Stefan Pettersson (footballer)

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Stefan Pettersson
Stefan Pettersson 1988b.jpg
Personal information
Full name Stefan Bengt Pettersson
Date of birth (1963-03-22) 22 March 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Västerås, Sweden
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
IFK Västerås
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 IFK Västerås 31 (4)
1982–1984 IFK Norrköping 46 (24)
1984–1988 IFK Göteborg 78 (31)
1988–1994 AFC Ajax 151 (77)
1994–1998 IFK Göteborg 84 (28)
National team
1983–1993 Sweden[1] 31 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stefan Bengt Pettersson (born March 22, 1963 in Västerås) is a former Swedish footballer, who began his career in the Swedish Allsvenskan with the club IFK Norrköping, before leaving for IFK Göteborg during the 1984 season. The following four years he helped Göteborg win the league twice, become runners-up once, and to one UEFA Cup victory in 1987, in which he scored in the final itself against Dundee United.

In 1988, he was bought by Dutch club AFC Ajax. In the six seasons he spent with Ajax he won the league twice and the Dutch Cup once. In 1992, he won the UEFA Cup again, also scoring in the final again, this time a penalty. He returned to IFK Göteborg in 1994 and won three more league titles. The latter part of his career he had recurring knee problems, which forced him to retire in 1999.

Despite an impressive club career, Pettersson only played 31 international games for Sweden, in which he scored four goals. He was born and raised in Västerås, and started his football career at the local club IFK Västerås.

Career[edit]

  • Swedish national team: 31 caps, 4 goals
  • UEFA Cup winner: 1987, 1992
  • Swedish Allsvenskan winner: 1984, 1987, 1994, 1995 and 1996
  • Eredivisie champion: 1990, 1994
  • KNVB Cup winner: 1993

Stefan was also given the "Folkets lirare" ("People's Choice Player") award on Fotbollsgalan 1997.

Clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". passagen.se (in Swedish). 

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