Tony Gustavsson

Last updated

Tony Gustavsson
Tony Gustavsson 2014-04-08.jpg
Gustavsson with Tyresö FF in April 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-08-14) 14 August 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth Sundsvall, Sweden
Club information
Current team
Australia women (head coach)
Youth career
0000–1988 Söröje IF
Senior career*
1989–1993 IFK Sundsvall
1994 Orlando Lions
1995 Stockviks FF
1996 FC Café Opera
1997–1998 Ytterhogdals IK
1999 IK Brage
2000–2003 Ytterhogdals IK
2004 Degerfors IF
2005 Åtorps IF
Teams managed
2000–2003 Ytterhogdals IK
2004 Degerfors IF (assistant)
2005 Degerfors IF
2006–2009 Hammarby IF
2010 Kongsvinger IL
2012 United States (assistant)
2012–2014 Tyresö FF
2014–2019 United States (assistant)
2019 GIF Sundsvall
2020 Hammarby IF (first-team coach)
2020– Australia women
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tony Gustavsson (born 14 August 1973) is a Swedish professional football manager and former player, currently the Head Coach of the Australia women's national soccer team.


He is best known for his managerial success in women's football, leading Tyresö FF to the 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final and helping the United States women's national soccer team to two world championships in 2015 and 2019 as an assistant.

Management career

Early career in men's football

Gustavsson first managed Degerfors IF. He was then in charge of Hammarby IF from 2006 [1] but was sacked when the club was relegated from the top flight in 2009.

On 27 April 2010, Gustavsson signed a 44-day contract with the Norwegian Tippeliga-club Kongsvinger IL, [2] but he decided later on to stay till the end of the season. [3] After being relegated with Kongsvinger, Gustavsson did not use his option to extend his contract by one year, and left the club. [4]

Tyresö FF

Under Gustavsson's leadership Tyresö FF won their first Damallsvenskan title in 2012, after a dramatic last day win over rivals Malmö. Madelaine Edlund scored the winning goal after Caroline Seger's shot had hit the post. [5]

Gustavsson also led Tyresö to a 4–3 defeat by Wolfsburg in the 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final. [6] Tyresö became insolvent in 2014 and were kicked out of the 2014 Damallsvenskan season, expunging all their results and making all their players free agents. The Stockholm County Administrative Board published the employees' salaries, showing Gustavsson was among the higher earners at SEK 75 000 per-month. [7]

United States women

In April 2012, Gustavsson joined the United States women's national soccer team as an assistant coach to compatriot Pia Sundhage. [8]

Australia women

On 29th September 2020 he joined Australia women's national soccer team as the head coach. [9]

Related Research Articles

Caroline Seger Swedish footballer

Sara Caroline Seger is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder and club captain for FC Rosengård in the Damallsvenskan league. She is the current captain of the Swedish national football team.

Elaine Estrela Moura Brazilian footballer and coach

Elaine Estrela Moura is a Brazilian footballer and coach. A versatile player that can be used in the defense or midfield, she plays for Swedish club Lindhagen FF and the Brazil women's national football team. She previously played for Tyresö and Umeå IK of the Swedish Damallsvenskan, as well as Saint Louis Athletica in the American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).

Sara Thunebro

Sara Kristina Thunebro is a Swedish former footballer who was a defender for the Sweden women's national team. At club level Thunebro played for Eskilstuna United DFF, Tyresö FF and Djurgårdens IF of the Damallsvenskan, as well as FFC Frankfurt of the Frauen-Bundesliga. Making her international debut in 2004, Thunebro won 132 caps and represented her country at the 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship. She also played at the 2007, 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cups, as well as the 2008 and 2012 Olympic football tournaments. An attacking left-back, her trademark on the field was her white headband.

Line Røddik Hansen Danish association footballer

Line Røddik Hansen is a Danish former footballer who played as a defender for Danish club FC Nordsjælland and the Denmark women's national team. She previously played for French club Olympique Lyon and Spanish club FC Barcelona, as well as Tyresö FF and FC Rosengård of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. She accrued 132 caps for the Denmark women's national football team between her debut in February 2006 and her retirement in December 2020.

Madelaine Edlund Swedish footballer

Madelaine Nathalie Edlund is a Swedish former footballer who played for the Swedish national team and clubs including Umeå, Tyresö and Saint Louis Athletica. Her mother is from Chile.

Kirsten van de Ven

Kirsten Johanna Maria van de Ven is a former Dutch professional footballer. Prior to her professional career, she played College soccer in the United States. Professionally she played in the Dutch league (Eredivisie) for Willem II Tilburg and FC Twente, and in the Swedish league (Damallsvenskan) for Tyresö FF and FC Rosengård. She won titles at clubs in both Sweden and the Netherlands, as an international player she was a member of the Netherlands women's national football team, and represented her country at the 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship, and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Annica Svensson

Annica Birgitta Teres Svensson is a Swedish former football defender who last played in Sweden for Eskilstuna United DFF. She previously played for Tyresö FF, and spent the second half of the 2013 season on loan at Vittsjö GIK. She represented Sweden at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2012 London Olympics.

Lisa Dahlkvist Swedish footballer

Lisa Karolina Viktoria Dahlkvist is a Swedish professional football midfielder who plays for Umeå IK and the Sweden national team. She previously played in the Swedish Damallsvenskan for Umeå IK, Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, Tyresö FF, and KIF Örebro, in the Norwegian Toppserien for Avaldsnes IL and in the French Division 1 Féminine for Paris Saint-Germain.

