Daniel Nannskog

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Daniel Nannskog
Daniel Nannskog in Jan 2014.jpg
Nannskog at the 2014 Svenska idrottsgalan
Personal information
Full name Daniel Paul Gustav Nannskog
Date of birth (1974-05-22) 22 May 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth Helsingborg, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Högaborg 31 (13)
1996 Malmö FF 10 (1)
1997–1998 Djurgården 44 (18)
1999 Assyriska 26 (7)
2000 Sylvia 29 (9)
2001–2003 Landskrona BoIS 69 (36)
2003–2004 Sichuan Guancheng 36 (17)
2005–2010 Stabæk 147 (101)
Total 392 (202)
National team
2007–2009 Sweden 7 (2)
Teams managed
2015–2016 Stockholm Internazionale
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daniel Paul Gustav Nannskog (born 22 May 1974) is a former Swedish footballer, who was active as a striker for Högaborg, Malmö FF, Djurgården, Assyriska, Sylvia, Landskrona BoIS, Sichuan Guancheng and Stabæk IF, as well as for the Sweden national team. He is a pundit on Swedish TV channel SVT, as part of their football coverage. Nannskog was known for being a hard working, determined player who worked for the team by not only scoring goals but creating them as well. On 23 November 2010, he announced his retirement.

Club career[edit]


Daniel started up at Högaborg, a small football club from his home city Helsingborg in Scania, the southernmost of Sweden, as a young boy. However, from the age 15 he quit football to concentrate on handball. After some persuasion, he started to play football again at the age of 19. After his comeback, he played two seasons for Högaborg, before switching to Allsvenskan side Malmö FF. His time at the club was not particular successful, but a goal he scored for them was very important as it sent Malmö to the UEFA Cup. The next seasons were spent in Swedish second tier, the Superettan.

When he was 27, he was brought to Landskrona BoIS, by current Stabæk coach Janne Jönsson. His first season there they reached second place and got promoted, with Nannskog as the league's top scorer with 21 goals. He followed Landskrona up to Allsvenskan and did very well, becoming the club's top scorer with 11 goals, playing an important part in them finishing just above relegation play-off. In the middle of the Swedish 2003 season, he moved on to China.

Nannskog played for Swedish Landskrona BoIS from 2001 when the club played in second tier Superettan. He was involved in the promotion of Landskrona BoIS to Swedish top tier league, Allsvenskan. And his success continued during the following year. Already in the first match, Nannskog scored a goal as Landskrona BoIS in a remarkable match defeated their old rivals Helsingborgs IF as Landskrona BoIS won 6–2 in front of an attendance of 12.000 at Landskrona IP. Together with BoIS' other forward, Danijel Milovanović, both of them became a feared top-duo that led their recently promoted club to the top position of Allsvenskan at the break for the World Cup in Japan and South Korea. After the eight first matches, Landskrona BoIS had won five matches, drawn three times and never lost. When forward colleague Milovanović got seriously injured against rivals Malmö FF (an injury from which Milovanović never recovered), this surprising success ended for Nannskog's club, but Nannskog himself continued to score.

Sichuan Guancheng[edit]

Nannskog left Landskrona BoIS in summer of 2003 to join the Chinese club Sichuan Guancheng on a two-year deal. He went on to stay for a year-and a half, but terminated his contract in order to play for his old coach Janne Jönsson at Stabæk in the 2005 season.



His first season at Stabæk was very successful, with his club being promoted in style. "The Body" Nannskog was also named top scorer with 27 goals in 29 games.

Nannskog and fellow striker Veigar Páll Gunnarsson applauding the fans after a match against Vålerenga in June 2006.

Nannskogs debut in the Norwegian top division was successful. They finished fifth, just outside an UEFA Cup spot. Nannskog was crowned top scorer with his 19 goals, one goal ahead of team-mate Veigar Páll Gunnarsson. Nannskog and Stabæk continued their progress, and for a second time in a row, he managed to score 19 goals, but this time finishing behind Brann's Torstein Helstad, who scored 22. However, Stabæk did better in the league, finishing second behind Brann. They were in front half way, but did not have the edge in the second part of the season.


Stabæk have played well in the first part of the 2008 season with Nannskog an integral part, like when he scored two goals in the away match against Ham-Kam (2–0 victory) in round 5 [1][permanent dead link]. The Norwegian media felt it was time the Swedish national team took a look at him again with a possible inclusion in the Euro 2008 squad, following his winning goal against Rosenborg on 4 May. However, he did not make the squad. On 14 September Nannskog scored four goals in a 6–0 victory over Strømsgodset, taking him to the top of the goal scoring chart with 13 goals – helping Stabæk with a six-point advantage with six rounds to go. On 24 September, Nannskog scored two goals and made one assist in the semifinal of the Norwegian Cup, helping Stabæk to a 3–0 victory over Molde. A few days later, on 29 September Nannskog scored his 99th and 100th goal against Molde. This time in a league match.

Stabæk won the league in stylish fashion. Nannskog was crowned top scorer of the league with his 16 goals, four more than fellow team-mate and swede Johan Andersson. He was denied 'the double' as they lost in the Norwegian Cup final against Vålerenga.

Nannskog during a training session with Stabæk in February 2009.

On 8 March Stabæk claimed their first trophy of the season when they won the Norwegian Superfinal against last season's cup winners Vålerenga by 3 goals to 1 with Nannskog scoring the opener.

Nannskog scored a hat-trick on 5 April as Stabæk turned 1–3 to a 3–3 draw in the third league round. Nannskog was injured for just over a month before making a comeback on 24 May, scoring a brace in a 3–0 victory over Start in the Tippeligaen. He soon got injured again and so far only restricted him to 11 league games this season (5 goals).

In total, Nannskog scored 123 goals in 172 games for Stabæk in all competitions.

Nannskog failed to return from his injuries and subsequently retired from football.

International career[edit]

His debut for the Swedish national team came 14 January 2007 against Venezuela. His first goal for his national team came against Ecuador on 21 January 2007, in a game which ended 1–1. In January 2009 Nannskog was called up to the Swedish squad to face the United States and Mexico during their annual North-American tour. On 25 January 2009, Nannskog scored his second goal for Sweden in a 3–2 loss against the United States.

International goals[edit]

As of match played 1 April 2009. Sweden score listed first, score column indicates score after each Nannskog goal.[1][2]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 21 January 2007 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador 3  Ecuador 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2 24 January 2009 Home Depot Center, Carson, California, United States 4  United States 1–2 2–3 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

Nannskog was born to a Swedish mother and an American father, who worked as a basketball coach and a jazz singer.

Media career[edit]

He went on to work at Norwegian television channel TV2 following his retirement, but has since made the move to a similar role at the Swedish national public TV broadcaster SVT.[3]






  1. ^ "Sverige fick 1–1 i Ecuador" [Sweden got 1–1 in Ecuador]. Sveriges Television (in Swedish). 21 January 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Kljestan hat trick leads Team USA over Sweden". USA Today. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.svt.se/sport/fotboll/premiar-pa-mandag-for-nannskog-hoppar-in
  4. ^ "Toppscorere menn 1948–2009" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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