Herbert Carlsson

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Herbert Carlsson
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Personal information
Full name Murren Karlsson
Date of birth (1896-08-09)August 9, 1896
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Date of death October 12, 1952(1952-10-12) (aged 56)
Place of death Gothenburg, Sweden
Playing position Inside Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Annedals FF
IK Niord
IK Vega
1917–1922 IFK Göteborg 160 (?)
1922–1924 New York Vikings
1924–1927 Indiana Flooring 110 (56)
1927–1930 New York Nationals 109 (31)
1930–1931 New York Giants 49 (27)
National team
1918–1922 Sweden 20 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Herbert Carlsson (8 September 1896 – 21 October 1952), also known as Murren Karlsson, was a Swedish football inside forward born in Gothenburg. He played professionally in both Sweden and the United States. He also earned twenty caps, scoring nineteen goals, with the Swedish national team.

Club career[edit]

After starting his career playing for three local clubs, he joined IFK Göteborg in 1917 and won a Swedish Championship with the club the year after. He became the club's first big star. He emigrated to United States in 1922 where he played in for the New York Vikings in the New York State League. In 1924, he signed with Indiana Flooring in the American Soccer League. In 1927, he joined the Vikings on a tour of Scandinavia. When he returned to the United States, he found that his team had been sold to Charles Stoneham and renamed the New York Nationals. In 1930, Stoneham renamed the team the New York Giants. Carlsson left the Giants and the ASL following the 1931 fall season. He returned to Sweden in 1936 where he stayed until he died in 1952.

International career[edit]

Carlsson earned twenty caps, scoring nineteen goals, for Sweden. In 1920, he played for the Swedish soccer team at the 1920 Summer Olympics. He led the team in scoring with nine goals.[1]


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