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Kennet Andersson “Kennetone”

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Kennet Andersson (born 6 October 1967 in Eskilstuna) is a Swedish former footballer, who played as a striker. He was a key member of the Swedish national team that finished third in the 1994 World Cup.

Club Career

On club level, Andersson played for Tunafors SK (1976−1981), Eskilstuna (1982–88), Göteborg (1988–91), Mechelen (1991–92), Norrköping (1993), Lille (1993–94), Caen (1994–95), Bari (1995–96), Bologna (1996–99 and 1999–2000), Lazio (1999), Fenerbahçe (2000–02) and Gårda BK (2005).

International

For Sweden, Kennet Andersson made 83 appearances and scored 31 goals, both near the top in national history. Kennet Andersson played in the 1992 and 2000 European Championships. He led the Swedish team in scoring with five goals in the 1994 World Cup, a feat which tied him for third place as the tournament’s leading goalscorer. His physical size gave him an advantage in the air, and in this tournament he became known for towering over defenders to score goals with his head; in Sweden’s quarter-final win over Romania, he headed in a vital goal by outjumping even the Romanian goalkeeper.

Honours

Club

Allsvenskan: 1990, 1991

Svenska Cupen: 1990–91

UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1998

UEFA Super Cup: 1999

1. Lig: 2000–01

Turkish Cup: Runner-up 2000–01

International

FIFA World Cup: Third place 1994

Individual

Allsvenskan top scorer: 1991

FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot: 1994

Tags: Turkish-Cup, Fenerbahçe, Super-Cup, Intertoto-Cup, Svenska-Cupen, Allsvenskan, Bronze-Boot, Top-Scorer, Eskilstuna, Lazio, Bologna, Bari, Caen, Norrköping, Mechelen, Göteborg

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