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Ralf Edström during the Swedish Sports Awards in Stockholm, Sweden in January 2013
|Full name||Ralf Sigvard Edström|
|Date of birth||7 October 1952|
|Place of birth||Degerfors, Sweden|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Starting his career in Degerfors IF, a club known to produce many young talents, Edström moved to Åtvidabergs FF and became national champion in 1972. He moved to PSV Eindhoven in 1973 and was part of the team that became national champion in 1974/75 and 1975/76.
Edström made 40 appearances for the Swedish national team and scored 15 times. He is most noted for his performance in the 1974 FIFA World Cup where he had a big part in Sweden finishing fifth, and he made 6 appearances during this tournament.
On club level, he became not only Swedish Champion, but also Dutch (twice) and French Champion. He also won the Swedish, Dutch and Belgian Cups and was voted Swedish player of the year twice (1972 and 1974, winning Guldbollen).
He has been an expert radio commentator since the 1980s.
Club career statistics
|1979–80||Standard Liège||First Division||31||18|
|1981–82||AS Monaco||Division 1||35||15|