Pontus Segerström

Pontus Segerström
Pontus Segerström (2014).jpg
Segerström playing for Brommapojkarna in 2014.
Personal information
Full name Pontus Segerström
Date of birth (1981-02-17)17 February 1981
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Date of death 13 October 2014(2014-10-13) (aged 33)
Place of death Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 IF Brommapojkarna 126 (2)
2004 Odense BK 8 (0)
2005–2006 Landskrona BoIS 50 (5)
2007–2009 Stabæk 48 (1)
2010–2014 IF Brommapojkarna 119 (6)
Total 351 (14)
National team
1997–1998 Sweden U17 24 (0)
1999 Sweden U19 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pontus Segerström (17 February 1981 – 13 October 2014) was a Swedish footballer who played as a defender.

He died of a brain tumor, 76 days after his last Allsvenskan game for IF Brommapojkarna, which he played as the captain.


Segerström started his career at IF Brommapojkarna where he had played football from a young age. He later played for Danish Odense BK during a short period of time in 2004 before moving back to Sweden to play for Landskrona BoIS, first in Allsvenskan for the 2005 season and later in Superettan for the 2006 season. After this period Segerström moved to Norway to play for Stabæk. With the club he won the Tippeligaen title in 2008.

After leaving Stabæk he returned home to his first club IF Brommapojkarna. He played for the club in the 2010 Allsvenskan season before the club embarked on two additional seasons in Superettan. His two last seasons at the club was in Allsvenskan in 2013 and 2014. He played his last match for the club on 31 July 2014, a UEFA Europa League qualifier against Torino.[1]

Personal life

On 3 August 2014 Segerström experienced headaches and nausea and was taken to hospital where it was discovered on 11 August 2014 that he had an unspecified type of brain tumor. Treatment was issued and started immediately after the discovery.[2] On 13 October 2014 Segerström died due to the effects of the brain tumor.[3] Club President Ola Danhard said: "Two months ago he was perfectly healthy. It's tragic. He enjoyed everybody's respect."[1]

He was married and had two sons.





  1. ^ a b "Pontus Segerstrom: Defender dies at 33 from brain tumour". BBC Sport. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Segerström har fått tumör i hjärnan". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  3. ^ "BP-kaptenen Segerström död". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.

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