|Full name||Leif Tommy Svensson|
|Date of birth||4 March 1945|
|Place of birth||Växjö, Sweden|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Leif Tommy Svensson (born 4 March 1945) is a Swedish football manager and former player. He is best known for playing for Östers IF and the Swedish national football team. He won the Guldbollen in 1969. He managed the Swedish National Team between 1991 and 1997 and led them to a bronze medal in the 1994 World Cup.
Svensson, like his father, had a natural talent for football. At just eleven years-old, he debuted for Östers youth team, and allegedly scored eight goals in the match. However, news paper headlines said he was too weak. Tommy bought a barbell and trained. Morning, noon and night, he lifted weights in order to bulk up.
His playing career took him to Östers IF as well as Belgian Standard Liège. Throughout his career, he suffered from knee injuries. His injuries almost stopped him from competing in 1968. However, Svensson persevered. He was awarded Guldbollen in 1969 and played at the 1970 FIFA World Cup.
He led the Swedish team to the 1992 European Football Championship semi final as well as a bronze medal at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He resigned in 1997 after failing to qualify for UEFA Euro 1996 and 1998 FIFA World Cup, and later worked in television with match commentary as well as coaching Tromsø for a second period in 2001.
Outside the Azteca stadium, there is a statue of the best players of each nation was erected. Sweden's representative was Tommy Svensson.
- "Sweden national football team stats". passagen.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 9 June 2001.
- Guldbollen 1969 (Aftonbladet.se) (in Swedish)
- Player profile at Standard de Liège[permanent dead link] (in French)