Håkan Söderstjerna

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Håkan Söderstjerna
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-10-30) 30 October 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Sweden
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Landskrona BoIS
1996–1997 Fremad Amager
1997–1998 Tanjong Pagar United FC
1998–2000 Fremad Amager
2000–2002 Landskrona BoIS
2003–2004 Fredrikstad
2005–2007 Landskrona BoIS
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Håkan Söderstjerna (born 30 October 1975) is a Swedish retired footballer. In media he sometimes went under the alias "The one armed bandit", as he was born with one arm only.


Söderstjerna, who was born without his lower right arm,[1] played club football in Sweden, Denmark, Singapore and Norway for Landskrona BoIS (three spells), Fremad Amager (two spells), Tanjong Pagar United FC and Fredrikstad.[2] He retired from club football in November 2007.[3] Fans of Landskrona BoIS had previously written a song in his honour.[1][3] Söderstjerna also studied economics and law at Lund University.[4]


  1. ^ a b John Ashdown (4 April 2012). "Which players have won trophies while missing body parts?". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ Håkan Söderstjerna on Playerhistory.com[dead link]
  3. ^ a b Michael Svegbrandt (7 November 2007). "Håkan Söderstjerna lägger av med fotbollen helt" (in Swedish). svenskafans.com. 
  4. ^ "Hallå där, Håkan Söderstjerna, hur går det mot HIF?" (in Swedish). Landskrona BoIS. 11 May 2011.