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Torsten Lindberg

Full name: Torsten Gustav Adolf Lindberg
Nickname(s): Lindy
Gender: Male
Born: April 14, 1917 in Nässjö, Jönköping, Sweden
Died: August 31, 2009 in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden
Affiliations: IFK Norrköping, Norrköping (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Goalkeeper Torsten Lindberg debuted in the top Swedish division with Örgryte IS before moving to IFK Nörrkoping. Together with Malmö FF, the "Snoka" dominated the league during the remainder of Lindberg's career. With Nörrkoping, he won the Swedish title a total of six times. He was first called up for the national squad in 1947, at age 30, playing a total of 19 times. His greatest international success was winning the Olympic title in 1948, on a team that featured four more of his clubmates. Retiring in 1953, Lindberg had a brief spell at his club as manager. After being assistant coach of the national team during the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, he won two more Swedish titles as a coach, now with Djurgårdens IF of Stockholm. An amateur during his playing career, Lindberg held various jobs in his life, including plumber and police agent. He was the last member of the Swedish champions of 1948 to die, at age 92.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 31 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 31 London Football Sweden SWE Final Standings 1 1948-07-26 0 0 0
1948 Summer 31 London Football Sweden SWE Final Round Match 1/2 1 1948-08-13 SWE 3, YUG 1
1948 Summer 31 London Football Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1948-08-10 SWE 4, DEN 2
1948 Summer 31 London Football Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1948-08-05 SWE 12, KOR 0
1948 Summer 31 London Football Sweden SWE Round One Match #5 1 1948-08-02 SWE 3, AUT 0
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