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Jan Olsson (footballer born 1942)

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Place of birthHalmstad, Sweden
Playing positionDefender

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Jan Olsson (born 30 March 1942 in Halmstad) is a former Swedish footballer.

Jan Olsson played mostly as a midfielder for Åtvidabergs FF in Allsvenskan during the 1960s and 70s, and he became Swedish champion with the club in 1972 and 1973.

Jan played 17 times for the Swedish national team and was a member of the squad in the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

He would be remembered for the game in the 1974 world cup match in West Germany playing for Sweden v The Netherlands when he was the victim of the infamous Johann Cruyff turn.

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