Björn Nordqvist

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Björn Nordqvist
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Personal information
Date of birth (1942-10-06) 6 October 1942 (age 77)
Place of birth Hallsberg, Sweden
Playing position Center back
Youth career
IFK Hallsberg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1972 IFK Norrköping 245 (7)
1972–1975 PSV Eindhoven 101 (0)
1975–1978 IFK Göteborg 83 (2)
1979–1980 Minnesota Kicks 61 (1)
1979–1981 Minnesota Kicks (indoor) 28 (7)
1980–1983 Örgryte IS 72 (0)
1984 Landskrona BoIS 5 (0)
1988 Hovås IF
National team
1960–1964 Sweden U23 11 (1)
1962–1963 Sweden B 4 (0)
1963–1978[1] Sweden 115 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Björn Axel Göte Nordqvist (born 6 October 1942, in Hallsberg) is a former football defender from Sweden. During the 1960s and 1970s he was the Swedish national team captain. He played at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, 1974 FIFA World Cup and 1978 FIFA World Cup and in total amassed 115 international matches, which was a world record at the time. Nordqvist has later been surpassed even as Swedish record holder, by Thomas Ravelli and others.

On club level, Nordqvist became Swedish league champion with IFK Norrköping as well as Dutch league and cup champion with PSV Eindhoven. He was awarded Guldbollen in 1968 and has been inducted to the Hall of Fame of Swedish football.

Nordqvist also played ice hockey and bandy on a national level.


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  1. ^ "Bjorn Nordqvist - Century of International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.

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