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Lennart Nilsson (footballer)

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Place of birth  Sweden
Name  Lennart Nilsson
1978–1986  IF Elfsborg
Years  Team

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Full name  Bo Lennart Roger Nilsson
Date of birth  (1959-01-01) 1 January 1959 (age 56)

Playing position  Midfielder Striker

Bo Lennart Roger Nilsson (born 1 January 1959) is a former Swedish footballer, who played as a midfielder and striker for IF Elfsborg, IFK Göteborg and the Sweden national team. He scored IFK Göteborg's goal in their second leg away match against Dundee United in the 1987 UEFA Cup Final.


Club career

Nilsson began his career at IF Elfsborg, where he spent eight years with the club, before moving to IFK Göteborg for a fee of SEK1.1 million, which was considered to be one of the most expensive club records at that time in Sweden. Whilst there, he won the 1986–87 UEFA Cup after netting the winning goal in the second leg of the final against Dundee United. Following the win, Nilsson picked up a knee injury, which kept him out for the rest of the season. He also helped IFK Göteborg win the 1990 Allsvenskan title, before retiring.

International career

Nilsson received his first cap for the Sweden national team on 13 November 1982 as a substitute for Tommy Holmgren in a 1–0 Euro 1984 qualifier away win against Cyprus. Nilsson was capped six times, scoring no goals.


IFK Göteborg
  • Allsvenskan: 1990
  • UEFA Cup: 1986–87
  • References

    Lennart Nilsson (footballer) Wikipedia