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Patrik Andersson

Published: Saturday 1 January 2011, 15.26CET
Malmö FF
Published: Saturday 1 January 2011, 15.26CET

Patrik Andersson

Malmö FF

Clubs: Malmö FF, Blackburn Rovers FC, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC Bayern München, FC Barcelona, Malmö FF

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2001 users' Team of the Year: 2001

• The son of Swedish international defender Roy Andersson, Patrik earned early recognition at Malmö, where he spent four seasons in the Allsvenskan and became a Swedish international himself, starring in the team that reached the semi-finals of EURO '92 on home soil.

• Joined Blackburn in December 1992 – midway through the inaugural Premier League season – but failed to settle and left after a year for Germany, joining Mönchengladbach, where he won the 1995 German Cup and remained until 1999.

• A bronze medalist for Sweden at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, he would go on to represent his country on 96 occasions, taking his leave after the 2002 World Cup in the Far East, where neither he nor his brother Daniel, though both squad members, played; he did compete two years earlier, however, at UEFA EURO 2000.

• Left Mönchengladbach for Bayern, where he won the Bundesliga twice – scoring the decisive last-gasp title-winning goal against Hamburger SV in the second of those seasons – and also played a key role in the club's 2000/01 UEFA Champions League triumph (despite missing a penalty in the final shoot-out against Valencia CF).

• An injury-plagued three-year spell at Barcelona followed his time at Bayern before he returned to Malmö in 2004 and captained the club to the Allsvenskan title; he retired, at the age of 34, injured the following year.

Last updated: 12/01/11 11.12CET

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