Karlsen lining up for Norway in 1955
|Full name||Harry Boye Karlsen|
|Date of birth||14 March 1920|
|Place of birth||Horten, Norway|
|Date of death||1 August 1994 74)(aged|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Harry Boye Karlsen (14 March 1920 – 8 January 1994) was a Norwegian international footballer. He was born in Horten, and played 58 games for Norway, scoring four goals, between 1946 and 1956. He was a member of the Norwegian squad that competed at the 1952 Olympics. Karlsen played as a defender or as a wing-half (defensive midfield), and was used as a free kick and penalty taker.
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