Bengt Andersson (footballer, born 1966)

Bengt Evert Andersson (born 11 August 1966) is a Swedish football coach and former professional player.

Bengt Andersson
Personal information
Full name Bengt Evert Andersson
Date of birth (1966-08-11) 11 August 1966
Place of birth Kungsbacka, Sweden
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Särö IK
Youth career
1975–1979 Hanhals BK
1979–1984 GAIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 GAIS 4 (0)
1986–1992 IK Brage 114 (3)
1993–1996 Örgryte IS 90 (3)
1996–1998 Tenerife 20 (0)
1998–2007 IFK Göteborg 246 (0)
2008–2009 Tölö IF
2008Fredrikstad FK (loan) 0 (0)
2008Moss FK (loan) 13 (0)
2009–2010 Örgryte IS 24 (0)
2011–2013 Önnereds IK 35 (0)
2012Kristbergs IF (loan) 1 (0)
2013 Örgryte IS 0 (0)
2015 Pålsboda GoIF 4 (0)
2015 Älvängens IK
2016– Särö IK
National team
1995–1996 Sweden 11 (0)
Teams managed
2013–2014 Kållered SK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Having most prominently represented IFK Göteborg and IK Brage during a career spanning twenty-three years, Andersson initially retired from playing in 2007; however, he has since made several returns to the game, most recently joining Särö, at the age of 50, in 2016.

Club career

Born in Kungsbacka, Andersson began his career in his native Sweden with GAIS, Brage and Örgryte, where he gained a reputation as a good penalty taker in spite of being a goalkeeper. After two seasons with Spanish club Tenerife, with whom he reached the [[UEFA Europa League{UEFA Cup]] semi-finals in 1997, Andersson joined Göteborg, where he was the club's first choice goalkeeper until the 2008 season. There was some speculation that he would retire after the 2006 season, but Andersson himself stated in the official IFK magazine that he would continue for at least three more seasons. He made 194 straight appearances in the Swedish top flight, the seventh most all time. He is also one of the oldest players to ever have played in the Allsvenskan.

He finally won the Swedish league title with Göteborg, becoming a Swedish champion for the first time at the age of 41. He was the oldest footballer to ever win the Allsvenskan.

In the summer of 2008 he joined Norwegian second-tier side Moss on loan from Tölö IF.[1]

Andersson briefly retired after the 2008 season, but in May 2009 he made his comeback with his former club Örgryte, signing a three-month contract with a possible extension, after two of Örgryte's goalkeepers became injured.

On 9 November 2012, Andersson officially announced he would start a career as a coach and that he had been appointed head coach of Swedish Division 3 club Kållered SK.[2]

On 8 August 2013, he made a brief comeback as third-choice goalkeeper for Örgryte IS.[3]

On 18 June 2014, he was sacked as Kållered SK coach.[4]

International career

Andersson made his debut for Sweden on 4 June 1995 in a 0–1 loss against Brazil.[5] He was a stand-by player in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[6]

References

  1. Profile at Moss Dagblad Archived 24 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. http://www.fotbolltransfers.com/site/news/24900
  3. "Officiellt: Bengt Andersson tillbaka i Örgryte IS". Fotbolltransfers. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  4. "Bengt Andersson kickas från Kållered" (in Swedish). gp.se. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  5. "Bengt Andersson at EU-Football.info". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  6. "Svenska VM-truppen uttagen – två debutanter" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 9 May 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
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