Gunnar Andersen

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Gunnar Andersen
Gunnar Andersen 1920.jpg
Personal information
Full name Gunnar Andersen
Date of birth (1890-03-18)18 March 1890
Place of birth Drøbak, Norway
Date of death 25 April 1968(1968-04-25) (aged 78)
Place of death Oslo, Norway
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lyn
National team
1911–1924 Norway 46 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gunnar Andersen (18 March 1890 – 25 April 1968) was a Norwegian footballer and ski jumper. In 1918 he became the first to receive the Egebergs Ærespris, an award presented to Norwegian athletes who excel at two (or more) different sports.[1]

Football career[edit]

Andersen was a member of Lyn, and was capped 46 times for Norway,[2] the national record at the time. He participated in two Summer Olympics; Stockholm 1912 and Antwerpen 1920. Captaining the Norwegian football team in 1920, they sensationally beat Great Britain and Ireland.

Skiing career[edit]

As a ski jumper Gunnar Andersen set a world record when he jumped 47 metres in Gustadbakken, Modum, 1912.[1] He represented Lyn here as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gunnar Andersen – 1890-1968". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskpsforlaget. Retrieved 25 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Norway - Record International Players - RSSSF
Preceded by
None
Egebergs Ærespris
1918
Succeeded by
Helge Løvland