Tobias Linderoth

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Tobias Linderoth
Tobias Linderoth 2006.jpg
Personal information
Full name Tobias Jan Håkan Linderoth
Date of birth (1979-04-21) 21 April 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Youth career
1985–1992 Mjällby
1992–1995 Hässleholm
1995–1996 Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Hässleholm 7 (0)
1996–1998 Elfsborg 57 (4)
1998–2001 Stabæk 68 (9)
2001–2004 Everton 40 (0)
2004–2007 Copenhagen 82 (4)
2007–2010 Galatasaray 13 (0)
Total 267 (17)
National team
1998–2001 Sweden U21 22 (0)
1999–2008 Sweden 76 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tobias Jan Håkan Linderoth (Swedish pronunciation: [tʊˈbiːɑs ˈlɪndɛˌruːt]; born 21 April 1979 in Marseille, France) is a former Swedish football player.

Club career[edit]

Linderoth played for Stabæk and then an unremarkable spell at Everton marred by injury, where he scored once against Charlton Athletic in the League Cup,[1] before he joined Copenhagen in the summer of 2004. He was a regular first team player for three seasons in Copenhagen and was made captain for the team that won two Danish championships and qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

On 12 June 2007, Linderoth signed a three-year contract with Turkish side Galatasaray, where he wore the number 6.

On 22 January 2010, Linderoth was released by Galatasaray prematurely.[2] On 12 November 2010 Linderoth officially announced the end of his career as a player.[3] He stated he was aiming to become a coach like his father.[3] He now works as a youth team coach at Elfsborg.[4]

International career[edit]

Linderoth was a midfield dynamo on the Swedish national team where he also was assistant captain. Tobias played for Sweden in the Euro 2004 and Euro 2008, as well as in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup tournaments. In one game at the World Cup in 2002, he ran 14.6 kilometres (9.1 mi) during the 96 minutes of the match – not an unusual feature for the hard-working midfielder.

On 26 May 2008, Linderoth scored his second international goal, the only goal in a 1–0 win over Slovenia in a pre-Euro 2008 friendly warm-up.

On 6 September 2008 during a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Albania, he was injured and had to be substituted in the 6th minute – this was to be the last game he played for Sweden.

International goals[edit]

Linderoth – goals for Sweden[5]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 February 2001 Supachalasai Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  China PR 0–2 0–3 King's Cup
2. 26 May 2008 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden  Slovenia 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of football coach Anders Linderoth, a former Swedish international who played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina,[6] and Tobias was born in France during Anders' spell at Marseille. On 25 October 2006, Tobias and his wife Maria became parents when she gave birth to their first child.

Career statistics[edit]

[7][8][9][10][11]

Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
Hässleholm 1995 7 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 7 0
Elfsborg 1996 10 0 10 0
1997 25 1 25 1
1998 22 3 22 3
Total 57 4 0 0 57 4
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
Stabæk 1999 23 3 3 0 2 0 28 3
2000 24 4 0 0 3 1 27 5
2001 21 2 3 0 24 2
Total 68 9 6 0 5 1 79 10
England League FA Cup Europe Total
Everton 2001–02 8 0 3 0 11 0
2002–03 5 0 1 0 6 0
2003–04 27 0 2 1 29 1
Total 40 0 6 1 46 1
Denmark League Danish Cup Europe Total
Copenhagen 2004–05 29 0 4 0 0 0 33 0
2005–06 29 1 2 0 4 0 35 1
2006–07 24 3 3 0 10 1 37 4
Total 82 4 9 0 14 1 105 5
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
Galatasaray 2007–08 7 0 0 0 5 1 12 1
2008–09 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2009–10 4 0 3 0 3 0 10 0
Total 13 0 3 0 9 1 25 1
Career totals 267 17 24 1 28 3 319 21

[10]

Sweden national team
Year Apps Goals
1999 1 0
2000 2 0
2001 13 1
2002 12 0
2003 3 0
2004 14 0
2005 10 0
2006 11 0
2007 7 0
2008 3 1
Total 76 2

Honours[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes English League Cup (1 in 2002–03 and 2 in 2003–04)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everton 1–0 Charlton". BBC Sport. 29 October 2003. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tobias Linderoth released" (in Turkish). Galatasaray SK. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Linderoths karriär över" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  4. ^ "U17". Elfsborg.
  5. ^ "Tobias Linderoth". Eu-football.info. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "World Cup Trivia - Fathers, Sons and Brothers, Uncles and Nephews". RSSSF. 2 October 2014. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Tobias Linderoth career stats". Football Database.eu. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tobias Linderoth København stats". FCK.dk. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tobias Linderoth Turkey stats". TFF. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Tobias Linderoth". National Football Teams. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Tobias Linderoth UEFA stats". UEFA. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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