Staffan Tapper

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Staffan Tapper
Staffan and Börje Tapper
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-07-10) 10 July 1948 (age 71)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF (youth talent coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1979 Malmö FF 220 (42)
National team
1971–1978 Sweden[1] 36 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Staffan Tapper (born 10 July 1948) is a former footballer from Sweden. He is the son of Börje Tapper.

Playing for Malmö FF, his career there was successful, becoming Swedish champion in 1974, 1975 and 1977, as well as runner-up in the European Cup 1979 (a 0-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest). He represented the Swedish national team at the 1974 and 1978 World Cups as well as on a number of other occasions. However, many remember him for missing a penalty kick against Poland at the 1974 World Cup. For some time, Tapper was first team coach at Malmö FF, he later resigned from that role to become youth talent coach.[2]


  1. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2001-06-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Staffan Tapper slutar som lagledare i MFF". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Krister Kristensson
Malmö FF

Succeeded by
Roland Andersson