Sven Axbom

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Sven Axbom
Pelé vs swedish defenders 1958.jpg
Axbom (right), Bengt Gustavsson and Sigge Parling defending against Pelé in the 1958 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Sven Erik Emanuel Axbom
Date of birth (1926-10-15)15 October 1926
Place of birth Kimstad, Sweden
Date of death 8 April 2006(2006-04-08) (aged 79)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1960 IFK Norrköping
National team
1955–1960 Sweden 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sven Axbom (15 October 1926[1] − 8 April 2006[2]) was a Swedish footballer who was capped on 31 occasions by Sweden between 1955 and 1960.[3] He played in all six games for Sweden at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, including the final against Brazil.[4]

Born in Kimstad near Norrköping. He played club football for IFK Norrköping, and in the 1960 season appeared in 16 games for them, whilst in 1956-57 he played two games for them in the European Cup.[5]


  1. ^ "Sven Axbom". World Football: Statistics. FIFA. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Sven Axbom, Svensk Filmdatabas. Retrieved 18 September 2016. (in Swedish)
  3. ^ Sweden Record International Appearances - RSSSF
  4. ^ Millingstein's History of the World Cup Part 6 Sweden
  5. ^ stats