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JONAS OLSSON
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UPDATED 07:05 17th July 2012

JONAS Olsson joined Albion in summer 2008 and has become one of the Club's best value-for-money signings of recent years.

* The Sweden international, under contract until 2016, signed from NEC Nijmegen for just £800,000 (a fee rising by a further £360,000 in performance related add-ons).

* Making his debut in a 3-2 win against West Ham United in September 2008, Olsson was to become a regular during the coming years - forming a resilient partnership alongside several centre-halves, notably Gareth McAuley.

* His full-blooded displays quickly earned him a following with Albion supporters, with his performances earning him an international call-up for Sweden in June 2010 and a subsequent berth in their Euro 2012 squad.

* Before moving to Holland, Olsson played for home-town club Landskrona. He spent three years from 2005 in the Dutch Eredivisie with NEC before his move to England.

* The former Sweden U21 international now has 25 senior caps for his country and is currently Albion's third-longest serving player.

* He has featured in one promotion for Albion and, this summer, was preparing for his seventh season in the Barclays Premier League - a record only equalled by James Morrison and Chris Brunt.

* By summer 2015, Olsson had made 220 appearances for Albion in all competitions, scoring 13 times.


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