Gunnar Andersen

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For the 1930s ski jumper, see Gunnar Andersen (ski jumper). For the Danish sculptor, see Gunnar Aagaard Andersen. For the Danish cyclist, see Gunnar Andersen (cyclist).
Gunnar Andersen
Gunnar Andersen 1920.jpg
Personal information
Full name Gunnar Andersen
Date of birth (1890-03-18)18 March 1890
Place of birth Drøbak, Norway
Date of death 25 April 1968(1968-04-25) (aged 78)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lyn
National team
1911-1924 Norway 46 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Gunnar Andersen (18 March 1890 – 25 April 1968) was a Norwegian footballer and ski jumper. In 1918 he became the first to receive the Egebergs Ærespris, an award presented to Norwegian athletes who excel at two (or more) different sports.[1]

Football career[edit]

Andersen was a member of Lyn, and was capped 46 times for Norway,[2] the national record at the time. He participated in two Summer Olympics; Stockholm 1912 and Antwerpen 1920. Captaining the Norwegian football team in 1920, they sensationally beat Great Britain and Ireland.

Skiing career[edit]

As a ski jumper Gunnar Andersen set a world record when he jumped 47 metres in Gustadbakken, Modum, 1912.[1] He represented Lyn here as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gunnar Andersen – 1890-1968". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskpsforlaget. Retrieved 25 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Norway - Record International Players - RSSSF
Preceded by
None
Egebergs Ærespris
1918
Succeeded by
Helge Løvland