|Full name||Hans Pontus Farnerud|
|Date of birth||4 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Helsingborg, Sweden|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2003–2004||→ Strasbourg (loan)||30||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Farnerud was born in Helsingborg, and grew up in Landskrona. After starting professionally at 16 with Landskrona BoIS he was acquired in 1999 by French side AS Monaco FC, and appeared in fifteen league matches as the club won the 2000 national title. After spending the 2003–04 season on loan to fellow Ligue 1 team RC Strasbourg he returned, playing in six UEFA Champions League games and scoring once in the league, after only one minute on the pitch for a 2–1 home win against FC Nantes.
In June 2005 Farnerud was bought definitely by Strasbourg, reuniting with younger brother Alexander. The pair (with Pontus only missing two league contests) could not prevent a final relegation, as second from the bottom.
After that Farnerud moved to Sporting Clube de Portugal on a free transfer, being scarcely used during two seasons. He then returned north, to Norway, signing a long-term contract with Stabæk Fotball on 23 July 2008. He helped to a national championship in his debut campaign, eventually being named team captain.
Farnerud spent his two last seasons as a professional back in his homeland, with IFK Göteborg. In late 2013 he retired from the game due to a recurrent hip injury, but returned the following year with amateurs Glumslövs FF (seventh division).
Farnerud's younger brother, Alexander, is also a footballer. He too was a midfielder and a Swedish international.
- Strasbourg secure second Farnerud; UEFA.com, 16 June 2005
- Sporting chance for Farnerud; UEFA.com, 22 June 2006
- Pontus Farnerud blir ny Ibrahimovic-expert (Pontus Farnerud becomes new expert on Ibrahimovic); Expressen, 17 December 2014 (Swedish)
- L'Équipe stats (French)
- Pontus Farnerud French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Pontus Farnerud at footballzz.co.uk
- Pontus Farnerud profile at ForaDeJogo
- Pontus Farnerud at National-Football-Teams.com
- Pontus Farnerud profile at Soccerway
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