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Björn Nordqvist

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Date of birthOctober 06, 1942(age 74)
Place of birthHallsberg, Sweden
Playing positionCenter back

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Björn Nordqvist (born October 6, 1942, in Hallsberg) is a former football defender from Sweden. During the 1960s and '70s he was the Swedish national team captain. He played at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, 1974 FIFA World Cup and 1978 FIFA World Cup and in total amassed 115 international matches, and as such held the world record for some time. Nordqvist has later been surpassed even as Swedish record holder, by Thomas Ravelli. Roland Nilsson has also surpassed him, with 116 matches.On club level, Nordqvist became Swedish league champion with IFK Norrköping as well as Dutch league and cup champion with PSV Eindhoven. He was awarded Guldbollen and Svolinkok in 1968 and has been inducted to the Hall of Fame of Swedish football.

Nordqvist also played ice hockey and bandy on a national level.

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