Roland Nilsson

Height / weight 1.79 m /
Born Nov 27, 1963
Nationality Sweden Sweden
Team History
GAIS 2004 - 2006
Coventry City FC Coventry City 2001 - 2002
Helsingborgs IF Helsingborgs 1999 - 2001

Born November 27, 1963, Roland Nilsson is a former footballer from Sweden who is now a manager for Helsingborg. As a player Nilsson played 116 times for his country, making him second only to Thomas Ravelli for making the most number of international appearances for Sweden.

He started playing for Helsingborgs IF at the age of 17. He became a first team player with Di Röe and started to earn a reputation for himself as one of the best young football players in Sweden. Soon enough he was picked up by IFK Göteborg, then the number one football team in the country. Nilsson spent the first two seasons with IFK on the bench, but this did not stop him from showing his mettle on the field and he later became the regular starter as soon as the 1985 season rolled in. He played in his first international match in 1986 against Greece in a match that later led to 0:0 results.

After leaving IFK in 1989, he was signed by Sheffield Wednesday of the English Football League first division with a contract of £375,000. While playing for the league, the Swedish took part in the 1990 World Cup and the Euro 92, where he played in all the games of the team in both tournaments. He rejoined Helsingborg in 1994 and played for the Swedish team in the World Cup, where the Swedish team finished in third place. Nilsson played his last games for Sweden in 2000 and soon after focused his energies on management of the team. He is currently the manager for club Malmö.

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