Gunnar Gren

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Gunnar Gren
Gunnar Gren.jpg
Gunnar Gren wearing A.C. Milan's uniform
Personal information
Full name Gunnar Gren
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Silverkällans IK
BK Strix
Lindholmens BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936-1937
1938-1941
1941-1949
1949-1953
1953-1955
1955-1956
1956-1957
Göteborgs AIK
Gårda BK
IFK Göteborg
AC Milan
AC Fiorentina
Genoa CFC
Örgryte IS

054 (16)
168 (79)
133 (38)
055 0(5)
029 0(2)
National team
1939-1958 Sweden 57 (32)
Teams managed
1952
1956-1959
1960
1961
1963-1964
1965-1966
1967
1968-1969
1970
1973
1976
A.C. Milan
Örgryte IS
IFK Göteborg
Juventus F.C.
GAIS
IFK Värnamo
Redbergslids IK
GAIS
Skogens IF
Fässbergs IF
IK Oddevold
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medalist
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1948 London Team Competition

Gunnar Gren (October 31, 1920 - November 10, 1991) was a Swedish football player and coach, part of the famous "Gre-No-Li" trio of forwards at A.C. Milan and the Swedish national team.

Considered one of Sweden's all-time greats, Gren won several trophies in his career, including the Swedish title with IFK Göteborg. He won the Guldbollen in 1946. In 1949, he joined AC Milan and became the 'Gre' part of the famous Gre-No-Li trio with his international teammates Gunnar Nordahl ('No') and Nils Liedholm ('Li').

Statue of Gunnar Gren outside of Gamla Ullevi stadium.

Gren made his debut for Sweden on August 29, 1940 in the team's 3-2 win over Finland. His last cap for the team came on October 26, 1958 against Denmark in a 4-4 draw. At the time, Gren was 37 years, 360 days old. He was a member of the Sweden team that were runners-up in the 1958 World Cup. In all, Gren made 57 appearances for the national team, scoring 32 goals.

After retiring as a player, Gren managed IK Oddevold and GAIS[1]. Gren also was co-manager for Juventus for a brief period in 1961 along with Július Korostelev.

Gren died ten days after his 71st birthday and is buried in Västra Kyrkogården (Western Cemetery), Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden.

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