Roger Magnusson

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Roger Magnusson
Roger Magnusson 1971.jpg
Roger Magnusson (1971)
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-03-20) 20 March 1945 (age 73)
Place of birth Mönsterås, Sweden
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1966 Åtvidabergs FF 97 (40)
1966–1967 FC Köln 20 (4)
1967–1968 Juventus FC 6 (2)
1968–1974 Olympique de Marseille 157 (23)
1974–1976 Red Star FC 26 (2)
1976 Helsingborgs IF 6 (1)
1977–1979 Vilans BoIF[1] 41 (3)
National team
1964–1969 Sweden[2] 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Roger Magnusson (born 20 March 1945 in Mönsterås) is a former football player from Sweden. He is a brother of fellow footballer Benno Magnusson.

He played for the Sweden national football team and for various clubs in Europe, including a short spell at Juventus FC. His most successful years were at Olympique de Marseille, where he formed a duo with striker Josip Skoblar winning the Ligue 1 in 1971 and 1972 and the Coupe de France in 1972. In the 1972 Coupe de France Final, he delivered two assists.

He was known for his dribbling ability and nicknamed le Garrincha suédois (The Swedish Garrincha) in Marseille.[3] But the arrival at the club of Salif Keita pushed him away from the pitch because French teams were compelled at the time to use only two foreign players, and Marseille's coaches used mainly Keita and Skoblar. However, he remains today one of the best players to wear the l'OM jersey.


Olympique de Marseille


  1. ^ "Roger Magnusson". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. ^ "Sweden national football team stats" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Joueurs de Légende :Roger Magnusson".[dead link]

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