Sven Andersson (footballer, born 1963)
Sven Andersson (born 6 October 1963) is a retired Swedish football goalkeeper. Born in Strömstad near the Norwegian border, he began his professional career in Örgryte IS, a club with which he won the Allsvenskan championship in 1985. He got 1 cap for Sweden, and was called up as a reserve in the Swedish squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.
|Date of birth||6 October 1963|
|Place of birth||Strömstad, Sweden|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2001–2002||West Ham United||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
In 1993, after having retired from professional football, he was persuaded by Helsingborgs IF to make his comeback. Between 1993 and 2001 he played 233 consecutive Allsvenskan matches, and a total of 268 matches for the club. He was suspended from what was planned to be his last match for HIF due to a red card in his 233rd match.
In 2000, he earned his nickname San Siro-Sven with a last-minute penalty save against Inter Milan. In a 2000-01 UEFA Champions League qualifier, Helsingborgs were leading 1-0 on aggregate from the first leg with the second leg delicately poised at 0-0. In the final minute Inter were awarded a penalty but Alvaro Recoba saw his effort saved by Andersson, and Helsingborgs qualified at Inter's expense.
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