Jan Eriksson (footballer born 1967)

Jan Jonas Jakob "Janne" Eriksson (born 24 August 1967) is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a defender.

Jan Eriksson
Personal information
Full name Jan Jonas Jakob Eriksson
Date of birth (1967-08-24) 24 August 1967 (age 54)
Place of birth Sundsvall, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1974–1980 GIF Sundsvall
1980–1986 IFK Sundsvall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 IFK Sundsvall 44 (2)
1987–1990 AIK 73 (2)
1991–1992 IFK Norrköping 39 (3)
1992–1994 1. FC Kaiserslautern 37 (4)
1994–1995 AIK 7 (0)
1995–1996 Servette FC 6 (0)
1996 Helsingborgs IF 28 (3)
1997–1998 Sunderland 1 (0)
1998–1999 Tampa Bay Mutiny 35 (2)
Total 270 (16)
National team
1985–1986 Sweden U19 7 (0)
1988–1990 Sweden U21 15 (1)
1990–1994 Sweden 35 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Starting off his career with IFK Sundsvall in the mid-1980s, he went on to play professionally in Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, England, and the United States before retiring in 1999.

A full international between 1990 and 1994, he won 35 caps for the Sweden national team and participated at the 1990 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1992. He was also selected for the 1994 FIFA World Cup but had to withdraw because of an injury. He was the recipient of the 1992 Guldbollen as Sweden's best footballer of the year.

Club careerEdit

Eriksson played his early football with GIF Sundsvall and IFK Sundsvall before signing with AIK in 1987.[1] In 1992, he signed with IFK Norrköping before moving to the German Bundesliga to play for 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[1] He was awarded Guldbollen in 1992 while playing in Kaiserslautern.[1] He briefly returned to AIK in 1994 before going on to represent Servette FC and Helsingborgs IF between 1995 and 1996.[1]

Eriksson joined English side Sunderland in January 1997, but went on to make only one appearance for the club in a 1–0 defeat at Aston Villa in February 1997.[2] He left the club in May 1998 having made no further appearances.[1] He spent the last two years of his professional career with the Tampa Bay Mutiny in Major League Soccer alongside his former Sweden teammate Thomas Ravelli.[1]

International careerEdit

He played 35 matches and scored four goals for the Sweden national team.[3] Two of those goals came at the 1992 European Championship in Sweden.[3] He was selected for the 1990 FIFA World Cup squad, but did not play.[3] Eriksson was also selected for the Swedish 1994 FIFA World Cup squad but had to leave the team just before the start of the tournament because of an injury and was replaced by Teddy Lucic.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Eriksson's father Jan-Åke Eriksson and younger brother Patrik Eriksson-Ohlsson are also former footballers.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year[3]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 1990 5 0
1991 8 1
1992 11 2
1993 7 1
1994 4 0
Total 35 4
Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Eriksson goal.
List of international goals scored by Jan Eriksson
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 9 October 1991 Stadion Allment, Lucerne, Switzerland    Switzerland 1–3 1–3 Friendly [4]
2 10 June 1992 Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden   France 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 1992 [5]
3 17 June 1992 Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden   England 1–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 1992 [6]
4 19 May 1993 Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden   Austria 1–0 1–0 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifier [7]

HonoursEdit

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "500 AIK:are - Jan Eriksson". www.aik.se. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Savo the Saviour". Independent. 1 February 1997. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Jan Eriksson - Spelarstatistik - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se. (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Schweiz - Sverige - Matchfakta - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Sverige - Frankrike - Matchfakta - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Sverige - England - Matchfakta - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Sverige - Österrike - Matchfakta - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Stora Grabbar — svenskfotboll.se". www2.svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 10 February 2021.

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