Roger Magnusson

Roger Magnusson

Football player infobox
playername = Roger Magnusson


fullname =
height = height|1.81m
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1945|3|20
cityofbirth = Mönsterås
countryofbirth = Sweden
position = Right wing
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1963-1965
1966-1967
1967-1968
1968-1974
1974-1976
1976
1977
1979-1980
clubs = flagicon|Sweden Åtvidabergs FF
flagicon|Germany 1. FC Köln
flagicon|Italy Juventus FC
flagicon|France Olympique de Marseille
flagicon|France Red Star FC
flagicon|Sweden Helsingborgs IF
flagicon|Sweden Vilans BoIF
flagicon|Sweden Landskrona BoIS
caps(goals) | caps(goals) = ? (?)
20 (4)
? (?)
157 (23)
27 (2)
? (?)
16 (1)
12 (3) [ [http://www.national-football-teams.com/v2/player.php?id=22189 Stats at national-football-teams] ]
nationalyears = 1964-1970
nationalteam = flagicon|Sweden Sweden
nationalcaps(goals) = 14 (3) [ [http://hem.passagen.se/fotbollslandslaget/statistiktest.htm Sweden national football team stats] ]
Roger Magnusson (born 20 March 1945 in Mönsterås) is a former football player from Sweden. He's a brother of fellow footballer Benno Magnusson.

He played for the Sweden national football team and for various clubs in Europe, including a short spell at Juventus FC. His most successful years were at Olympique de Marseille, where he formed a duo with striker Josip Skoblar winning the Division 1 in 1971 and 1972 and the Coupe de France in 1972. In the final of the 1972 Coupe de France, he delivered two assists.

He was known for his dribbling ability and nicknamed "le Garrincha suédois" (The Swedish Garrincha) in Marseille. [ [http://perso.orange.fr/paysfouesnant.ao/joueurs.html#magnusson Joueurs de Légende :Roger Magnusson] ] . But the arrival at the club of Salif Keita pushed him away from the pitch because French teams were compelled at the time to use only two foreign players, and Marseille's coaches used mainly Keita and Skoblar. However, he remains today one of the best players to wear "l'OM" uniform.

Titles

* Coupe de France in 1969, 1972 with Olympique de Marseille
* Ligue 1 in 1971, 1972 with Olympique de Marseille

References

External links

* [http://www.om4ever.com/ListeJoueurs/TopMagnusson.htm Article and photos on a Olympique de Marseille fan site]


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