Nils-Åke Sandell

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Nils-Åke Sandell
Personal information
Full name Nils-Åke Sandell
Date of birth (1927-02-05)5 February 1927
Place of birth Lund, Sweden
Date of death 29 May 1992(1992-05-29) (aged 65)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
? Lunds BK ? (?)
? IFK Malmö 60 (73)
–1952 Lunds BK ? (?)
1952–1956 Malmö FF 68 (62)
1956–1958 SPAL 1907 49 (13)
1958 Malmö FF 4 (2)
National team
1952–1956 Sweden 20 (20)
Teams managed
1959–1963 Malmö FF
Lunds Bois
Ystads IF
IFK Trelleborg
IFK Malmö
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nils-Åke Sandell (5 February 1927 – 29 May 1992) was a Swedish football player and manager.

Sandell started his playing career in his birth city Lund at local club Lunds BK. After a brief period at IFK Malmö he returned to Lund before moving to Malmö FF in the 1952 season. After spending 4 years in Malmö Sandell had quite a reputation for being a goalscorer and tried his luck in Italy and SPAL 1907. After his period in Italy Sandell returned to Malmö FF and played one last season there in 1958.

After returning from Italy and playing for a couple of games during the 1958 season Sandell were asked to become manager of the club. He managed the club from 1959 to 1963 winning no titles. Sandells manager career continued throughout regional clubs in Skåne and finished his career at IFK Malmö, nearly managing to promote them to Allsvenskan in 1980.


  • Malmström, Håkan (2010). 100 MFF:ARE. Sydsvenska Dagbladets AB. pp. 100–101. ISBN 978-91-85319-71-8. 
Malmö FF players in 1955: from left Charles Gustafsson, Henry Thillberg, Nils-Åke Sandell, Bengt Lindskog and Bertil Nilsson.