Svend Engedal

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Svend Engedal
Personal information
Full name Svend Robert Husted Engedal
Date of birth (1928-06-23)June 23, 1928
Place of birth Denmark
Date of death November 6, 2001(2001-11-06) (aged 73)
Place of death Long Beach, California, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Danish-American S.C.
National team
1956–1957 United States 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Svend Robert Husted Engedal (born June 23, 1928 in Denmark) was a U.S. soccer goalkeeper.[1] He played on the U.S. soccer team at the 1956 Summer Olympics and earned two caps with the U.S. national team in 1957.

Engedal was born in Denmark, but moved to the United States where he gained his citizenship on September 15, 1955. He was then selected as the U.S. goalkeeper at the 1956 Summer Olympics. The U.S. lost 9-1 to Italy in the first round, eliminating the team from the tournament.[2] At the time, Engedal played club soccer in Los Angeles. Both of Engedal’s two games with the national team came in losses to Mexico in April 1957. The first was a 6-0 loss on April 7 and the second a 7-2 loss on April 28.[3]

At the time of the Olympics, Engedal played for the Danish-American Soccer Club.