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Klas Inge "Klabbe" Ingesson (20 August 1968 – 29 October 2014) was a Swedish footballer and manager. He spent most of his career as a midfielder in Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Italy and France. Ingesson represented the Sweden national team on 57 occasions, including the 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cup, as well as the 1992 European Championship. He was the manager of IF Elfsborg from 2013 until his death in October 2014.

Klas Ingesson
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Personal information
Full name Klas Inge Ingesson
Date of birth (1968-08-20)20 August 1968
Place of birth Ödeshög, Sweden
Date of death 29 October 2014(2014-10-29) (aged 46)
Place of death Ödeshög, Sweden
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1975–1986 Ödeshögs IK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1990 IFK Göteborg 53 (9)
1990–1993 KV Mechelen 99 (28)
1993–1994 PSV Eindhoven 12 (1)
1994–1996 Sheffield Wednesday 17 (2)
1996–1998 Bari 94 (11)
1998–2000 Bologna 64 (4)
2000–2001 Marseille 13 (0)
2001 Lecce 19 (1)
Total 371 (56)
National team
1989–1998 Sweden[1] 57 (13)
Teams managed
2013–2014 IF Elfsborg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

He played for IFK Göteborg in Sweden, KV Mechelen in Belgium, PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Sheffield Wednesday in England, Bari, Bologna and Lecce in Italy, and Marseille in France.[2]

At Sheffield Wednesday, he encountered players "who went straight to the pub after training but still able to run like wild animals come Saturday".[2]

Coaching careerEdit

On 30 September 2013, Ingesson was appointed manager of IF Elfsborg.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

After retiring from playing Ingesson became a lumberjack, and also appeared as a presenter on the Swedish TV programme Farlig Fritid ("Dangerous Leisures").[4]

On 14 May 2009, Ingesson announced that he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The treatment was at the start said to be going "in the right direction".[5] Ingesson fully recovered and, on December 2010, made a football comeback by accepting an offer to guide the IF Elfsborg under-21 youth team.[6] On 8 January 2013, Ingesson revealed that the myeloma had returned, and that he would have a stem cell transplant, as the two previous autologous (i.e. of his own stem cells) transplants had been unsuccessful.[7]

On 29 October 2014, Ingesson died of the effects of multiple myeloma.[8]

He was married and had two children.

International statisticsEdit

[9]

Sweden national team
Year Apps Goals
1989 6 3
1990 9 3
1991 4 0
1992 11 3
1993 8 0
1994 13 3
1995 1 0
1996 4 1
1997 0 0
1998 1 0
Total 57 13

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first.[10]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 31 May 1989 Eyravallen, Örebro   Algeria 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 2–0
3. 8 October 1989 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm   Albania 2–1 3–1 1990 World Cup qualifier
4. 16 February 1990 Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai   United Arab Emirates 2–0 2–0 Friendly
5. 25 April 1990 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm   Wales 3–1 4–2 Friendly
6. 4–2
7. 7 May 1992 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm   Poland 3–0 5–0 Friendly
8. 9 September 1992 Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki   Finland 1–0 1–0 1994 World Cup qualifier
9. 11 November 1992 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan   Israel 3–1 3–1 1994 World Cup qualifier
10. 4 May 1994 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm   Nigeria 3–1 3–1 Friendly
11. 12 June 1994 Trabuco Hills High School Stadium, Mission Viejo   Romania 1–0 1–1 Friendly
12. 7 September 1994 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik   Iceland 1–0 1–0 Euro 1996 qualifier
13. 24 April 1996 Windsor Park, Belfast   Northern Ireland 2–0 2–1 Friendly

Managerial statisticsEdit

[11][12][13][14][15]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
IF Elfsborg 30 September 2013 29 October 2014 52 27 10 15 051.92
Total 52 27 10 15 051.92

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". passagen.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 6 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b Christenson, Marcus (21 May 2014). "Klas Ingesson: The top-flight manager who refuses to be beaten by cancer | Marcus Christenson". The Guardian.
  3. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=2183412.html
  4. ^ "Leaving football behind". FIFA.com. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Klas Ingesson sjuk i cancer". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 16 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Ingesson blir tränare - i Elfsborg" (in Swedish). Expressen. Archived from the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Ingesson om concern: Ingen medicin hjälper = Swedish". Expressen.
  8. ^ "VM 94-hjälten Ingesson död". Aftonbladet (in Swedish).
  9. ^ "Klas Ingesson". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Klas Ingesson profile". EU-football.info. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Spelschema IF Elfsborg – Allsvenskan 2013". IF Elfsborg. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Spelschema IF Elfsborg – Europaspel 2013". IF Elfsborg. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Spelschema IF Elfsborg – Allsvenskan 2014". IF Elfsborg. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Spelschema IF Elfsborg – Svenska Cupen 2014/2015". IF Elfsborg. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Spelschema IF Elfsborg – Europaspel 2014". IF Elfsborg. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  16. ^ "1983-1989". IFK Göteborg (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 17 September 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  17. ^ "1990-1996". IFK Göteborg (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  18. ^ "La storia del Bologna stagione per stagione". Bologna FC (in Italian). Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  19. ^ Sport, Guardian (29 October 2014). "Former Sweden midfielder Klas Ingesson dies from cancer, aged 46". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

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