Magnus Hedman

Date of birth19 March 1973
Place of birthStockholm
NationalitySwede
Weight89 kg
Height1.93 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Hedman began his career in the Swedish league with AIK Solna in 1990.

He played at youth level and under 21 level for Sweden before replacing the legend Thomas Ravelli in goal making his international debut in February 1997 against Romania.

His solid performances at AIK Solna bought him to the notice of Coventry City for whom he signed in July 1997 for £ 500,000.

He made the goalkeeping position his own with his performances earning him rave reviews.

The expected move to a bigger club did not materialize and he remained in a struggling City side playing well and maintaining the number one spot for Sweden.

He had a frustrating time at Coventry in 2000-01, for having been first-choice 'keeper at the start of the campaign, he was affected by a series of injuries, then lost his place to his young rival Chris Kirkland and to cap it all the Sky Blues were relegated to the First Division.

He injured a knee playing for Sweden and was then sidelined by ankle trouble just before Christmas, then featured only briefly on his return before losing his place.

He looked set to move but Kirkland secured the big money move to Liverpool and Hedman remained first choice at Coventry.

His shot-stopping skills are as brilliant as ever became less reluctant than previous to stay on his line at corners.

Marcus came out of retirement in November 2006 to join Chelsea with a contract to the end of the season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
AIK Solna 24 Jul 1997
Coventry City 24 Jul 1997 30 Jul 2002
Celtic 01 Aug 2002 31 May 2005
Ancona 28 Jan 2004 31 May 2004 L
Chelsea 14 Nov 2006 30 Jun 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1997-98 Coventry City FA Cup 3 2 1
1997-98 Coventry City Premier League 14 5 12
1998-99 Coventry City FA Cup 3 2 2
1998-99 Coventry City League Cup 3 2 2
1998-99 Coventry City Premier League 36 4 48
2
1999-00 Coventry City FA Cup 3 1 4
1999-00 Coventry City Premier League 35 6 46
2000-01 Coventry City FA Cup 1 1
2000-01 Coventry City League Cup 2 2
2000-01 Coventry City Premier League 15 1 23
2001-02 Coventry City FA Cup 1 2
2001-02 Coventry City League Cup 1 1
2001-02 Coventry City League Division 1 34 7 42
1
2002-03 Celtic Scottish Premier League 5 3 3
2003-04 Ancona Serie A 3 5
1
2003-04 Celtic UEFA Champions League 4 1 5
2004-05 Celtic Scottish Premier League 6 3 5
2004-05 Celtic UEFA Champions League 2 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Dec 1997 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-0 Premier League
20 Dec 1997 Liverpool v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 West Ham United v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Coventry City v Manchester United W 3-2 Premier League
03 Jan 1998 Liverpool v Coventry City W 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1998 Chelsea v Coventry City L 3-1 Premier League
17 Jan 1998 Coventry City v Arsenal D 2-2 Premier League
24 Jan 1998 Coventry City v Derby County W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1998 Bolton Wanderers v Coventry City W 1-5 Premier League
07 Feb 1998 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League
14 Feb 1998 Aston Villa v Coventry City W 0-1 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1998 Southampton v Coventry City W 1-2 Premier League
21 Feb 1998 Coventry City v Barnsley W 1-0 Premier League
28 Feb 1998 Crystal Palace v Coventry City W 0-3 Premier League
29 Apr 1998 Coventry City v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
02 May 1998 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers W 2-0 Premier League
10 May 1998 Everton v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
15 Aug 1998 Coventry City v Chelsea W 2-1 Premier League
22 Aug 1998 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
29 Aug 1998 Coventry City v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
09 Sep 1998 Liverpool v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Manchester United v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
16 Sep 1998 Coventry City v Southend United W 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
19 Sep 1998 Coventry City v Newcastle United L 1-5 Premier League
22 Sep 1998 Southend United v Coventry City W 0-4
Agg: 0-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
26 Sep 1998 Charlton Athletic v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
03 Oct 1998 Coventry City v Aston Villa L 1-2 Premier League
18 Oct 1998 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League
24 Oct 1998 Southampton v Coventry City L 2-1 Premier League
27 Oct 1998 Luton Town v Coventry City L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1998 Coventry City v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
07 Nov 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City W 1-2 Premier League
15 Nov 1998 Coventry City v Everton W 3-0 Premier League
21 Nov 1998 Middlesbrough v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
28 Nov 1998 Coventry City v Leicester City D 1-1 Premier League
05 Dec 1998 Wimbledon v Coventry City L 2-1 Premier League
14 Dec 1998 Leeds United v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
