Tommy Jönsson

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Tommy Jönsson
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Tommy Jönsson playing Halmstads BK during friendly against Reading F.C. in July 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-03-04) March 4, 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth Lomma Sweden
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
00000–1991 GIF Nike
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1992–1997 Malmö FF 72 (2)
1998–2010 Halmstads BK 304 (29)
National team
1991–1992 Sweden U16 7 (0)
1992–1994 Sweden U18 18 (1)
1995–1998 Sweden U21 30 (2)
2003 Sweden 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tommy Jönsson (born March 4, 1976) is a former Swedish football player, who played as defender and retired in 2010.

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Career

He started his career in the club GIF Nike and at the age of 16 he moved to Malmö FF, where he played for 6 years, until in 1998 when he decided to go to Halmstads BK. 2003 he was chosen as Halmstads BK's team captain, he succeeded Petter Hansson, prior to the 2010 season he was replaced as teamcaptain by Johnny Lundberg. [1]

On 2 July 2008 against Hammarby IF, 1-1, he played his 400th match for Halmstads BK, of which 245 matches were played in Allsvenskan and 155 were played in Svenska Cupen. At the end of the 2010 season Tommy Jönsson announced that he retired from football after 12 years in Halmstads BK and chose to pursue a career outside football as a financial adviser instead. He retired with less than 2 matches away from holding the record as most matches played for the club. The current holder is Torbjörn Arvidsson [2]

National team

He has represented Sweden 3 times in 2003. He was part of the starting line-up against both Qatar, [3] victory 3-2, and Thailand, [4] victory 4-1, and then coming on as a substitute against Croatia, [5] defeat 1-2.

Achievements

Malmö FF:

  • Runner-up: 1995-96

Halmstads BK:

  • Champion: 2000
  • Stora Silvret (2nd): 2004
  • Lilla Silvret (3rd): 1999
  • Bronze: 1998

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References

  1. "Lundberg ny HBK-kapten" (in Swedish). hallandsposten.se. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
  2. "Jönsson slutar – "Zvirre" stannar kvar" (in Swedish). hallandsposten.se. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-11-23.
  3. "Herr: Svensk seger mot Qatar" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll.se. 2003-02-16. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  4. "Herr: Svensk urladdning sänkte Thailand" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll.se. 2003-02-20. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  5. "Herr: Valborgsförlust på Råsunda" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll.se. 2003-04-30. Retrieved 2008-10-07.