Per Olsson

Per Olsson ( born August 1, 1963) is a Swedish former football player. The offensive players began following his playing career a coaching career.


Olsson began his career at Gefle IF. With the club he joined in 1982 after wins over Kalmar FF after nearly fifty years of interruption in the Allsvenskan on. With seven goals this season he was in the season of 1983 on the side of Mats Olausson, Lars Ytterbom and Arne Skalk within the association 's top scorer and thus one of the guarantees for the relegation of the club. In the following season he was best scorer with five goals of the association of Gävle, but at the end of the season the team finished in last place.

After 43 Premier League matches left Olsson Gefle IF and moved within the Swedish Elite Series. He joined the League rivals Malmö FF. However, under coach Roy Hodgson he came sporadically to train when the crew to Mats Magnusson, Anders Palmér, Björn Nilsson and Hans Borg, although as table first regular time launched in the championship finals, but there with two defeats failed against IFK Göteborg. Then he moved after just one season again the club, new club was the first division side Halmstad BK. Before Jingblad Mats and Per -Åke Johansson he placed seven goals in his first season here as well as the best club of internal contactors, only the inferior goal difference compared to the same number of points IFK Norrköping prevented Cup finals appearance. The success, however, is not permanent: With three gates season in the following year he was less successful, and the team finished the season in 1987 to the relegation zone.

Olsson began his coaching career in the early 1990s as an assistant coach by Stefan Lundin at Gefle IF. After his move into management of the club in 1996 he was promoted to chief operating manager and supervised the team in the second division. Upon introduction of the Superettan the end of the 1999 he missed with the team in the relegation matches against FC Café Opera on away goals after a 0-0 away and 2-2 home draw to qualify. However, as a winner of the season club returned to the second division in the subsequent year. In the second division season 2001 he missed the team with direct walkover in the Allsvenskan only by one point. According to an eleventh place in the following season replaced him Kenneth Rosén as a coach, having joined the company as assistant to Lundin for Örebro SK in the Allsvenskan. The duo led the team in midfield places, but by the end of the season 2004, the club had relegated due to financial problems.

Olsson returned to the sudden death of Roséns, the Gefle IF had led in the Allsvenskan, in December 2004 to the dugout of the club back. With the team he finished last non- relegation zone, thanks to the first place in the Fair Play ranking of UEFA, the club still qualified for the first time in their history for the European Cup. However, in the UEFA Cup 2006/ 07 he dropped out after a home defeat and a draw against the Welsh representatives Llanelli AFC already in the 1.Qualifikationsrunde from. However, the success continued, for the first time be held the club more than two seasons in the first division. From 2009, he received support from Urban Hammar, who had previously been responsible as Riksinstruktör at Svenska Fotbollförbundet for coach education and player development. The coaching duo led the club in 2009 about fair play rankings again in the European Cup before the 2010 season was ended on the relegation place. Against the third-placed Superettan GIF Sundsvall, the team prevailed in both games. After the season Hammar returned to the Association, Olsson was alone responsible head coach. Under his leadership the club from Gävle established in Allsvenskan.

For the 2014 season changed Olsson within the Allsvenskan as head coach to Djurgårdens IF.