Swedish midfielder who has found success during his time with IFK Goteborg, AZ and CSKA Moscow, winning league titles with all three clubs. He made his first-team debut for Sweden in January 2007 and later played in the UEFA Euro 2012.
He played in the Kongahalla youth system from 2001 to 2003 before transferring to IFK Goteborg in 2004. He made his senior debut the next year.
Standing at 6'2", his relatively large physique has earned him the nickname "Il Grande Pontus" from fans.
He married a woman named Nina in 2010 and welcomed his first child, a daughter named Millie, the following year.
He was teammates with Swedish team captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the UEFA Euro 2012.