Pontus Jansson Net Worth $4.1 Million
Pontus Sven Gustav Jansson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈpɔ̌nːtɵs ˈjɑ̌ːnsɔn] born 13 February 1991) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Brentford and the Sweden national team.
Jansson started his career with local club Malmö FF before moving to Italy to join Torino, he failed to impress at the Turin based club and was sent out on loan to Leeds United before making the move permanent. After three years in Leeds he signed for fellow Championship side Brentford in 2019, becoming captain shortly after. He won his first international cap in 2012 and has represented Sweden at Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup earning a total of 27 caps for his country.
Whilst at Leeds, Jansson has had a famous chant made for him, the song is called ‘Pontus Jansson’s Magic, He Wears A Magic Hat’. The song is a crowd terrace version of the song My Old Man’s a Dustman originally performed by Lonnie Donegan. On 25 July 2017, Jansson married his fiancé Åsa Thornell and Jansson revealed on his Instagram that at their wedding reception they had a band sing a Swedish version of ‘Pontus Jansson’s Magic Hat’ song. Leeds’ fans also used to sing another Jansson chant, to the tune of Last Christmas by Wham!: “Last Christmas, I gave you my heart… This year, to save me from tears, I’ll give it to Pontus Jansson”.
Jansson’s agent is former Swedish international and ex-Blackburn Rovers striker Martin Dahlin.