Sven Jonasson

Sven Jonasson (9 July 1909 – 17 September 1984) was a Swedish football striker and manager. He was born in Borås and died in Varberg.

Sven Jonasson
Sven Jonasson, former football player for IF Elfsborg.jpg
Sven Jonasson, Elfsborgs biggest player of all time. Also included in the Swedish Hall of Fame.
Personal information
Full name Sven Jonasson
Date of birth (1909-07-09)July 9, 1909
Place of birth Borås, Sweden
Date of death September 17, 1984(1984-09-17) (aged 75)
Place of death Varberg, Sweden
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1946 Elfsborg 409[2] (252[1])
National team
1932–1940 Sweden 42 (20)
Teams managed
1952–1954 Elfsborg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He played for IF Elfsborg and the Sweden national football team, for whom he appeared in the 1934 and 1938 World Cups. He scored two goals in 1934 and one in 1938. Jonasson holds the record for most goals (252 goals) and most consecutive games (344 games, 1927–1941) in Allsvenskan (top level of Swedish football). In 1936 he is mentioned in a Danish source for playing as a "false 9" when playing against a team using a WM-formation. In the same article the Danish journalist compares Sven Jonasson to the English centreforward Ted Drake.





  1. ^ "Sven Jonasson goals for Elfsborg".
  2. ^ "Sven Jonasson matches for Elfsborg".

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