Patrik Andersson

Date of birth18 August 1971
Place of birthBorgeby
NationalitySwede
Weight81 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender

Andersson spent his early career with Malmo making his debut in 1989 where he stayed for four seasons.

His performances earned him his first cap for Sweden against in January 1992 against Australia.

He won a move to Blackburn Rovers in December 1992 but he made little impact at Ewood Park and, the following October, he signed for Borussia Moenchengladbach.

After a distinguished career there, he signed for Bayern Munich for the 1999-2000 season, helping them to successive Bundesliga titles in 1999-2000 and 2000-01 and victory in the European Champions League in 2001.

He was a constant member of the Swedish team, holding the captaincy for several years and eventually won 96 caps.

He was surprisingly sold to Barcelona in the close season of 2001 but his season was interrupted when he tore knee ligaments in a February encounter with Deportivo La Coruna but he regained his fitness just in time for the World Cup.

A stylish centre-half, he was calm and collected and at the heart of a very good Swedish defence.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Malmö FF 01 Jan 1993
Blackburn Rovers 01 Jan 1993 01 Sep 1993
Borussia Mönchengladbach 01 Sep 1993 01 Jul 1999
Bayern München 01 Jul 1999 01 Jun 2001
Barcelona 01 Jun 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 6
5
1
1993-94 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 1
1
1996-97 Borussia Mönchengladbach UEFA Cup 2
2000-01 Bayern München Bundesliga 20
2
1
2000-01 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 12
1
2001-02 Barcelona Primera Liga 11
1
3
2001-02 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 6
1
2002-03 Barcelona Primera Liga 2
1
2002-03 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 3
1
2003-04 Barcelona Primera Liga 2
2


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
09 Jan 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
26 Jan 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City L 2-5 Premier League
30 Jan 1993 Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers L 3-2 Premier League
02 Feb 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Crystal Palace L 1-2 Premier League
21 Feb 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea W 2-0 Premier League
28 Feb 1993 Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
03 Mar 1993 Everton v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
09 Mar 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
20 Mar 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
10 Apr 1993 Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers L 5-2 Premier League
03 May 1993 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers L 3-1 Premier League
29 Aug 1993 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League


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
1986-87 Sweden UEFA Under-21 1
1987-88 Sweden Under-21
1
1988-89 Sweden UEFA Under-18 3
2
1988-89 Sweden UEFA Under-21
1
1989-90 Sweden UEFA Under-18 1
1
1989-90 Sweden UEFA Under-21 1
1
1989-90 Sweden Under-21 1
1
1990-91 Sweden International Friendly
1
1990-91 Sweden UEFA Under-18 2
1990-91 Sweden UEFA Under-21 1
1
1990-91 Sweden Under-21 1
1990-91 Sweden World Youth Cup 3
1
1
1991-92 Sweden International Friendly 4
1991-92 Sweden Olympics 1
1991-92 Sweden UEFA European Championship 3
1
1991-92 Sweden UEFA Under-21 6
1
1991-92 Sweden Under-21 1
1992-93 Sweden 90th Anniversary 1
1992-93 Sweden FIFA World Cup 5
1992-93 Sweden International Friendly
1
1992-93 Sweden Olympics 5
1
1
1993-94 Sweden FIFA World Cup 9
1993-94 Sweden International Friendly 4
1
1994-95 Sweden International Friendly 1
1
1994-95 Sweden UEFA European Championship 6
1
1995-96 Sweden Carlsberg Cup 1
1995-96 Sweden FIFA World Cup 1
1
1995-96 Sweden International Friendly 5
1995-96 Sweden UEFA European Championship 2
1996-97 Sweden FIFA World Cup 5
1996-97 Sweden International Friendly 3
1997-98 Sweden FIFA World Cup 4
1997-98 Sweden International Friendly 5
1998-99 Sweden International Friendly 3
1998-99 Sweden UEFA European Championship 5
1999-00 Sweden International Friendly 4
1999-00 Sweden UEFA European Championship 5
1
2000-01 Sweden FIFA World Cup 6
2000-01 Sweden International Friendly 2
2000-01 Sweden Nordic Championships 1
2000-01 Sweden UEFA Under-18 1
2001-02 Sweden International Friendly 3


