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Anders Andersson (footballer)

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Full nameAnders Andersson
Place of birthTomelilla, Sweden
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Anders Andersson (born March 15, 1974 in Tomelilla) is a former Swedish football forward and TV pundit. He has played 27 international matches for the Swedish national team, and was a squad player for the Euro 2000 and Euro 2004. He also participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

He played for Svenstorps IF as a child, but joined Malmö FF in 1990. He gradually became a star in the Swedish league, and was bought by English Premier League outfit Blackburn Rovers. There, he played four league matches, and scored once against Preston North End in the League Cup. He went on to play in Denmark and Portugal, and returned to Malmö FF in July 2005. He remained in the club until the end of the 2008 season, when the team decided not to extend Anders contract. The news was received with dismay among Malmö supporters, and Anders himself has written about the situation at his blog at local newspaper Skånska Dagbladet. He later decided to retire from football, ending speculation that he might've been heading to local rivals Trelleborg.

During his time in Benfica, he became a close personal friend of the Hungarian soccer player Miklós Fehér. While talking about the death of Feher during a Liga game against Vitória S.C., he was quoted as saying "He was only 24 and was as healthy as one could possibly be. There were never any signs that something was wrong, he was in top shape." For the game in which Fehér collapsed against Vitória de Guimarães Andersson was on the bench. A week after Fehér's death, Andersson signed for Belenenses.




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