1937–47 Nordic Football Championship

The 1937–47 Nordic Football Championship was the fourth Nordic Football Championship staged. Four Nordic countries participated, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The tournament was arranged by the Football Association of Finland. The trophy was named Suomen Karhut (Finnish Bears). The tournament which was originally supposed to end in 1940, but the Second World War interrupted it and the last six matches were not played until 1947.

1937–47 Nordic Football Championship
Tournament details
Host countriesDenmark
Finland
Norway
Sweden
Dates13 June 1937 – 10 October 1947
Teams4
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (2nd title)
Runners-up Denmark
Third place Norway
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored118 (4.92 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Gunnar Nordahl
(7 goals)

ResultsEdit

1937Edit

Denmark  5-1  Norway
Kleven   20'
Søbirk   30', 59'
K. Hansen   64'
Rasmussen   89'
Report Martinsen   23'
Attendance: 22,000
Sweden  4-0  Finland
Bunke   60', 82'
Persson   65'
Svanström   68'
Report
Attendance: 19,574
Finland  0-2  Norway
Report Martinsen   21', 53'
Norway  3-2  Sweden
Brustad   44'
Isaksen   74'
Kvammen   76'
Report Johansson   55'
Bunke   82'
Attendance: 29,344
Referee: Arthur Barton (England)
Sweden  1-2  Denmark
Persson   86' Report Andersen   18'
Søbirk   58'
Attendance: 38,000
Denmark  2-1  Finland
Andersen   48'
Friedmann   58'
Report Mäkelä   24'
Attendance: 32,000

1938Edit

Norway  9-0  Finland
Isaksen   3'
Brustad   11', 22', 25', 33'
Kvammen   17' (pen.), 51'
Andersen   67'
Arnesen   70'
Report
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Valdemar Laursen (Denmark)
Denmark  0-1  Sweden
Report Nyberg   35'
Finland  2-4  Sweden
Lintamo   2'
Granström   37'
Report Lagerkrantz   27', 67'
Bergström   51'
Nyberg   74'
Finland  2-1  Denmark
Lintamo   15'
Lehtonen   46'
Report Sørensen   59'
Attendance: 11,368
Norway  1-1  Denmark
Arnesen   33' Report Hansen   42'
Attendance: 33,065
Referee: Eklöv (Sweden)
Sweden  2-3  Norway
Persson   27'
Nyberg   66'
Report Brustad   16'
Brynildsen   18'
Nordahl   35'
Attendance: 38,000

1939Edit

Sweden  5-1  Finland
Andersson   13'
Persson   30', 64', 67'
Grahn   35' (pen.)
Report Nilsson   10' (o.g.)
Finland  1-2  Norway
Eronen   63' Report Andersen   7', 60'
Norway  2-3  Sweden
Navestad   8' (pen.)
Yven   84'
Report Nyberg   19', 73'
Lennartsson   81'
Attendance: 29,504
Denmark  8-1  Finland
Nielsen   24'
Thiesen   39', 57', 89'
Lindbäck   48' (o.g.)
Jørgensen   67'
Albrechtsen   77'
Søbirk   87'
Report Granström   69'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Eklind (Sweden)
Sweden  4-1  Denmark
Lennartsson   35'
Johansson   43'
Nyström   57'
Dahl   84'
Report Jørgensen   7'
Attendance: 22,698
Referee: Dæhlen (Norway)
Denmark  4-1  Norway
Albrechtsen   6'
Friedmann   49'
Jørgensen   68', 85'
Report Brynildsen   34'
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Eklind (Sweden)

1947Edit

Denmark  1-4  Sweden
K.A. Hansen   57' Report Nordahl   7', 22'
Liedholm   33'
Lindskog   49'
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Reader (England)
Sweden  7-0  Finland
Liedholm   4', 52'
Nordahl   5', 30', 40'
Gren   9' (pen.)
Turunen   78' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 38,000
Finland  3-3  Norway
Reunanen   10'
Myntti   20', 23'
Report Dahlen   21'
Sørensen   41'
Brynildsen   88' (pen.)
Norway  3-5  Denmark
Thoresen   35'
Osnes   42' (pen.), 71'
Report G. Hansen   1' (o.g.)
J. Hansen   10', 82'
Præst   13', 83'
Attendance: 34,756
Referee: Nilsson (Sweden)
Denmark  4-1  Finland
J. Hansen   2'
Præst   4', 23'
Sørensen   57'
Report Stolpe   80'
Sweden  4-1  Norway
Liedholm   9'
Nordahl   15', 70'
Gren   71'
Report Kvammen   41'
Attendance: 36,134

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Sweden 12 9 0 3 41 16 +25 18
2   Denmark 12 7 1 4 34 21 +13 15
3   Norway 12 5 2 5 31 30 +1 12
4   Finland 12 1 1 10 12 51 –39 3

WinnersEdit

 1937–47 Nordic Football Championship Winners 
 
Sweden
Second title

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

There were 118 goals scored in 24 matches, for an average of 4.92 goals per match.

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

See alsoEdit

Balkan Cup
Baltic Cup
Central European International Cup
Mediterranean Cup

ReferencesEdit

  • Alsiö, Martin; Frantz, Alf; Lindahl, Jimmy; Persson, Gunnar, eds. (2004). 100 år: Svenska fotbollförbundets jubileumsbok 1904-2004, del 2: statistiken [100 years: Swedish Football Association's centenary 1904-2004, part 2: statistics] (in Swedish). Vällingby: Stroemberg Media Group. ISBN 91-86184-59-8.
  • Aarhus, Lars; Elbech, Søren; Pietarinen, Heikki (2001-02-06). "Nordic Championships". RSSSF. Retrieved 2007-03-16.
  • "Landsholdsdatabasen". DBU. Retrieved 2007-03-16.

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