Sverre Andersen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sverre Andersen
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-10-09)9 October 1936
Place of birth Stavanger, Norway
Date of death 1 November 2016(2016-11-01) (aged 80)
Place of death Stavanger, Norway
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1971 Viking 262 (0)
National team
1956–1968 Norway 41 (0)
Teams managed
1960 Viking
1966–1970 Viking
1973 Viking
1985 Viking
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sverre Andersen (9 October 1936 – 1 November 2016)[1] was a Norwegian footballer. He made his debut for Viking FK in 1952 as a goalkeeper, and played his last game in 1971. He played a total of 482 games for Viking (262 in Norwegian league).[2] For many years, he was considered the best goalkeeper in Norway. He won goalkeeper of the year in 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1968 in the VG Awards.

National team[edit]

Sverre Andersen made his Norway debut on 30 June 1954 when he played for the U19 in a game against Denmark in Odense. On 19 September he made his debut for U21 in a game against Sweden. He played a total of 3 games for the U21s. On 26 August 1956, he made his debut for the main team against Finland which ended 1-1. He played a total of 41 games for Norway.[3] His last game was against Poland on 9 June 1968 which Norway lost 1-6.

Coach career[edit]

Andersen was also coach of Viking for many seasons, even while he was still a player. He was first trainer of Viking's team in 1960, later from 1966–1970, in 1973 and in autumn 1985.[4] In 1973, he led Viking to the title. He was also goalkeeper coach for Viking for one season, and for many seasons was the coach of Viking's junior team.