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
22 Sep 2001 Rennes v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 8
30 Sep 2001 Troyes v FC Sochaux Montbeliard D 0-0 French Championnat 9
13 Oct 2001 Auxerre v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 10
21 Oct 2001 Troyes v Lorient D 0-0 French Championnat 11
27 Oct 2001 Montpellier v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 12
04 Nov 2001 Troyes v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 13
17 Nov 2001 Bordeaux v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 14
08 Dec 2001 Bastia v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 17
22 Dec 2001 Nantes v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 19
23 Jan 2002 Troyes v AS Monaco D 0-0 French Championnat 22
26 Jan 2002 Troyes v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 20
02 Feb 2002 Troyes v Rennes D 0-0 French Championnat 24
06 Feb 2002 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 25
09 Feb 2002 Olympique Lyonnais v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 21
16 Feb 2002 Troyes v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 26
23 Feb 2002 Lorient v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 27
03 Mar 2002 Lille v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 23
16 Mar 2002 Paris St Germain v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 29
23 Mar 2002 Troyes v Bordeaux D 0-0 French Championnat 30
06 Apr 2002 RC Lens v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 31
13 Apr 2002 Sedan v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 32
17 Apr 2002 Troyes v Bastia D 0-0 French Championnat 33
04 May 2002 Guingamp v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 34


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.