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Tobias Hysén

Published: Thursday 1 March 2012, 17.55CET
IFK Göteborg
Published: Thursday 1 March 2012, 17.55CET

Tobias Hysén

IFK Göteborg

Tobias Hysén may never quite match the international achievements of his father Glenn, a former 68-cap Sweden defender who played abroad for PSV Eindhoven, ACF Fiorentina and Liverpool FC, but the gifted left winger-cum-striker is now equally revered at IFK Göteborg, where he has become a prolific goalscorer.

• Born in Gothenburg in 1982, the year in which father Glenn went on to win a famous treble of Allsvenskan, Svenska Cupen and UEFA Cup with IFK, he launched his career with another team from the city, BK Häcken.

• Relegated from the Allsvanskan with Häcken in 2001, he remained with the club until 2004, when he joined Stockholm's Djurgårdens IF, where he made an excellent impression, winning the Swedish Cup and scoring three goals in Europe, the first of them in a 2-2 draw at Juventus in a UEFA Champions League qualifier.

• Won his first cap for Sweden in January 2005 – a 1-1 draw against South Korea in Los Angeles – and went on to score nine Allsvenskan goals that year as Djurgården won the league title, adding another goal in the Svenska Cupen final as his team retained the trophy with a 2-0 defeat of Åtvidabergs FF.

• Left Stockholm for Sunderland AFC in 2006/07 but despite helping the Wearsiders win promotion to the Premier League as second-tier champions, he did not settle and returned to Sweden a year later, joining Göteborg and helping them home to the Swedish title.

• Finished as the Allsvenskan's joint top scorer in 2009 with 18 goals and maintained his form with tallies of ten (despite injuries) and 16 (the second highest in the league) in the next two campaigns.

• Scored his first goal for Sweden in a January 2011 friendly against South Africa and added three further strikes in his next four games, including one versus UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts Ukraine in Kharkiv.

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