Andreas Granqvist Biography
Andreas Granqvist is a Swedish footballer, plays as a center back and captain for Helsingborgs IF and the Swedish national team.
He scored the winning goal of the 2018 game against the Korea Republic on June 18, 2018. He was elected Budweiser Man of the Match after his remarkable performance in their first kick-off against the Korea Republic.
He was the Swedish player of the year, in 2017 and was honored with Guldbollen (the Golden Ball). Sweden beat the Korea Republic in a 1-0 win in that match.
Early Life of Granqvist
Granqvist was born on April 16, 2018, in Påarp, Sweden. He is the son of Rose-Marie Granqvist and Tommy Granqvist.
He was born and raised in his hometown with his parents. He received his education from Gymnasium at Filbornaskolans sports program in Helsingborg.
His father is working in a construction company and his mother works in the elderly.
Granqvist started his career with Helsingborgs IF in 2004. He was loaned to Wigan Athletic in 2007, for a transfer fee of £810,000.
He joined Dutch sports club, Groningen on July 9, 2008, for a fee to be around £750,000. He returned to Helsingborg on a loan deal on March 12, 2008, until the end of the English season in June.
On June 15, 2011, Groningen sold Granqvist to Genoa for a fee of €2 million. He signed a four-year deal with the Italian club.
He moved to Russian Premier League side Krasnodar on August 16, 2013. He officially played his farewell game for Krasnodar on May 13, 2018.
Granqvist has represented his nation in the 2008 Euro Cup. He was named Sweden’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup, on May 2018.
He scored the winning goal in the World Cup game against on June 18, 2018. He scored the goal at the 65th minute of the match in a penalty shootout.
Personal Life of Granqvist
Granqvist is married with a daughter. He is married to his longtime girlfriend, Sofie Granqvist in 2015.
His wife, Sofie is a blogger studying for interior designers. The couple welcomed their daughter in 2013.
Granqvist's Net Worth and Salary
Granqvist’s net worth is over $2 million at present. He earned an annual salary €600,000 from his playing career, as of 2012.