Hans-Jürgen Stefan Schwarz (born 18 April 1969 in Malmö, Sweden) is a Swedish former footballer. Born to a German father, he played as a midfielder and a left-back. He started playing football at youth level in Kulladals FF and began his career at his hometown club Malmö.
In 1990 he played as a youth player in Leverkusen before moving on to Benfica where he played from 1990 to 1994. He also played for Arsenal, Fiorentina, Valencia and Sunderland. The most prestigious award he received was Guldbollen, 1999, as Sweden’s best footballer during that year. He was capped for the Swedish national side on 69 occasions (6 goals). He formed a highly rated midfield partnership with Jonas Thern when playing for both the Swedish national side and Benfica.
He played at the World Cup 1990 and 1994 finals, and at the Euro 1992 finals.
Stefan played for the following clubs:
S.L. Benfica - 2 Portuguese Liga: 1990/1991, and 1993/1994
Portuguese Cup - Cup Winners: 1992 & 1993
Arsenal - European Supercup: 1994/95 Runner-Up / European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1994/95 Runner-Up
Valencia Spanish Cup - 1998 & 1999
European Championship - Semin Finalist 1992
Sweden national team - FIFA World Cup: 1994 Bronze Medal - Third Place
Bayer Leverkusen - From 1985 - 1987
Malmö FF - 1 Swedish Championship 1988 / 2 Allsvenskan 1987 and 1988 / 1 Svenska Cupen:1989
Fiorentina - Italian Cup Winner: 1995/96 / Supercoppa Italiana Winner: 1996/97
Individual - “Man of the tournament” - Makita 1994 / Guldbollen- Golden Ball, Swedish Best player (year 1999)