Sven-Göran Eriksson (born 5 February 1948) is a Swedish football manager and former player. Eriksson won eighteen trophies as a manager, with a variety of league clubs in Sweden, Portugal and Italy, between 1979 and 2000, and became the first manager to win league-and-cup doubles in three different countries.
He later managed the national teams of England, Mexico and the Ivory Coast, as well as three clubs in England. Eriksson has worked in nine different countries: Sweden, Portugal, Italy, England, Mexico, Ivory Coast, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and China.
Born in Sunne and raised in Torsby, in Värmland. His father, also named Sven, was a bus conductor, and his mother, Ulla, worked in a textile store. He was nicknamed "Svennis" after his younger brother Lars-Erik's attempt to pronounce his name; Eriksson went on to become known by this nickname in Sweden. He made his début for Swedish football Division 4 team Torsby IF at the age of 16...
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