Stefan Lindqvist

Stefan Lindqvist (18 March 1967 – 1 March 2020) was a Swedish footballer. During his club career, Lindqvist played for Halmstad, Neuchâtel Xamax, IFK Göteborg, Motherwell and Strømsgodset IF. He made 5 appearances for the Sweden national team, scoring 1 goal.

Stefan Lindqvist
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-03-18)18 March 1967
Place of birth Halmstad, Sweden
Date of death 1 March 2020(2020-03-01) (aged 52)
Place of death Särö, Sweden
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1990 Halmstad 80 (11)
1990–1991 Neuchâtel Xamax 9 (0)
1991–1997 IFK Göteborg 172 (22)
1997 Dalian Wanda FC ? (?)
1997–1998 Motherwell 6 (1)
1997–1998 Strømsgodset IF 7 (1)
1998–1999 IFK Göteborg
National team
1989 Sweden U21 1 (0)
1989–1990 Sweden 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 October (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Lindqvist played professional football in Sweden, Switzerland, China, and Scotland, but is mostly remembered for his time with IFK Göteborg.

Lindqvist won 5 Allsvenskan titles with IFK Göteborg, and played every minute of Göteborg's 1994–95 UEFA Champions League campaign which saw Göteborg win their group ahead of FC Barcelona, Manchester United, and Galatasaray before being eliminated by Bayern München in the quarter finals on away goals.[1]

International careerEdit

On 6 May 1989 Lindqvist made his Sweden U21 debut in a 1990 UEFA European Under-21 qualifying game against Poland which Sweden won 4-0.[2]

On 16 August 1989, Lindqvist made his senior debut for Sweden in a friendly game against France, in which he also scored his first and only international goal.[3] On 8 October 1989 he made his competitive senior debut for Sweden in a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Albania, which Sweden won 3-1.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

He died on 1 March 2020 after a more than 10 year long battle with ALS.[5]

HonoursEdit

Allsvenskan: 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996

Svenska Cupen: 1991

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hösten då Blåvitt var bäst i Europa". gp.se (in Swedish). 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  2. ^ "U21 EM-kval Matchinformation: Sverige mot Polen 1989-05-06 (4-0) — svenskfotboll.se". www2.svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  3. ^ "Herrar A Träningslandskamp Matchinformation: Sverige mot Frankrike 1989-08-16 (2-4) — svenskfotboll.se". www2.svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  4. ^ "Herrar A VM-kval Matchinformation: Sverige mot Albanien 1989-10-08 (3-1) — svenskfotboll.se". www2.svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  5. ^ https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/a/8mKyM1/stefan-lindqvist-ar-dod-i-sviterna-av-als

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