2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Andreas GRANQVIST

Age
34
Height
192.0 cm
Date of Birth 16 April 1985
International Caps
77
International Goals
8

Sweden’s captain has led by example since inheriting the armband from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2016. Granqvist was a true colossus in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ play-off victory, repelling Italian attacks with an impressive blend of tough tackling, aerial dominance and astute positioning.

His leadership on and off the park has also been lauded by coach Janne Andersson, and the Krasnodar defender received further recognition in November when he ended Ibrahimovic’s decade-long reign as Sweden’s Player of the Year by picking up the award for the first time. At 33, he is playing at the World Cup for the first time and will return to Sweden after the tournament to sign for Helsingborgs, the club with which he started his career.