Jan Eriksson (footballer born 1967)
|Full name||Jan Jonas Jakob Eriksson|
|Date of birth||24 August 1967|
|Place of birth||Sundsvall, Sweden|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1992–1994||1. FC Kaiserslautern||37||(4)|
|1998–1999||Tampa Bay Mutiny||35||(2)|
|* 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.
Eriksson played his early football with GIF Sundsvall and IFK Sundsvall before signing with AIK in 1987. In 1992, he signed with IFK Norrköping before moving to the German Bundesliga to play for 1. FC Kaiserslautern. He was awarded Guldbollen in 1992 while playing in Kaiserslautern. He briefly returned to AIK in 1994 before going on to represent Servette FC and Helsingborgs IF between 1995 and 1996.
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. He left the club in May 1998 having made no further appearances. 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.
He played 35 matches and scored four goals for the Sweden national team. Two of those goals came at the 1992 European Championship in Sweden. He was selected for the 1990 FIFA World Cup squad, but did not play. 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.
- Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Eriksson goal.
|1||9 October 1991||Stadion Allment, Lucerne, Switzerland||Switzerland||1–3||1–3||Friendly|||
|2||10 June 1992||Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden||France||1–0||1–1||UEFA Euro 1992|||
|3||17 June 1992||Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden||England||1–1||2–1||UEFA Euro 1992|||
|4||19 May 1993||Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden||Austria||1–0||1–0||1994 FIFA World Cup qualifier|||
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- "Sverige - England - Matchfakta - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 February 2021.
- "Sverige - Österrike - Matchfakta - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 February 2021.
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