Michael Svensson

Date of birth25 November 1975
Place of birthVernamo
NationalitySwede
Weight83 kg
Height1.89 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Svensson started his career in the lower divisions at Skillingaryds before moving to IFK Varnamo in the Swedish Second Division, where he played for four seasons, making his debut in 1993 before joining Halmstad in 1997.

They won the domestic championship in 2000 and his performances earned him his international debut in March 2000 against Austria.

His strong performances earned him a move to Troyes in France in the summer of 2001.

A good old-fashioned stopper, he was signed by Southampton in the summer of 2002 and extended his contract with the Saints to June 2007 in June 2006.

Having been without a club throughout the 2007-08 season due to a knee injury, Svensson re-signed for Southampton in August 2008 before announcing his retirement in June 2009 due to injury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Skillngaryd 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 1993
IFK Varnamo 01 Jul 1993 01 Jul 1997
Halmstads BK 01 Jul 1997 31 May 2001
Troyes 08 Sep 2001 25 Jun 2002
Southampton 25 Jun 2002 30 Jun 2007
Southampton 07 Aug 2008 25 Jun 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Halmstads BK UEFA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Halmstads BK UEFA Cup 4
2
1
2001-02 Halmstads BK UEFA Champions League 4
1
2
2001-02 Troyes French Championnat 23
1
5
2002-03 Southampton FA Cup 7
1
1
2002-03 Southampton League Cup 2
1
2002-03 Southampton Premier League 33
1
2
4
2003-04 Southampton FA Cup 1
2003-04 Southampton League Cup 3
2003-04 Southampton Premier League 26
2
6
1
2003-04 Southampton UEFA Cup 2
2005-06 Southampton League Championship 7
1
2008-09 Southampton League Championship 4
2
2008-09 Southampton League Cup 1
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
24 Sep 1996 Halmstads BK v Newcastle United W 2-1
Agg: 2-5
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
14 Sep 2000 Halmstads BK v Benfica W 2-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
28 Sep 2000 Benfica v Halmstads BK D 2-2
Agg: 3-4
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
26 Oct 2000 Halmstads BK v TSV 1860 München W 3-2 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
07 Nov 2000 TSV 1860 München v Halmstads BK L 3-1
Agg: 5-4
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
25 Jul 2001 Bohemians Dublin v Halmstads BK W 1-2 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
01 Aug 2001 Halmstads BK v Bohemians Dublin W 2-0
Agg: 4-1
UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Aug 2001 Halmstads BK v Anderlecht D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
22 Aug 2001 Anderlecht v Halmstads BK D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg


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 Goals Y R
1999-00 Sweden International Friendly
1
1999-00 Sweden Nordic Championships 1
2000-01 Sweden International Friendly 1
2000-01 Sweden Kings Cup 1
2000-01 Sweden Nordic Championships
1
2001-02 Sweden FIFA World Cup
1
2001-02 Sweden International Friendly 2
2
2002-03 Sweden International Friendly 3
2
2002-03 Sweden UEFA European Championship 3
1
2
2003-04 Sweden International Friendly 2
1
2003-04 Sweden UEFA European Championship 3
2


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
18 Aug 1999 Sweden v Austria D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Feb 2000 Norway v Sweden D 1-1 NORDIC CUP
16 Aug 2000 Iceland v Sweden L 2-1 NORDIC CUP
12 Feb 2001 China PR v Sweden D 2-2 International Friendly
14 Feb 2001 Sweden v Qatar D 0-0 KINGS CUP Semi-final
15 Aug 2001 Sweden v South Africa W 3-0 International Friendly
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
17 Apr 2002 Norway v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
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 Oct 2002 Sweden v Hungary D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
16 Oct 2002 Sweden v Portugal L 2-3 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Czech Republic v Sweden D 3-3 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Tunisia v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 Hungary v Sweden W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
30 Apr 2003 Sweden v Croatia L 1-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Sweden v Poland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
20 Aug 2003 Sweden v Greece L 1-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Sweden v San Marino W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
10 Sep 2003 Poland v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Oct 2003 Sweden v Latvia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Nov 2003 Egypt v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Sweden v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly


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