Olof Persson

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Olof Persson
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-05-05) May 5, 1978 (age 40)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF (assistant coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Oxie IF
1995–2001 Malmö FF 103 (8)
2002 FC Tirol 4 (0)
2002–2006 Malmö FF 107 (3)
2006–2008 AGF 0 (0)
Total 214 (11)
National team
2001–2006 Sweden[1] 4 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 FC Rosengård (assistant coach)
2010–2012 FC Rosengård
2012–2013 FC Höllviken
2014– Malmö FF (assistant coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Olof Persson (born May 5, 1978 in Malmö) is a Swedish football manager and the current assistant coach of Malmö FF in Allsvenskan. Persson also played professionally as a central defender.


Persson played in central defence and had considerable aerial power. He played the majority of his career at Swedish club Malmö FF, he reached around 350 matches for the club and won the 2004 Allsvenskan. This is also where the current sports chief in AGF, Brian Steen Nielsen, as a player met Persson. Persson left Malmö FF after clashing with his coach, Sören Åkeby, who, incidentally, is a former coach of AGF. In his season at FC Tirol, Persson was a part of a team that won the Austrian Bundesliga — shortly followed by the club's bankruptcy. When Persson arrived at AGF, he was hailed as the new master of a very fragile defence, but after a few weeks he ruptured his ligament and he was never able to play an official match for the club before he retired from professional football on 4 September 2008.


FC Tirol
Malmö FF


  1. ^ "Olof Persson". National-Football-Teams.com. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hasse Mattisson
Malmö FF

Succeeded by
Hasse Mattisson