Johan Elmander is a Swedish international football player who currently features for the English Premier League club Bolton Wanderers. He is a versatile football player who can play as a striker or as a winger.
Johan Elmander started his professional club football career at Swedish club Holmalunds IF n 1997 and in 1998 switched over to Orgryte IS. He played for two seasons and was then signed by Feyenoord in 2000. He was officially a Feyenoord player until 2004 and scored 3 goals in 39 league matches. However during these four years, Elmander played for Djurgarden and then for NAC Breda on loan.
In 2004 Johan Elmander was signed by Danish powerhouse Brondby and he featured for two seasons with good success for the Danish giants, scoring 22 goals in 58 league matches.
In 2006 Johan Elmander was signed by French club Toulouse and he was again considerably successful for them scoring 22 goals in 62 league matches. He was a central figure at Toulouse.
In the summer of 2008, Johan Elmander was signed by Bolton Wanderers on a three year contract. He is expected to play a playmakers role for Bolton for the 2008-2009 season.
Johan Elmander made his international debut for Sweden in 2002 and has played 38 international matches for his nation and has scored 11 goals.