Björn Nordqvist

Björn Axel Göte Nordqvist (born 6 October 1942) is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a defender.

Björn Nordqvist
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Nordqvist with Sweden
Personal information
Birth name Björn Axel Göte Nordqvist
Date of birth (1942-10-06) 6 October 1942 (age 79)
Place of birth Hallsberg, Sweden
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
IFK Hallsberg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1972 IFK Norrköping 245 (7)
1972–1975 PSV Eindhoven 101 (0)
1975–1978 IFK Göteborg 83 (2)
1979–1980 Minnesota Kicks 61 (1)
1979–1981 Minnesota Kicks (indoor) 28 (7)
1980–1983 Örgryte IS 72 (0)
1984 Landskrona BoIS 5 (0)
1988 Hovås IF
National team
1960–1964 Sweden U23 11 (1)
1962–1963 Sweden B 4 (0)
1963–1978[1] Sweden 115 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

During the 1960s and 1970s Nordqvist was captain of the Sweden national team. He played at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, 1974 FIFA World Cup and 1978 FIFA World Cup and in total won 115 international caps, which was a world record at the time. Nordqvist was the most capped Swedish player until over taken by Thomas Ravelli and others.

At club level, Nordqvist won the Swedish title with IFK Norrköping and also won Dutch league and cup winners medals with PSV Eindhoven. He was awarded the Guldbollen as Swedish footballer of the year in 1968 and was later inducted to the Hall of Fame of Swedish football.

Nordqvist also played ice hockey and bandy on a national level.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bjorn Nordqvist - Century of International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.

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