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Åke Andersson

Full name: Åke Gustav Andersson
Nickname(s): Plutten
Gender: Male
Born: June 8, 1918 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 11, 1982 in Hägersten, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Hammarby IF, Södermalm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Playing ice hockey, football and bandy, Åke Andersson played his entire career from 1932-57 with Hammarby IF. His best accomplishments came in ice hockey, when he won six Swedish titles (1936, 1937, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1951) and was capped 134 times with the Swedish national ice hockey team between 1937-54. Starting as a forward (he was a leading goal scorer at the 1936 Swedish Championships), Andersson switched to defense in the mid-40s and after World War II was captain of the Swedish national team until his retirement from international hockey in 1954.

Andersson won an Olympic bronze in 1952 and was World Champion in 1953, while taking silvers at the 1947 and 1951 World Championships and bronze at the 1954 World Championships. He was a European Champion in 1951-53, while taking silver in 1947 and 1954 and bronzes in 1948-50. He also won silver at the 1941 Unofficial European Championships. Andersson was capped six times with the Swedish national bandy team between 1937 and 1951. He was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #24 in ice hockey and Stora Grabbars Märke #51 in bandy, a Swedish sports honorary award created in 1928 by Bo Ekelund. After finishing his sporting career, Andersson worked as a coach with Hammarby IF.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Sweden SWE 4
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Standings 4 1948-01-30 6 0 0
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #2 2 1948-01-30 CAN 3, SWE 1 0 0 0
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #6 2 1948-01-31 TCH 6, SWE 3 1 0
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #13 1 1948-02-02 SWE 7, AUT 1 0 0
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #16 2 1948-02-03 USA 5, SWE 2 0 0 0
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #21 2 1948-02-05 SUI 8, SWE 2 0 0
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #26 1 1948-02-06 SWE 4, GBR 3 0
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #32 1 1948-02-07 SWE 23, ITA 0 3
1948 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #34 1 1948-02-08 SWE 13, POL 2 2
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Standings 3 1952-02-15 0 0 2
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Play-offs Match 3/4 1 1952-02-25 SWE 5, TCH 3
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #2 1 1952-02-15 SWE 9, FIN 2 0
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #8 1 1952-02-16 SWE 17, POL 1 0
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #9 1 1952-02-17 SWE 4, NOR 2 0
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #16 1 1952-02-18 SWE 7, GER 3 0
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #21 1 1952-02-21 SWE 4, USA 2 0 2
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #28 2 1952-02-22 CAN 3, SWE 2 0 0 0
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #29 1 1952-02-23 SWE 5, SUI 2 0
1952 Winter 33 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #33 2 1952-02-24 TCH 4, SWE 0 0