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Klas Ingesson

Klas Ingesson

Klas Inge "Klabbe" Ingesson (20 August 1968 – 29 October 2014) was a Swedish professional footballer and manager. He spent most of his career as a midfielder in Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Italy and France. Ingesson represented the Sweden national team on 57 occasions, including the 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 1992 European Championship. He was the manager of IF Elfsborg from 2013 until his death in October 2014.

Playing career

He played for IFK Göteborg in Sweden, K.V. Mechelen in Belgium, PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Sheffield Wednesday in England, Bari, Bologna and Lecce in Italy, and Marseille in France.

At Sheffield Wednesday, he encountered players "who went straight to the pub after training but still able to run like wild animals come Saturday". Manager Trevor Francis recruited him to replace Carlton Palmer, but Ingesson only played in 18 games (plus three in the domestic cups). He scored two goals for Sheffield Wednesday, one against Everton 26 December 1994 and one against Arsenal 4 February 1995. Ingesson later suffered groin injuries and after Francis was replaced by new manager David Pleat, Ingesson was dropped from the starting 11. In November 1995 Ingesson was sold to Bari in Italy.


Coaching career

On 30 September 2013, Ingesson was appointed manager of IF Elfsborg.

Personal life

After retiring from playing Ingesson became a lumberjack, and also appeared as a presenter on the Swedish TV programme Farlig Fritid ("Dangerous Leisures").

On 14 May 2009, Ingesson announced that he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The treatment was at the start said to be going "in the right direction". Ingesson fully recovered and, in December 2010, made a football comeback by accepting an offer to guide the IF Elfsborg under-21 youth team. On 8 January 2013, Ingesson revealed that the myeloma had returned, and that he would have a stem cell transplant, as the two previous autologous (i.e. of his own stem cells) transplants had been unsuccessful.

On 29 October 2014, Ingesson died of the effects of multiple myeloma. He was married and had two children.

Career statistics


Appearances and goals by national team and year

International goals

Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first.

Managerial statistics


IFK Göteborg
  • UEFA Cup: 1986–87
  • Allsvenskan: 1990
  • Swedish Champions: 1987, 1990
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1998
  • FIFA World Cup Third Place: 1994


External links

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