Ola Toivonen returns to Malmö FF 11 years after joining PSV | Right away

Ola Toivonen returns to Malmö FF 11 years after joining PSV. The 33-year-old Swede was transfer-free after two seasons with Melbourne Victory FC.

Toivonen has signed for two years in Malmö. “I had to wait a long time, but it feels great to be back here,” says the attacker Website of the Swedish Club. “The desire to return has been there since the day I left and I have always followed the club.”

The 64-times international (14 goals) started his career with Degerfors and Örgryte before scoring 17 goals in 51 league games for Malmö FF between 2007 and 2009. This led to a transfer to PSV, which paid around 4 million euros in January 2009.

Toivonen became captain in Eindhoven. He scored 61 goals in 139 Eredivisie games for PSV, which sold him to Stade Rennes in France after five years. He also played for Sunderland and Toulouse.

“During his years abroad, Ola has always shown interest in returning to Malmö,” said Malmö FF technical director Daniel Andersson. “Given the current situation, we don’t have much financial room for manoeuvre, but we have been able to reach a good agreement.”

The Allsvenskan starts next Sunday after the start of the Swedish competition was postponed by more than two months due to the Corona crisis. Malmö FF will face Mjällby AIF in their first home game next Monday.

Ola Toivonen starts his second assignment at Malmö FF. (Photo: Pro Shots)