Andreas Ravelli
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Andreas Ravelli
Andreas Ravelli
Ravelli (right) with brother Thomas
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-08-13) 13 August 1959 (age 61)
Place of birth Vimmerby, Sweden
Position(s) Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977-1987 Öster 196 (12)
1988-1989 Göteborg 38 (1)
1990 Lenhovda
1991-1992 Öster 37 (0)
1993-1994 Hovmantorp
1995-1996 Lenhovda
National team
1979-1981 Sweden U21 12 (1)
1980-1989 Sweden 41 (2)
Teams managed
1997-1998 Öster
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andreas Ravelli (born 13 August 1959) is a Swedish former footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career

Born in Vimmerby, Ravelli started playing professionally for Östers IF, lasting 11 seasons with the team and winning two Allsvenskan titles before signing for IFK Göteborg.[1][2]

At age 31, he moved to amateur football, representing Lenhovda IF - two stints - and Hovmantorp until his retirement (he also represented Östers in between). Later, he also worked as manager of his main club.[3]

International career

Ravelli won 41 caps for Sweden, his debut coming on 12 November 1980 in a 0-0 away draw against Israel for the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He never participated in any international tournament, however.[2]

Personal life

Ravelli's twin brother, Thomas, was also a footballer. Their father was an Austrian immigrant of Italian descent who moved to Sweden in 1952,[4][5][6] and the siblings played alongside each other at Östers and the national team.


  1. ^ "Öster hade inte varit vad man blev utan honom" [Öster would have not become what it did without him]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). 22 February 2004. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Andreas Ravelli" (in Swedish). Vilirare. 16 November 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Fotboll: Andreas Ravelli tar över Öster. Bergstrand fick sparken" [Football: Andreas Ravelli takes over at Öster. Bergstrand was fired]. Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). 23 October 1996. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Thomas Ravellis släkthistoria stolen" [Thomas Ravelli's family history stolen]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). 10 June 2000. Archived from the original on 5 April 2008. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "Thomas Ravelli". UEFA. 10 July 2003. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Fredriksson, Jimmy (4 May 2014). "Ravelli: "Jag var rädd för att göra bort mig"" [Ravelli: "I was afraid of making a fool out of myself"]. Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017.

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