Egil Lærum

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Egil Lærum (11 August 1921 – 27 November 1954) was a Norwegian footballer, ski jumper and athlete.

In association football, he played the wing half position for the clubs Vålerengen and Larvik Turn.[1] Eika also won 16 caps for Norway.[2] In ski jumping, he won the "women's cup" in 1947 and finished eighth in the Holmenkollen event in 1948. He represented the clubs Stranden IL and Vikersund IF in skiing.[1] In athletics, he won the Norwegian junior championship in javelin throw in 1946. He represented Larvik Turn in athletics as well.[3]

He also competed in team handball, bandy, gymnastics, swimming and dogsled racing. He was awarded the prize for versatility, Egebergs Ærespris, in 1950.[1]

He died in 1954, only 33 years old, after a long-term illness.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Egil Lærum er død". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 29 November 1954. p. 12. 
  2. ^ Rønning, Vegard. "Adelskalender for norske landslagsspillere" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jevnt gode resultater ved juniormesterskapet i fri-idrett". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 19 August 1946. p. 9. 
Preceded by
Martin Stokken
Egebergs Ærespris
Succeeded by
Hjalmar Andersen