Bertil Nordahl

Bertil Nordahl (26 July 1917 – 1 December 1998) was a Swedish football player and manager who played as a midfielder.

Bertil Nordahl
Bertil Nordahl
Personal information
Full name Karl Bertil Emanuel Nordahl
Date of birth (1917-07-26)26 July 1917
Place of birth Hörnefors, Sweden
Date of death 1 December 1998(1998-12-01) (aged 81)
Place of death Degerfors, Sweden
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1948 Degerfors IF
1948–1951 Atalanta B.C. 76 (0)
1951– Degerfors IF
National team
1945–1948 Sweden[1] 15 (0)
Teams managed
1952–1953 Örebro SK
1953–1955 IK Brage
Representing  Sweden
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1948 London Team Competition
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

He played for Degerfors IF and Atalanta B.C.[2] He won the gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics, along with his brothers Knut and Gunnar Nordahl.[3]

After the Olympics, he and Gunnar transferred to Italy and, due to being in a professional football league while the Swedish football was all amateur, they were not called to the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[4]

He was capped 15 times for the Sweden national football team.

After his playing career, he coached Örebro SK and IK Brage.[5]


  1. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  2. ^[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Bertil Nordahl". Olympedia. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Nordahl: 'Il pompiere d'oro', André Melsohn Dayan, Archived 2009-06-15 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "IK Brage – Tillsammans är vi IK Brage".

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