Pontus Jansson

Pontus Jansson Biography, Age, Career, FIFA 22, Net Worth & Wiki

Pontus Sven Gustav Jansson, a professional footballer from Sweden who was born on February 13, 1991, plays as a center defender for Premier League team Brentford and is also the club’s captain. Prior to coming to Italy to join Torino, Jansson began his career with the local team Malmö FF. He was moved on loan to Leeds United before making the transfer permanent after failing to make an impression at the Turin-based team.

After spending three years with Leeds, he joined fellow Championship team Brentford in 2019 and soon after became captain. Jansson, a full international who played for Sweden from 2012 to 2021, earned 27 caps for the squad and competed for Sweden at the UEFA Euro 2016, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the UEFA Euro 2020.

Pontus Jansson
Pontus Jansson

Pontus Jansson Bio/Wiki

Birth NamePontus Sven Gustav Jansson
Nick NamePontus Jansson
Age (as of 2023)32 years
ReligionNot Available
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignAquarius
Birth PlaceArlöv, Sweden
Date of Birth13 February 1991
NationalitySwedish
HobbiesMusic and Gym

Family

Mother's NameNot Available
Father's NameNot Available
Brother(s)Peter Jansson
Sister(s)Not Available

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/Spouse
Åsa Thornell
Åsa Thornell
Children
Pontus Jansson Kid
Pontus Jansson Kid

Education

SchoolNot Available
College/UniversityNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Brands EndorsedNot Available

Football Career

Debut ClubMalmö FF
Debut InternationalSweden
Jersey Number• Brentford F.C. - 18
• Sweden - 18
Current Team(s)
• Sweden
• Brentford F.C.
PositionDefender
FootRight
Career Manager/ Player AgentMD Management
StrengthsNo Significant Strength
Weakness• Passing

Height and , Weight

Height• in meters - 1.94 m
• in feet inches- 6′ 4″
Weight• in kilograms- 86 kg
• in pounds - 190 lbs

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicitySwedish
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Sexual OrientationStraight
Chest Size38 inches
Biceps Size14 inches
Waist Size30 inches

Favourite Things

Favorite Playing Position
Defender
Favorite CarNot Available
Favorite DrinksRed Bull
Favorite ColorBlack
Favorite Cell Phone/BrandIphone

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Personal Life

The song “Pontus Jansson’s Magic, He Wears A Magic Hat” was written just for Jansson while he was attending Leeds University. The song is a cover of Lonnie Donegan’s song My Old Man’s a Dustman played on a packed terrace. On his Instagram account, Jansson reported that a band performed a Swedish rendition of “Pontus Jansson’s Magic Hat” song for his wedding celebration to fiancée Anna Thornell on July 25, 2017.

Another Jansson chant, set to the tune of “Last Christmas” by Wham!, was also sung by Leeds supporters: “I gave you my heart for Christmas last year. This year, I’ll give it to Pontus Jansson to keep me from crying “.

Martin Dahlin, a former Swedish international and Blackburn Rovers striker serves as Jansson’s agent. Jansson appeared in episodes of the Leeds United documentary “Take Us Home” which was released on Amazon Prime in August 2019. The video was narrated by Academy Award-winning actor and die-hard Leeds United supporter Russell Crowe.

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Pontus Jansson Net Worth

The range of Pontus Jansson’s net worth or income is thought to be between €2,500,000. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.

Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)€2,500,000
Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)€1,740,000
Salary Per Year (Approx)€1,300,000
Salary Per Month (Approx)€110,000
Salary per Week€20,000
Salary Per Day€3,568
Salary Per Minute€4
Contract Signed/ExtensionJul 8, 2019
Contract ExpiresJun 30, 2023
Market Value€7,000,000
Income SourceProfessional Footballer

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Pontus Jansson FIFA 22 Stats

In FIFA 22, Pontus Jansson has an overall rating of 74 and his potential is also 79.

