Ralf Edström

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Ralf Edström
Ralf Edström.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ralf Sigvard Edström
Date of birth (1952-10-07) 7 October 1952 (age 64)
Place of birth Degerfors, Sweden
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
0000–1971 Degerfors IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1973 Åtvidabergs FF 52 (28)
1973–1977 PSV Eindhoven 153 (81)
1977–1979 IFK Göteborg 37 (14)
1979–1981 Standard Liège 51 (27)
1981–1983 AS Monaco 49 (16)
1983–1985 Örgryte IS 0 (0)
Total 301 (140)
National team
1972–1980 Sweden 40 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Ralf Edström scoring 1–0 against West Germany in the 1974 FIFA World Cup

Ralf Sigvard Edström (born 7 October 1952[1] in Degerfors) is a Swedish former footballer.

Starting his career in Degerfors IF, a club known to produce many young talents, Edström moved to Åtvidabergs FF and became national champion in 1972.

Edström made 40 appearances for the Swedish national team and scored 15 times. He is most noted for his performance in the 1974 FIFA World Cup where had a big part in Sweden finishing fifth, and he made 6 appearances during this tournament.[1]

On club level, he became not only Swedish Champion, but also Dutch (twice) and French Champion. He also won the Swedish, Dutch and Belgian Cups and was voted Swedish player of the year twice (1972 and 1974, winning Guldbollen).

He has been an expert radio commentator since the 1980s.

Club career statistics[edit]

[2]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Sweden League
1971 Åtvidaberg Allsvenskan 22 6
1972 19 16
1973 11 6
Netherlands League
1973–74 PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 33 19
1974–75 32 16
1975–76 29 15
1976–77 18 5
Sweden League
1977 IFK Göteborg Allsvenskan 8 4
1978 17 6
1979 12 4
Belgium League
1979–80 Standard Liège First Division 31 18
1980–81 20 9
France League
1981–82 AS Monaco Division 1 35 15
1982–83 14 1
Sweden League
1983 Örgryte Allsvenskan 0 0
1984 0 0
1985 0 0
Country Sweden 89 42
Netherlands 161 71
Belgium 51 27
France 49 16
Total 350 156

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FIFA profile
  2. ^ Ralf Edström at National-Football-Teams.com