Gösta Löfgren

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For the Finnish footballer, see Gösta Löfgren (footballer, born 1891).
Gösta Löfgren
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Personal information
Full name Karl Gösta Herbert Löfgren
Date of birth (1923-08-29)29 August 1923
Place of birth Motala, Sweden
Date of death 5 September 2006(2006-09-05) (aged 83)
Place of death Motala, Sweden
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Motala AIF 25 (9)
IFK Norrköping 42 (18)
National team
1951–1961 Sweden 40 (12)
Teams managed
1971–1972 IFK Norrköping

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

Karl Gösta Herbert "Lövet" Löfgren (29 August 1923 – 5 September 2006) was a Swedish association football player who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics[1] and a silver medal at the 1958 FIFA World Cup. Between 1951 and 1961 he played 40 international matches and scored 12 goals.[2][3]

Gösta played for Motala AIF and took the team to allsvenskan in 1957. In 1960 he began playing for IFK Norrköping and became Swedish champion. He later coached IFK Norrköping.[4]


  1. ^ Gösta Löfgren. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Gösta Löfgren. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". passagen.se (in Swedish). 
  4. ^ Tranare. gruvstugan.com

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