|Full name||Mats Tuve Magnusson|
|Date of birth||10 July 1963|
|Place of birth||Helsingborg, Sweden|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Mats Tuve Magnusson (born 10 July 1963) is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a striker. Starting off his career with Malmö FF, he is best remembered for his time with Benfica with which he won two league titles, reached two European Cup finals, and was the 1989-90 Primeira Liga top scorer. A full international between 1984 and 1990, he won 30 caps for the Sweden national team and represented his country at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Magnusson was born in Helsingborg. During his career he played for Malmö FF (two spells), Servette FC, S.L. Benfica and Helsingborgs IF. Upon his return home he helped the latter side, featuring a young Henrik Larsson, reach the Allsvenskan.
At the Lisbon club, where he arrived in 1987 as a replacement for another Nordic, Michael Manniche, Magnusson developed as a top flight goalscorer, winning two Primeira Liga championships and appearing at the European Cup finals in 1988 (lost to PSV Eindhoven in a penalty shoot-out) and 1990 (losing to A.C. Milan). In 1989-90, even though they lost to FC Porto in the league, he finished as top scorer of the competition with 33 goals in 32 games; during his time with Benfica he shared team with countrymen Jonas Thern (1989-92), Stefan Schwarz (1990-94) - also his teammates at Malmö - and coach Sven-Göran Eriksson (1989-92).
Magnusson earned 30 caps for the Sweden national team, and played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals in Italy where he suffered an injury that made him miss nearly one year of football. His debut came on 22 August 1984, as he started in a 1-1 friendly draw to Mexico played in Malmö.
|1.||11 September 1985||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark||Denmark||3-0||3-0||Friendly|
|2.||25 September 1985||Råsunda, Solna, Sweden||West Germany||2-2||2-2||1986 World Cup qualification|
|3.||16 November 1986||Ta' Qali, Attard, Malta||Malta||2-0||5-0||Euro 1988 qualifying|
|4.||18 April 1987||Dinamo Stadium, Tbilisi, Soviet Union||Soviet Union||2-0||3-1||Friendly|
|6.||26 August 1987||Råsunda, Solna, Sweden||Denmark||1-0||1-0||Friendly|
|7.||1 June 1988||El Helmántico, Salamanca, Spain||Spain||3-1||3-1||Friendly|
|8.||8 October 1989||Råsunda, Solna, Sweden||Albania||1-1||3-1||Friendly|
|9.||27 May 1990||Råsunda, Solna, Sweden||Finland||1-0||6-0||Friendly|
Sixteen years after his retirement, Magnusson made a short comeback to the footballing scene. He accepted an invitation from old club Benfica to take part in a charity match to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake, on 25 January 2010, which also coincided with the 68th birthday of club legend Eusébio: his team, Benfica All Stars, consisted of both retired and current Benfica players, which played "against" Zidane XI, a team consisting of players hand-picked by former French legend Zinedine Zidane.
Even though Magnusson had obviously gained a considerable amount of weight since his active days of footballing, and made the crowd laugh on several occasions (including two occasions where he fell while trying to dominate the ball), he entered the pitch in the closing minutes, and was cheered by an adoring crowd with chants of "Mats Magnusson".