Börje Leander

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Börje Leander
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Personal information
Date of birth (1918-03-07)7 March 1918
Place of birth Avesta, Sweden
Date of death 30 October 2003(2003-10-30) (aged 85)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1953 AIK 249 (25)
National team
1941–1950 Sweden[1] 23 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Oscar Börje Leander (7 March 1918 – 30 October 2003) was a Swedish footballer. He played 249 matches as a midfielder for AIK and scored 25 goals, mostly successful penalty kicks. He also played 23 times for the Swedish national team, scoring four goals. He was part of the Swedish Olympic squad that won a gold medal in 1948 Summer Olympics. When Knut Nordahl was injured in the opening match against Austria, Leander stepped in as a substitute right-back, and stayed until the final, when Nordahl recovered.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". passagen.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. 
  2. ^ Börje Leander. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Börje Leander. Swedish Olympic Committee

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