Egon Sundberg

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Egon Sundberg
Personal information
Full name Egon William Sundberg
Date of birth (1911-02-27)27 February 1911
Place of birth Ockelbo, Sweden
Date of death 4 September 2015(2015-09-04) (aged 104)
Playing position Left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934–1941 Sandvikens IF 113 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Egon William Sundberg (27 February 1911 – 4 September 2015) was a Swedish football left winger who played for Sandvikens IF in Allsvenskan.[1] He made his debut in August 1934 against Sundsvall IF. He decided to retire from football in 1939, but made a comeback in 1941 during the Second World War. In total, he played 113 games and scored 23 goals.

Sundberg was also a musician with his own orchestra and later had a job adding music to silent films that were shown in the cinema.[1][2] On his 102nd birthday, he was noted as being the oldest living person to have played in the Swedish Allsvenskan.[2] He died at the age of 104 in 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Egon ville bli musiker men blev fotbollsspelare". gd.se. 
  2. ^ a b Ulrika Rudberg. "Egons första fotboll var en grisblåsa". arbetarbladet.se. 
  3. ^ "Sandviken". i-sandviken.se.