Mattias Asper

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Mattias Asper
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Personal information
Full name Nils Mattias Joacim Asper
Date of birth (1974-03-20) 20 March 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth Sölvesborg, Sweden
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Mjällby AIF 98 (0)
1998–2000 AIK 60 (0)
2000–2002 Real Sociedad 10 (0)
2002Beşiktaş (loan) 8 (0)
2002–2006 Malmö FF 100 (0)
2006 Viking FK 10 (0)
2007 IF Brommapojkarna 6 (0)
2008–2015 Mjällby AIF 232 (1)
Total 524 (1)
National team
1999–2002 Sweden 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mattias Asper (born March 20, 1974 in Sölvesborg) is a retired Swedish football goalkeeper. He has played 3 international matches for Sweden national football team, and was a squad member in the UEFA Euro 2000.

Club career[edit]

Asper was the first choice goalkeeper for Mjällby AIF in four seasons before signing to the Allsvenskan side AIK in 1998. Lee Baxter began the 1998 season as the first choice. But after seven games AIK had only managed to collect seven points, including only one win. On the 8 of June, Asper made his debut against Östers IF putting Lee Baxter on the bench, which would last for the rest of the season. With Asper in the net, AIK did not lose a single game in the 1998 season and they also won Allsvenskan the same year.

In 1999, AIK qualified for Champions League making it all the way to the group stage. This year, Asper held a clean sheet for 797 minutes in Allsvenskan which was a new record.

His performances in AIK attracted interest from Spanish club Real Sociedad, who bought him just before the 2000-01 season. However, he did not had much of a success in Spain and eventually returned to Sweden and Malmö FF in 2002, after being on loan to Beşiktaş J.K.. He won the Swedish championship with Malmö FF in 2004.



Malmö FF


  • Swedish Goalkeeper of the Year: 2
1998, 1999

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