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Gunnar Nordahl

Swedish footballer and manager

Died when: 73 years 331 days (886 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Gunnar Nordahl

Nils Gunnar Nordahl (pronounced [ˈɡɵnːar ˇnuːɖɑːl]; 19 October 1921 – 15 September 1995) was a Swedish football player.

A highly prolific, powerful, and physically strong striker, with an eye for goal, he is best known for his spell at A.C.

Milan from 1949 to 1956, in which he won the Scudetto twice, and also the title of pluricapocannoniere, with an unprecedented five top scorer (Capocannonieri) awards, more than any other player in the history of the Italian championship.

Nordahl is Milan’s all-time record goalscorer, and he long held the record for most goals for a single club in the history of Italian league, before being surpassed by Francesco Totti in January 2012.

He still holds the record for goals per appearance in Italy.Nordahl is considered to be one of the greatest Swedish football players of all-time, and regarded as one of the best strikers in football history.

In 2017, he was included in FourFourTwo magazine's list of the 100 greatest players of all time, at the 54th position.He is the father of former footballer Thomas Nordahl.


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