Andreas Alm

Alm in April 2013

Gert Andreas Alm ( born June 19, 1973 in Gällivare ) is a former Swedish football player. The striker and midfielder who began a coaching career following his playing career, worked after end of his career as a journalist and football coach. In 2009 he won with AIK as assistant coach to the Swedish league title two years later he took over the club as head coach.


Career Start

Alm began playing football at IK City in Eskilstuna. In 1989 he was appointed to the cadre of men's team, with which he ascended into the third division. Until 1994, he ran for the club on the third-rate Division 2 Västra Svealand before moving to Stockholm.

Alm hired the Stockholm club Hammarby IF in the Allsvenskan. Over the Erstligaspielzeit 1995, he came in eleven games for the club to use, despite a Torerfolges he had to stay with the team in the second division. He missed with her second in the North Season behind Västerås SK direct resurgence and had to play in the relegation games against Trelleborg FF. After a 2-1 home victory a 1-3 away defeat meant the return match remaining in the second division. In the following season he cashed with the team only two defeats season and managed to return to the Swedish Elitserie.

In Norway and return to Sweden

Alm had aroused the interest of the Norwegian club Kongsvinger IL. Instead of going for Hammarby IF in the Allsvenskan for goals, he moved to the Tippeligaen. Making its debut on the opening day of the season 1998, he entered his name on the scoresheet. On the side of Sven Erik Sætre, Julian S. Johnsson, Ludwig Ernstsson and Jon Inge Høiland he contributed six goals this season in reaching the relegation place. There he reached with the team after a 2-2 draw and a 5-0 win against Kjelsås IL relegation. In his second year with the club, he distinguished himself as a regular scorer and scored ten goals this season. However, he missed the team after only six wins this season as Table of the 1999 relegation.

Alm then returned to Sweden and signed a contract with AIK. Under coach Stuart Baxter, he came first in the midfield to use. After he initially failed to impress there and at times found again on the bench, the coach put him on as a striker. As a result, he was promoted with nine goals this season for best internal association score and reached the club in the 2000 third place in the standings.

On the last matchday Alm injured and fell due to the persistent violation of until the summer of the following year. After his return to the place he once again proved dangerous in front player and support for the now supervised by Olle Nordin team. In nine stakes, he scored seven goals to the end of the season. After a cartilage damage in his knee, he missed almost the entire 2002 season, each only a brief appearance as a substitute in the league and the Cup were granted to him. If used in the semi-final match against IF Elfsborg, he managed the game-winning hit in lost against local rivals Djurgårdens IF cup final it was only an onlooker.

Under the debtor in spring 2003 coach Richard Money Alm returned to the team, but could not build on the form of the old days. Then he left in August of the year the club and moved to second division side IFK Norrköping in the Superettan. With last year's relegation, he finished ninth in the first season. With fourteen goals this season he led the club in the second division season 2004 again on the rise places, as in fourth but the relegation place was missed by four points behind Assyriska Föreningen. After nine goals in 28 matches, he finished after the season 2005 his professional career and returned to the amateur level.

Career ending and work as a trainer

Alm went to for his old club IK City, which had been renamed the Eskilstuna City. After two years at the club in the Viertklassigkeit he ended his active career in 2007 final. In the season of 2008, he took over as coach of the club, he led on the second place Division 2 Östra Sveland. Only because of the goal difference compared to the same number of points competitors Karlslunds IF he missed promotion to the Division 1

Parallel to his amateur career Alm began to work as a journalist. He joined as a football expert at TV4 in appearance, but also commented on the Svenska Fotbollförbundet the events, especially in the Superettan on the website of the Association.

In autumn 2008, his former club AIK was the obligation Alms as assistant coach of the newly committed Mikael Stahre known after Nebojsa Novakovic, Assistant of Stahres predecessor Rikard Norling, had resigned from his post. At the end of 2009 Erstligaspielzeit him with the team succeeded in winning the Lennart Johansson - Cup for the Swedish championship titles, as on the last day of direct rival IFK Gothenburg away was defeated. After AIK had fallen into the 2010 season in danger of relegation, the club with Björn Wesström and Alex Miller had after the separation from Stahre in spring employs two coaches. After the resignation Miller after the season, the club struggled to different coaches before he presented Alm mid-December 2010 as his assistant as new head coach, as well as Nebojša Novakovic and Christer Swärd.