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Full name  Helge Bengtsson
Playing position  Goalkeeper
Position  Goalkeeper
Place of death  Malmo, Sweden
Died  February 10, 2001, Malmo
Date of death  2001 (aged 84–85)
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Malmo, Sweden
Name  Helge Bengtsson

Helge Bengtsson
Date of birth  (1916-12-19)19 December 1916

Helge Bengtsson (19 December 1916 – 2001) was a Swedish footballer. He was nicknamed "Gripen" and was rarely referred to with his first name when he played.


Born in Malmö, Bengtsson played for Malmö FF his entire career and was the first choice goalkeeper for the team throughout the 1940s. He was part of the team which went undefeated during 49 games between 1949–1951. After his retirement from playing he continued to be a part of the club, sitting in the board of directors and being first team coach between 1962 and 1965.

Bengtsson also played one cap for Sweden in 1949. It is said that he played a national cap for Sweden previously in 1939, however this match was played against Arsenal and was not regarded as an international match.

In total Bengtsson played 501 games for Malmö FF and scored three goals in two matches in which he played as midfielder.

He died 2001 in Malmö.


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