Andreas Granqvist

  • Date of birth : 16/04/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
The official website for European football

Andreas Granqvist

Andreas Granqvist

A versatile defender who can switch between right-back and central defensive duties, Andreas Granqvist was on the fringe of the Sweden squad for a number of years before making his competitive debut in the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying tournament. He joined Genoa CFC in summer 2011 after three fine seasons with Dutch club FC Groningen.

• Made his Allsvenskan debut for home-town club Helsingborgs IF in 2004 and became a cornerstone of the team's defence over the next three campaigns, captaining them to victory in the 2006 Swedish Cup with a 2-0 victory over Gefle IF in the final.

• Played 26 times for the national U21 side and made his senior debut for Sweden in January 2006 against Jordan in Abu Dhabi.

• Joined Wigan Athletic FC on loan in January 2007 but made just one appearance that season, in an FA Cup tie; was offered a permanent deal in the summer and became a fixture in the back four during Chris Hutchings' brief time as manager but was overlooked by new boss Steve Bruce, triggering his return to Helsingborg.

• Ventured abroad again in summer 2008, joining Groningen, where he would become a firm fans' favourite, not least with his scoring ability, registering four goals in 2008/09, six in 2009/10 and 11 (including six penalties) in 2011/12.

• Scored five minutes into his competitive international debut – a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against San Marino on 7 September 2010 – and also found the net on his first competitive start – Sweden's consolation goal in a 4-1 defeat by the Netherlands the following month.

• Left Groningen for Genoa on a four-year contract; settled quickly in Italy and registered his first Serie A goal in a 3-2 triumph over Udinese Calcio on 15 January 2012.

Last updated: 22/03/12 12.26CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/04/2014 02:01 CET
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0KazakhstanKazakhstan9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands1-2SwedenSweden9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany4-4SwedenSweden9000
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwedenSweden4-2EnglandEngland7300
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
03.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwedenSweden1-0FYROMFYROM7500
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAustriaAustria2-1SwedenSweden9000
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands7900
31.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar3-0VolgaVolga9000
14.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar1-1Krylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov9000
21.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueTerekTerek0-1KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
25.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva3-2KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
29.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar1-0RubinRubin2900
19.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar4-0TomTom6500
03.11.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar1-2KubanKuban9000
25.11.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar3-2TerekTerek9000
01.12.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov1-0KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
06.12.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar1-0CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva9000
08.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar0-1UralUral9000
17.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueTomTom1-1KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
22.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar4-0Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva9000
30.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueKubanKuban1-3KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
06.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar0-2RostovRostov9000
12.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit4-1KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
20.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva1-2KrasnodarKrasnodar9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Andreas Granqvist
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 16/04/1985 (28)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Krasnodar ( RUS)

  • Height: 192cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    03/09/04: Malta 0-1 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Sweden U-21140
Last updated: 30/01/2014 15:13 CET
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.