Stig Sundqvist

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Stig Sundqvist
Personal information
Date of birth (1922-07-19)19 July 1922
Place of birth Boden, Sweden
Date of death 3 August 2011(2011-08-03) (aged 89)
Place of death Jönköping, Sweden
Playing position Striker/Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1949 Vittjärvs IK
1949–1950 IFK Norrköping
1950–1953 Roma 78 (20)
National team
1949–1950  Sweden 11 (3)
Teams managed
1955–1958 GIF Sundsvall
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stig "Vittjärv" Sundqvist (19 July 1922 – 3 August 2011) was a Swedish professional footballer who played as a forward or midfielder.[1] He played 11 games for the Swedish national team and scored 3 goals in the 1950 FIFA World Cup, helping Sweden to a third-place finish and their first ever world cup medal. After the World Cup he left Swedish side IFK Norrköping for the Italian club A.S. Roma, where he remained until 1953. Upon returning to Sweden he was active in coaching, among other teams Jönköpings Södra IF, for several years.

During his active days he was known by the nickname "Vittjärv", after the Swedish village where he grew up.


  1. ^ Andersson, Lars-Henrik (2011-08-04). "Fotbollslegendaren Stig "Vittjärv" Sundqvist avled natten mot onsdagen ." (in Swedish). Norrländska Socialdemokraten. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 

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