Tony Gustavsson

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Tony Gustavsson
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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*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
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.

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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]

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