Tina Nordlund

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Tina Nordlund
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Personal information
Full name Tina Cecilia Elisabeth Nordlund[1]
Date of birth (1977-03-19) 19 March 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Sundsvall, Sweden
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1987 Stöde IF
1987–1989 Moffe BK
1990–1994 Alnö IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Sundsvalls DFF
1996–2002 Umeå IK
1998–1999 Tranmere Rovers
National team
1997–2002 Sweden[2] 43 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tina Cecilia Elisabeth Nordlund (born 19 March 1977) is a Swedish football coach and former player, most recently an assistant coach at Umeå IK.[3] She is one of the most well known Swedish female footballers. In 2000, she won the Diamantbollen, an annual award made to the best female player in Sweden.[4] She played for Alnö IF, Sundsvalls DFF and Umeå IK.[3] She retired from playing football aged 25 after suffering from anorexia nervosa.[5]

Club career[edit]

After the 1998 season, Nordlund approached English FA Women's Premier League club Tranmere Rovers about playing for them in 1998–99. At the time she was visiting boyfriend Jesper Blomqvist, who was contracted to Manchester United.[6][7]

Making her debut in a 4–0 win over champions and local rivals Everton in December 1998, Nordlund remained until 1 February 1999. She then returned to Umeå IK in order to preserve her national team place ahead of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.[8]

International career[edit]

After winning eight caps at Under 17 level and 19 Under 21 caps, Nordlund made her senior Sweden debut in a 3–1 defeat by the United States at Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 30 October 1997.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Nordlund appeared in the 2006 Swedish comedy film Offside, as a football player. She is a Lazio supporter.[10]

She has been married to Swedish television presenter Martin Björk.


  1. ^ "Tina Nordlund". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Damlandslagsspelare 1973–2012" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Tina Nordlund tillbaka i UIK som tränare". svt.se (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. 8 January 2010. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Diamantbollen 2000". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  5. ^ Björn Malmström (30 November 2002). "Drabbad av anorexia – Nordlund lägger av". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). SvD.se. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  6. ^ Wagner, Michael (1 June 1999). "Hon är Sveriges okända VM-hopp" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  7. ^ Bank, Simon (25 June 2001). "Vi har respekt för England" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  8. ^ Hvidfeldt, Anders (23 December 1998). "Förälskade – och proffs i England" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Olympic team rosters". Women's Soccer World. Archived from the original on 23 August 2000. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Idolen" (in Swedish). Kristianstadsbladet. 3 September 2001. Retrieved 14 June 2013.

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