "Sweden claim Nations League promotion with 2-0 win over Russia". Reuters. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Friday highlights: Finland and Sweden qualify for EURO 2020". UEFA.com. 15 November 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  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.