Benny Lennartsson

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Benny Lennartsson
Personal information
Full name Benny Lennartsson
Date of birth (1942-12-14) 14 December 1942 (age 75)
Place of birth Örebro, Sweden
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
FC Monthey
Teams managed
1969–1975 FC Monthey
1976–1978 Örebro
1979–1980 IFK Sundsvall
1980–1985 Sweden U-21
1985–1988 Sweden Olympic football team
1988–1991 Viking
1993–1995 BK Forward
1995–1998 Lyngby
1998–1999 Bristol City
2000–2002 Viking
2003 Viborg
2007 Start
2009 GAIS (assistant coach)
2010 Ivory Coast (assistant coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Benny Lennartsson is a Swedish football coach, former football and bandy player.

He has managed Örebro SK, Lyngby FC and Bristol City among others.[1][2]

Managerial career[edit]


In 1988, Lennartsson signed for Norwegian club Viking FK. He won promotion from the second tier in his first season at the club. The next season, Viking were the winners of the Norwegian Cup by beating Molde in the final. In 1991, he won the first tier of Norwegian football, before leaving the club the same season.

In 2000, Lennartsson joined Viking for a second spell. It would prove to be a successful one, as the club finished in third place in his first two seasons in charge. Viking also got to the final of the Norwegian Cup in both 2000 and 2001, but only winning it in the latter. His last season as manager of Viking, was in 2002. The club finished in 4th place in the league and knocked Chelsea out of the UEFA Cup.



Winner (1): 1991
Third place (2): 2000, 2001
Winner (1): 1988
Winner (2): 1989, 2001
Runner-up (1): 2000


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2010-02-02.