Jan Olsson (footballer, born 1944)

Jan Viktor Olsson (born 18 March 1944 in Kungshamn, Bohuslän) is a Swedish former footballer.

Jan Olsson
Personal information
Full name Jan Viktor Olsson
Date of birth (1944-03-18) 18 March 1944 (age 77)
Place of birth Kungshamn, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1969 GAIS
1969–1971 VfB Stuttgart 64 (20)
1971–1974 GAIS
National team
1967–1973 Sweden[2] 22 (1)
Teams managed
1994–1995 Eintracht Braunschweig
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Olsson played for Gais before he became a professional with VfB Stuttgart in 1969. In 1971, he returned to Gais. He is remembered as a rough midfielder and defender. In the 1970 FIFA World Cup he marked the Italian forward Luigi Riva with tenacity and vigor. In total he was capped 22 times for the Swedish national team.

He was the manager of Eintracht Braunschweig from July 1994 until September 1995.


  1. ^ "Jan Olsson". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". passagen.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.

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