(born 16 April 1985) is a Swedish footballer
, currently playing as a defender
Granqvist started his career with Påarps GIF
, the local club of his home village Påarp
. He later transferred to Helsingborgs IF
and he made his debut in Allsvenskan
, 2004. Two years later he was team captain
, when the club won its third Swedish Cup
title, beating Gefle
with 2–0. The victorious HIF
side also contained former Swedish internationals Henrik Larsson
and Andreas Jakobsson
as well as former Hibs
goalkeeper Daniel Andersson
In January 2007, he completed a loan move to Wigan Athletic
with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.
On 19 June 2007, Granqvist signed a two-year deal with Wigan, for a fee rumoured to be around £750,000. On 12 March 2008, Granqvist returned to HIF
on a loan deal until the end of the English season in June.
On 9 July 2008 Granqvist signed a four-year contract with Dutch club, FC Groningen, with Wigan receiving a fee of around £600,000.
On 13 September 2008, Granqvist scored after a 65 metre solo run,
On 15 June 2011, FC Groningen
published on their website that Andreas Granqvist was sold to Genoa
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