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Andersson at the 2014 Svenska idrottsgalan
|Full name||Bernt Kennet Andersson|
|Date of birth||6 October 1967|
|Place of birth||Eskilstuna, Sweden|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
* 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.
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).
For Sweden, Andersson made 83 appearances and scored 31 goals, both near the top in national history. He played in the 1992 and 2000 European Championships. He led the Swedish team in scoring with five goals in the 1994 World Cup, 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.
- Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|15.||10 July 1994||Stanford Stadium, Stanford||Romania||2–2||2–2
|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|
|23.||1 June 1996||Råsunda Stadium, Solna||Belarus||1–0||5–1||1998 World Cup qualifier|
|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|
|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|
Style of play
Andersson is considered one of the top-class strikers of his generation. A tall, strong and prolific goalscorer, he was renowned for his excellent abilities in the air, BBC has described Andersson as "one of the world's greatest forwards in the air" and "his aerial ability is complemented by decent passing and unselfish support play that has allowed other strikers to flourish alongside him."
- IFK Göteborg
- Mamrud, Roberto (2004-07-25). "Kennet Andersson – Goals in International Matches". RSSSF.
- Kennet Andersson – FIFA competition record
- "Swedish gem who propelled Parma". Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) – FIFA.com. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
- "BBC Sport – Kennet Andersson". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 March 2016.