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Christoffer Andersson
Personal information
Full name Christoffer Tobias Andersson
Date of birth (1978-10-22) 22 October 1978 (age 45)
Place of birth Nybro, Sweden
Height 1.73 m
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Youth career
1984–1996 Nybro IF
1997 Helsingborgs IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Helsingborgs IF 148 (11)
2004–2006 Lillestrøm SK 63 (3)
2006–2007 Hannover 96 7 (0)
2007–2014 Helsingborgs IF 171 (29)
2015 Halmstads BK 27 (2)
2016 Helsingborgs IF 7 (0)
Total 423 (45)
National team
1996 Sweden U19 10 (1)
1998–2000 Sweden U21 14 (0)
2000–2006 Sweden 24 (0)
Teams managed
2016 Helsingborgs IF (U17)
2017–2019 Helsingborgs IF (assistant)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christoffer Tobias Andersson (born 22 October 1978) is a Swedish former professional football player who played as a defender and midfielder. He is best remembered for his time with Helsingborgs IF for which he played more than 500 official games, but also represented Lillestrøm SK, Hannover 96, and Halmstads BK during a career that spanned between 1998 and 2016. A full international between 2000 and 2006, he won 24 caps for the Sweden national team.

Club career

Helsingborgs IF

Andersson started off his career with Nybro IF before signing for Helsingborgs IF in 1996. During his first season with the club he helped the team win the 1997–98 Svenska Cupen. The following year, he was part of the Helsingborg team that won the 1999 Allsvenskan. In 2000, he played a vital part in Helsingborg qualifying for the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League, by scoring a goal in a second round aggregate win against BATE Borisov, and then playing in all 180 minutes as Helsingborg eliminated the Serie A club Inter Milan in the third round. In the group stage, Andersson played in five games as Helsingborg finished last in Group F behind Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, and Rosenborg. In 2001, Andersson was selected as Årets HIF:are (Helsingborg player of the year).

Lillestrøm SK

In January 2004, Andersson left Helsingborgs IF on a free transfer and signed a three-year contract with the Norwegian outfit Lillestrøm SK.

Hannover 96

After 2.5 years in Norway, Andersson signed with the German Bundesliga team Hannover 96. However, Andersson struggled to receive playing time in Germany and only represented the club in 7 league games.

Return to Helsingborgs IF

In the summer of 2007, Andersson returned to Helsingborgs IF after three years abroad. Andersson had an immediate impact on the team and was an instrumental part of the Helsingborg team that reached the Round of 32 of the 2007–08 UEFA Cup after finishing second in Group H behind Bordeaux but ahead of Galatasaray, Panionios, and Austria Wien, and eliminating Hereenveen in the qualifying stage. Andersson scored the winning goal in the 2–3 away victory against Galatasaray. In 2008, Andersson was yet again named Årets HIF:are.

Andersson won multiple silverware with Helsingborg during his second stint, winning the 2010 and 2011 Svenska Cupen titles, the 2011 Allsvenskan title, as well as the 2011 and 2012 Svenska Supercupen titles.

Halmstads BK

Ahead of the 2015 Allsvenskan season, Andersson signed for Halmstads BK.

Second return to Helsingborgs IF and retirement

For the 2016 Allsvenskan season, Andersson yet again returned to Helsingborgs IF. Andersson retired at the end of the season after having a played a total of 350 Allsvenskan games, which is a club record, as well as more than 500 official games for the club.

International career

Andersson represented the Sweden U19 and U21 teams before making his full international debut for Sweden on 31 January 2000 in a friendly 1–0 win against Denmark, coming on as a substitute for Roland Nilsson in the 74th minute.

He played in the qualifying campaigns for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2004, and the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but did not make the final squad for Sweden in any of the tournaments.

Andersson won his 24th and last international cap in a friendly game against Ireland on 1 Match 2006.

Coaching career

In 2016, Andersson coached the U17 team of Helsingborgs IF. In November 2016, Andersson was appointed assistant manager of the first team of the club under manager Per-Ola Ljung. After 2,5 years as assistant manager, the club announced on 18 June 2019, that he had left the club following the appointment of new manager Henrik Larsson.

Career statistics


Appearances and goals by national team and year

National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2000 1 0
2001 10 0
2002 1 0
2003 5 0
2004 1 0
2005 3 0
2006 3 0
Total 24 0


Helsingborgs IF

  • Allsvenskan: 1999, 2011
  • Svenska Cupen: 1997–98, 2010, 2011
  • Svenska Supercupen: 2011, 2012


  • Årets HIF:are : 2001, 2008

See also

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