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Tomas Antonelius

Personal information
Full nameTomas Gustafsson-Antonelius
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10.4 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Tomas Antonelius, née Gustafsson, (born May 7, 1973 in Stockholm) is a Swedish ex-footballer, who became an economics student since his retirement. He began his footballing career playing as "Tomas Gustafsson" before changing his name in 2001. The reason for this change was that "Gustafsson" is a very common name in Sweden and it caused a lot of confusion, he chose "Antonelius" as it was the married name of his older sister.

A self-confessed AIK supporter, Antonelius played for Brommapojkarna, AIK, Coventry City in the Premier League and FC Copenhagen in Denmark. He also had a brief stint with Canadian side Winnipeg during a year in college in North America.

In 2002 he left Coventry to join F.C. Copenhagen, however, he suffered a serious knee injury 1,5 years after joining the club and never played football again. He announced his retirement in September 2003 due to this failure to recover from the injury. He was part of the Swedish squad at Euro 2000 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Quarter Final 1997 against Barcelona (1-3, 1-1)

Swedish league Champion 1998, Cup winner 1997 and 1999 with AIK.

Champions League group stage 1999

Danish League Champion 2002/2003 with Copenhagen

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