Thorleif Olsen

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Thorleif Olsen (15 November 1921 11 March 1996) was a Norwegian football player. [1] He was born in Kristiania, and played for the sports club Vålerengens IF. He played for the Norwegian national team at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. [2] He was capped 34 times for Norway between 1950 and 1955. [3]

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  2. "Thorleif Olsen". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  3. "Thorleif Olsen's profil" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 20 November 2013.