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Stefan Schwarz
Personal information
Full name Hans-JĂĽrgen Stefan Schwarz
Date of birth April 18, 1969 (1969-04-18) (age 40)
Place of birth    Malmö, Sweden
Height 179 cm
Playing position Midfielder/Left Wingback
Youth career
1986 Kulladals FF
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Bayer Leverkusen
32 (0)
?? (?)
77 (7)
34 (2)
78 (2)
23 (4)
62 (3)   
National team
1990-2001 Sweden 69 (6)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Hans-Jürgen Stefan Schwarz (born 18 April 1969 in Malmö, Sweden) is a Swedish former footballer.

Born to a German father, he played as a midfielder and a left-back. He started playing football at youth level in Kulladals FF and began his career at his hometown club Malmö. In 1990 he played as a youth player in Leverkusen before moving on to Benfica where he played from 1990 to 1994. He also played for Arsenal, Fiorentina, Valencia and Sunderland. The most prestigious award he received was Guldbollen, 1999, as Sweden's best footballer during that year.

He was capped for the Swedish national side on 69 occasions. He formed a highly rated midfield partnership with Jonas Thern when playing for both the Swedish national side and Benfica. He played at the World Cup 1990 and 1994 finals, and at the Euro 1992 finals. Schwarz is now the football agent of Julio Arca.

Honours and awards

  • Sweden Malmo FF
2 allsvenskan 1987 and 1988
1 Svenska Cupen:1989
  • Portugal S.L. Benfica
2 Portuguese Liga: 1990/1991 and 1993/1994
  • England Arsenal
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1994/95 Runner-Up
  • Italy Fiorentina
Italian Cup Winner: 1995/96
Supercoppa Italiana Winner: 1996/97
  • Sweden Sweden National Squad
FIFA World Cup: 1994 Bronze Medal - Third Place


  • "Man of the tournament" - Makita 1994 (USA 1994 World Cup)
  • Guldbollen- Golden Ball, Swedish Best player (year 1999)

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