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Fiorentina v Liverpool (29/09/2009) - Double Agents
Sunday, 27th September 2009
YNWA takes a look back at the career of the one player known to have represented both clubs, Glenn Hysén, ahead of our trip to Fiorentina in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Swedish centre-half started his career with Warta, with his first professional club being IFK Göteborg, whom he helped to claim the Swedish League title, Cup and UEFA Cup in 1982, and a League and Cup double the following year. After eight strikes in 117 League appearances, he signed for PSV Eindhoven in 1983, nabbing twelve goals in 45 Eredivisie outings, but returned to his former club in 1985, again winning the League and UEFA Cup in 1987 and netting five times in 38 League matches, as well as being named in the ten best players in Europe by France Football that year. He moved to Fiorentina that summer, for whom he struck once in 61 Serie A games.

He joined the reds from Fiorentina for £600,000 in June 1989, pipping Manchester United to his capture. He went on to make 93 appearances, netting three goals. He had an excellent first season, helping us to claim the FA Charity Shield on his debut. He was an important member of the squad that won our most recent League title in 1990, but his form deteriorated and he fell out of favour with the arrival of Graeme Souness as boss.

He returned to his native country in May 1992 to sign for IFK's city rivals GAIS. He stayed there for two seasons, notching twice in 54 League appearances, before retiring aged 34. He won a total of 68 caps for his country, captaining his country and scoring seven times. He was also twice named as Sweden's Footballer of the Year, in 1983 and 1988.

He comes from a family of professional footballers, with his grandfather, uncle and son Tobias all turning out for IFK Göteborg, with Tobias also having a brief spell with Sunderland. His other tewo sons, Alexander and Anton, have also played professional football.



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