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Sune Andersson

Full name: Sune Isidor Andersson
Nickname(s): Mona-Lisa
Gender: Male
Born: February 22, 1921 in Södertälje, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 29, 2002 in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: AIK, Solna (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Sune Andersson bore the nickname “Mona-Lisa”, because of his impenetrable facial expression when playing. In the prime of his career, he played for AIK Solna, captaining the squad from 1948 on. He was a multifunctional midfielder, and played on both sides of the field, as well as in the centre. His only prize with Solna was the 1949 Swedish Cup, but he was more successful with the national team. He played played 28 international matches (3 goals) between 1947 and 1950, winning the gold medal in London and reaching third place in the 1950 World Cup. His performance at that tournament earned him a transfer to Italy’s Serie A, with AS Roma. He played there for two seasons, scoring 12 times. He then returned to Sweden, continuing his playing career while also coaching. Andersson remained active on the bench until 1971, but never coached major Swedish teams.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Football Men's Football Sweden SWE 1 Gold

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1948 Summer 27 London Football Sweden SWE Final Standings 1 1948-07-26 0 0 0
1948 Summer 27 London Football Sweden SWE Final Round Match 1/2 1 1948-08-13 SWE 3, YUG 1 0
1948 Summer 27 London Football Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1948-08-10 SWE 4, DEN 2 0
1948 Summer 27 London Football Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1948-08-05 SWE 12, KOR 0 0
1948 Summer 27 London Football Sweden SWE Round One Match #5 1 1948-08-02 SWE 3, AUT 0 0