Tobias Hysén

Glenn Tobias Hysén (born 9 March 1982) is a Swedish former footballer who played as a forward.

Tobias Hysén
Tobias Hysén in IFK Göteborg.jpg
Personal information
Full name Glenn Tobias Hysén
Date of birth (1982-03-09) 9 March 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Forward / Winger
Youth career
Ubbhults IF
Lundby IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Lundby IF 2 (0)
1999–2003 BK Häcken 66 (13)
2004–2006 Djurgårdens IF 65 (17)
2006–2007 Sunderland 26 (4)
2007–2013 IFK Göteborg 172 (69)
2014–2015 Shanghai SIPG 54 (31)
2016–2018 IFK Göteborg 79 (20)
Total 458 (154)
National team
2000 Sweden U18 4 (0)
2002–2004 Sweden U21 13 (2)
2005–2014 Sweden 34 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Born in Gothenburg, he started off his footballing career at Lundby IF in 1998 before moving on to represent BK Häcken, Djurgårdens IF, Sunderland, IFK Göteborg, and Shanghai SIPG. He finished up his career with a second stint at IFK Göteborg before retiring in 2018.

Hysén won 34 caps for the Sweden national team, and was a squad player at UEFA Euro 2012.

Early lifeEdit

Hysén was born to parents Kerstin, a surgical nurse, and Liverpool and IFK Göteborg player Glenn Hysén. Hysén has a sister, Charlotte who is three years younger than him. Shortly after, his parents divorced and his father remarried. He has two half-brothers, Alexander and Anton, and one half-sister, Annie.[1]

As a child, Hysén spent his early childhood moving around due to his father's football career. Prior to his parents' divorce, Hysén lived in Gothenburg, Sweden and Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

The first club he played for was Ubbhult IF because his cousin played there. Hysén only played for the team between 1986 and 1988. The next club he played for was Lindholmens BK because that is where he lived at the time. In 1995, Hysén played for Lundby IF where he stood for four years.

BK HäckenEdit

In 1999, he signed with BK Häcken where he spent a total of five seasons.[2]

Djurgårdens IFEdit

He joined Djurgården from BK Häcken in 2004, and signed a contract until 2008.[3] During his time with Djurgården, he won Allsvenskan, the Swedish top division, in 2005. He is left-footed, and started off as a left-winger but, during his time in Djurgården, he would occasionally play as a striker, and since coming back home to Sweden and IFK Göteborg he has mainly been playing as a striker, though he is mostly used as a winger when playing for the national team.

SunderlandEdit

On 23 August 2006, Tobias signed a deal to join Sunderland, for £1.7 million. Hysén had an immediate impact on his first start for the club, against West Bromwich Albion, creating the second goal, and generally impressing. Under Roy Keane, however, Hysen was often overlooked for Ross Wallace. Despite this, Hysen scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 draw with Leicester City, at the Stadium of Light, just minutes after being brought on as a substitute. Coincidentally, he netted the opener in the Black Cats' 2–0 win at Leicester on New Year's Day 2007.

In late July 2007, it was revealed that Tobias had requested a move back to his native Sweden. He claimed that he and his girlfriend had never really settled in Sunderland.[4]

IFK GöteborgEdit

On 25 August 2007, Hysén completed his move to IFK Göteborg for an undisclosed fee.[5] Thus becoming the fifth member of his family to play for the club.[6] In 2009, he scored 18 goals, making him the top scorer of Allsvenskan alongside Brazilian player Wánderson do Carmo.

Hysén suffered a series of minor injuries through his 2010 season which prevented him from ever reaching the top of his game, though he still managed to produce 10 goals before ending the season. Tobias kept up a great scoring record as he ended the 2011 season scoring 16 goal in 29 games, making him the second best goalscorer of Allsvenskan 2011. He was succeeded by former team mate Mathias Ranégie who scored 21 goals.

Tobias Hysén have been considered to be one of the best active players in the Swedish football league.[7][8] Many have been surprised by Hyséns dedication to stay with IFK Göteborg.[9] In 2010, he turned down an offer from Belgian top club Club Brugge, and instead signed a new 4-year deal with Göteborg.[10]

Shanghai SIPGEdit

Hysén signed a two-year contract with Chinese Super League side Shanghai Dongya in the 2013–2014 winter transfer window.[11] In his first season, he scored 19 goals and made 10 assists in 28 matches. In April 2015, he agreed to a contract extension of a further two years.[12]

Return to IFK GöteborgEdit

On 26 January 2016 Hysén announced that he would return to IFK Göteborg on a 3-year contract ahead of the 2016 Allsvenskan season.[13] At the end of the 2018 season, Hysén retired from professional football.[1]

International careerEdit

Sweden U21Edit

Hysén began his international career in 2002 when he played for Sweden's U21 where he continued to play until 2004. In November 2003, Hysén had a noticeably spectacular performance against Spain in a U-21 qualification game. Sweden landed a 3–1 victory against Spain which consequently placed them in the U21 Championships in Germany in 2004.

He was part of the Sweden U21 team that finished fourth at the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[14]

SwedenEdit

In January 2005, he made his international debut in a friendly against South Korea.[15]

Hysén got a sudden call-up for Sweden's 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Malta, due to the recent death of the brother of Henrik Larsson, for which Larsson got permission to leave the squad. He was later called up for a few exhibition games with the national team, but was often overlooked for Marcus Berg and/or Alexander Gerndt when it came to more important games, mainly due to the fact that they played on a higher level in their club teams.[citation needed]

As of 2011, and in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying games, Hysén was called up regularly by the new national team coach Erik Hamrén, having played 7 games and scored 6 goals. Hysén represented Sweden at Euro 2012.[16]

On 15 October 2013, he scored two goals in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier 3–5 loss against Germany.[17]

He made his last and 34th international appearance in a friendly against Estonia on 4 September 2014.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 27 June 2015.

