Magnus Arvidsson (footballer)

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For the Swedish athlete, see Magnus Arvidsson (javelin thrower).
Magnus Arvidsson
Magnus Arvidsson 2008.jpg
Magnus Arvidsson while at Halmstads BK
Personal information
Full name Magnus Arvidsson
Date of birth (1973-02-12) 12 February 1973 (age 42)
Place of birth Sweden
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
0000–1991 Förslövs IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Helsingborgs IF 16 (2)
1995–1997 IFK Hässleholm 78 (44)
1998–1999 Trelleborgs FF 36 (12)
1999–2006 FC Hansa Rostock 181 (31)
2006–2008 Halmstads BK 58 (13)
2009 Helsingborgs IF 0 (0)
National team
2000 Sweden 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Magnus Arvidsson (born 12 February 1973) is a Swedish football player who played as forward and retired in 2009.


Arvidsson started his career in Förslövs IF and played there until 1991 when he moved to Helsingborgs IF, then playing in the 1st division now known as Superettan, he followed the team up to Allsvenskan in 1993 but played only a handful of matches before leaving for IFK Hässleholm in 1995 and stayed there for three seasons, during the 1995 season he scored a hat trick against Landskrona BoIS in just 89 seconds,[1] before moving to Trelleborgs FF in 1998. In 1999 he left Trelleborgs FF for the German club F.C. Hansa Rostock, then playing in Bundesliga, and became with a total of 27 goals the player who scored most goals in Bundesliga for Hansa Rostock.[2] He followed Rostock down in to 2. Bundesliga after the 2004–05 season,[3] and stayed in the club until the summer of 2006 when he returned home to Sweden where he signed a contract with Halmstads BK[4] until the end of the 2008 season.[2]

In August 2008, it was reported that Arvidsson would miss the rest of the season duo to a knee injury that where previously unknown before a Meniscus operation.[5]

Arvidsson was offered a half-year contract by Halmstads BK on 3 January 2009, however, on 13 January it was reported that he had signed a half-year contract with his former club Helsingbogs IF.[6] On 30 May 2009 Arvidsson announced on Helsingborgs IF's homepage that he would quit football due to a long term knee injury. He also said that he would first take a break and be with his family and then study to become a coach.[7]

National appearance[edit]

He made two appearances for Sweden, both in friendly games in 2000 before the Euro 2000. In the first he came on as a substitute against Italy[8] and in the second he started against Austria.[9]


  1. ^ "Magnus gjorde hattrick – på 89 sekunder" (in Swedish). 16 July 2006. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Arvidsson ser nya mål i horisonten" (in Swedish). 21 April 2008. Archived from the original on 22 April 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Hansa Rostock får lämna bundesliga" (in Swedish). 14 May 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Magnus Arvidsson klar för HBK" (in Swedish). 16 July 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Magnus Arvidsson borta resten av säsongen" (in Swedish). 21 August 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  6. ^ "Arvidsson tillbaka till Helsingborg" (in Swedish). 13 January 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "Arvidsson slutar i HIF" (in Swedish). 30 May 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Herr: Snöplig förlust i Italien" (in Swedish). 23 February 2000. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  9. ^ "Herr: Kämpatakter gav oavgjort" (in Swedish). 29 March 2000. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 

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