|Full name||Hans Vimmo Eskilsson|
|Date of birth||23 January 1966|
|Place of birth||Östersund, Sweden|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Early years and PortugalEdit
Eskilsson was born in Östersund, Jämtland County. After starting in the lower leagues with local IFK Östersund, he moved in 1985 to the top division with IFK Norrköping, then competed in the 1988 season with fellow league side Hammarby IF.
Eskilsson moved to Portugal at the age of 22, joining Sporting Clube de Portugal as an electoral asset of future president Jorge Gonçalves: during the better part of the following three seasons in the country – with a brief spell in his country with AIK Fotboll in between– he only scored three goals for as many teams, also representing S.C. Braga and G.D. Estoril Praia.
Hammarby IF and HeartsEdit
In 1992 Eskilsson returned to former club Hammarby, netting 40 goals in his first two campaigns combined and promoting to the top level in the second. In early November 1995, after a short stint at Solna-based Vasalunds IF, he moved to Scotland to play for Heart of Midlothian in the Premier Division, being sparingly played during the season and being released as his contract was not renewed.
Aged 30, Eskilsson joined Hammarby for a third spell in 1996, finding the side in the second tier and again helping it achieve promotion. He also began featuring regularly as a central defender, forming an efficient partnership with Pétur Marteinsson; late into his final stint, however, he suffered a severe leg injury after a two-footed challenge by Daniel Hoch in a derby game against AIK, having to retire from professional football.
Eskilsson gained eight caps for Sweden during two years, his debut coming in 1988. Also in that year, he played Olympic football in Seoul, appearing in two matches for the eventual quarter-finalists.
- Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first.
|1.||2 April 1988||Olympiastadion, West Berlin, West Germany||Soviet Union||1–0||2–0||1988 Four Nations Tournament|||
|2.||27 April 1988||Råsunda, Solna, Sweden||Wales||4–1||4–1||Friendly|||
- Eskilsson, o rei leão de 88 é um ás no poker maisfutebol.iol.pt
- Eskilsson; Estrelas Leoninas, 21 February 2007 (in Portuguese)
- Hans Eskilsson – Varen 1991 i AIK (Hans Eskilsson – Spring 1991 AIK) Archived 18 April 2013 at Archive.today; AIK Fotboll (in Swedish)
- Época 1989/90: Primeira Divisão (1989/90 Season: First Division); Arquivos da Bola, 29 July 2007 (in Portuguese)
- Hans Eskilsson – FIFA competition record
- "Sweden upset the Soviets". New Straits Times. 4 April 1988. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- "Holmqvist skoraðl tvfvegis" [Holmqvist scored twice] (PDF) (in Icelandic). Timarit. 28 April 1988. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- Hans Eskilsson: "Jag ser pokern som ett yrke" (Hans Eskilsson: "I see poker as a profession") Archived 3 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine; Pokerspel (in Swedish)
- Ashdown, John (7 October 2009). "Which footballers have played two matches on the same day?". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2013.