Toivonen Ola TOIVONEN

Presentation

SWEDEN SWEDEN
Full name Nils Ola Toivonen
Born Jul 3, 1986
Degerfors, SWEDEN
Age 34 years old
Size 1.91 m
Weight 74 kg
Position Centre forward
Playmaker
Arrival(s)
PSV PSV 2014 / M€ 2.5
Sunderland Sunderland 2016
Departure(s)
Sunderland Sunderland 2015
Toulouse Toulouse 2016 / M€ 1.5
Numbers 9
Selections
Suède A
Career
Degerfors Degerfors
Örgryte Örgryte
Malmö Malmö
PSV PSV
Rennes Rennes
Sunderland Sunderland
Toulouse Toulouse
Melbourne Melbourne
Malmö Malmö
With Stade Rennais struggling in attack under Philippe Montanier, the club signed Ola Toivonen in January 2014. The Swedish striker was off the pace with PSV Eindhoven after scoring 60 goals in 5 seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie. It was the first major signing made by new Recruitment Director Jean-Luc Buisine. After a very promising first half-season, scoring 7 goals, he struggled much more in the 2014/2015 season. In a team which lacked attacking inspiration, he only managed the same number of goals in an entire season, as he had managed in the 5 previous months. Disappointing as an out-and-out centre-forward in a role which didn’t particularly suit him, he was loaned to Sunderland on 28th August 2015. After a season of inaction in the Premier League, he signed for Toulouse on 3rd August 2016.