Lennart Samuelsson

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Lennart Samuelsson
Lennart Samuelsson.jpg
Samuelsson with Sweden c. 1952
Personal information
Date of birth (1924-07-07)7 July 1924
Place of birth Borås, Sweden
Date of death 27 November 2012(2012-11-27) (aged 88)
Place of death Borlänge, Sweden
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1950 IF Elfsborg
1950–1951 Nice 9 (0)
1951–1956 IF Elfsborg
National team
1950–1955 Sweden[1] 36 (0)
Teams managed
IFK Luleå
1962–1966 IK Brage
1967–1970 Örebro SK
1971–1973 IK Brage
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Torsten Lennart Samuelsson (7 July 1924 – 27 November 2012) was a Swedish association footballer who played as a defender and won bronze medals at the 1950 FIFA World Cup and 1952 Summer Olympics.[2][3]

Between 1950 and 1955 Samuelsson capped 36 international matches an scored no goals. Domestically he played for Elfsborg (126 matches, 2 goals in 1947–1954), and in 1951 he appeared in nine matches with the French club Nice. His career was cut short due to a broken leg.[4] He later coached IFK Luleå, IK Brage[5] and Örebro SK.


  1. ^ Sweden national football team stats Archived 6 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine. passagen.se
  2. ^ TT. "Lennart Samuelsson avliden". DN.SE. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  3. ^ Lennart Samuelsson. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ Lennart Samuelsson. Swedish Olympic Committee
  5. ^ Tränare genom tiderna. ikbrage.se

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