Per Nilsson (footballer)

Football player infobox
playername = Per Nilsson


height = height|m=1.90
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1982|09|16
cityofbirth = Sundsvall
countryofbirth = Sweden
currentclub = 1899 Hoffenheim
clubnumber = 24
position = Defender
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1998
1998-2001
2001-2004
2005-2007
2007-present
clubs = IFK Timrå
GIF Sundsvall
AIK
Odd Grenland
1899 Hoffenheim
caps(goals) = 00? 00(?)
00? 00(?)
066 00(3)
058 00(7)
0019 00(0)
nationalyears = 2001-2004
2001
nationalteam = Sweden U21
Sweden
nationalcaps(goals) = 022 00(1)
5 (0)
pcupdate = May 2 2008
ntupdate = 1 January 2006

Per Nilsson (born September 15 1982 in Härnösand, Sweden), is a Swedish footballer. He plays in central defence, and his current club is 1899 Hoffenheim of the German Bundesliga, which he joined 13th of July 2007. Prior to that he played in the Norwegian club Odd Grenland, which he joined before the 2005 season for approximately 3 million Norwegian kroner, becoming the clubs record purchase. He enjoyed a very good 2006 season, and ended up having the highest average rating of any tippeligaen player in newspaper Verdens Gangs season ranking.

In August 2006, Odd Grenland rejected a £1 million offer from English side Sunderland AFC, and he was widely expected to leave for a bigger club after the Norwegian season came to an end in November. However, no bids came in during the January 2007 transfer window, and Nilsson started the 2007 season with Odd Grenland. On the 13th of July, Nilsson finally joined German 2nd Bundesliga team 1899 Hoffenheim, with hopes of improving his own game, and helping 1899 Hoffenheim gain promotion to the German First Division.

International career

*SWE U18 - 10 games, 1 goal
*SWE U19 - 9 games, 1 goal
*SWE U21 - 16 games, 1 goal
*SWE A - 5 games, 0 goal

Honours

Individual

*flagicon|Norway Kniksen Award: Defender of the Year in 2006

External links

* [http://www.tsg-hoffenheim.de/2TSG1_perNilsson.php Profile at TSG-Hoffenheim.de] de icon
* [http://www.fussballdaten.de/spieler/nilssonper/ Career stats at fussballdaten.de] de icon


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