Tommy Holmgren

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Tommy Holmgren
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-01-09) 9 January 1959 (age 61)
Place of birth Palohuornas, Sweden
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
1976 Gällivare SK 20 (6)
1977–1989 IFK Göteborg 213 (18)
National team
1981–1986 [1] Sweden 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tommy Homlgren (born 9 January 1959) is a Swedish former footballer who played as a midfielder. Holmgren played his whole career for IFK Göteborg and won four Allsvenskan titles, three Swedish cups and two UEFA Cups with them. He also played several matches for Sweden's football team.

In a World Cup qualifier against Malta in 1984, Holmgren got kicked in the head by an opponent. He was out for a long time and when he came back he was not as good as he had been previously, before the incident many European clubs wanted to sign Holmgren but after it, nearly all of them stopped trying to sign him and he instead played on for Göteborg.[ citation needed ]

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