Andreas Granqvist is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a centre-back.
20 Facts About Andreas Granqvist
Andreas Granqvist currently serves as the director of sports of Helsingborgs IF.
Andreas Granqvist captained the national team between 2016 and 2021.
Andreas Granqvist was awarded Guldbollen, given to the Swedish player of the year, in 2017.
Andreas Granqvist later transferred to Helsingborgs IF and he made his debut in Allsvenskan, 2004.
On 16 August 2013, Andreas Granqvist moved from Genoa to Russian Premier League side Krasnodar.
Andreas Granqvist would join the club on a 3.5-year player contract that would be followed by a three-year term as the director of sports for the club.
Andreas Granqvist officially played his farewell game for Krasnodar on 13 May 2018.
Andreas Granqvist officially retired on 17 July 2021, having played in 6 leagues; Allsvenskan, Premier League, Eredivisie, Serie A, Russian Premier League and Superettan, never playing for 2 clubs in one country.
Andreas Granqvist said that he wanted to continue, but his body wasn't feeling it.
Andreas Granqvist continued working at Helsingborg IF as the director of sports.
Andreas Granqvist played for the Swedish national team, and, in May 2008, he was included in Sweden's 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2008.
Andreas Granqvist was an unused substitute in all three of Sweden's games.
On 6 July 2016 Andreas Granqvist was appointed captain of Sweden by the new manager Janne Andersson.
Andreas Granqvist succeeded Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the latter's retirement from the national team following UEFA Euro 2016.
Andreas Granqvist captained the team for their opening World Cup fixture against South Korea on 18 June 2018.
Andreas Granqvist was given the Player of the match award.
In May 2021, Andreas Granqvist was somewhat controversially included in Sweden's 26-man squad for the postponed UEFA Euro 2020, since he had not made an appearance for the national team for nearly two years due to ongoing injury problems.
Andreas Granqvist goes by the nickname, originating from his last name which means "spruce twig".
Andreas Granqvist became a father for a second time after his wife Sofie gave birth in Helsingborg on 6 July 2018, while he was with the Sweden team at the World Cup in Russia.