Swedish midfielder that has discovered success during his period with IFK Goteborg, AZ and CSKA Moscow, successful league titles with all 3 clubs. He produced his first-team debut for Sweden in January 2007 and afterwards performed in the UEFA Euro 2012. He performed in the Kongahalla youngsters program from 2001 to 2003 before moving to IFK Goteborg in 2004. He produced his mature debut another year. Position at 6’2″, his fairly large physique provides gained him the nickname “Il Grande Pontus” from supporters. He married a female named Nina this year 2010 and welcomed his first kid, a daughter called Millie, the next calendar year. He was teammates with Swedish group captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the UEFA Euro 2012.