Johan Elmander ['juːan ɛl'mɑndɛr] (b. May 27, 1981 in Alingsås, Sweden) is a Swedish football player, who plays as a forward for Bolton Wanderers of the Premier League having joined in a record £8.2 million deal from French club Toulouse in the Ligue 1 Championship. Elmander has scored eleven goals in 38 games for the Swedish national team, and was chosen to represent his country at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008.
Elmander was subsequently put on loan back in Sweden with Djurgården, where he won the Double of both Allsvenskan championship and Swedish Cup title in 2002 and Allsvenskan in 2003, however he wasn't awarded any medal since he played too few matches. He also debuted for the Swedish national team, in a February 2002 friendly match against Greece. In 2003, he was loaned out to Feyenoord's Dutch league rivals NAC Breda.
Elmander scored 11 goals in his first season with Toulouse FC and was nominated as player of the year by his fellow players. This award was subsequently won by Olympique Lyonnais player Florent Malouda. The season was very successful with Elmander guiding Toulouse FC to third place and a berth in the qualifying rounds of UEFA Champions League.
On 1 August 2008, Elmander made his Bolton debut, at the Keepmoat Stadium, against Doncaster, where he scored two goals, one in each half of the match. His first Premier League goal, a header, came on his competitive debut, against Stoke on 16 August 2008 in a 3-1 win.