Jimmy Tamandi

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Jimmy Tamandi
Personal information
Full name Jimmy McCoy Tamandi
Date of birth (1980-05-12) 12 May 1980 (age 43)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Wingback
Team information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
1986–1992 Nydala IF
1992–1998 Malmö FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Malmö FF 51 (2)
2002–2004 AIK 64 (1)
2004 Salernitana 0 (0)
2004–2005 Potenza 5 (0)
2005–2007 AIK 49 (2)
2008–2010 Lyn 16 (0)
2010–2013 GAIS 21 (0)
Total 206 (5)
International career
1995–1997 Sweden U17 18 (0)
1998–1999 Sweden U19 20 (0)
2001 Sweden U21 11 (0)
2001 Sweden 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 31 December 2012
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 1 January 2006

Jimmy McCoy Tamandi (born 12 May 1980) is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a defender. He represented Malmö FF, AIK, Potenza, Lyn and GAIS during a career that spanned between 1999 and 2013. He won one cap for the Sweden national team in 2001.

Club career[edit]

He started his career at Nydala IF before moving to Malmö FF in 1992. He made his professional debut in 1999 when Malmö were relegated. He stayed with the team through promotion in 2000 and then also in the 2001 comeback campaign. In 2002, he switched to AIK where he has had mixed successes. In 2004, he was part of the team that were relegated. Tamandi had at this point already signed for Italian side Salernitana to where he moved in January 2005.

However, Salernitana had changed their management with the management that had signed Tamandi now gone. He was therefore forced out of the club and made play for Serie C side Potenza. In the summer of 2005 Tamandi returned to AIK and was a major part in the club's successful campaign for promotion back to the Allsvenskan. In 2007 he went for free to the Norwegian club Lyn.[1] There he spent two years before the club went bankrupt. He then signed for GAIS and played there for three seasons and finished his professional football career.[2]

International career[edit]

Having represented the Sweden U17, U19, and U21 teams, Tamandi made his full international debut for the Sweden national team on 31 January 2001 in a friendly 0–0 draw with the Faroe Islands.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Tamandi lämnar AIK – helt gratis". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  2. ^ Sandin, Kajsa (6 August 2010). "Jimmy Tamandi klar för Gais". gp.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Sverige - Färöarna - Matchfakta - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Jimmy Tamandi - Spelarstatistik - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se. (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 October 2021.

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