ClubEdit

Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lundby IF 1998 Division 1 Södra 2 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
BK Häcken 1999 Division 1 Södra 0 0 0 0
2000 Allsvenskan 1 0 1 0
2001 13 1 13 1
2002 Superettan 25 7 25 7
2003 27 5 27 5
Total 66 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 13
Djurgården 2004 Allsvenskan 25 3 6 2 6 3 3 2 40 10
2005 25 9 5 2 2 0 6 2 38 13
2006 15 5 3 2 2 0 6 4 26 11
Total 65 17 14 6 10 3 15 8 104 34
Sunderland 2006–07 Championship 26 4 1 0 27 4
Total 26 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 27 4
IFK Göteborg 2007 Allsvenskan 6 1 6 1
2008 30 4 4 0 1 0 35 4
2009 27 18 4 3 2 1 1 0 34 22
2010 22 10 1 1 2 0 1 0 26 11
2011 29 16 3 3 32 19
2012 30 6 1 0 31 6
2013 28 14 7 8 2 0 37 22
Total 172 69 16 15 10 1 3 0 201 85
Shanghai SIPG F.C. 2014 Chinese Super League 28 19 0 0 28 19
2015 Chinese Super League 26 12 1 0 27 12
Total 54 31 1 0 55 31
IFK Göteborg 2016 Allsvenskan 28 10 3 1 7 3 38 14
2017 30 9 5 0 35 9
2018 21 1 4 0 24 1
Total 79 20 12 1 7 3 98 24
Career total 464 154 44 22 27 7 18 8 553 191

InternationalEdit

[19]

Sweden national team
Year Apps Goals
2005 3 0
2006 2 0
2007
2008
2009 5 0
2010 2 0
2011 6 4
2012 5 3
2013 8 3
2014 3 0
Total 34 10

International goalsEdit

[19]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 January 2011 Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa   South Africa 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2. 8 February 2011 GSP Stadium, Nicosia , Cyprus   Cyprus 0–1 0–2 Friendly1
3. 10 August 2011 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine   Ukraine 0–1 0–1 Friendly
4. 6 September 2011 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino   San Marino 0–4 0–5 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
5. 18 January 2012 Al-Gharafa Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Bahrain 1–0 2–0 Friendly
6. 23 January 2012 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Qatar 0–3 0–5 Friendly
7. 23 January 2012 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Qatar 0–5 0–5 Friendly
8. 26 January 2013 700th Anniversary Stadium, Chiang Mai, Thailand   Finland 1–0 3–0 King's Cup
9. 15 October 2013 Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden   Germany 1–0 3–5 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
10. 15 October 2013 Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden   Germany 3–4 3–5 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
Notes

1 Cyprus Four Nations Football Tournament 2011

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Djurgården
Sunderland
IFK Göteborg

IndividualEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Hysén is the son of the former IFK Göteborg, PSV Eindhoven, Fiorentina, and Liverpool defender Glenn Hysén. has lived with his longtime girlfriend Maria Kaspersson. The couple reside in Göteborg with their son Lucas who was born on 20 January 2008.[21] He is also a member of the Långaryd family, the largest documented family by Guinness Book of Records.

In March 2011 Tobias' brother Anton came out openly as a homosexual,[22] Tobias stated that he supported his brother and hoped more players would come forth.[23]

Tobias along with his father and two brothers blogs for the Aftonbladet primarily about football.[24] The blog sometimes focuses on handball and ice hockey.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Stjärnintervju: Tobias Hysén" (in Swedish). textalk.com. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Tobias Hysén hånas av Häckenfansen". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Hysén till Djurgården - blir klar i dag". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Winger Hysen departs Sunderland". BBC Sport. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2007.
  5. ^ "Hysen moves to Gothenburg". Sunderland AFC. Retrieved 25 August 2007.
  6. ^ "Femte generationen Hysen på plats" (in Swedish). ifkgoteborg.se. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Hysén – spelarnas val" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Wesström mot väggen – Därför är Hysén bäst" (in Swedish). fotbollskanalen.se. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Tobias Hysén efter det nya kontraktet: "Det kändes inte helt rätt med Brügge"". svenskafans.com.
  10. ^ Offside No. 6 2011-11-11
  11. ^ Genborg, Linda (6 January 2014). "Hysén to Shanghai". Göteborg Daily. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  12. ^ Kendall, Ben (7 April 2015). "Hysén extends Shanghai contract". Göteborg Daily. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Hysén: "Underbart att vara tillbaka"". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  14. ^ "uefa.com - UEFA European U-21 C'ship". archive.is. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Herrlandslagets spelare 2006" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. 17 November 2006. Archived from the original on 11 July 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2007.
  16. ^ https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=179&artikel=5107496
  17. ^ "Tobias Hysén - Spelarstatistik - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se. (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  18. ^ "Sverige - Estland - Matchfakta - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  19. ^ a b "Tobias Hysén - Spelarstatistik - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se. (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  20. ^ http://www.difarkivet.se/dif_sm_guld_seniorer.pdf
  21. ^ "Tobias Hyséns sköna pappalycka" (in Swedish). expressen.se. 19 January 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  22. ^ "Anton Hysén, 20: Jag är homosexuell" (in Swedish). expressen.se. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  23. ^ "Hysén: Därför kommer jag ut nu" (in Swedish). gp.se. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  24. ^ "– Vad är en blogg för nåt?" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. 24 March 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2013.

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