Jonas Svensson (footballer)

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Jonas Svensson
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-03-06) 6 March 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Verdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender, Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AZ
Number 17
Youth career
–2008 Verdal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Levanger 14 (1)
2009–2017 Rosenborg 157 (11)
2017- AZ 3 (0)
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 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 February 2017

Jonas Svensson (born 6 March 1993 in Verdal) is a Norwegian footballer who plays for AZ. Originally a midfielder, Svensson was converted to defender in 2014.

Career[edit]

As a fifteen- and sixteen-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 thrilling 4-4 draw against Lillestrøm.[1] Svensson then made his first league start against Haugesund, replacing the long-term injured Michael Jamtfall.[2] He signed a professional contract with Rosenborg in June 2011 to 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, Svensson 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] So after Gamboa was sold to West Bromwich after an impressive world cup with Costa Rica, Svensson continued to play right back through the rest of the season. After the season, he made the decision to switch fra 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. He beat Per Ciljan Skjelbred's record by 14 days.[8]

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

Career statistics[edit]

As of 30 January 2017[10]
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 171 12 28 5 47 3 246 20

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

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

Rosenborg

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