Andreas Granqvist Biography
Andreas Granqvist is a Swedish footballer born on 16 April 1985 in Påarp, Sweden. Granqvist plays as a center back and is a captain for both Sweden national football team and Helsingborgs IF . In 2017 he was awarded Guldbollen (the Golden Ball), given to the Swedish player of the year.
He started his career playing for his local youth club of Paarps GIF. In 2004, he joined Helsingborgs IF and he made his debut in Allsvenskan. He played 74 matches and scored once. He became the team captain after 2 years and club won its third Swedish Cup title, beating Gefle with 2–0 under his leadership. In January 2007, he was loaned to Wigan Athletic and on 19 June 2007 the English club penned a two-year deal with the back.
On 12 March 2008, Granqvist was loaned back to Helsingborg and player there until the season finished in June. In July, he signed a four-year contract with Dutch club, Groningen, with Wigan receiving a fee of around £600,000. On 15 June 2011, Granqvist he was sold to Genoa for €2 million. In August 2013 he joined Russian club FC Krasnodar.
On 28 January 2018, it was announced that Granqvist will return to Helsingborgs IF after the World Cup. He will join the club on a 3.5-year player contract that will be followed by a 3-year term as the director of sports for the club. He officially played his farewell game for Krasnodar on 13 May 2018.
Andreas Granqvist Age
Andreas was born on 16 April 1985 in Påarp, Sweden (33 years as of 2018)
Andreas Granqvist Height
Andreas stands at 1.92 m/ 6ft 2 inches
Andreas Granqvist Current Teams
Sweden national football team (#4 / Defender), Helsingborgs IF (#4 / Defender)
Andreas Granqvist Wife
On 4th June 2015 he married Sofie Granqvist, before being married they had been together for 12-13 years. Sofie is a blogger and currently studying interior designing.The couple first met each other at the Helsingborg Festival and started dating sometime later.
Andreas Granqvist Children
On 9th October 2013 the couple welcomed their daughter Nova. On 6th July 2018 his wife gave birth to their second child Mika, just hours before Sweden played England on Rusia World Cup. The couple came to an agreement about him missing the birth of his child to represent his country in the World Cup many months ago.
“My wife is a very strong person and we knew the situation before I came here. Nothing has happened so far. If I have the position to fly home quickly then I may do that. But, whatever happens, I do not miss the quarter-final.”
He got a tattoo for the baby’s name and date of birth
Andreas Granqvist Salary and Networth
Granqvist earns an annual salary of around $ 3.2 million with his weekly salary being paid by Russian club, FC Krasnodar is $ 61,693. He has an estimated net worth of $4.5million.
In may 2008, Granqvist was named in Sweden’s 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2008. In may 2018 he was named in the 23-man Sweden squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. 18 June 2018 in a match against South Korea, Granqvist scored the only goal of the game in the 65th minute. He was given the Player of the match award. On 27 June, he scored another penalty, the second goal in a 3–0 win over Mexico which meant Sweden qualified for the next round and topped the group.
Andreas Granqvist Transfer
|18/19||Jul 1, 2018||Krasnodar||Helsingborg||£3.60m||Free Transfer|
|13/14||Aug 16, 2013||Genoa||Krasnodar||£5.85m||£4.50m|
|11/12||Jul 1, 2011||FC Groningen||Genoa||£3.38m||£2.25m|
|08/09||Jul 1, 2008||Wigan||FC Groningen||£1.80m||£900k|
|07/08||May 31, 2008||Helsingborg||Wigan||£1.80m||End of loan|
|07/08||Mar 1, 2008||Wigan||Helsingborg||£1.80m||Loan|
|07/08||Jul 1, 2007||Helsingborg||Wigan||£810k||£900k|
|06/07||May 31, 2007||Wigan||Helsingborg||£810k||End of loan|
|06/07||Jan 1, 2007||Helsingborg||Wigan||£810k||Loan fee:|
|03/04||Jan 1, 2004||Helsingborg U19||Helsingborg||–||–|
Andreas Granqvist Fifa 18
His overall rating in FIFA 18 is 80 with a potential of 80. Granqvist has got a 2-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / Medium. Granqvist’s height is 192 cm and his weight is estimated at 84 kg according to our database. Currently, Andreas Granqvist is playing with numbers 4 and 6. His best stats are: Marking: 83, Stand Tackle: 83, Strength: 83, Interceptions: 82, Aggression: 81.
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Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist facing another fine from FIFA for his socks
Updated: 8th July 2018
Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist, who played during his country’s 2-0 World Cup quarter-final defeat to England on Saturday afternoon, is said to be facing a(nother) hefty fine from football’s governing body for ignoring their requests to stop wearing a pair of Trusox socks.
According to The Sun (make of that what you will), the former Wigan Athletic defender has been wearing the socks – which are said to offer more grip – throughout the tournament. The report claims that some of the major sportswear companies have objected to the exposure being given to Trusox, which are made in Devon, causing FIFA to issue Granqvist with a £50,000 fine.
Clearly though, you can’t put a price on a good pair of non-slippy socks, and the 33-year-old has ignored further warnings from Gianni Infantino and the gang not to wear them. As a result, they’ve been left with no option but to hit him with another 50 grand fine.
About time football started clamping down on really important stuff like this, we’re sure you all agree.
Sweden’s loss to England in Samara marked the end of their first World Cup campaign in 12 years. Having seen off Italy in a qualifier to seal their place in Russia, they topped their group ahead of Mexico, South Korea and reigning world champions, Germany. Their final goal at the tournament came in their last-16 win over Switzerland last week.
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