Ola Toivonen

  • Date of birth : 03/07/1986
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
 
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Ola Toivonen

Ola Toivonen

Clubs: Degerfors IF, Örgryte IS, Malmö FF, PSV Eindhoven, Stade Rennais FC

• As his name suggests, his roots are Finnish on his paternal side but he was born in the Swedish town of Degerfors and began his career with local club Degerfors IF in the second division.

• Switched to top-flight Örgryte IS in 2006 but despite his speedy adaptation to the higher league and a tally of six goals, he could not save the Gothenburg club from relegation.

• A Swedish youth international, he went on to score 13 goals in 28 appearances for the U21s, including three at the 2009 European finals; his first senior cap came in January 2007, in Venezuela, but there would be no competitive international outings for him at the higher level until the opening UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Hungary.

• Spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons with Malmö, scoring 14 Allsvenskan goals in the latter to alert the attention of foreign clubs, one of which, PSV, acquired him for €4.5m in January 2009.

• Scored six times in the Eredivisie in his first half-season followed by 13, 15 and, in 2011/12, a career-best league tally of 18, which was supplemented by a goal in PSV's 3-0 Dutch Cup triumph against Heracles Almelo.

• His fourth international goal – on his 19th appearance – was his most important to date as it proved to be the winner in the team's final UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier, at home to the Netherlands, the 3-2 victory enabling Sweden to clinch their place at the finals as the best runner-up.

• Appeared twice at UEFA EURO 2012 but could not help Sweden progress through the group stage before returning to PSV to score eight goals in 17 appearances in 2012/13. 

• Transferred to Rennes in January 2014, scoring seven goals in 15 appearances before the end of the season. 

UEFA honours
None 

Last updated: 09/01/15 16.02CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 11/08/2015 02:35 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden2-0EstoniaEstonia4400
09.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden1-1RussiaRussia5710
17.12.2014French League CupFourth roundRennesRennes1-0CréteilCréteil7500
04.01.2015French CupNinth roundDunkerqueDunkerque1-2RennesRennes1000
13.01.2015French League CupQuarter-finalsBastiaBastia3-1RennesRennes6300
22.01.2015French CupTenth roundRennesRennes1-1
(5-4(p))
ReimsReims6700
11.02.2015French CupEleventh roundMonacoMonaco3-1RennesRennes9000
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden3-1IranIran4410
08.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNorwayNorway0-0SwedenSweden2700
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-1MontenegroMontenegro100
08.08.2015French Ligue 1BastiaBastia2-1RennesRennes1600

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General info

  • Name: Ola Toivonen
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 03/07/1986 (29)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 20
  • Club: Sunderland ( ENG)

  • Height: 191cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Third qualifying round)
    30/07/09: PSV 1-0 Cherno More
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    09/10/04: Romania 1-2 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Sweden133
Sweden U-2143
Sweden U-1963
Total239

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
PSV10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
PSV4513
Total4513
Last updated: 15/06/2015 01:25 CET
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