Kurt Hamrin

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Kurt Hamrin
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Personal information
Full name Kurt Roland Hamrin
Date of birth (1934-11-19) 19 November 1934 (age 79)
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1946–1947 Huvudsta IS
1947–1948 Råsunda IS
1949–1951 AIK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1955 AIK 62 (54)
1956–1957 Juventus 23 (8)
1957–1958 Padova 30 (20)
1958–1967 Fiorentina 289 (150)
1967–1969 A.C. Milan 36 (9)
1969–1971 Napoli 22 (3)
1971-1972 IFK Stockholm 10 (5)
Total 472 (249)
National team
1953–1965 Sweden 32 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kurt Roland Hamrin (Swedish: [kɵʈ hamˈriːn]; born 19 November 1934 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former Swedish footballer. He is currently the seventh highest goalscorer of all-time in Italy's Serie A with 190 goals. He was best known as goal scoring winger with incredible dribbling ability. Hamrin is commonly regarded as one of the greatest Swedish footballers of all-time.

Career[edit]

Hamrin first played for AIK in Sweden, whom he joined in the 1952-53 season. He then joined Juventus in 1956 and played 23 games during his single season there. After that one season, he joined Padova on loan, where he scored 20 goals in 30 games. He would only stay there for one season again, however, as he was sold to Fiorentina in 1958, where he stayed until 1967, playing 289 Serie A games and scoring 150 goals. While at Fiorentina, he won the Coppa Italia in 1961 and 1966. Hamrin is commonly regarded as one of Fiorentina's greatest ever players. He joined A.C. Milan in 1967 and played there for two seasons, winning the league in 1968. He also scored both goals for Milan as they overcame Hamburg 2-0 in the 1968 European Cup Winners' Cup Final. His final Italian club was Napoli, whom he joined from Milan in 1969. In 1971 he return to Sweden, playing one season for IFK Stockholm before retiring in 1972.

A member of "Exilgnagare" - a club for AIK supporters worldwide, Hamrin is probably one of the finest players the club ever produced and is still a big favourite among the supporters at the club. Hamrin, settled in Florence after his spell at Fiorentina, still follows his beloved AIK and usually makes the trip home every summer to catch a couple of games.

Hamrin played 32 times for Sweden between 1953 and 1965, scoring 17 goals. Most Swedes remember him best for the goal he scored against West Germany in the semi finals of the World Championships of 1958. The goal meant 3-1 to Sweden, and secured a place in the final against Brazil for Sweden.

After his retirement as a footballer, Hamrin moved to Florence with his family, where he is still living today. He also worked as scout for AC Milan from 1998 to 2008.[1]

Championships[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vi ricordate Hamrin? Noi vi diciamo come vive" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport - Stadio. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 

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