Nils-Eric Johansson

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Nils-Eric Johansson
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Johansson with AIK in 2013
Personal information
Full nameNils-Eric Claes Johansson
Date of birth (1980-01-13) 13 January 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
0000–1994 IFK Viksjö
1995–1996 IF Brommapojkarna
1997 AIK
1997–1998 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1998–2000 Bayern Munich II 54 (1)
1999–2000 Bayern Munich 2 (0)
2000–2001 1. FC Nürnberg 40 (2)
2001–2005 Blackburn Rovers 86 (0)
2005–2007 Leicester City 75 (1)
2007–2018 AIK 297 (16)
Total554(20)
National team
1995–1997 Sweden U17 28 (2)
1997–1999 Sweden U19 25 (6)
1999–2001 Sweden U21 21 (1)
2002 Sweden 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nils-Eric "Nisse" Johansson (born 13 January 1980) is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a defender.

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Born in Stockholm, Johansson signed with FC Bayern Munich in 1997. He then went on to represent 1. FC Nürnberg, Blackburn Rovers, and Leicester City before returning to his native Sweden and the club AIK in 2007. He made 371 appearances for AIK until his retirement from football in 2018 due to a heart condition.

He won three caps for the Sweden national team in 2002.

Club career

Early career

Initially on the books at IFK Viksjö, IF Brommapojkarna, AIK, and Bayern Munich, he moved to 1. FC Nürnberg in August 2000, before several clubs across Europe, including Blackburn Rovers, claimed special interest in the player. [1]

Blackburn Rovers

He moved to Blackburn in October 2001 for a fee of £2,700,000, signing a four-year contract. [2] He made his debut in a 4–1 loss against Liverpool. His next match was a 7–1 victory against West Ham United. He made his 75th appearance for Blackburn during the 2003–04 season. However, following Mark Hughes' arrival as Blackburn manager, he found first team chances few and far between. In his time at Blackburn he started in the 2002 Football League Cup Final in which they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2–1. He scored twice during his spell at Blackburn: once against Manchester City in the League Cup [3] and once against Barnsley in the FA Cup. [4]

Leicester City

He was released by Blackburn at the end of the 2004–05 season and joined Leicester City on a free transfer at the start of the 2005–06 season. His first goal for Leicester came in a 1–0 win against Cardiff in the League Cup. [5] Johansson's only league goal was a last minute winner against Preston in the 2006–07 season, which all but guaranteed Leicester's survival in the Championship. [6]

AIK

He was released by Leicester in May 2007 and shortly afterwards he signed for Swedish outfit AIK, where he was eligible from 1 July. [7] In 2009, he helped the team win Allsvenskan for the first time in 11 years. [1]

On 18 February 2018, it was announced that he would retire, effective immediately, due to a heart condition. [8] He played a total of 371 competitive games for the club. [9]

International career

After having appeared for more than 70 times for the Sweden U17, U19, and U21 teams, Johansson made his full international debut for Sweden on 21 August 2002 in a friendly game against Russia in which he replaced Johan Mjällby in the 66th minute. [10] [11] Later that year, he made two more appearances in friendly games against Portugal and the Czech Republic. [10]

After more than a ten-year absence from the national team, he was called up as a replacement for Oscar Wendt for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Austria and the Faroe Islands, but did not play. [10] [12]

In total, Johansson won three caps for the Sweden. [10]

Career statistics

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition [13] [14]
ClubSeasonLeagueCupEuropeTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Bayern Munich 1998–99 Bundesliga 200020
1999–2000 Bundesliga00001010
Total20001030
Bayern Munich II 1998–99 Regionalliga Süd 27000270
1999–2000 Regionalliga Süd26100261
Total53100531
1. FC Nürnberg 2000–01 2. Bundesliga 32200322
2001–02 Bundesliga800080
Total40200402
Blackburn Rovers 2001–02 Premier League 20082282
2002–03 Premier League3005040390
2003–04 Premier League14010150
2004–05 Premier League22050270
Total860192401093
Leicester City 2005–06 Championship 39040430
2006–07 Championship36120381
Total75160811
AIK 2007 Allsvenskan 15050200
2008 Allsvenskan28100281
2009 Allsvenskan29351344
2010 Allsvenskan2604160361
2011 Allsvenskan28210292
2012 Allsvenskan30020120440
2013 Allsvenskan29330320
2014 Allsvenskan2721040322
2015 Allsvenskan2934160394
2016 Allsvenskan2805051381
2017 Allsvenskan2824051373
2018 Allsvenskan
Total2971634338236921
Career total5532059543265527

Honours

Club

Bayern Munich

1. FC Nürnberg

Blackburn Rovers

AIK

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