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Sven Andersson

Personal information
Date of birth6 October 1963(age 53)
Place of birthStrömstad, Sweden
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Sven Andersson (born 6 October 1963) is a retired Swedish football goalkeeper. Born in Strömstad near the Norwegian border, he began his professional career in Örgryte IS, a club with which he won the Allsvenskan championship in 1985. He got 1 cap for Sweden, and was called up as a reserve in the Swedish squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.

In 1993, after having retired from professional football, he was persuaded by Helsingborgs IF to make his comeback. Between 1993 and 2001 he played 233 consecutive Allsvenskan matches, and a total of 268 matches for the club. In 2000 he earned his nickname San Siro-Sven with a last-minute penalty save against Inter Milan, thereby ensuring Helsingborg's qualification for the UEFA Champions League. He was suspended from what was planned to be his last match for HIF due to a red card in his 233rd match.

Today Sven Andersson is the goalkeepers' coach of Helsingborgs IF.

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