Einar Gundersen

Einar "Jeja" Gundersen (20 September 1896 – 29 October 1962) was a Norwegian footballer. He was a centre-forward for Odd, and is regarded as one of Norwegian football's first star players. He played 33 internationals for Norway,[1] and his 26 international goals puts him second on the national team's all-time scoring list.[2]

Einar Gundersen
Einar "Jeja" Gundersen (1896 - 1962) (14364216178) (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1896-09-20)20 September 1896
Date of death 29 October 1962(1962-10-29) (aged 66)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
National team
1917–1928 Norway 33 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

His nickname Jeja means literally "Me Then", as that was what he wondered as a kid when he wasn't 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, and scored twice in the 3-1 win against England's amateur side.


  1. ^ http://www.home.no/greenriver/players/jeja.html
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)