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Knud Lundberg

Full name: Knud Lundberg
Gender: Male
Born: May 14, 1920 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: August 12, 2002 in Gentofte, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: AB, Gladsaxe (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Knud Lundberg was a highly versatile athlete and person. He represented the Danish national team in football (soccer), handball and basketball, winning Danish national championships in all three sports. He was capped 39 times for Denmark in football, scoring 10 goals from 1943-56. He was capped 23 times in handball and 21 in basketball. He played his football career with Akademisk Boldklub.

In his non-sporting life, Lundberg studied medicine and sports. He worked as a sports journalist, and was the first sports editor of the Danish newspaper Dagbladet Information. He also spent time as a politician and was a novelist. Among his novels was one on the Olympics, written in 1998, entitled The Olympic Hope, which described the 1996 Olympic 800 metre final. In the novel, Lundberg prophetically described how genetic engineering had a major role in deciding the race.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 28 London Football Men's Football Denmark DEN 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Football Men's Football Denmark DEN 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1948 Summer 28 London Football Denmark DEN Final Standings 3 1948-07-26 0 0 0
1948 Summer 28 London Football Denmark DEN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1948-08-13 DEN 5, GBR 3 0
1948 Summer 28 London Football Denmark DEN Round One Match #1 1 1948-07-31 DEN 3, EGY 1 0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Football Denmark DEN Final Standings 5T 1952-07-15 1 0 0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Football Denmark DEN Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1952-07-25 YUG 5, DEN 3 1
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Football Denmark DEN Round One Match #6 1 1952-07-21 DEN 2, POL 0 0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Football Denmark DEN Qualifying Round Match #3 1 1952-07-15 DEN 2, GRE 1 0
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