Benno Magnusson

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Benno Magnusson
Personal information
Full name Lars Roger Magnusson
Date of birth (1953-03-04) 4 March 1953 (age 66)
Place of birth Ålem, Sweden
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1973 Atvidabergs FF
1973–1974 1. FC Kaiserslautern 16 (0)
1974–1976 Hertha BSC 20 (1)
1976–1981 Kalmar FF
National team
1973–1981 Sweden[2] 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Lars Roger "Benno" Magnusson (born 4 February 1953 in Ålem, Kalmar län, Småland) is a Swedish former footballer. He's a brother of fellow footballer Roger Magnusson.

Magnusson was a very popular player who got his breakthrough in Åtvidabergs FF when he became a Swedish champion 1972. He later became a professional in Germany with Hertha BSC and FC Kaiserslautern.

He was a member of the Swedish national team in the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

After his retiring he has made appearances in TV-shows and now works for Svenska spel.

Magnusson, who played for the club Kalmar FF in the 1970s and 1980s, is one of the most legendary players in the history of the club. Therefore, the biggest Kalmar FF fan site has been named after him.


  1. ^ "Benno Magnusson". Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 9 June 2001. Retrieved 16 May 2012.

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