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Name: Gunnar Nordahl  
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Date of Birth: 19th October 1921
Place of Birth: Hörnefors, Västerbottens län, Sweden
Profession: Actor
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Gunnar Nordahl (October 19, 1921 - September 15, 1995) was a Swedish football player, who played most famously for AC Milan.

Nordahl started out at Degerfors in Sweden before moving to IFK Norrköping. He won four Swedish championships with Norrkoping and once scored seven goals in one game.

Nordahl was first called-up to the Swedish national team in 1945. In 1948, he helped Sweden to win the Olympic football tournament, becoming the tournament's top scorer on the way.

In his time playing in Sweden, Nordahl scored 149 goals in 172 games before being transferred to AC Milan. He arrived at Milan on January 22, 1949. Later, he would team up with his national team strike partners, Gunnar Gren and Nils Liedholm, all of them forming the well-known Gre(n)-No(rdahl)-Li(edholm) trio.

Nordahl's transfer to Milan meant he had to retire from the national team, since there were strict rules against professionals playing in the Swedish team at the time. So, overall, he scored 44 goals in just 30 matched for Sweden, which is very nearly 1.5 goals per game. In his eight seasons with AC Milan, he was Serie A's top-scorer five times. After leaving Milan, Nordahl played for Roma for two seasons.

Nordahl is AC Milan's all-time top-scorer, with 210 league goals. He is still the second-highest Serie A goalscorer of all time, with 225 goals in 291 matches. Only Silvio Piola has scored more goals in that division.

Nordahl still holds the record for scoring incredible 35 goals in one season (49-50) for AC Milan.


  • 2 x Italian Title
  • 4 x Swedish Title
  • 1 x Swedish Cup
  • 2 x Coppa Latina
  • 1 x Olympic Gold Medal
  • 1 x Olympic Games Top Scorer
  • 5 x Italian League Top Scorer
  • 4 x Swedish League Top Scorer

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Gunnar Nordahl