Jonas Svensson (footballer)

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Jonas Svensson
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Jonas Svensson in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-03-06) 6 March 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Verdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
AZ
Number 2
Youth career
–2008 Verdal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Levanger 14 (1)
2009–2017 Rosenborg 157 (11)
2017– AZ 41 (3)
National team
2008 Norway U-15 4 (0)
2009 Norway U-16 10 (0)
2010 Norway U-17 11 (0)
2011 Norway U-18 12 (0)
2012 Norway U-19 6 (0)
2012 Norway U-21 16 (0)
2013–2015 Norway U-23 3 (0)
2015– Norway 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 June 2018

Jonas Svensson (born 6 March 1993) is a footballer who plays for AZ and the Norway national team. Originally a midfielder, Svensson was converted to defender in 2014.

Career[edit]

As a 15- and 16-year-old, Svensson played several games in the 2. Divisjon for Levanger FK.

In August 2009, Svensson moved to Rosenborg. His debut came on 10 March 2011 in Rosenborg's 4–4 draw against Lillestrøm.[1] He then made his first league start against Haugesund, replacing the injured Michael Jamtfall.[2] He signed a professional contract with Rosenborg in June 2011 until the end of the 2013 season.[3]

In Rosenborg's 4–0 win over Sarpsborg 08 on 3 June 2011, Svensson scored two goals.[4] On 13 July 2011, he made his European debut against Icelandic side Breiðablik in the Champions League Second qualifying round.[5]

During the 2014 season, with Cristian Gamboa struggling with injury and later attending the World Cup, Svensson stepped in as a right-back for Rosenborg, and he did so with success.[6] After Gamboa's move to West Bromwich after an impressive world cup with Costa Rica, he continued to play right-back throughout the rest of the season. After the season, he made the decision to switch from midfield to right-back permanently.[7]

On 20 April 2016, Svensson reached 200 games for Rosenborg at the age of 23 years and 45 days, making him the youngest player for the club to do so and beating Per Ciljan Skjelbred's record by 14 days.[8]

On 30 January 2017, Svensson signed for AZ.[9]

International Career[edit]

Made his senior team debut for Norway, after a few matches as non-playing sub, on the 1 June 2016, a 3-2 win over Iceland[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 May 2018[11][12]
Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008 Levanger 2. Divisjon 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2009 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 1
2010 Rosenborg Tippeligaen 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011 25 2 4 1 6 0 35 3
2012 27 3 4 2 14 0 45 5
2013 27 3 5 0 4 2 36 5
2014 23 2 1 1 3 0 28 3
2015 29 0 7 0 14 1 50 1
2016 26 1 5 1 6 0 37 2
2016–17 AZ Eredivise 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2017–18 32 3 0 0 0 0 32 3
Career Total 212 15 28 5 47 3 287 23

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Defender of the year in the Norwegian League: 2015, 2016

Rosenborg

Individual[edit]

AZ Alkmaar

References[edit]

https://www.vi.nl/spelers/jonas-svensson/carriere

External links[edit]