Kenneth Gustafsson (footballer, born 1983)

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Kenneth Gustafsson
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Olof Gustafsson
Date of birth (1983-09-15) 15 September 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth Härryda Municipality, Sweden
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
IFK Hindås
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 IFK Hindås
2002–2015 GAIS 255 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kenneth Gustafsson (born 15 September 1983) is a Swedish former footballer who played as a defender.[1] After playing for IFK Hindås in his youth, Gustafsson came to GAIS in Gothenburg in 2002 and would remain in the club until his retirement after the season of 2015. The first season resulted in 8 appearances for GAIS, and the next season resulted in 12 appearances in the league and appearances in both of the qualifying games for Superettan.

During a game against AIK in May 2006, Gustafsson suffered a bone marrow infection and had to be hospitalized for two and a half weeks.[2] The rest of the season 2006 were spent with rehabilitation, but the next season Gustafsson returned and made 29 appearances.

During his football career, Gustafsson studied at Chalmers where he got a bachelor's degree in "Industriell ekonomi" and returned to Chalmers after his retirement to earn a master's degree in supply chains management.[3] After his retirement Gustafsson also started working for GAIS as a trainer for the club's youth players.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenneth Gustafsson". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  2. ^ Jan-Roger Karlsson (23 October 2006), Vart tog du vägen Kenneth? (in Swedish), archived from the original on 2 November 2012, retrieved 25 November 2018
  3. ^ a b "Kenneth utbildar framtidens spelare". Härrydaposten. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Här är Gais-ikonens nya jobb: 'Fantastiskt'". Expressen. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2018.

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