Thorsten Svensson

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Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1924 Paris Team Competition

Thorsten Svensson (October 8, 1901 – June 29, 1954) was a Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.

He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.


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