Tyresö FF

Tyresö Fotbollsförening is a Swedish football club in Tyresö, a municipality in Stockholm County. The club was founded in 1971 and is primarily known for its main women's team, which competed in the top-tier league Damallsvenskan in the 2010–2014, 1993–1996 and 1999 seasons, winning the Swedish Championship in 2012. Notable players that have played for the team include the most capped footballer of all time Kristine Lilly, joint FIFA Female Player of the Century Michelle Akers and six time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta.

Tinja-Riikka Korpela Finnish footballer

Tinja-Riikka Tellervo Korpela is a Finnish football goalkeeper who plays in the FA WSL for Everton. She previously played for Bayern Munich in the German Frauen-Bundesliga, Tyresö FF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan, LSK Kvinner and Kolbotn of Norway's Toppserien, and FC Honka of Finland's Naisten Liiga.

The 2012 Damallsvenskan, part of the 2012 Swedish football season, was the 25th season of Damallsvenskan since its establishment in 1988. The 2012 fixtures were released on 8 December 2011. The season began on 9 April 2012 and ended on 3 November 2012. LdB FC Malmö were the defending champions, having won their 7th title the previous season. In an interesting season finish Malmö had a five points advantage over Tyresö two days before the end. On the second last matchday though Malmö only drew, while Tyresö won and the teams then met on the final matchday to play for the championship. Due to a better goal difference Tyresö won its first title after a late goal for a 1–0 win.

Anna Linda Christine Fagerström is a Swedish former football midfielder who played for Bälinge IF, Hammarby IF and Djurgårdens/Älvsjö in the Damallsvenskan and Bollstanäs SK in Division 1. With Djurgårdens she played the 2005 European Cup's final.

Caroline Graham Hansen Norwegian footballer

Caroline Graham Hansen is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a winger for Primera División club FC Barcelona and the Norway women's national team. She spent the second part of the 2013 Damallsvenskan season in Sweden, playing for Tyresö FF. Hansen represented Norway at youth international level, and made her debut for the senior team in 2011. In 2013, she was a part of the Norwegian team that won silver at UEFA Women's Euro 2013.

The 2013 Damallsvenskan, part of the 2013 Swedish football season, is the 26th season of Damallsvenskan since its establishment in 1988. The season began on 13 April 2013 and ends on 20 October 2013. Tyresö FF are the defending champions, having won their first title the previous season.

Carola Söberg Swedish footballer and coach

Britt Carola Therese Söberg is a Swedish football coach and former goalkeeper. She played for clubs including Umeå IK, Tyresö FF and KIF Örebro DFF of the Damallsvenskan, as well as Avaldsnes IL of the Norwegian Toppserien. She won 11 caps for Sweden at senior international level.

Karin Lissel Swedish football defender (born 1987)

Karin Elisabet Lissel is a Swedish football defender who most recently played for Tyresö FF of the Damallsvenskan. She previously represented Hammarby IF DFF.

Malin Diaz Swedish football midfielder

Malin Sophie Díaz Pettersson is a Swedish football midfielder who plays for Djurgårdens IF. She previously played at club level for AIK, Tyresö FF, and Eskilstuna United DFF of the Damallsvenskan. Diaz has represented the Sweden women's national football team at senior level.

The 2014 season was the 117th season of competitive football in Sweden. The competitive started with the group stage of Svenska Cupen on 1 March. League competition started late March and early April with Allsvenskan on 30 March, Superettan on 6 April, Damallsvenskan on 13 April and Division 1 on 20 April. Svenska Cupen ended with the final on 18 May. Damallsvenskan ended on 19 October, Allsvenskan and Division 1 ended on 1 November, Superettan one day later on 2 November and lower men's leagues on the weekend before. Qualification play-offs were held after the end of league play with the Allsvenskan and Superettan play-offs being held on 6 and 9 November. Svenska Supercupen was held on 9 November and was contested by the winner of Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen. Sweden participated in qualifying for the UEFA Euro 2016.

Thaisa Brazilian footballer

Thaisa de Moraes Rosa Moreno, commonly known as Thaisa or Isa Moreno, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish Primera División club Real Madrid and the Brazil women's national team. She had a short spell with Swedish Damallsvenskan club Tyresö FF in 2014 and also played with Sky Blue FC of the National Women's Soccer League in 2018.

2015 Damallsvenskan was the 27th season of the Swedish women's association football top division, Damallsvenskan. It was played between 11 April 2015 and 18 October 2015. FC Rosengård were the defending champions, having won the competition in 2014. They successfully defended their title and together with Eskilstuna United qualified for the 2016–17 UEFA Women's Champions League.


  1. Garå, Johanna (27 October 2006). "Tony Gustavsson ny tränare i Hammarby". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 May 2009.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "KIL ansetter trener for 44 dager". (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Her får KIL-spillerne beskjeden de håpet på" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Tony Gustavsson forlater KIL" (in Norwegian). Glåmdalen. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Cleris, Johannes (3 November 2012). "Tyresö vann SM-guld efter dramatik" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter . Retrieved 29 August 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Saffer, Paul (22 May 2014). "Müller the hero again as Wolfsburg win classic final". UEFA . Retrieved 22 June 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. Jönsson, Fredrik; Nordmark, Kasja (5 June 2014). "Tyresö lämnar damallsvenskan" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet . Retrieved 22 June 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "Tony Gustafsson". U.S. Soccer. Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. Hytner, Mike; Lewis, Samantha (29 September 2020). "Tony Gustavsson: Swede named Matildas coach by Football Federation Australia". The Guardian .