Kennet Andersson

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Kennet Andersson
Kennet Andersson in Jan 2014.jpg
Andersson at the 2014 Svenska idrottsgalan
Personal information
Full name Bernt Kennet Andersson
Date of birth (1967-10-06) 6 October 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Eskilstuna, Sweden
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1976–1981 Tunafors SK
1982–1984 IFK Eskilstuna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1988 IFK Eskilstuna 76 (20)
1989–1991 IFK Göteborg 63 (29)
1991–1993 Mechelen 33 (8)
1993 IFK Norrköping (loan) 13 (8)
1993–1994 Lille 32 (11)
1994–1995 Caen 31 (9)
1995–1996 Bari 33 (12)
1996–2000 Bologna 114 (33)
1999 Lazio (loan) 2 (0)
2000–2002 Fenerbahçe 73 (19)
2005 Gårda BK 18 (14)
Total 488 (163)
National team
1990–2000 Sweden 83 (31)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bernt Kennet Andersson (born 6 October 1967 in Eskilstuna) is a Swedish former footballer, who played as a striker. He was a key member of the Swedish national team that finished third in the 1994 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

On club level, Andersson played for Tunafors SK (1976−1981), Eskilstuna (1982–88), Göteborg (1988–91), Mechelen (1991–92), Norrköping (1993), Lille (1993–94), Caen (1994–95), Bari (1995–96), Bologna (1996–99 and 1999–2000), Lazio (1999), Fenerbahçe (2000–02) and Gårda BK (2005).

International career[edit]

For Sweden, Andersson made 83 appearances and scored 31 goals, both near the top in national history.[1] He played in the 1992 and 2000 European Championships. He led the Swedish team in scoring with five goals in the 1994 World Cup,[2] a feat which tied him for third place as the tournament's leading goalscorer. His physical size gave him an advantage in the air, and in this tournament he became known for towering over defenders to score goals with his head; in Sweden's quarter-final win over Romania, he headed in a vital goal by outjumping even the Romanian goalkeeper.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first.[1]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 September 1990 Råsunda Stadium, Solna  Bulgaria 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 1 May 1991 Råsunda Stadium, Solna  Austria 1–0 6–0 Friendly
3. 2–0
4. 6–0
5. 5 June 1991 Råsunda Stadium, Solna  Colombia 2–2 2–2 Friendly
6. 15 June 1991 Idrottsparken, Norrköping  Denmark 3–0 4–0 Scania 100
7. 22 April 1992 Stade El Menzah, Tunis  Tunisia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
8. 7 May 1992 Råsunda Stadium, Solna  Poland 1–0 5–0 Friendly
9. 2–0
10. 21 June 1992 Råsunda Stadium, Solna  Germany 2–3 2–3 Euro 1992
11. 20 February 1994 Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami  United States 2–1 3–1 Joe Robbie Cup
12. 28 June 1994 Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac  Brazil 1–0 1–1 1994 World Cup
13. 3 July 1994 Cotton Bowl, Dallas  Saudi Arabia 2–0 3–1 1994 World Cup
14. 3–1
15. 10 July 1994 Stanford Stadium, Stanford  Romania 2–2 2–2
(5–4 p)
1994 World Cup
16. 16 July 1994 Rose Bowl, Pasadena  Bulgaria 4–0 4–0 1994 World Cup
17. 12 October 1994 Wankdorf Stadium, Bern   Switzerland 1–0 2–4 Euro 1996 qualifier
18. 8 March 1995 Tsirion Stadium, Limassol  Cyprus 2–2 3–3 Friendly
19. 29 March 1995 İnönü Stadium, Istanbul  Turkey 1–0 1–2 Euro 1996 qualifier
20. 8 June 1995 Elland Road, Leeds  England 3–1 3–3 Umbro Cup
21. 10 June 1995 City Ground, Nottingham  Japan 1–1 2–2 Umbro Cup
22. 2–1
23. 1 June 1996 Råsunda Stadium, Solna  Belarus 1–0 5–1 1998 World Cup qualifier
24. 3–0
25. 1 September 1996 Daugava Stadium, Riga  Latvia 2–0 2–1 1998 World Cup qualifier
26. 30 April 1997 Ullevi, Gothenburg  Scotland 1–0 2–1 1998 World Cup qualifier
27. 2–0
28. 8 June 1997 Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn  Estonia 3–0 3–2 1998 World Cup qualifier
29. 20 August 1997 Dinamo Stadium, Minsk  Belarus 1–1 2–1 1998 World Cup qualifier
30. 2 June 1998 Ullevi, Gothenburg  Italy 1–0 1–0 Friendly
31. 9 October 1999 Råsunda Stadium  Poland 1–0 2–0 Euro 2000 qualifier

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

[1]

National team Season Apps Goals
Sweden
1990 4 1
1991 8 5
1992 6 4
1993 0 0
1994 17 7
1995 10 5
1996 8 3
1997 9 4
1998 3 1
1999 8 1
2000 10 0
Total 83 31

Style of play[edit]

Andersson was considered one of the top-class strikers of his generation.[3][4] A tall, strong and prolific goalscorer, in spite of his lack of pace or notable technical skills, he was renowned for his excellent abilities in the air, which enabled him both to score goals and get on the end of long balls to provide assists for his teammates; due to his playing style, he was frequently dubbed an "old-fashioned" centre-forward in the media throughout his career.[5] BBC has described Andersson as "one of the world's greatest forwards in the air", adding that "his aerial ability is complemented by decent passing and unselfish support play that has allowed other strikers to flourish alongside him."[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

IFK Göteborg
Bologna
Lazio
Fenerbahçe

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mamrud, Roberto (2004-07-25). "Kennet Andersson – Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. 
  2. ^ Kennet AnderssonFIFA competition record
  3. ^ "Swedish gem who propelled Parma". Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) – FIFA.com. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "BBC Sport – Kennet Andersson". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Alessandro Di Gioia (16 October 2016). "Che fine ha fatto? Kennet Andersson, il gigante di Bologna oggi allena la mente" (in Italian). Calciomercato.com. Retrieved 9 March 2017.