Einar Gundersen

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Einar Gundersen
Personal information
Date of birth (1896-09-20)20 September 1896
Date of death 29 October 1962(1962-10-29) (aged 66)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
National team
1917-1928 Norway 33 (26)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Einar "Jeja" Gundersen (20 September 1896 – 29 October 1962) was a Norwegian footballer. He was a centre-forward for Odd, and is regarded as one of Norwegian football's first star players. He played 33 internationals for Norway,[1] and his 26 international goals puts him second on the national team's all-time scoring list.[2]

His nickname Jeja means literally "Me Then", as that was what he wondered as a kid when he wasn't picked for the team.

At club level, Gundersen scored more than 200 goals. He won the Norwegian Cup five times. He was also a member of the Norwegian team that played in the 1920 Olympics, and scored twice in the 3-1 win against England's amateur side.