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 Aug 2002 Liverpool v Southampton L 3-0 Premier League
28 Aug 2002 Southampton v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
31 Aug 2002 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
28 Sep 2002 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
02 Oct 2002 Southampton v Tranmere Rovers W 6-1 League Cup 2nd round
05 Oct 2002 Southampton v Manchester City W 2-0 Premier League
21 Oct 2002 Aston Villa v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
27 Oct 2002 Southampton v Fulham W 4-2 Premier League
02 Nov 2002 Manchester United v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
06 Nov 2002 Liverpool v Southampton L 3-1 League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 2002 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
16 Nov 2002 Newcastle United v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
23 Nov 2002 Southampton v Arsenal W 3-2 Premier League
02 Dec 2002 West Ham United v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
07 Dec 2002 Southampton v Birmingham City W 2-0 Premier League
14 Dec 2002 Southampton v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
21 Dec 2002 Leeds United v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2002 Chelsea v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
28 Dec 2002 Southampton v Sunderland W 2-1 Premier League
01 Jan 2003 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
04 Jan 2003 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2003 Middlesbrough v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
18 Jan 2003 Southampton v Liverpool L 0-1 Premier League
25 Jan 2003 Southampton v Millwall D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
28 Jan 2003 Sunderland v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
01 Feb 2003 Southampton v Manchester United L 0-2 Premier League
05 Feb 2003 Millwall v Southampton W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
08 Feb 2003 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
15 Feb 2003 Southampton v Norwich City W 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2003 Everton v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
01 Mar 2003 Southampton v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 Premier League
09 Mar 2003 Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Mar 2003 Fulham v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
22 Mar 2003 Southampton v Aston Villa D 2-2 Premier League
05 Apr 2003 Southampton v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
13 Apr 2003 Watford v Southampton W 1-2 FA Cup Semi-final
19 Apr 2003 Southampton v Leeds United W 3-2 Premier League
21 Apr 2003 Birmingham City v Southampton L 3-2 Premier League
26 Apr 2003 Charlton Athletic v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
03 May 2003 Southampton v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 Premier League
07 May 2003 Arsenal v Southampton L 6-1 Premier League
11 May 2003 Manchester City v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
17 May 2003 Arsenal v Southampton L 1-0 FA Cup Final
16 Aug 2003 Leicester City v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
23 Aug 2003 Southampton v Birmingham City D 0-0 Premier League
26 Aug 2003 Leeds United v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
31 Aug 2003 Southampton v Manchester United W 1-0 Premier League
13 Sep 2003 Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 Premier League
20 Sep 2003 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 1-3 Premier League
24 Sep 2003 Southampton v Steaua Bucuresti D 1-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
27 Sep 2003 Southampton v Middlesbrough L 0-1 Premier League
04 Oct 2003 Newcastle United v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
15 Oct 2003 Steaua Bucuresti v Southampton L 1-0
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
19 Oct 2003 Everton v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
25 Oct 2003 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers W 2-0 Premier League
28 Oct 2003 Bristol City v Southampton W 0-3 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 2003 Southampton v Manchester City L 0-2 Premier League
08 Nov 2003 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
29 Nov 2003 Aston Villa v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
02 Dec 2003 Southampton v Portsmouth W 2-0 League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 2003 Southampton v Charlton Athletic W 3-2 Premier League
13 Dec 2003 Liverpool v Southampton W 1-2 Premier League
16 Dec 2003 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton L 1-0 League Cup 5th round
21 Dec 2003 Southampton v Portsmouth W 3-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2003 Fulham v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
29 Dec 2003 Southampton v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
03 Jan 2004 Southampton v Newcastle United L 0-3 FA Cup 3rd round
07 Jan 2004 Southampton v Leicester City D 0-0 Premier League
10 Jan 2004 Birmingham City v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
17 Jan 2004 Southampton v Leeds United W 2-1 Premier League
07 Feb 2004 Southampton v Fulham D 0-0 Premier League
10 Feb 2004 Arsenal v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
21 Feb 2004 Southampton v Everton D 3-3 Premier League
28 Feb 2004 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
14 Mar 2004 Southampton v Liverpool W 2-0 Premier League
01 Oct 2005 Preston North End v Southampton D 1-1 League Championship
15 Oct 2005 Southampton v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
22 Oct 2005 Millwall v Southampton W 0-2 League Championship
29 Oct 2005 Southampton v Stoke City W 2-0 League Championship
05 Nov 2005 Leicester City v Southampton D 0-0 League Championship
19 Nov 2005 Southampton v Leeds United L 3-4 League Championship
22 Nov 2005 Hull City v Southampton D 1-1 League Championship
09 Aug 2008 Cardiff City v Southampton L 2-1 League Championship
16 Aug 2008 Southampton v Birmingham City L 1-2 League Championship
23 Aug 2008 Derby County v Southampton W 0-1 League Championship
30 Aug 2008 Southampton v Blackpool L 0-1 League Championship
23 Sep 2008 Rotherham United v Southampton L 3-1 League Cup 3rd round


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.