Marie Karlsson

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Marie Karlsson
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-12-04) 4 December 1963 (age 55)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Öxabäck/Marks IF
National team
Sweden
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 1991 (before the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup)

Marie Karlsson (born 4 December 1963) is a Swedish footballer who played as a midfielder for the Sweden women's national football team. She was part of the team at the 1987 European Competition for Women's Football, 1989 European Competition for Women's Football, and inaugural 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. At the club level she played for Öxabäck/Marks IF in Sweden. [1]

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References

  1. "FIFA Women's World Cup China 1991 - Technical Report" (PDF). FIFA Women's World Cup China 1991. FIFA. 1991. Retrieved 20 October 2016.