Gösta Sandberg

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Gösta Sandberg
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Gösta Sandberg in 1964
BornGösta Sandberg
(1932-08-06)6 August 1932
Knivsta, Sweden
Died27 April 2006(2006-04-27) (aged 73)
Stockholm, Sweden
Association football career
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Knivsta IK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1950 Knivsta IK
1951–1966 Djurgårdens IF 322 (77)
National team
Sweden B[1] 2 (1)
1951–1961 Sweden[2] 52 (10)
Teams managed
1959–1961 IF Brommapojkarna
1967–1971 Djurgårdens IF
1972–1978 IF Brommapojkarna
1979 Djurgårdens IF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ice hockey career
Played for Djurgårdens IF
National team  Sweden
Playing career 1957–1963
Sandberg (left) with Hans Mild at the 1961 World Ice Hockey Championships.

Gösta "Knivsta" Sandberg, (6 August 6, 1932, Knivsta — 27 April 2006), was a Swedish footballer, ice hockey and bandy player in Djurgårdens IF. In 1956 he received Guldbollen and he was voted ”Djurgårdare of the century” in 1991. His nickname derives from the town he was born and grew up in, Knivsta. He has been capped 52 times for the national team in football, 8 times in hockey and 3 times in bandy.

"Knivsta" died on his way home from the derby between the archrivals AIK and Djurgårdens IF April 27, 2006.[3]



Djurgårdens IF



  1. ^ Frantz, Alf; Glanell, Tomas; Persson, Gunnar, eds. (2008). Det svenska fotbollslandslaget 1908–2008 [The Swedish National Football Team 1908–2008] (in Swedish). Vällingby: CA Strömberg AB. ISBN 91-86184-69-5.
  2. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". passagen.se (in Swedish).
  3. ^ http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/article10810066.ab
  4. ^ http://www.difarkivet.se/dif_sm_guld_seniorer.pdf