Hellström in 2013.
|Full name||Ronnie Carl Hellström|
|Date of birth||21 February 1949|
|Place of birth||Malmö, Sweden|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|1974–1984||1. FC Kaiserslautern||266||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He played most of his career in Sweden and Germany; being considered one of the world's top goalkeepers in the 1970s, he won the Golden ball (Guldbollen) twice, in 1971 and 1978. His son, Erland, was also a footballer and a goalkeeper.
Hellström started his career in Hammarby IF, and in 1974 became a professional with 1. FC Kaiserslautern, where he played 266 Bundesliga matches before retiring, in 1984. From 1978–82, although always coming up empty in the end, he helped the club to consecutive top three (or four) finishes.
In 1988, Hellström played one match in the Allsvenskan, for GIF Sundsvall. He was 39 years, 7 months and 18 days at the time. He later went on to work as a goalkeeping coach for Hammarby and Malmö FF.
While in Argentina during the 1978 World Cup, Hellström took part in the demonstrations of the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo in front of Casa Rosada together with teammates Roy Andersson and Roland Andersson.
- Swedish Golden Ball: 1971, 1978
- "Sweden national football team stats". passagen.se (in Swedish).
- Ronnie Hellström at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Ronnie Hellström at worldfootball.net
- Ronnie Hellström at goalkeepersaredifferent.com
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