Knut Nordahl

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Knut Nordahl
Personal information
Full name Knut Erik Alexander Nordahl
Date of birth (1920-01-13)13 January 1920
Place of birth Hörnefors, Sweden
Date of death 28 October 1984(1984-10-28) (aged 64)
Place of death Föllinge, Sweden
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1949 IFK Norrköping
1950–1952 A.S. Roma 61 (1)
1952–1953 Degerfors IF
National team
1945–1950 Sweden[1] 26 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Knut Erik Alexander Nordahl (13 January 1920 – 28 October 1984) was a Swedish footballer who played as a midfielder.

He played for IFK Norrköping and A.S. Roma.[2] He won the gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics along with his brothers Bertil and Gunnar Nordahl. The two went to Italy after the Olympics (Bertil to Atalanta B.C. and Gunnar to A.C. Milan) and, due to playing in a professional football league while Swedish football was all amateur, they were not called to the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[3] Knut stayed in Sweden and was called to the tournament.

After the World Cup, he was finally transferred to Italy, when he played for A.S. Roma.

He was capped 26 times for the Sweden national football team between 1945 and 1950.


  1. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Knut Nordahl" (in Italian). Enciclopedia del Calcio. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Nordahl: 'Il pompiere d'oro', André Melsohn Dayan, Archived 2009-06-15 at the Wayback Machine.

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