Axel Petersen (footballer)

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Not to be confused with Danish athlete and Olympic competitor Axel Petersen.
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Denmark
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1912 Stockholm Team competition

Axel Karl Petersen (December 10, 1887 in Copenhagen – December 20, 1968 in Copenhagen) was a Danish amateur football (soccer) player, who played in the midfielder position. He played two games for the Denmark national football team, and won a silver medal at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

He most notably represented Copenhagen club Boldklubben Frem, made his Danish national team debut in October 1911, and was selected for the Danish team at the 1912 Summer Olympics. He played one match at the tournament, the 7-0 win against Norway in the first round, as Denmark won silver medals. This was to be his last national team game.

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