Synopsis Jonas Olsson is a professional football player who has played various games in the major leagues and has shown his dedication towards the game throughout his career. He was born in Landskrona, Sweden, on March 10, 1983. He plays as a defender for the West Bromwich club in the Premier League. He has also played for the Sweden national team. He is Swedish by nationality and belongs to Swedes ethnic background. He has made 65 appearances and found the net one time for the Swedish side team.
Early life and career
He was born in Landskrona and grew up playing football from his childhood. He has also played various games with his mates during his high school time. His dedication and hard work towards the game has made him renowned footballer of the present time.
He started his professional career as a part of the Landskrona BolS squad in 2003 and was considered to be a very tough defender playing as a Centre back or left back. He was then sold for €750,000 to Dutch side N.E.C. Nijmegen two years later. He was also known for his physical play while playing in Sweden and was the player who picked up the most cautions in the year 2004.
He was associated with a move to the Premier League for several times with various clubs including Bolton Wanderers, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, and Everton and scored three goals in 2007-08 in the Eredivisie League.
He was then associated with a move to West Bromwich Albion club and was confirmed as signing subject to a medical for an initial fee of £800,000 with a possible £360,000 of performance related add-ons by West Bromwich Albion on August 22, 2008.
Olsson made his debut appearance against West Ham United on September 22, 2008, and scored his first ever goal for West Bromwich (1-0) in a match played against the Middlesbrough leading them to victory.
He was a regular for the Swedish Under 21-squad and was capped 19 times scoring one goal. He was trained under a new coach Erik Hamren and included in his squad for the friendly matches which were against Bosnia and Herzegovina National Football Team and Belarus National Football Team in 2010. He was named in the 23-man squad and handed the No. 13 T-shirt for the Euro 2012 which was held in Poland and Ukraine.
This good looking and handsome footballer have reached the age of 33 now. He enjoys playing guitar in leisure time and has listed Bob Dylan, Nirvana, and The Rolling stones, Oasis, Babyshambles, The Chardon and The Who as some of his favorite artists.
He is rarely seen in the media these days and has made his personal life confidential. He doesn't seem to be married as seen in the pictures that are found on the social networking sites and media. He has not yet revealed any fact about his recent affairs and girlfriend among his fans and media.
Olsson wants to be a qualified lawyer and has worked for the human rights after he is done with his professional football career. He has already taken classes on the particular subject in Sweden.
He stands 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. He has a yearly earning salary of £1.1 million which adds up to his recent net worth over millions.
He is active on Instagram and Twitter and has a huge fan following in both the accounts. His fans and followers can get his recent updates and news from his accounts.