Andreas Andersson (footballer, born 1974)

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Andreas Andersson
Andreas Andersson during an interview, 2012, cropped.jpg
Andreas Andersson
Personal information
Full name Andreas Claes Andersson
Date of birth (1974-04-10) April 10, 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth Nacka, Sweden
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1979–1993 Hova IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Tidaholms GOIF 9 (6)
1994–1996 Degerfors IF 40 (16)
1996–1997 IFK Göteborg 39 (32)
1997–1998 A.C. Milan 13 (1)
1998–1999 Newcastle United 27 (4)
1999–2005 AIK 82 (25)
2010– FC Andrea Doria 7 (2)
Total 217 (86)
National team
1996–2003 Sweden 43 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:00, 30 November 2006
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:00, 30 November 2006

Andreas Claes Andersson (born 10 April 1974 in Nacka, Sweden) is a Swedish footballer. A striker, he was capped by Sweden forty-two times (including the 2002 FIFA World Cup), scoring eight goals, including a goal against England in a UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying match. However, an injury to his cruciate ligament caused him to miss Euro 2000. On September 5, 2001, Andersson scored the decisive goal against Turkey in Istanbul in a 2-1 victory, which meant Sweden qualified for the 2002 FIFA World Cup the following summer. Andersson was used as a substitute in the tournament and nearly scored against Argentina, but his shot hit the cross bar.

Domestically, he won the 1996 Swedish league title with IFK Göteborg, and also ending up as the topscorer[1] scoring 19 goals; these performances earned him moves abroad to AC Milan and Newcastle United (for whom he played in the 1998 FA Cup Final). These spells proved largely unsuccessful, resulting in Andersson's return to Sweden with AIK.

Injury problems caused him to retire on August 1, 2005, with Andersson looking to remain in football as a coach. However, he resumed playing in 2010 with Swedish minnows FC Andrea Doria.


  1. ^ Pea Nilsson (12 November 1996). "Gissa vem som blev årets tränare" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. Retrieved 30 March 2017.

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