Gösta Sandberg

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Gösta Sandberg
Hans Mild & Gösta Sandberg 1961.jpg
Sandberg (left) with Hans Mild at the 1961 World Ice Hockey Championships
Personal information
Date of birth (1932-08-06)6 August 1932
Place of birth Knivsta, Sweden
Date of death 27 April 2006(2006-04-27) (aged 73)
Place of death Sweden
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951-1966 Djurgårdens IF 322 (77)
National team
1951-1961 Sweden[1] 52 (10)
Teams managed
1959-1961 IF Brommapojkarna
1967-1971 Djurgårdens IF
1972-1978 IF Brommapojkarna
1979 Djurgårdens IF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's football
Bronze 1952 Helsinki Team Competition

Gösta "Knivsta" Sandberg, (August 6, 1932, Knivsta - April 27, 2006), was a Swedish footballer, ice hockey and bandy player in Djurgårdens IF. In 1956 he received Guldbollen and he was voted ”Djurgårdare of the century” in 1991. His nickname derives from the town he was born and grew up in, Knivsta. He has been capped 52 times for the national team in football, 8 times in hockey and 3 times in bandy.

"Knivsta" died on his way home from the derby between the archrivals AIK and Djurgårdens IF April 27, 2006.


  1. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". passagen.se (in Swedish).