1972–77 Nordic Football Championship

The 1972–77 Nordic Football Championship was the eleventh Nordic Football Championship staged. Four Nordic countries participated: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Sweden won the tournament, its ninth Nordic Championship win.

1972–77 Nordic Football Championship
Tournament details
Host countriesDenmark
Finland
Norway
Sweden
Dates28 May 1972 – 18 August 1977
Teams4
Final positions
Champions Sweden (9th title)
Runners-up Denmark
Third place Norway
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored61 (2.54 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Conny Torstensson
(4 goals)

ResultsEdit

1972Edit

Finland  0-0[1]  Norway
Report
Denmark  3-0[2]  Finland
Kristensen   46', 83'
Bjerre   87'
Sweden  2-0[3]  Denmark
Larsson   2'
Sandberg   33'
Attendance: 27,263
Norway  1-3[1]  Sweden
Fuglset   59' (pen.) Report Edström   14', 60'
Larsson   86'
Attendance: 11,694
Referee: Kurt Ohlsen (Denmark)

1973Edit

Denmark  1-0[4]  Norway
Dahl   11'
Attendance: 22,300
Referee: Rolf Arnshed (Sweden)
Sweden  1-1[1]  Finland
Leback   41' Suomalainen   46'
Attendance: 16,547
Referee: Henry Øberg (Norway)
Finland  1-2[1]  Sweden
Suhonen   34' Torstensson   49'
Svensson   88'
Norway  0-1  Denmark
Report H. E. Hansen   32'
Attendance: 15,100

1974Edit

Denmark  0-2[5]  Sweden
Sandberg   26'
Torstensson   87'
Attendance: 41,100
Finland  1-1[6]  Denmark
Paatelainen   71' Pettersson   42'
Attendance: 10,500
Sweden  2-1  Norway
Fredriksson   53'
Tapper   67'
Report Hestad   37'
Norway  1-2  Finland
Johansen   73' Report Heiskanen   31'
Paatelainen   37'
Attendance: 11,000

1975Edit

Finland  3-5  Norway
Toivola   4', 67'
Heiskanen   65'
Report Kvia   14' (pen.), 86'
Skuseth   49'
Lund   83'
Thunberg   85'
Denmark  2-0[7]  Finland
Bjørnmose   14'
Vihtilä   86' (o.g.)
Attendance: 13,600
Referee: Erik Axelryd (Sweden)
Sweden  0-0[8]  Denmark
Attendance: 22,187

1976Edit

Finland  0-2[1]  Sweden
Torstensson   49'
Linderoth   58'
Norway  0-0[9]  Denmark
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)
Sweden  6-0  Finland
Sjöberg   26', 56'
Ljungberg   39' (pen.)
Werner   59' (pen.)
Nilsson   81'
Börjesson   82'
Report
Attendance: 11,737
Denmark  3-0[10]  Norway
Røntved   6' (pen.)
K. Hansen   40'
H. Hansen   85'
Attendance: 9,300
Norway  3-2[1]  Sweden
Thunberg   4', 17'
Jacobsen   87'
Torstensson   53'
Sjöberg   82'
Attendance: 23,000

1977Edit

Sweden  1-0[1]  Norway
Linderoth   66' Report
Attendance: 12,836
Denmark  2-1[11]  Sweden
Røntved   48'
Simonsen   71'
Nordin   63'
Attendance: 44,500
Referee: Harry Øberg (Norway)
Finland  1-2[12]  Denmark
Nieminen   83' Elkjær   58', 61'
Attendance: 9,800
Norway  1–1[1]  Finland
Iversen   15' Report Paatelainen   86'
Attendance: 10,263

TableEdit

The table is compiled by awarding two points for a victory, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Sweden 12 8 2 2 24 9 +15 18
2   Denmark 12 7 3 2 15 7 +8 17
3   Norway 12 2 3 7 12 19 –7 7
4   Finland 12 1 4 7 10 26 –16 6

WinnersEdit

 1968–71 Nordic Football Championship Winners 
 
Sweden
Ninth title

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

There were 61 goals scored in 24 matches, for an average of 2.54 goals per match.

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

See alsoEdit

Balkan Cup
Baltic Cup
Central European International Cup
Mediterranean Cup

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Danmark - Sverige 0 - 2" (in Danish). DBU. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  4. ^ "Danmark - Norge 1 - 0" (in Danish). DBU. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
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  8. ^ "Danmark - Sverige 0 - 0" (in Danish). DBU. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  9. ^ "Danmark - Norge 0 - 0" (in Danish). DBU. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
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  11. ^ "Danmark - Sverige 2 - 1" (in Danish). DBU. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  12. ^ "Danmark - Finland 2 - 1" (in Danish). DBU. Retrieved 2012-09-13.

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