- U.S. National Team: U.S. Women
- Position: Assistant Coach
- Date Of Birth: Aug. 14, 1973
- Hometown: Sundsvall, Sweden
Tony Gustafsson joined the U.S. Women’s National Team coaching staff in April of 2012 and is responsible primarily for working with the team on the defensive side of the ball.
Gustafsson has experience coaching in the top men’s professional leagues in both Sweden and Norway. He was head coach of Kongsvinger IL in Norway’s Tippeligan in 2010 and coached Hammarby IF in Sweden’s Allsvenskan from 2007-2009. He took Hammarby to the brink of the Europa Cup group stage in 2007, but fell in a two-leg series to Braga of Portugal in the first round.
From 2004-2006, he was a player-assistant coach for Degerfors in Sweden’s second division and from 2000-2003 he played and coached with Ytterhogdals IK which was in the Swedish third and fourth divisions.
Gustaffson spent one semester attending college in the USA at the University of Central Florida in 1994 before finishing his education at Lärarhögskolan in Stockholm from 1995-1999 where he got a teacher’s degree in physical education and math and at the University of Orebro from 2004-2005 where he studied soccer coaching and leadership.
Gustaffson also holds a UEFA Pro coaching license.
Gustafsson, who is a soccer color commentator for Canal+, one of Sweden’s biggest sports networks, worked matches of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa (for another big network, SVT) and does commentary on Sweden National Team matches, Swedish First Division games and La Liga games from Spain.
Gustaffsson and Annika have two children, a son Anton, age 10, and a daughter Alva, age 8. When not with the U.S. team, he resides in Stockholm, Sweden.