Gunnar Nordahl (Soccer Player) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Nils Gunnar Nordahl was a Swedish football player. A highly prolific, powerful, and physically strong striker, with an eye for goal, he is best known for his spell at A.C. Milan from 1949 to 1956, in which he won the Scudetto twice, and also the title of pluricapocannoniere, with an unprecedented five top scorer awards, more than any other player in the history of the Italian championship. Nordahl is Milan’s all-time record goalscorer, and he long held the record for most goals for a single club in the history of Italian league, before being surpassed by Francesco Totti in January 2012. He still holds the record for goals per appearance in Italy. Nordahl is considered to be one of the greatest Swedish football players of all-time, and regarded as one of the best strikers in football history. In 2017, he was included in FourFourTwo magazine’s list of the 100 greatest players of all time, at the 54th position. He is the father of former footballer Thomas Nordahl.

About Gunnar Nordahl

Swedish striker who is widely considered to be one of the greatest Swedish soccer players of all time. During his illustrious career, he won two Scudetto titles with AC Milan and led Serie A in goals scored a record five times.

Before Fame

He began his professional career with his home town club, Hornefors IF, in 1937.


In addition to becoming AC Milan’s all-time top scorer, he became Serie A’s all-time most efficient scorer with an average of 0.77 goals per match.

Family Life

He won an Olympic gold medal alongside his brothers Bertil and Knut. His son is soccer player and broadcaster Thomas Nordahl.


He and Silvio Piola are two of the top goal-scorers in Serie A history.

Information related to Gunnar Nordahl

  • Gunnar Nordahl – Classic Player profile –
  • List of Swedish Players and Coaches in Italy since 1945 – RSSSF
  • Detail of international appearances and goals – by Roberto Mamrud, RSSSF
  • Obituary in la Repubblica

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Latest information about Gunnar Nordahl updated on September 14, 2020.

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