Tobias Linderoth

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Tobias Linderoth
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Linderoth with Sweden during the 2006 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Tobias Jan Håkan Linderoth [1]
Date of birth (1979-04-21) 21 April 1979 (age 44)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1985–1992 Mjällby
1992–1995 IFK Hässleholm
1995–1996 Feyenoord
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1995 IFK 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)
Total267(17)
International career
1994–1995 Sweden U17 15 (1)
1997–1998 Sweden U19 11 (0)
1998–2001 Sweden U21 22 (0)
1999–2008 Sweden 76 (2)
Managerial career
2021– Skövde
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tobias Jan Håkan Linderoth (Swedish pronunciation: [tʊˈbǐːasˈlɪ̂nːdɛˌruːt] ; born 21 April 1979) is a professional football manager and former player, who is the current manager of Swedish club Skövde AIK. He played as a midfielder, and played professionally in Sweden, Norway, England, Denmark, and Turkey before injuries forced him to retire in 2010. Born in France, he won 76 caps for the Sweden national team and represented them at two FIFA World Cups (2002 and 2006) and two UEFA European Championships (2004 and 2008).

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Club career

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, [2] 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. [3] On 12 November 2010, Linderoth officially announced the end of his career as a player. [4] He stated he was aiming to become a coach like his father. [4] He now works as a youth team coach at Elfsborg. [5]

International career

Linderoth was eligible for France because he was born there but he chose the Sweden national team.

Linderoth was a midfield dynamo on the Sweden 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.

Managerial career

After retiring, Linderoth spent a decade as the manager for IF Elfsborg's youth academy. On 18 November 2020, Linderoth was named the manager of Skövde AIK. [6]

Personal life

He is the son of football coach Anders Linderoth, a former Swedish international who played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, [7] 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

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
ClubSeasonLeagueCup [nb 1] EuropeTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
IFK Hässleholm 1995 Division 1 Södra 7070
Elfsborg 1996 Division 1 Södra100100
1997 Allsvenskan 251251
1998 Allsvenskan223223
Total57400574
Stabæk 1999 Tippeligaen 2333020283
2000 Tippeligaen2440031275
2001 Tippeligaen21230242
Total68960517910
Everton 2001–02 Premier League 8030110
2002–03 Premier League501060
2003–04 Premier League27021291
Total40061461
Copenhagen 2004–05 Danish Superliga 2904000330
2005–06 Danish Superliga2912040351
2006–07 Danish Superliga24330101374
Total824901411055
Galatasaray 2007–08 Süper Lig 700051121
2008–09 Süper Lig20001030
2009–10 Süper Lig403030100
Total1303091251
Career total2671724128331921

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year [11]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Sweden 199910
200020
2001131
2002120
200330
2004140
2005100
2006110
200770
200831
Total762
Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Linderoth goal. [13]
List of international goals scored by Tobias Linderoth
No.DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
117 February 2001 Supachalasai Stadium, Bangkok, ThailandFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 2–03–0 2001 King's Cup
226 May 2008 Ullevi, Gothenburg, SwedenFlag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 1–01–0 Friendly

Managerial

As of match played 17 December 2022
Managerial record by team and tenure
TeamNatFromToRecord
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Skövde Flag of Sweden.svg 18 November 2020Present622918159570+25046.77
Career total622918159570+25046.77

Honours

IF Elfsborg

FC Copenhagen

Galatasaray

Individual

Notes

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

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