Bengt Gustavsson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBengt Olov Emanuel•Gustavsson
Used nameBengt•Gustavsson
Born13 January 1928 in Ringarum, Valdemarsvik (SWE)
Died16 February 2017 in Norrköping (SWE)
AffiliationsIFK Norrköping, Norrköping (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Bengt Gustavsson started playing at the senior level in 1947 with IFK Norrköping, staying with that club through 1955. He later played for Atalanta Bergamo (in Italy) (1956-61) and Åtvidabergs FF (1961-65). Gustavsson played on three Swedish Championship teams, winning titles in 1948, 1952, and 1956. He also played at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, and earned 57 international caps in all during his time on the national team from 1951-63. In 1953 he was named Swedish Player of the Year.

Gustavsson later became a football manager, leading Åtvidabergs FF from 1964-70, and was then the coach of the Swedish youth team in 1971-72. He then coached Östers IF (1973-74), IFK Norrköping (1975-78), Hammarby IF (1979-81), and IK Sleipner (1982-83), before finishing his coaching career as an assistant back with IFK Norrköping in 1985.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Football (Football) SWE Bengt Gustavsson
Football, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze