Einar Gundersen

Einar "Jeja" Gundersen (20 September 1896 – 29 October 1962) was a Norwegian footballer who played play as a centre-forward for Odd. He is regarded as one of Norwegian football's first star players. He played 33 internationals for Norway,[2] and his 26 international goals puts him second on the national team's all-time scoring list.[3]

Einar Gundersen
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Gundersen ca. 1930
Personal information
Date of birth (1896-09-20)20 September 1896
Date of death 29 October 1962(1962-10-29) (aged 66)
Position(s) Centre-forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1914-1915 Odd 18+ (19+)
1916 SK Snøgg
1917-1921 Odd (86+)
1921-1922 Sète 34
1922-1927 Odd
1928-1932 Tønsbergs TF
Total 157+ (179+ [1])
International career
1917–1928 Norway 33 (26)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

His nickname Jeja means literally "Me Then", as that was what he wondered as a kid when he was not picked for the team.

At club level, Gundersen scored more than 200 goals. He won the Norwegian Cup five times. He was also a member of the Norwegian team that played in the 1920 Olympics,[4] and scored twice in the 3–1 win against England's amateur side.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spillere - Odds digitale museum".
  2. ^ http://www.home.no/greenriver/players/jeja.html
  3. ^ "Norway - Record International Players". Archived from the original on 4 May 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Einar Gundersen". Olympedia. Retrieved 15 August 2021.

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