Kurt Axelsson

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Kurt Axelsson
Personal information
Full name Kurt Axelsson
Date of birth (1941-11-10)10 November 1941
Place of birth Rännberg, Sweden
Date of death 15 December 1984(1984-12-15) (aged 43)
Place of death Sweden
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Rännbergs IK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1967 GAIS 71 (0)
1967–1973 Club Brugge 119 (4)
1973–1976 A.S.V. Oostende K.M. 71 (0)
National team
1966–1971 Sweden[1] 30 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kurt Axelsson (10 November 1941 – 15 December 1984) was a Swedish footballer.

Club career[edit]

Axelsson played for Rännbergs IK, IFK Sunne and IK Sleipner before making his top flight debut in Allsvenskan 1964, with GAIS. He was a great defender for the Gothenburg club and played 71 games for them. In 1967, he turned professional with Club Brugge K.V. in Belgium, where in 6 seasons, he played 153 games and scored 4 goals for the club. He then played for A.S.V. Oostende K.M. (1973–76) and was a player-trainer for K.V. Kortrijk.

National team[edit]

Axelsson was capped 30 times between 1966 and 1971 for the Swedish national team and was a member of the team in the 1970 FIFA World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Kurt Axelsson died 1984 in a car accident, aged only 43.


  1. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". passagen.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. 

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