Jesper Blomquist Profile
Lars Jesper Blomqvist, born Tavelsjo, Sweden, February 5, 1974. Jesper Blomquist joined Manchester United from Parma for a transfer fee of £3.4 million in the summer of 1998. After being handed his Premier League debut for United in a 4-1 triumph against Charlton Athletic at Old Trafford on the 9th of September 1998, the schemer played 25 Premiership matches for the club and was part of the side that won the coveted treble in the 1998-99 season.
Unfortunately, a devastating knee injury brought a premature end to Jesper Blomqvist’s Manchester United career. As destiny would have it, his last game for United proved to be the unforgettable 2–1 triumph against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou in Barcelona in the Champions League Final on the 26th of May 1999. The Swede eventually joined forces with Walter Smith´s Everton side in November 2001, but the midfielder only managed to make 15 Premier League appearances for the Goodison Park outfit before decided to move on to Charlton Athletic the following year. After struggling with persistent injuries, he finally returned to his homeland where he signed a contract with Stockholm club Djurgarden in 2003. A Sweden international, Blomqvist notched up 30 senior outings for The Blue Yellow after making his debut as a second half substitute for fellow midfielder Stefan Landberg in a goalless Robbie Cup draw against Columbia at The Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami on the 18th of January 1994, and helped the country of his birth to third place at the 1994 World Cup in the United States. Jesper Blomqvist Playing Career: Umea, IFK Gothenburg, Milan, Parma, Manchester United, Everton, Charlton Athletic, Djurgarden, Enkoping, Hammarby. Managing Career: None.