Bo Svensson

Danish footballer

Bo Svensson (born 4 August 1979) is a Danish professional football coach and a former defender. He is manager of Mainz 05 in the German Bundesliga.

Bo Svensson
Bo Svensson, FC Liefering versus Young Violets Austria Wien (30. August 2019).jpg
Svensson in 2019 as coach of FC Liefering
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-08-04) 4 August 1979 (age 43)
Place of birth Skørping, Denmark
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Central defender
Club information
Current team
Mainz 05 (manager)
Youth career
KB
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 Copenhagen 150 (4)
2006–2007 Borussia Mönchengladbach 32 (2)
2007–2014 Mainz 05 109 (1)
Total 291 (7)
National team
2000 Denmark U-21 2 (0)
2006–2011 Denmark 3 (0)
Teams managed
2014-2015 Mainz 05 assistance coach
2015-2016 Mainz 05 youth
2016-2017 Mainz 05 U17
2017-2019 Mainz 05 U19
2019-2021 FC Liefering
2021- Mainz 05
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He has played three games for the Denmark national football team.

Playing careerEdit

He started playing youth football with Kjøbenhavns Boldklub (KB). He moved from KB to FC Kopenhagen in June 1999. He debuted in September 1999. In March 2000 he played for Danish under-21 national team.

With FCK he won the 2001 Danish Superliga championship and the 2003 Superliga. He won 2004 Superliga and Danish Cup. The 2004–05 season was less successful, but FCK managed won the 2005 Royal League tournament. [1] With his FCK contract running out one year later, in the summer 2006, Svensson looked for a new club, and left FCK in the winter break 2005. He played a total of 196 official games for FCK.

In January 2006 he went to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the German Bundesliga. In May 2006 he played for the Danish national team. In summer 2007 he was transferred to Mainz 05. After the 2013–14 season he retired from professional football.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Svensson started his coaching career as an assistant coach for Mainz 05. In June 2015 he became a youth coach for the club. In 2017 Svensson took over the under 19 squad of Mainz.[3]

In 2019, he became the head coach of FC Liefering in the 2. Liga in Austria.[4][5] Under his leadership the team finished the 2019–20 season in third place. In the beginning of the 2020–21 season the team was in the second place after 13 games.[6]

On 4 January 2021 Svensson became the new head coach of his former club Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga.[7]


HonoursEdit

  • Danish Superliga: 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006
  • Danish Cup: 2004
  • Royal League: 2005, 2006


ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bo Svensson degraderet". Berlingske Tidende (in Danish). 13 July 2005.
  2. "Trainingsauftakt bei Mainz 05: Erste Einheit unter neuem Trainer Hjulmand" [Training's kick off at Mainz 05: First session under new coach Hjulmand]. Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). 23 June 2014. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  3. "Svensson ny assistenttræner i Mainz" (in Danish). bold.dk. 17 February 2015.
  4. "Bo Svensson erhält Freigabe und ist ab sofort Cheftrainer beim FC Liefering" (in German). FC Liefering. July 2019.
  5. "U19: Svensson wechselt 2020 nach Österreich". mainz05.de (in German). Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  6. "2. Liga (Österreich) 2020/2021 – Ergebnisse u. Tabelle". sport.de (in German). Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  7. "Svensson is new Main 05 head coach". mainz05.de. Mainz 05. 4 January 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2021.