19 Dec 1998 Coventry City v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1999 Coventry City v Macclesfield Town W 7-0 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1999 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest W 4-0 Premier League
16 Jan 1999 Chelsea v Coventry City L 2-1 Premier League
23 Jan 1999 Leicester City v Coventry City W 0-3 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1999 Coventry City v Liverpool W 2-1 Premier League
06 Feb 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
13 Feb 1999 Everton v Coventry City L 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
17 Feb 1999 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 4-1 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Coventry City v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
27 Feb 1999 Aston Villa v Coventry City W 1-4 Premier League
06 Mar 1999 Coventry City v Charlton Athletic W 2-1 Premier League
13 Mar 1999 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
20 Mar 1999 Arsenal v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City W 1-2 Premier League
05 Apr 1999 Coventry City v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
11 Apr 1999 Everton v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
17 Apr 1999 Coventry City v Middlesbrough L 1-2 Premier League
24 Apr 1999 Leicester City v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
01 May 1999 Coventry City v Wimbledon W 2-1 Premier League
08 May 1999 Derby County v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
16 May 1999 Coventry City v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League
07 Aug 1999 Coventry City v Southampton L 0-1 Premier League
11 Aug 1999 Leicester City v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
14 Aug 1999 Wimbledon v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
21 Aug 1999 Coventry City v Derby County W 2-0 Premier League
25 Aug 1999 Coventry City v Manchester United L 1-2 Premier League
29 Aug 1999 Sunderland v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
11 Sep 1999 Coventry City v Leeds United L 3-4 Premier League
19 Sep 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City L 3-2 Premier League
25 Sep 1999 Coventry City v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
02 Oct 1999 Everton v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
16 Oct 1999 Coventry City v Newcastle United W 4-1 Premier League
23 Oct 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
31 Oct 1999 Coventry City v Watford W 4-0 Premier League
06 Nov 1999 Bradford City v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
22 Nov 1999 Coventry City v Aston Villa W 2-1 Premier League
27 Nov 1999 Coventry City v Leicester City L 0-1 Premier League
04 Dec 1999 Southampton v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
11 Dec 1999 Norwich City v Coventry City W 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Dec 1999 Liverpool v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1999 Coventry City v Arsenal W 3-2 Premier League
04 Jan 2000 Coventry City v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
08 Jan 2000 Coventry City v Burnley W 3-0 FA Cup 4th round
15 Jan 2000 Coventry City v Wimbledon W 2-0 Premier League
22 Jan 2000 Derby County v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
29 Jan 2000 Coventry City v Charlton Athletic L 2-3 FA Cup 5th round
05 Feb 2000 Manchester United v Coventry City L 3-2 Premier League
12 Feb 2000 Coventry City v Sunderland W 3-2 Premier League
19 Feb 2000 Middlesbrough v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
26 Feb 2000 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
05 Mar 2000 Leeds United v Coventry City L 3-0 Premier League
11 Mar 2000 Aston Villa v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
15 Mar 2000 Coventry City v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
18 Mar 2000 Coventry City v Bradford City W 4-0 Premier League
12 Apr 2000 Chelsea v Coventry City L 2-1 Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Coventry City v Middlesbrough W 2-1 Premier League
22 Apr 2000 West Ham United v Coventry City L 5-0 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
14 May 2000 Watford v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
19 Aug 2000 Coventry City v Middlesbrough L 1-3 Premier League
23 Aug 2000 Southampton v Coventry City W 1-2 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Manchester City v Coventry City W 1-2 Premier League
06 Sep 2000 Coventry City v Newcastle United L 0-2 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Coventry City v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Arsenal v Coventry City L 2-1 Premier League
19 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Coventry City W 1-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Coventry City v West Ham United L 0-3 Premier League
27 Sep 2000 Coventry City v Preston North End W 4-1
Agg: 7-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Charlton Athletic v Coventry City D 2-2 Premier League
10 Dec 2000 Coventry City v Leicester City W 1-0 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Derby County v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
