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Jane Törnqvist (born 9 May 1975) is a Philippine-born Swedish former footballer who most recently played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC. A tough tackling central defender, she wore number 3 for her club. She played 109 games for the Swedish national team before retiring from international football in 2005.

Jane Törnqvist
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Jane Törnqvist
Personal information
Full name Jane Törnqvist
Date of birth (1975-05-09) 9 May 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Manila, Philippines
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Hallsta IK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Häverödals SK
1991–1992 Rimbo IF
1993–1995 Tyresö FF
1996–1998 Hammarby IF
1999–2002 Älvsjö AIK FF
2003–2007 Djurgårdens IF[a]
2008–2012 Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 100 (13)
National team
1995–2005 Sweden 109 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 October 2007



Törnqvist started her career in Hallsta IK.[1] Törnqvist played for Häverödals SK, Rimbo IF, Tyresö FF, Hammarby IF and Älvsjö AIK.[2]

Jane Törnqvist (with ball) for Djurgården/Älvsjö against 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in the 2005 UEFA Women's Cup Final.

When Älvsjö AIK and Djurgårdens IF merged to become Djurgården/Älvsjö, Törnqvist was on the new team.[3] Törnqvist played five seasons with the team.[2] She was part of the 2003 and 2004 Damallsvenskan winning teams.[4] She also played in the 2005 UEFA Women's Cup Final, when Djurgården/Älvsjö lost to 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam.[5] She retired after the 2007 season, however Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC manager Torbjörn Nilsson managed to bring her to his team.[5] In late 2007, Törnqvist joined Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.[6] During her time with Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, she made 100 league appearances and scored 13 goals.[7] She finished her career in 2012.[7]


After winning seven caps at Under 17 level and 33 Under 21 caps, Törnqvist made her senior Sweden debut in a 3–0 win over Finland on 30 August 1995.[8] She tore her ACL during UEFA Women's Euro 2001 and missed Sweden's extra time defeat to Germany in the final. Two years later she was back in the team as Sweden suffered another golden goal loss to Germany in the World Cup final.[9]



  1. ^ 2003–2006 as Djurgården/Älvsjö.


  1. ^ "Törnqvist, Jane # 3".
  2. ^ a b "K/Göteborg FC – Spelarinformation för Jane Törnqvist". K/Göteborg FC. Archived from the original on 10 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Drömmen om ett starkt lag". DN.SE.
  4. ^ "Andra raka guldet för Djurgården/Älvsjö". Aftonbladet.
  5. ^ a b "Plusintervju: Jane Törnqvists sista match".
  6. ^ "Jane Törnqvist klar för Göteborg". Expressen.
  7. ^ a b "Jane Törnqvist".
  8. ^ "Olympic team rosters". Women's Soccer World. Archived from the original on 20 February 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Soft-spoken Törnqvist speaks volumes with talent". 10 October 2003. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
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