Jon Jönsson

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Jon Jönsson
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Personal information
Date of birth (1983-07-08) 8 July 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Hässleholm, Sweden
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
IF Elfsborg
Number 6
Youth career
0000–1999 IFK Hässleholm
1999–2000 Tottenham Hotspur
2001 Malmö FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Malmö FF 59 (3)
2005Landskrona BoIS (loan) 21 (3)
2006–2007 IF Elfsborg 26 (5)
2007–2008 Toulouse 1 (0)
2008–2010 Brøndby IF 24 (2)
2010– IF Elfsborg 120 (6)
National team
2000 Sweden U17 12 (2)
2002–2005 Sweden U21 27 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 August 2013

Jon Jönsson (born 8 July 1983) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a defender for IF Elfsborg in the Swedish Allsvenskan.

Career[edit]

Jönsson made his first team debut in IFK Hässleholm aged 15, and his talent was recognised by Tottenham Hotspur who brought him to London. In return IFK Hässleholm received roughly £70,000 and two players to play one season on loan, Alton Thelwell and Peter Crouch.

Jönsson started his career as an offensive midfielder, but in the beginning of 2006 was retrained as a central defender. He adapted very well to his new position, and was voted the best central defender in Allsvenskan in 2006, by the managers of Allsvenskan. At the end of the year he was also included in the Swedish national team squad, but an injury prevented him playing.

In June 2007 Jönsson agreed a contract with Ligue 1 team Toulouse FC. He left the club after only one season because he struggled to get a place on the first team. He signed a four-year contract with Danish club Brøndby IF on 26 June 2008. Jönsson left Brøndby on 18 June 2010, after having signed a ​4 12-year contract with IF Elfsborg.

Honours[edit]

Malmö FF

IF Elfsborg

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