Jan Jansson player profile: biography, stats, images and news about this Port Vale player.
Time at club: 1997-1999
Jan Jansson player profile:
Jan Jansson was an experienced and cultured former Swedish International midfielder whom Port Vale FC manager John Rudge signed for £140,000 from IFK Norkopping.
The Swede had spent twelve years as a player in his native country and he had also won seven caps for his country between 1991 and 1994. He had also won the Swedish Division One title in 1989.
Jansson soon became a crowd favourite with the Port Vale fans and he scored twice in a crucial 1998 away win over Huddersfield Town that secured Port Vale’s place in the First Division.
He featured less frequently under John Rudge’s replacement Brian Horton and was released by the club in February 1999. He later returned to his former club IFK Norkopping where he ended his playing career in 2001.
Jan Jansson images:
A report on the win over Huddersfield Town in 1998:
- Huddersfield Town v Port Vale 1998: watch the full 90 mins
- Jan Jansson
- Huddersfield Town 0-4 Port Vale, 1998
- Cult Hero 22: Jan Jansson
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