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Lennart Skoglund.

Lennart " Nacka " Skoglund, (December 24, 1929July 20, 1975), was a Swedish football player. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ...


Biography

Nicknamed through-out his career as Nacka (after his older brother who played for Nacka FF), Lennart Skoglund was a star of two Swedish World Cup sides in the 1950s. First as a young inside-left in 1950 and then as a mature left winger on home soil in 1958. He started at a local club called IK Stjärnan in 1943 before moving on to his favoured club Hammarby the following year. He played for Hammarby between 1944 and 1949. In 1950 he was controversially sold to rivals AIK due to the sad financial situation of the club. He soon made his first appearance for the national and made a great impact in the World Cup held in Brazil. He formed a great partnership with Karl-Erik Palmér as Sweden finished third, and he also earned a new nickname: "The swaying corn-cob", a reference to his blond hair and his running style. The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... 2-3-5 formation: the inside forwards (red) flank the centre forward WM Formation: the inside forwards (red) occupy a more withdrawn position supporting the centre forward and outside right and left In football (soccer), the position of inside forward was popularly used in the late nineteenth and first half... The 1950 Football World Cup was the only World Cup ever held which was not decided by a knockout final (although the last match of the tournament did end up determining the overall winner, and this match, also known as Maracanazo, is usually referred to as if it had been... In sports, the term winger is the name of a position, including football, rugby union, rugby league and field hockey. ... The 1958 Football World Cup remained in Europe,In Bern, Switzerland in June 1954 in its congress with 32 votes FIFA gives the right to hold the event to Sweden. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the place name, see Hammarby, Stockholm. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about AIKs football department. ...


Skoglund moved to Italy to play for Internazionale Milan after the World Cup and had huge success helping them win the Serie A title twice in the 1953 and 1954. In all, he played 246 matches with Internazionale, scoring 57 goals. Internazionale Milano Football Club is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy, which plays in the Serie A. It is more commonly known as Inter, and often named Inter Milan in foreign countries. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


His fine ball-control, excellent left foot and fine distribution made him a big favourite with the fans. Sweden failed to qualify to the 1954 World Cup because they would not recall exiles like Nacka, hence his few caps, but when the Swedes played host to the 1958 tournament, they had a change of heart and Skoglund appeared in all Sweden’s games as they finished runners-up to Brazil. In the semifinal against West Germany, Nacka scored his first and only goal for Sweden in the 3-1 win which set them up for the classic final against Brazil.


He was a true entertainer living to please the crowds, wherever he plied his trade. Nutmegs, back-heels and mazy turns always kept his opponents guessing and mostly in the wrong direction.


After 13 years as a pro in Italy, where he also played for Sampdoria and Palermo, he returned to his native Stockholm and Hammarby in 1964. Unione Calcio Sampdoria (commonly nicknamed Blucerchiati, blue-ringed) is a football club based in Genoa, Italy. ... Unione Sportiva Città di Palermo is an Italian football club from Palermo, Sicily which currently plays in Serie A, the top level of Italian football. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ...


Nacka also had two footballing sons, both born in Milano, Georg and Evert; Evert played 16 matches with Internazionale, and the brother Georg some matches with A.C. Milan. Both later played for Hammarby. Associazione Calcio Milan is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ...


During his summer breaks in Sweden he used to tour around amusement-parks in Sweden, singing and doing his famed "Two-Crown"-stint where he would actually drop a coin and kick it into his shirt pocket.


He died a desolate and broken man in 1975. But in 1984, a statue was raised in his honour outside his childhood home at Katarina Bangata. Every December 24th, hundreds of people gather at the statue to celebrate the memory of Nacka. This is also the day when swedes celebrate Christmas, so it's quite an emotional thing for the people who have come there every year since 1984. It's mainly supporters of Hammarby who come there, but every now and then supporters from the other clubs were Nacka played show up. The square where the statue is located is now officially named "Nackas Hörna" (The corner of Nacka) - a play with words as he shot a corner kick straight into the goal in his comeback for Hammarby after coming back from Italy. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Lennart Skoglund - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (561 words)
Lennart Skoglund, (December 24, 1929–July 20, 1975), was a Swedish football player.
Nicknamed through-out his career as Nacka (likely after Nacka Municipality), Lennart Skoglund was a star of two Swedish World Cup sides in the 1950s.
Skoglund moved to Italy to play for Internazionale Milan after the World Cup and had huge success helping them win the Serie A title twice in the 1953 and 1954.
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