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Date Of Birth : 19 October 1921
Position : Striker
Nation : Sweden
Height : 185 cm
Major Club : AC Milan
Caps : 33 Games (43 Goals)
World Cup Participation : None
Professional Score Record : 446 Goals/ 520 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Swedish League
2 Times Italian Series A
2 Times Swedish Cup
4 Times Copa Italia
International Honours : 1948 Olympic Game Gold Medal
Individual Achievement : 4 Times Swedish League Top Scorer
5 Times Italian Series A Top Scorer
1 Time Olympic Game Top Scorer
AC Milan All-Time Topscorer
IFFHS Sweden Greatest Player of The Century

Gunnar Nordahl is one the greatest Scandinavian footballers of all-time, and the greatest target striker in the world during the early 1950s. He was also one of the most effective striker to play the game. His style of play was base on his enormous strength, pace and remarkable shooting power. Nordahl started out at Hörnefors IF in Sweden before moving to IFK Norrköping. He ever once scored seven goals in one game. During his time in Swedish clubs, Nordahl scored 149 goals in 172 matches. With AC Milan, He would team up with his national team strike partners, Gunnar Gren and Nils Liedholm to form the renowned Gre-No-Li trio. He is still the second-highest Serie A goalscorer of all time, and is the most efficient goalscorer goals in Serie A ever with 0.77 goals per match. Only Silvio Piola scored more than him with his 247 goals in 537 games and 0.46 goals per match. After leaving Milan, Nordahl played for Roma for two seasons. Nordahl's transfer to Milan forced him to retire from the national team, as the rules at the time prevented professionals from the Swedish national team, being not called to 1950 FIFA World Cup.

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