FIFA 22 Stats

Overall Rating In FIFA 22

75

Potential In FIFA 22

75
Attacking
Skill
29Crossing
60Dribbling
29Finishing49Curve
71Heading Accuracy
40FK Accuracy
69Short Passing
62Long Passing
41Volleys67Ball Control
Power
Movement
68Shot Power
50Acceleration
56Jumping
55Ball Control
67Stamina
53Agility
86Strength
75Reactions
50Long Shots35Balance
Mentality
Goalkeeping
80Aggression
9GK Diving
74Interceptions
5GK Handling
28Positioning
14GK Kicking
50Vision
6GK Positioning
75Composure7GK Reflexes
Defending
77Defensive Awareness73Sliding Tackle
76Standing Tackle

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Club Career

Malmö FF

  • Jansson’s career began with the neighborhood club Arlövs BI.
  • At the age of 15, he joined Malmö FF in 2006.
  • Up until his 2009 team debut, he participated in youth teams.
  • Before settling on center-back at the beginning of the 2010 season, Jansson played in a number of positions in the early stages of his career.
  • The previous year, he had made his first team appearance as a forward.
  • Even though Jansson often plays as a striker, the management chose to move Jansson to center-back when colleague Jasmin Sudi sustained a long-term injury at the start of the year.
  • When Malmö won the league in 2010, Jansson participated in 18 games.
Pontus Jansson playing for Malmö FF
Pontus Jansson playing for Malmö FF

Torino

  • Torino said they had signed Jansson on a free transfer on April 24, 2014.
  • On July 1, 2014, he formally switched to the Italian team.
  • In his debut season, he made 16 appearances across all leagues, including nine in the league, one in the Coppa Italia, and six in the UEFA Europa League.
  • He opened the scoring in a 5-1 victory over Udinese on April 30, 2016, to record his first Serie A goal.
  • He participated in two Coppa Italia games and seven league games in the 2015–16 season.

Leeds United

  • Jansson received the number 18 jersey when he was sent on a season-long loan to English club Leeds United on August 18, 2016.
  • Torino also disclosed that Leeds had a provision in the agreement that would have made the move permanent.
  • On August 23, 2016, he started his first game for Leeds against Luton Town in the EFL Cup.
  • On September 10, 2016, in a West Yorkshire derby loss to Huddersfield Town, he made his league debut.
  • Jansson won the game’s man of the match honors on September 17 in a 2-0 triumph over Cardiff City.
Pontus Jansson playing for Leeds United
Pontus Jansson playing for Leeds United

Brentford

  • On July 8, 2019, Jansson signed a three-year deal with a fourth-year option with Brentford F.C. for an unknown sum.
  • Shortly after the Swede joined the team, Romaine Sawyers left, and he took over as club captain.
  • Four months later, he scored his second goal against the same opponent, a last-second winner in a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road, four months after scoring his first goal for the team, the equaliser in a 2-1 win over Watford in the Premier League.
  • He scored the first goal in a 3-0 victory over Southampton, his third goal of the year.

International Career

Youth

  • On February 9, 2011, Jansson made his debut for the Sweden U21 national team in a friendly match against Portugal.
  • He led the squad in a 4-1 victory for Sweden U21 against Norway on June 2, 2011, while also scoring the game’s first goal.

2018 FIFA World Cup

  • Jansson was included in Sweden’s final 23-man roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on May 15.
  • Jansson replaced Victor Lindelöf of Manchester United in the starting lineup for Sweden’s opening Group F match on June 18 against South Korea, a 1-0 victory.
  • Sweden advanced to the World Cup Quarterfinals after defeating Switzerland in the round of 16, but England eliminated Sweden with a 2-0 victory on July 7, 2018.
  • In that game, Jansson played in an unusual striker role after being substituted in the second half of the game with Sweden losing.
Pontus Jansson playing for Sweden
Pontus Jansson playing for Sweden

Euro 2020

  • In a 2-0 loss against Austria on September 6, 2018, Jansson was selected Sweden’s captain once more.
  • Jansson was one of the 26 players chosen by Sweden to compete at UEFA Euro 2020.
  • He backed up Victor Lindelöf, Marcus Danielson, and Filip Helander as Sweden advanced to the round of 16 before being defeated by Ukraine.
  • Jansson made the decision to leave the world of international football on August 11, 2021.
  • Between 2012 and 2021, he earned a total of 27 caps for Sweden.

Pontus Jansson Awards

Malmö FF

  • Allsvenskan: 2010, 2013, 2014
  • Svenska Supercupen: 2013

Brentford

  • EFL Championship play-offs: 2021

Individual

  • EFL Team of the Season: 2016–17
  • EFL Championship Team of the Season: 2016–17
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2018–19 Championship

FAQs

How old is Pontus Jansson?

He is currently 32 years old (as of 2023).

What is the height of Pontus Jansson?

He is 194 cm tall.

What position does Pontus Jansson play?

He plays as a defender.

How much is Pontus Jansson’s net worth?

After his transfer to Brentford F.C., his net worth is €2,500,000 (as of 2023).

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