13 Jan 2001 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 3-1 Premier League
27 Jan 2001 Manchester City v Coventry City L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Leeds United v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
03 Feb 2001 Coventry City v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
12 Feb 2001 West Ham United v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
24 Feb 2001 Coventry City v Charlton Athletic D 2-2 Premier League
19 Aug 2001 Coventry City v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division 1
24 Aug 2001 Bradford City v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Coventry City v Grimsby Town L 0-1 League Division 1
11 Sep 2001 Peterborough United v Coventry City W 2-2 (4-2) League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Sheffield United v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division 1
19 Sep 2001 Coventry City v Manchester City W 4-3 League Division 1
22 Sep 2001 Coventry City v Portsmouth W 2-0 League Division 1
25 Sep 2001 Barnsley v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division 1
14 Oct 2001 Walsall v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division 1
17 Oct 2001 Rotherham United v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division 1
03 Nov 2001 Millwall v Coventry City L 3-2 League Division 1
17 Nov 2001 Coventry City v Burnley L 0-2 League Division 1
25 Nov 2001 Birmingham City v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division 1
28 Nov 2001 Coventry City v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division 1
01 Dec 2001 Coventry City v Wimbledon W 3-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2001 Coventry City v Watford L 0-2 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Norwich City v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division 1
23 Dec 2001 Coventry City v Bradford City W 4-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Grimsby Town v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division 1
13 Jan 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Coventry City L 3-1 League Division 1
16 Jan 2002 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 2002 Coventry City v Stockport County D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Jan 2002 Crystal Palace v Coventry City W 1-3 League Division 1
02 Feb 2002 Coventry City v Gillingham L 1-2 League Division 1
06 Feb 2002 Coventry City v Rotherham United W 2-0 League Division 1
09 Feb 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City W 1-6 League Division 1
09 Mar 2002 Coventry City v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division 1
16 Mar 2002 Watford v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division 1
24 Mar 2002 Coventry City v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division 1
29 Mar 2002 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division 1
01 Apr 2002 Coventry City v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division 1
06 Apr 2002 Preston North End v Coventry City L 4-0 League Division 1
12 Apr 2002 Coventry City v Millwall L 0-1 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Burnley v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1989-90 Sweden Under-18 2 1
1990-91 Sweden Under-19 1 1
1990-91 Sweden World Youth Cup 2 3
1991-92 Sweden Under-21
1
1992-93 Sweden UEFA Under-21 5 1 4
1992-93 Sweden Under-21 1 1
1993-94 Sweden UEFA Under-21 4 1 2
1993-94 Sweden Under-21 4 2 1
1994-95 Sweden UEFA Under-21 5 2 3
1994-95 Sweden Under-21 3 2 1
1995-96 Sweden B International 1 2
1995-96 Sweden UEFA Under-21 2 1 1
1995-96 Sweden Under-21 2 1 1
1996-97 Sweden FIFA World Cup 1 2
1996-97 Sweden International Friendly 1
1
2
1996-97 Sweden Kings Cup 2 2
1997-98 Sweden International Friendly 3 2
1998-99 Sweden International Friendly 3 2 1
1998-99 Sweden UEFA European Championship 5 3 1
1
1999-00 Sweden International Friendly 4 1 2
1999-00 Sweden UEFA European Championship 6 3 4
2000-01 Sweden FIFA World Cup 7 5 1
2000-01 Sweden International Friendly 2 2
2000-01 Sweden Nordic Championships 1 2
2001-02 Sweden FIFA World Cup 7 1 7
2001-02 Sweden International Friendly 7 2 6
2002-03 Sweden International Friendly 2 2
2002-03 Sweden UEFA European Championship 1
2003-04 Sweden International Friendly 2
2
2
2004-05 Sweden FIFA World Cup
1
2004-05 Sweden International Friendly 1 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Mar 1990 Czechoslovakia v Sweden D 1-1 U18
08 Mar 1990 Italy v Sweden L 5-0 U18
01 Feb 1991 Portugal v Sweden W 1-1 (5-4) U19
18 Jun 1991 Ivory Coast v Sweden W 1-4 World Youth Cup Group B
20 Jun 1991 Brazil v Sweden L 2-0 World Youth Cup Group B
06 May 1992 Sweden v Poland W 2-0 U21
25 Aug 1992 Norway v Sweden D 1-1 U21
08 Sep 1992 Finland v Sweden L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
06 Oct 1992 Sweden v Bulgaria W 6-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
10 Nov 1992 Israel v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
18 May 1993 Sweden v Austria D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
01 Jun 1993 Sweden v Israel W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
10 Aug 1993 Sweden v Switzerland W 3-1 U21
21 Aug 1993 Sweden v France D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
