Bo Johansson

Bo Johansson

Infobox Football biography
playername = Bo Johansson
fullname = Bo Johanssen
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1942|11|28
cityofbirth = Kalmar
countryofbirth = Sweden
currentclub = none
years =
clubs =
caps(goals) =
manageryears = 1973
managerclubs = Kalmar FF
Lindsdals IF
Kalmar FF
Östers IF
Kalmar FF
FK Jerv
Östers IF
Panionios F.C.
Silkeborg IF
HJK Helsinki
IFK Göteborg
Molde FK

Bo Johansson, nicknamed "Bosse", (born 27 November 1942) is a Swedish former football player and current football coach.

Johansson was a player for fourteen years with Kalmar FF and Lindsdals IF, though he did not win any trophies as a player. In 1977 he was appointed coach in his former club of Kalmar FF, a job he held for two years before switching to local rivals Öster IF. Here he would remain for three years, leading Öster IF to back-to-back Swedish Allsvenskan championships in 1980 and 1981. Bo Johansson went on to coach Norwegian club FK Jerv, Greek club Panionios NFC, and started an international career coaching the Iceland national team. He would have to wait 13 years for his next title, until he in 1994 coached Danish team Silkeborg IF to the national Danish Superliga championship.

In 1996 he was appointed Danish national team coach, taking over from Richard Møller Nielsen who had managed the Danish team to the 1992 European Championship (Euro 1992) title, but subsequently suffered lacklustre results. Bo Johansson presented a more offensive way of playing and he was successful in revitalising the Danish team, leading it to the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, which was to become one of the heights in Danish football. Despite a loss in the group stage to later tournament winners France, Denmark managed to go through to the final 16 where they put an attractive style of football on display, beating Nigeria 4-1 before losing out 2-3 in the quarter-final to the later silver medalists from Brazil.

Unfortunately, "Bosse" couldn't live up to the result and play from the 1998 World Cup two years later at the Euro 2000 in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Danish team lost all the games in the group stage and was eliminated. During the Euro 2000, Bo Johansson made public that he wouldn't continue with the team after the tournament, and following the Danish exit he was applauded off the pitch by the travelling Danish fans. In all, he managed the Danish national team for 40 matches, resulting in 17 victories, nine draws and 14 losses.

In he 2003 was appointed coach for the Swedish club IFK Göteborg, he retired in 2004. He made a comeback in 2005, leading Molde F.K. to victory in the Norwegian Cup. However, the club had a disappointing season in the league, and Johansson quit after the season.


Apart from being a football coach, Bo Johansson is also a public speaker, primarily talking about management, as his approach to football coaching is somewhat different from many football coaches. He works from ten clear ground rules:

# Be "open" to others. Consideration gives you the feeling of well-being, which leads to progress.
# Remember, we're all "different". We can be in different moods. Don't always point out the errors and short-comings of others. Respect others eccentricities. You have some yourself!
# Don't demand you have to be "perfect". There are a number of factors in most situations, which you can not control or alter. Don't take accidental adversities too seriously.
# Do not destroy the "belief" in yourself by comparing your weak sides with the strengths of others.
# Be aware that "encouragement" and praise brings out the best in people. Too much negative criticism brings out the worst in people. By showing that you trust your friends, you show them their importance and skill.
# Be "grateful" for what others do for you. Be kind to your friends. Treat others like you want them to treat you.
# Be "helpful" to others. Show respect, sympathy, and understanding to the one who seeks your help. Do not worry. Keep a hold of the goodness that you have in you.
# Keep the thoughts of others to yourself. Be "dependable". Never promise anything that you are not sure you can keep.
# Always think "positively".
# What you want from life comes from other people. If you want to be admired, respected or loved, it will entirely come though "other people". Never through material things. Therefore you must "understand" other people. And you won't be able to do that before you understand yourself.


*Allsvenskan 1980 and 1981
*Danish Superliga 1994
*Norwegian Cup 2005

External links

* [ Danish national team statistics]
*da icon [ Philosophy]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Johansson — ist ein schwedischer Familienname. Herkunft und Bedeutung Es handelt sich ursprünglich um ein Patronym mit der Bedeutung „Sohn des Johann(es)“. Varianten Johansen, Johannsen, Johanson, Johannsson, Jóhannsson, Johannson Bekannte Namensträger …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Johansson — Johansson  фамилия шведского или датского происхождения. Русское написание фамилии для шведских персоналий  обычно Юханссон (иногда Йоханссон); для американских и финских  Йоханссон. Известные носители (в алфавитном порядке имён в… …   Википедия

  • Johansson — hace referencia a: Joachim Johansson, tenista sueco; Scarlett Johansson, actriz estadounidense; Thomas Johansson, tenista sueco; Andreas Johansson, futbolista sueco; Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Johansson —   [ juːhansɔn],    1) Lars (Lasse), Pseudonym Lucidor [ luːsi ], schwedischer Dichter, * Stockholm 18. 10. 1638, ✝ ebenda 13. 8. 1674; wuchs in Pommern auf, studierte in Deutschland, bereiste England, Frankreich und Italien. Johansson erfasst in… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Johansson — Johansson, Johan, schwed. Politiker u. Schriftsteller, geb. 1. Nov. 1840 auf dem Gehöft Ringshyttan im Kirchspiel Nora (Nerike), gest. 2. Febr. 1905 in Stockholm, erwarb sich durch rationelle Bewirtschaftung des 1858 ererbten Bauerngutes bald ein …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Johansson — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Johansson est un nom de famille notamment porté par : Andreas Johansson (football) (1978 ), joueur suédois de football. Andreas Johansson (hockey sur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Johansson — Family name name=Johansson imagesize= caption= pronunciation = meaning =Son of Johan region = origin =Swedish related names = Johanson, Johansen footnotes =Johansson is a patronymic family name meaning son of Johan , or Johan s son . It is the… …   Wikipedia

  • Johansson, Ingemar — ▪ Swedish boxer in full  Jens Ingemar Johansson , byname  Hammer of Thor  born September 22, 1932, Göteborg, Sweden died January 30, 2009, Kungsbacka       Swedish born world heavyweight boxing champion.       While an amateur boxer, Johansson… …   Universalium

  • Johansson, Christian — ▪ Swedish Russian dancer in full  Per Christian Johansson   born May 20, 1817, Stockholm, Sweden died December 12 [December 25, New Style], 1903, St. Petersburg, Russia       Swedish born ballet dancer and principal teacher at the Imperial Ballet …   Universalium

  • Johansson, Lars — ▪ Swedish poet pseudonym  Lucidor   born Oct. 18, 1638, Stockholm, Sweden died Aug. 13, 1674, Stockholm  Swedish lyric poet, author of some of the most powerful poems of the Baroque period in Swedish literature.       Early orphaned, Johansson… …   Universalium

  • Johansson, (Per) Christian — born May 20, 1817, Stockholm, Swed. died 1903, St. Petersburg, Russia Swedish born ballet dancer and teacher. Johansson trained under August Bournonville. He was engaged at the Imperial Russian Ballet in 1841. In his prime his innate nobility and …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.