tobias hysen

Player of the Day: Tobias Hysen

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by Oscar Chamberlain

Swedish winger in the spotlight.

Tobias Hysen made 27 appearances in his sole season on Wearside as the Black Cats secured promotion to the top-flight in 2007.

He began his career in his native Sweden with Hacken, where he spent five years and made 66 appearances, scoring 13 goals.

In 2004, Hysen moved to Djurgardens IF where he would win the Swedish Allsvenskan title in 2005.

After scoring 17 goals in 65 games for the Swedish outfit, Tobias moved to Sunderland in 2006 and made an instant impact on his debut as he provided the assist for Neill Collins’ strike in a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

The Swedish international’s first goal for the club came on his second home appearance as he scored the equaliser in a 1-1 home draw with Leicester City.

Hysen continued to feature regularly throughout the season and he bagged his second Sunderland goal, also against Leicester City, on New Year’s Day 2007 in a 2-0 victory.

Strikes in wins over Sheffield Wednesday and Southend United followed as Roy Keane’s side marched to the Championship title.

Tobias returned to his native Sweden at the end of the season after struggling to adapt to life away from home.

Fondly remembered by the Black Cats’ fans for his season at the Stadium of Light, Hysen still plays for IFK Goteborg, the club he left Wearside for in 2007.

He featured alongside current Sunderland midfielder David Moberg Karlsson as Goteborg won the Swedish Cup last season.

And, he is still a regular alongside Seb Larsson in the Swedish national side, scoring twice in Tuesday evening’s 5-3 defeat to Germany.