07 Sep 1993 Bulgaria v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
12 Oct 1993 Sweden v Finland W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
09 Nov 1993 Austria v Sweden W 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 6
20 Apr 1994 Netherlands v Sweden D 0-0 U21
04 May 1994 Sweden v Italy W 1-0 U21
26 May 1994 Denmark v Sweden W 0-1 U21
17 Aug 1994 Sweden v Finland W 4-1 U21
06 Sep 1994 Iceland v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
11 Oct 1994 Switzerland v Sweden W 0-5 UEFA U21 Group 3
15 Nov 1994 Sweden v Hungary L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
13 Feb 1995 Sweden v Indonesia W 5-1 U21
08 Mar 1995 Cyprus v Sweden W 0-4 U21
28 Mar 1995 Turkey v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
25 Apr 1995 Hungary v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
05 Sep 1995 Sweden v Switzerland W 1-0 UEFA U21
10 Oct 1995 Sweden v Scotland L 1-2 B INTER
01 Nov 1995 Sweden v Norway W 2-1 U21
07 Nov 1995 Sweden v Korea Republic W 3-0 U21
14 Nov 1995 Sweden v Turkey W 6-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 Feb 1997 Sweden v Romania W 2-0 KINGS CUP
13 Feb 1997 Sweden v Japan W 1-0 KINGS CUP
12 Mar 1997 Israel v Sweden W 0-1 International Friendly
22 May 1997 Sweden v Poland D 2-2 International Friendly
08 Jun 1997 Estonia v Sweden W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Group 4
22 Apr 1998 Sweden v France D 0-0 International Friendly
28 May 1998 Sweden v Denmark W 3-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 1998 Sweden v Italy W 1-0 International Friendly
19 Aug 1998 Sweden v Russia W 1-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Sweden v England W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
14 Oct 1998 Bulgaria v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Feb 1999 Tunisia v Sweden W 0-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Sweden v Luxembourg W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
31 Mar 1999 Poland v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
27 May 1999 Sweden v Jamaica W 2-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 England v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
18 Aug 1999 Sweden v Austria D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Sweden v Bulgaria W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
08 Sep 1999 Luxembourg v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
09 Oct 1999 Sweden v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
23 Feb 2000 Italy v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Denmark v Sweden W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Sweden v Spain D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2000 Belgium v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Jun 2000 Sweden v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2000 Italy v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
16 Aug 2000 Iceland v Sweden L 2-1 NORDIC CUP
02 Sep 2000 Azerbaijan v Sweden W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Oct 2000 Sweden v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
11 Oct 2000 Slovakia v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
28 Feb 2001 Malta v Sweden W 0-3 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Sweden v FYR Macedonia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
28 Mar 2001 Moldova v Sweden W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
25 Apr 2001 Switzerland v Sweden W 0-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Sweden v Slovakia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
06 Jun 2001 Sweden v Moldova W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Aug 2001 Sweden v South Africa W 3-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 FYR Macedonia v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
05 Sep 2001 Turkey v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Oct 2001 Sweden v Azerbaijan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Nov 2001 England v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 Greece v Sweden D 2-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Sweden v Switzerland D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Norway v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
17 May 2002 Sweden v Paraguay L 1-2 International Friendly
25 May 2002 Japan v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 England v Sweden D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
07 Jun 2002 Sweden v Nigeria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
12 Jun 2002 Sweden v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
16 Jun 2002 Sweden v Senegal L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Aug 2002 Russia v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Latvia v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Feb 2003 Tunisia v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 2003 Sweden v Greece L 1-2 International Friendly
18 Nov 2003 Egypt v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Portugal v Sweden D 2-2 International Friendly
28 May 2004 Finland v Sweden W 1-3 International Friendly
13 Oct 2004 Iceland v Sweden W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
17 Nov 2004 Scotland v Sweden W 1-4 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.