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Daniel Nannskog (born May 22, 1974 in Helsingborgmarker, Swedenmarker) is a football player. He usually plays as a striker, and currently plays for Stabæk I.F. in the Norwegian Premier League. Nannskog is known as hard working, determined and a player who works for the team by not only scoring goals but creating them as well.

Club career


Daniel started up at Högaborg as a young boy, and was a notorious goal scorer. However, from the age 15 he quit football to concentrate on handball, a sport he was just as gifted in, if not more. After some persuasion, he started to play football again at the age of 19. After his comeback, he played two seasons for Högaborg, before switching to Allsvenskan side Malmö. His time at the club was not particular successful, but the goal he scored was very important as it sent Malmö to the UEFA Cup. The next seasons was spent in Swedish second tier, the Superettan. He did fairly well there, but as he later admitted, he wasn't very professional as he frequently went out clubbing in Stockholmmarker.

When he was 27, he was brought to Landskrona BoISmarker, by current Stabæk coach Janne Jönsson. By taking him from the temptations in Stockholm and him becoming a father, he finally realised that it was time to grow up. His first season there they reached second place and got promoted, with Nannskog as the leagues top scorer with 21 goals. He followed Landskrona up to Allsvenskan and did very well, becoming the clubs top scorer with 11 goals, playing an important part in them finishing just above relegation play-off. After the 2002 season, he moved on to a lucrative offer in China.

Sichuan Guancheng

After the 2002 season he joined the Chinesemarker club Sichuan Guancheng on a two-year deal. Another Norwegian club, Brann, were reportedly after him, but the financial offer he got from the Chinese club was too good to turn down. He went on to stay for a year and a half, but terminated his contract in order to play for his old coach Janne Jönsson at Stabæk in the 2005 season. He has said of his time in China to be a bit frustrating, as he didn't know a whole lot of Chinese, and for a guy who likes to communicate with his team-mates, this was not ideal.



His first season at Stabæk was very successful, with his club being promoted in style. Nannskog was also named top scorer with an impressive 27 goals in 29 games.


Nannskogs debut in the Norwegian Premier Division was successful. They finished fifth, just outside an UEFA Cup spot. Nannskog was crowned top scorer with his 19 goals, one goal ahead of team-mate Veigar Páll Gunnarsson.


Nannskog and Stabæk continued their progress, and for a second time in a row, he managed to score 19 goals, but this time finishing behind Brann's Torstein Helstad, who scored 22. However, Stabæk did better in the league, finishing second behind Brann. They were in front half way, but didn't have the edge in the second part of the season.


Stabæk have played well in the first part of the 2008 season with Nannskog an integral part, like when he scored two stunning goals in the away match against Ham-Kam (2-0 victory) in round 5[154915]. The Norwegian media felt it was time the Swedish national team took a look at him again with a possible inclusion in the Euro 2008 squad, following his winning goal against Rosenborg BK on May 4. However, he did not make the squad. On September 14 Nannskog scored four goals in a 6-0 victory over Strømsgodset, taking him to the top of the goal scoring chart with 13 goals - helping Stabæk with a six point advantage with six rounds to go. On 24 September, Nannskog scored two goals and made one assist in the semifinal of the Norwegian Cup, helping Stabæk to a 3-0 victory over Molde. A few days later, on 29 September Nannskog scored his 99th and 100th goal against Molde. This time in a league match.

Stabæk won the league in stylish fashion. Nannskog was crowned top scorer of the league with his 16 goals, four more than fellow team-mate and swede Johan Andersson. He was denied 'the double' as they lost in the Norwegian Cup final against Vålerenga.


Nannskog in 2009.
On 8 March Stabæk claimed their first trophy of the season when they won the Norwegian Superfinal against last season's cup winners Vålerenga by 3 goals to 1 with Nannskog scoring the opener.

Nannskog scored a hat-trick on 5 April as Stabæk turned 1-3 to a 3-3 draw in the third league round.

As of 26 October 2009, Nannskog has scored an impressive 116 goals in 163 games for Stabæk (all competitions).

National team

His debut for the Swedish national team came 14 January 2007 against Venezuela. His first goal for his national team came against Ecuador on 21 January 2007, in a game which ended 1-1. In January 2009 Nannskog was called up to the Swedish squad to face USA and Mexico during their annual North-American tour. On 25 January 2009, Nannskog scored his second goal for Sweden in a 3-2 loss against the USA.

Career Statistics

(Correct as of 1 November 2009)

  • * Norwegian cup stats also includes 1 game and 1 goal in Norwegian Superfinal







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1993 Högaborg Unknown ? ? ? ? - - ? ?
1994 ? ? ? ? - - ? ?
1995 15 7 ? ? - - 15 7
1996 Malmö FF Allsvenskan 10 1 ? ? - - 10 1
1997 Djurgården Superettan 23 10 ? ? - - 23 10
1998 21 8 ? ? - - 21 8
1999 Assyriska Superettan 26 7 ? ? - - 26 7
2000 IF Sylvia Superettan 29 9 ? ? - - 29 9
2001 Landskronamarker Superettan 28 21 ? ? - - 28 21
2001 Allsvenskan 24 11 ? ? - - 24 11
2003 Sichuan Super League 14 8 ? ? - - 14 8
2004 22 9 ? ? - - 22 9
2005 Stabæk Adeccoligaen 29 27 4 5 - - 33 32
2006 Tippeligaen 26 19 2 1 - - 28 20
2007 26 19 5 8 - - 31 27
2008 28 13 7 6 2 0 37 21
2009 29 15 3* 2* 5 0 37 17

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