Sylve Bengtsson

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Sylve Bengtsson
Personal information
Full name Sylve Bengtsson
Date of birth 2 July 1930
Place of birth Halmstad, Sweden
Date of death 30 April 2005(2005-04-30) (aged 74)
Place of death Halmstad, Sweden
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Halmstads BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1948 Halmstads BK
1949–1952 Hälsingborgs IF
1953–1960 Halmstads BK
1961–1963 Gnosjö IF
1964–1965 Hälsingborgs IF
1967 Halmstads BK
National team
1950–1958 Sweden 28 (7)
Teams managed
1967 Halmstads BK
1968 Laholms FK
1971 Halmstads BK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sylve Boris Bengtsson (2 July 1930 – 30 April 2005) was a Swedish association football forward.[1]


He started his career in Halmstads BK at the age of 17 in 1947 against Djurgårdens IF, a 0–5 defeat. In 1948 as Halmstads BK was relegated from Allsvenskan Sylve left for Hälsingborgs IF (now Helsingborgs IF); during his time in Hälsingborg he made his first national team appearance for Sweden; he was later part of the Swedish national team that won bronze medal in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki after defeating West Germany.[2]

After the Summer Olympics he returned to Halmstads BK and helped the club back up in Allsvenskan, in season 1954–55 he won the Stora Silvret with the club and in the following season he became the top goalscorer with 22 goals. Halmstads BK was relegated yet again in 1959 and in 1961 Sylve left for Gnosjö IF where he played for three seasons before returning to Allsvenskan and Hälsingborgs IF to play between 1964 and 1965.

In 1967, he returned to Halmstads BK as a playing coach and in 1968 he became manager for Laholms FK, shortly south of Halmstad, he then returned to Halmstads BK as teamleader; he made a short time as manager yet again for the club during the summer of 1971 and led the club back to Allsvenskan.

Aside from playing football he also worked as a baker and confectioner.



Sweden Halmstads BK:

  • Allsvenskan:


  • Allsvenskan Top Goalscorer:
  • 1955–1956

National team[edit]

Sweden Sweden:

3rd Place (1): 1952


  1. ^ Sylve Bengtsson. Swedish Olympic Committee
  2. ^ Sylve Bengtsson.

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