Jan Olsson (footballer born 1944)

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Jan Olsson
Personal information
Full name Jan Viktor Olsson
Date of birth (1944-03-18) 18 March 1944 (age 70)
Place of birth Kungshamn, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position 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.
† Appearances (Goals).

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

Olsson played for Gais before he became a professional with VfB Stuttgart in 1969. In 1971, he returned to Gais. He's remembered as a rough midfielder and defender. In the 1970 FIFA World Cup he famously marked the Italian forward Luigi Riva. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jan Olsson". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". passagen.se (in Swedish). 

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