Tommy Jönsson

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Tommy Jönsson
Tommy Jönsson 2008.jpg
Tommy Jönsson during friendly against Reading F.C.
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-03-04) March 4, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Sweden
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
00000–1991 GIF Nike
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1997 Malmö FF 72 (2)
1998–2010 Halmstads BK 304 (29)
National team
1995–1998 Sweden U21 30 (2)
2003 Sweden 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tommy Jönsson (born March 4, 1976) is a former Swedish football player, who played as defender and retired in 2010.

Career[edit]

He started his career in the club GIF Nike and at the age of 16 he moved to Malmö FF, where he played for 6 years, until in 1998 when he decided to go to Halmstads BK. 2003 he was chosen as Halmstads BK's team captain, he succeeded Petter Hansson, prior to the 2010 season he was replaced as teamcaptain by Johnny Lundberg.[1]

On 2 July 2008 against Hammarby IF, 1-1, he played his 400th match for Halmstads BK, of which 245 matches were played in Allsvenskan and 155 were played in Svenska Cupen. At the end of the 2010 season Tommy Jönsson announced that he retired from football after 12 years in Halmstads BK and chose to pursue a career outside football as a financial adviser instead. He retired with less than 2 matches away from holding the record as most matches played for the club. The current holder is Torbjörn Arvidsson [2]

National team[edit]

He has represented Sweden 3 times in 2003. He was part of the starting line-up against both Qatar,[3] victory 3-2, and Thailand,[4] victory 4-1, and then coming on as a substitute against Croatia,[5] defeat 1-2.

Achievements[edit]

Malmö FF:

  • Runner-up: 1995-96

Halmstads BK:

  • Champion: 2000
  • Stora Silvret (2nd): 2004
  • Lilla Silvret (3rd): 1999
  • Bronze: 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lundberg ny HBK-kapten" (in Swedish). hallandsposten.se. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Jönsson slutar – "Zvirre" stannar kvar" (in Swedish). hallandsposten.se. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Herr: Svensk seger mot Qatar" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll.se. 2003-02-16. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  4. ^ "Herr: Svensk urladdning sänkte Thailand" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll.se. 2003-02-20. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Herr: Valborgsförlust på Råsunda" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll.se. 2003-04-30. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 

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