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Ola Toivonen

Ola Toivonen

A strong, blond striker who emerged for Sweden at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, Ola Toivonen can also operate in a range of midfield roles. Formerly with Malmö FF, he has developed his game well at PSV Eindhoven, scoring goals with impressive consistency in both the Eredivisie and the UEFA Europa League.

• 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.

Last updated: 22/05/12 16.55CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/04/2014 02:41 CET
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0KazakhstanKazakhstan5600
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1700
03.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwedenSweden1-0FYROMFYROM3000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAustriaAustria2-1SwedenSweden2000
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands8300
03.08.2013Dutch First DivisionDen HaagDen Haag2-3PSVPSV300
10.08.2013Dutch First DivisionPSVPSV5-0NECNEC1800
17.08.2013Dutch First DivisionPSVPSV3-0Go Ahead EaglesGo Ahead Eagles1500
24.08.2013Dutch First DivisionHeraclesHeracles1-1PSVPSV3100
28.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsMilanMilan3-0PSVPSV2100
31.08.2013Dutch First DivisionPSVPSV0-0CambuurCambuur700
14.09.2013Dutch First DivisionTwenteTwente2-2PSVPSV000
22.09.2013Dutch First DivisionPSVPSV4-0AjaxAjax6700
25.09.2013Dutch KNVB CupSecond roundPSVPSV4-1TelstarTelstar9000
28.09.2013Dutch First DivisionAZAZ2-1PSVPSV9000
06.10.2013Dutch First DivisionPSVPSV2-1RKCRKC9010
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-5GermanyGermany8400
20.10.2013Dutch First DivisionGroningenGroningen1-0PSVPSV9000
27.10.2013Dutch First DivisionRodaRoda2-1PSVPSV9000
30.10.2013Dutch KNVB CupThird roundPSVPSV1-3RodaRoda7600
10.11.2013Dutch First DivisionNACNAC2-1PSVPSV9001
23.11.2013Dutch First DivisionPSVPSV1-1HeerenveenHeerenveen9001
07.12.2013Dutch First DivisionPSVPSV2-6VitesseVitesse4300
12.12.2013UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePSVPSV0-1Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa1500
24.01.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-1RennesRennes6100
02.02.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-0LyonLyon9010
08.02.2014French Ligue 1AjaccioAjaccio3-1RennesRennes9000
15.02.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-2MontpellierMontpellier8520
23.02.2014French Ligue 1NantesNantes0-3RennesRennes9010
01.03.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-2GuingampGuingamp9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundTurkeyTurkey2-1SwedenSweden4410
08.03.2014French Ligue 1ValenciennesValenciennes2-1RennesRennes9010
15.03.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-3ToulouseToulouse9000
27.03.2014French CupQuarter-finalsRennesRennes2-0LOSCLOSC6300
30.03.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes3-0BastiaBastia8611
05.04.2014French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux2-2RennesRennes9000
12.04.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-1MonacoMonaco9000
15.04.2014French CupSemi-finalsRennesRennes3-2AngersAngers8010

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General info

  • Name: Ola Toivonen
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 03/07/1986 (27)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Rennes ( FRA)

  • Height: 191cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Sweden112
Sweden U-2143
Sweden U-1963
Total218

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
PSV10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
PSV4513
Total4513
Last updated: 13/12/2013 01:15 CET
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