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
04 Jun 1987 Sweden v Italy D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group
26 Aug 1987 Poland v Sweden W 0-1 U21
21 Sep 1988 Scotland v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
04 Nov 1988 Albania v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 2
24 May 1989 Sweden v West Germany W 4-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
07 Jun 1989 Sweden v Poland W 4-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
15 Aug 1989 Sweden v France D 3-3 U21
05 Sep 1989 Sweden v England W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
20 Sep 1989 Sweden v Scotland W 4-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
07 Oct 1989 Sweden v Albania W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
24 Jul 1990 Sweden v USSR L 0-3 UEFA U18 Quarter-final
26 Jul 1990 Sweden v Belgium W 6-0 UEFA U18 5 6
26 Sep 1990 Sweden v Bulgaria W 2-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 1991 Italy v Sweden D 0-0 U21
01 May 1991 Sweden v Cyprus W 6-0 UEFA U21 Group
15 Jun 1991 Mexico v Sweden L 3-0 World Youth Cup Group B
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
25 Sep 1991 Sweden v Italy D 2-2 U21
16 Oct 1991 Sweden v Israel W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group
14 Nov 1991 Israel v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group
20 Nov 1991 Greece v Sweden W 1-3 UEFA U21 Group
29 Jan 1992 Australia v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
02 Feb 1992 Australia v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1992 Sweden v Netherlands W 1-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
25 Mar 1992 Sweden v Netherlands W 1-0 Olympics
15 Apr 1992 Scotland v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA U21 Semi-final 1
29 Apr 1992 Sweden v Scotland W 1-0 UEFA U21 Semi-final 2
07 May 1992 Sweden v Poland W 5-0 International Friendly
27 May 1992 Sweden v Hungary W 2-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 1992 Sweden v France D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
14 Jun 1992 Sweden v Denmark W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
17 Jun 1992 Sweden v England W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
26 Jul 1992 Sweden v Paraguay D 0-0 Olympics 1st round group D
28 Jul 1992 Sweden v Morocco W 4-0 Olympics 1st round group D
30 Jul 1992 Sweden v Korea Republic D 1-1 Olympics 1st round group D
02 Aug 1992 Sweden v Australia L 1-2 Olympics Quarter-final
26 Aug 1992 Norway v Sweden D 2-2 90th Anniversary
09 Sep 1992 Finland v Sweden W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
07 Oct 1992 Sweden v Bulgaria W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
11 Nov 1992 Israel v Sweden W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 6
11 Mar 1993 Netherlands v Sweden L 2-1 Olympics
11 Mar 1993 Netherlands v Sweden L 2-1 Olympics
15 Apr 1993 Hungary v Sweden W 0-2 International Friendly
28 Apr 1993 France v Sweden L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
02 Jun 1993 Sweden v Israel W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
11 Aug 1993 Sweden v Switzerland L 1-2 International Friendly
22 Aug 1993 Sweden v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
08 Sep 1993 Bulgaria v Sweden D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
20 Apr 1994 Wales v Sweden W 0-2 International Friendly
05 May 1994 Sweden v Nigeria W 3-1 International Friendly
26 May 1994 Denmark v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 1994 Sweden v Norway W 2-0 International Friendly
19 Jun 1994 Cameroon v Sweden D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
24 Jun 1994 Sweden v Russia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
28 Jun 1994 Brazil v Sweden D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
03 Jul 1994 Sweden v Saudi Arabia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
10 Jul 1994 Sweden v Romania W 2-2 (5-4) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final final
13 Jul 1994 Brazil v Sweden L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
16 Jul 1994 Sweden v Bulgaria W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
17 Aug 1994 Sweden v Lithuania W 4-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 Iceland v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
12 Oct 1994 Switzerland v Sweden L 4-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
16 Nov 1994 Sweden v Hungary W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
29 Mar 1995 Turkey v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
26 Apr 1995 Hungary v Sweden L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
01 Jun 1995 Sweden v Iceland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
16 Aug 1995 Sweden v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1995 Sweden v Switzerland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
11 Oct 1995 Sweden v Scotland W 2-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 1995 Sweden v Turkey D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
19 Feb 1996 Hong Kong v Sweden W 0-1 CARLSBERG CUP
24 Apr 1996 Northern Ireland v Sweden W 1-2 International Friendly
09 May 1996 Sweden v Slovakia W 2-1 International Friendly
16 May 1996 Korea Republic v Sweden W 0-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 1996 Sweden v Belarus W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
14 Aug 1996 Sweden v Denmark L 0-1 International Friendly
01 Sep 1996 Latvia v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
09 Oct 1996 Sweden v Austria L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
10 Nov 1996 Scotland v Sweden L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
02 Apr 1997 France v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 1997 Sweden v Scotland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
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
06 Aug 1997 Sweden v Lithuania W 1-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 1997 Belarus v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
06 Sep 1997 Austria v Sweden L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
10 Sep 1997 Sweden v Latvia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
11 Oct 1997 Sweden v Estonia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
25 Mar 1998 Spain v Sweden L 4-0 International Friendly
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
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
28 Apr 1999 Republic of Ireland v Sweden L 2-0 International Friendly
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
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
29 Mar 2000 Austria v Sweden D 1-1 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
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
10 Oct 2000 Yugoslavia v Sweden L 3-2 UEFA U18 Group 12
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
13 Feb 2002 Greece v Sweden D 2-2 International Friendly
17 May 2002 Sweden v Paraguay L 1-2 International Friendly
25 May 2002 Japan v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly


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