John Lunde Sveinsson (29 January 1922 – 2009) was a Norwegian football player and manager.
During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany he fled Norway in 1941. Via neutral Sweden he reached Scotland in 1943 and underwent military training. He also played football for Dundee United during that time. In 1945 he returned as a paratrooper to Norway for the Norwegian Independent Company 1.
Sveinsson mainly played football for SFK Lyn, winning the Norwegian Football Cup 1945 and becoming top goalscorer in the Norwegian Main League 1950-51 with 19 goals. He is also known as Lyn's most prolific goalscorer in one match, with six goals, and also coached Lyn in the 1960s. He was capped three times for Norway, scoring once.
Vålerenga Fotball is a Norwegian association football club from Oslo and a part of the multi-sport club Vålerengens IF. Founded in 1913, the club is named after the neighbourhood of Vålerenga. Vålerenga's home ground is Intility Arena, located in Valle-Hovin. Vålerenga are five-time league champions and four-time Norwegian Football Cup champions, having last won the league in 2005 and the cup in 2008.
Lyn 1896 Fotballklubb is a Norwegian football club and a department of the sports club Ski- og Fotballklubben Lyn based in Oslo, whose members also participate in Nordic skiing and orienteering. Until 2010, SFK Lyn had two football departments, one professional section and one amateur section. After the professional football department, FK Lyn was bankrupted in 2010, the fans decided to support the amateur department, Lyn Fotball, instead. With the help of some of the old FK Lyn players, Lyn Fotball have won three consecutive promotions, and are playing in the 3. divisjon. The team plays its home matches at Bislett Stadium, and the head coach is currently Bent Inge Johnsen.
Nils Gunnar Nordahl was a Swedish football player. A highly prolific, powerful, and physically strong striker, with an eye for goal, he is best known for his spell at A.C. Milan from 1949 to 1956, in which he won the Scudetto twice, and also the title of pluricapocannoniere, with an unprecedented five top scorer (Capocannonieri) awards, more than any other player in the history of the Italian championship.
Harald Johan «Dutte» Berg is a former Norwegian playmaker and midfielder, nickname "Dutte". He is the brother of Knut Berg, the father of Ørjan Berg, Runar Berg and Arild Berg, and grandfather of Patrick Berg – all of whom have played in the Norwegian top division.
Jørgen Juve was a Norwegian football player, jurist, journalist and non-fiction writer. He played as a striker for Lyn, and also for the Norway national team. He is the highest scoring player ever for Norway, with 33 goals in just 45 games. He was captain of the Norwegian team which won Olympic bronze medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He also had a career as a journalist for Dagbladet and Tidens Tegn, and wrote several books.
Ole Martin Årst is a Norwegian retired footballer. He is a former top scorer in both Belgium's and Norway's top leagues.
Odd "Ivers" Iversen was a Norwegian footballer who played as a striker; he is notable for his former record of 158 goals in Norwegian top tier football, as well as his still-standing record of 30 goals in a single season.
Harald Ove Hennum was a Norwegian footballer. Playing for Frigg and Skeid, he was one of Norway's greatest football profiles in the 1950s.
Eldar Hadzimehmedovic is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian football player who plays as a striker or as an attacking midfielder. He currently plays for Norwegian side Brumunddal.
Dylan Jacob Macallister is a retired Australian football (soccer) player who currently coaches for Manly United FC in the National Premier League. He previously played for Australian clubs Sydney Olympic, Northern Spirit, Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Heart, New Zealand club Wellington Phoenix, Norwegian clubs SK Brann, Lyn and Sparta Sarpsborg, and Hong Kong club Eastern Salon.
Odd Sigurd Berg is a Norwegian football coach and former player. As a player, he played mostly for Molde FK. In 1974, he became top goalscorer in the top division with 13 goals, the first Molde-player to become top scorer in the top division. He later coached Molde, both as an assistant and head coach.
Péter Kovács is a former Hungarian footballer. He previously played for Újpest and Vác in Hungary, Lahti and Haka in Finland, and Tromsø, Viking, Strømsgodset, Odd Grenland, Sarpsborg 08, Sandefjord and Arendal in Norway, and Lierse in Belgium.
Matthías Vilhjálmsson is an Icelandic international footballer who plays as a striker for the Eliteserien club Vålerenga. He can as well play as a midfielder. He also played for the Icelandic national football team from 2009 to 2016.
The 1974 1. divisjon was the 29th completed season of Norway's first-tier football league and was contested by 12 teams. The season was won by Viking, one point ahead of the newly promoted team Molde. This was Viking third consecutive league championship, and the fourth total. HamKam, Sarpsborg and Raufoss was relegated to the 1975 2. divisjon.
Bjørn Rime is a Norwegian former football player and coach. He played 130 matches in the Norwegian Premier League, nine seasons with Rosenborg BK, Trondheim and one with SK Gjøvik-Lyn. Being a defender he scored only four goals in these matches. He was capped once for Norway national football team. He was head coach for Rosenborg BK in the 1977 season.
Kjell Moe was a Norwegian footballer who played for Fredrikstad between 1938 and 1945. He won two Norwegian league titles and one Norwegian Cup. He was capped twice and scored one goal for Norway in 1945; aged 35 at the time he is the oldest player to make his debut for the Norwegian national team.
Arne Knut Pedersen was a Norwegian footballer. He was a deep-lying inside forward, or offensive midfielder by today's terminology, who spent his entire playing career at his hometown club Fredrikstad FK, where he was a key player during the club's most successful period in the 1950s and early 1960s. He was also capped 40 times by Norway, and scored 11 international goals.
Reidar "Tippen" Dørum was a Norwegian footballer.
Knut "Bossen" Osnes was a Norwegian footballer and coach, who most notably played for Lyn and Norway, and coaching Lyn to the 1968 league title and a good run in the Cup Winners Cup the same year.
Dessie Glynn was a Republic of Ireland international footballer who played for Drumcondra and Shelbourne in the late 1940s and 1950s, scoring 111 goals in his League of Ireland career. Glynn was also Drumcondra's all-time top goalscorer with 96 goals between 1949 and 1956. Eamon Dunphy described Glynn as "a splendidly versatile centre-forward, a scorer and maker of goals". Glynn grew up in Drumcondra, Dublin, was educated at St. Vincent's C.B.S. and worked for the Irish civil service. In 1958 he spent nine months in hospital, suffering from tuberculosis – a condition which effectively ended his playing career. He later coached in New York.
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