Thomas Sunesson

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Thomas Sunesson
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Full nameThomas Sunesson
Date of birth(1959-01-12)12 January 1959
Place of birth Mönsterås, Sweden
Date of death 24 October 2015(2015-10-24) (aged 56)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
1978–1982 Kalmar
1983–1984 Malmö FF
1984–1986 Lausanne Sport
1986–1987 Djurgården 19 (4)
1988 Brommapojkarna
1989 Hammarby
1989–1990 Beira-Mar 5 (0)
1990–1991 Seixal 11 (0)
National team
1983–1984 [1] Sweden 12 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Sunesson (12 January 1959 – 24 October 2015) was a Swedish football player.

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Sunesson began his career with Kalmar FF. He joined Djurgårdens IF in 1986. [2] He also had a brief spell with S.C. Beira-Mar in the Portuguese Liga. [3]

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Sunesson made 12 appearances for the Sweden national football team from 1983 to 1984, including two UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying matches. [4]

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He died on 24 October 2015. [5]

Career statistics

International goals

1.7 September 1983 Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0–3Won 13th Nordic Cup
2.15 October 1983 Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0–3Won Euro 1984 qualifying
3.16 November 1983 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 0–5WonFriendly
4.23 February 1984Tipshallen, Jönköping, Sweden Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4–0WonFriendly
5.23 May 1984 Idrottsparken, Norrköping, Sweden Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 4–0Won 1986 World Cup qual.
6.23 May 1984 Idrottsparken, Norrköping, Sweden Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 4–0Won 1986 World Cup qual.
Correct as of 26 October 2015 [6]

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  3. "Sunesson (Thomas Egon Sunesson)" (in Portuguese). Fora de Jogo. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
  4. Haisma, Marcel (2008-07-31). "European Championship 1984 - Qualifying - Full Details". RSSSF . Retrieved 2009-09-02.
  5. Obituary
  6. Football PLAYER: Thomas Sunesson