|Place of birth Hallsberg, Sweden|
1975–1978 IFK Goteborg
Weight 75 kg
1972–1975 PSV Eindhoven
Height 1.78 m
|1961–1972 IFK Norrkoping|
Role Football player
Name Bjorn Nordqvist
Date of birth (1942-10-06) 6 October 1942 (age 78)
Similar Ove Grahn, Ronnie Hellström, Bo Larsson
Björn Nordqvist (born 6 October 1942 in Hallsberg) is a former football defender from Sweden. During the 1960s and 1970s he was the Swedish national team captain. He played at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, 1974 FIFA World Cup and 1978 FIFA World Cup and in total amassed 115 international matches, and as such held the world record for some time. Nordqvist has later been surpassed even as Swedish record holder, by Thomas Ravelli and others.
On club level, Nordqvist became Swedish league champion with IFK Norrköping as well as Dutch league and cup champion with PSV Eindhoven. He was awarded Guldbollen in 1968 and has been inducted to the Hall of Fame of Swedish football.
Nordqvist also played ice hockey and bandy on a national level.
ReferencesBjörn Nordqvist Wikipedia
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