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Place of birth  Stockholm, Sweden
Name  Lena Videkull
Playing position  Forward
Role  Football player
Years  Team
Position  Forward
1981–1985  Trollhattans IF

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Full name  Lena Mari Anette Videkull
Date of birth  (1962-12-09) 9 December 1962 (age 53)

Lena Mari Anette Videkull (born 6 December 1962) is a Swedish former association football forward who won 111 caps for the Sweden women's national football team, scoring 71 goals. Videkull can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013.

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Club career

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Videkull won the Damallsvenskan championship six times in her career. She was the league's top goalscorer on a record six occasions.

International career

Videkull made her senior Sweden debut in the final of the first UEFA championships for national women's teams in May 1984. Sweden beat England 1–0 in the first leg at Ullevi, then prevailed in a penalty shootout at Kenilworth Road, Luton after a 1–0 defeat.

Sweden reached the final again in the next edition of the UEFA championships in 1987. Videkull scored in the final but the Swedes lost 2–1 to Norway. In May 1989 Videkull scored in a women's international match at Wembley Stadium, adding to Pia Sundhage's opening goal as Sweden beat England 2–0 in a curtain–raiser for the Rous Cup.

In 1991 Videkull helped Sweden to a third-place finish at the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup and in 1993 she was given the Diamantbollen award for the best Swedish female footballer of the year. She briefly retired after featuring for Sweden in the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, which they hosted, but was tempted into a comeback for the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Personal life

Videkull is a lesbian and lives with her partner Nina and their daughter, Felicia.

References

Lena Videkull Wikipedia


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