Klas Inge “Klabbe” Ingesson was a Swedish footballer and manager. He spent most of his career as a midfielder in Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Italy and France. He played for IFK Göteborg in Sweden, KV Mechelen in Belgium, PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Sheffield Wednesday in England, Bari, Bologna and Lecce in Italy, and Marseille in France. At Sheffield Wednesday, he encountered players “who went straight to the pub after training but still able to run like wild animals come Saturday”. Ingesson represented the Sweden national team on 57 occasions, including the 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cup, as well as the 1992 European Championship. He was the manager of IF Elfsborg from 2013 until his death in October 2014.
Did you Know?
This shirt was worn by Klas Ingesson during the Seria A game between Bari and Vicenza which took place in Bari, “San Nicola” Stadium, on April 26th 1998. Ingesson swapped the shirt with a Vicenza’s player who we get it from. Ingesson joined Bari in the summer of 1996. He played in Bari for two seasons, playing 94 games and scoring 11 goals.
Bari vs Vicenza
Match Worn Shirt
Things to Know:
This shirt has the “UN CALCIO ALL’INDIFFERENZA” sponsor which was used in only few games during the season 1997/1998. Firstly this sponsor was supposed to be a one-game only charity sponsor. But going on during the season the usual “GIO.BI.” sponsor had to be removed by team’s shirts because the company went on bankrupt so the “UN CALCIO ALL’INDIFFERENZA” sponsor replaced it for the last games of the season.
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After retiring from playing Ingesson became a lumberjack, and also appeared as a presenter on the Swedish TV programme Farlig Fritid (“Dangerous Leisures”). On 14 May 2009, Ingesson announced that he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The treatment was at the start said to be going “in the right direction”. Ingesson fully recovered and, on December 2010, made a football comeback by accepting an offer to guide the IF Elfsborg under-21 youth team. On 8 January 2013, Ingesson revealed that the myeloma had returned, and that he would have a stem cell transplant, as the two previous autologous (i.e. of his own stem cells) transplants had been unsuccessful. On 29 October 2014, Ingesson died of the effects of multiple myeloma. He was married and had two children.