Bengt Johansson

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Bengt Johansson in Lund, Sweden, 2002.

Bengt Johansson (born July 24 1942 in Halmstad, Sweden) is a handball player and coach, playing in the national team 1964-1972, but best known as coach for the Swedish national handball team 1988-2004.

His nickname is Bengan, a common nickname in Sweden for people named Bengt. He is recognizable by his Halmstad dialect. He has invented a special tactic known as Gurkburken ("The Gherkin Jar"), which he pronounces Guekbueken.

During his time as a coach, the Swedish national team (occasionally known as Bengan Boys), won several international championships, including two World Championships (1990 and 1999), four European Championships (1994, 1998, 2000 and 2002) and three silver medals at the Olympic Games (1992, 1996 and 2000).