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Henry Carlsson
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Henry Carlsson and his son Björn (c. 1945)
Personal information
Full nameNils Gustav Henry Carlsson
Date of birth(1917-10-29)29 October 1917
Place of birth Falköping, Sweden
Date of death 28 May 1999(1999-05-28) (aged 81)
Place of death Solna, Sweden
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Center forward
Youth career
IK Göta (Falköping)
1930–1939 Falköping GIS
Senior career*
1939–1948 AIK 181 (93)
1948–1949 Stade Français 7 (7)
1949 AIK 11 (4)
1949–1953 Atlético Madrid 87 (31)
National team
1941–1949 Sweden 26 (17)
Teams managed
1956–1958 AIK Fotboll
1958–1964 Sundbybergs IK
1965–1966 AIK Fotboll
1969–1971 IF Brommapojkarna
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Representing Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Men's football
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1948 London Team Competition

Nils Gustav Henry Carlsson (29 October 1917 – 28 May 1999), [1] better known as Henry "Garvis" Carlsson, was a Swedish footballer who played as a forward. At the club level he is best remembered for representing AIK and Atletico Madrid. A full international between 1941 and 1949, he won 26 caps for the Sweden national team and scored 17 goals. He was also a part of the Sweden team that won the gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics.


Personal life

He was the father of Björn Carlsson, who also represented AIK in Allsvenskan and played for the Sweden national team. [2] [3]



Atletico Madrid




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