Sune Andersson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSune Isidor•Andersson
Used nameSune•Andersson
Nick/petnamesMona-Lisa
Born22 February 1921 in Södertälje (SWE)
Died29 April 2002 in Solna (SWE)
AffiliationsAIK, Solna (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Sune Andersson bore the nickname “Mona-Lisa”, because of his impenetrable facial expression when playing. In the prime of his career, he played for AIK Solna, captaining the squad from 1948 on. He was a multifunctional midfielder, and played on both sides of the field, as well as in the centre. His only prize with Solna was the 1949 Swedish Cup, but he was more successful with the national team. He played played 28 international matches (3 goals) between 1947 and 1950, winning the gold medal in London and reaching third place in the 1950 World Cup. His performance at that tournament earned him a transfer to Italy’s Serie A, with AS Roma. He played there for two seasons, scoring 12 times. He then returned to Sweden, continuing his playing career while also coaching. Andersson remained active on the bench until 1971, but never coached major Swedish teams.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Football (Football) SWE Sune Andersson
Football, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold