Erik Holmberg (footballer)

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Erik Holmberg
Personal information
Full nameErik Holmberg
Date of birth(1922-05-23)23 May 1922
Place of birth Fredrikstad, Norway
Date of death 18 September 1998(1998-09-18) (aged 76)
Place of death Fredrikstad, Norway
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
1945–56 Fredrikstad
National team
1946–53 Norway 27 (0)
Teams managed
1956–57 Fredrikstad
1962 Fredrikstad
1965 Fredrikstad
1966–68 Østsiden
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Erik Holmberg (23 May 1922 – 18 September 1998) was a Norwegian international football defender. He played his entire career at Fredrikstad FK, and won the Norwegian Cup in 1950 and the Hovedserien four times (in 1948–49, 1950–51, 1951–52 and 1953–54). [1] He was capped 27 times for Norway, [2] and participated at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. [3] After his retirement he was the head coach of Fredrikstad from 1956 to 1957, and Østsiden from 1966 to 1968. [1]

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  2. Søfting, Thomas. "Erik Holmberg". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
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