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 Kalle SVENSSON 1948-1952 
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Name: Karl-Oskar Svensson

Nickname: "Rio-Kalle"


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Country: :SWE: Sweden
Club: Helsingborgs IF
Position: *GK
Side: RF/BS
Age: 23-27 years (11/11/1925)

Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Attack: 30
Defence: 91
Balance: 78
Stamina: 62
Top Speed: 68
Acceleration: 70
Response: 90
Agility: 81
Dribble Accuracy: 51
Dribble Speed: 52
Short Pass Accuracy: 58
Short Pass Speed: 56
Long Pass Accuracy: 62
Long Pass Speed: 63
Shot Accuracy: 46
Shot Power: 85
Shot Technique: 45
Free Kick Accuracy: 42
Curling: 47
Header: 46
Jump: 86
Technique: 55
Aggression: 58
Mentality: 79
Keeper Skills: 89
Team Work: 76

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 6
Growth Type: Early Lasting

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S12 1-on-1 Keeper

SPECIAL ABILITIES: 1on1 Stopper

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


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Kalle Svensson was an athletic and charismatic goalkeeper, Sweden's number one for most of the 1950s. Very consistent keeper with good positioning and reactions on the line. In the summer of 1943 he joined the five-time national champion to date, Helsingborg IF, of the time after the historical name of the city wrote Hälsingborgs IF. On 4 June 1944, he was the age of 18 on the penultimate matchday of the season 1943/44 in an away match against AIK in Råsunda his first race in the Elite series. Svensson was able to establish itself in the wake as a regular force in the goal of the club in southern Sweden. Managed in the following season the league only on goal difference thanks to the same point over the climbers Ludvika FF, Helsingborg IF returned towards the end of the decade back to the front table area. With its good performance in Svensson played in 1945 in the Swedish National Team B, in which he had until 1948 to three missions in the national jersey. That same year he was a member of no previous international experience to the A Swedish squad for the Olympic Games 1948th Without using time as the regular substitute goalkeeper Torsten Lindberg, he celebrated after a 3-1 final victory. The following year he made his debut finally in the senior team when he was placed in a 3-1 victory over the English national team manager George Raynor between the posts and only Tom Finney overcame him. As a result, he struggled with Lindberg at the regular place in goal for the country selection. 1949 Svensson won with Helsingborg IF the runner-up, only the worse goal difference by 25 goals compared to the same point Malmo FF prevented the title. After the summer until the end of the year, Lindberg had kept the national team goal, Svensson was the beginning of the year following the 4-1 win over the Dutch national team goalkeeper. Subsequently, he was also a regular player at the World Cup in 1950 with Lindberg and the Malmö goalkeeper Svensson gates as substitutes. As an excellent support he led the team to a win over Italy and a draw against Paraguay as group winners in the second final round where she was after losing to Brazil and the eventual champions Uruguay by a 3-1 victory over the Spanish national team World Cup third parties. Then he got the nickname in Sweden "Rio-Kalle". Even at the Olympic Summer Games in 1952 Svensson was goalkeeper of the national selection. Due to its good performance, he received the same year as Sweden's Footballer of the year Guldbollen. While Svensson was able to place with the club team is still in front of the Allsvenskan, he missed with the national team qualified for the World Cup 1954th That same year, he again reached the runner-up, after the team long before the eventual champions from GAIS Gothenburg had led the table. At the 1958 World Cup on home soil, the Swedish national team was set as the host. The team defeated but lined up with the Vavá, Pele, Garrincha and company Brazilian team with 2:5, the vice-world champion is still (as of August 2009) next to the Olympic victory of the biggest success of the Swedish national team history. The final was also Svensson 73rd and last international game, then he was succeeded by Tore Svensson. In May 1959, Svensson left his longtime club Helsingborg IF. After the third May of the year in the 1-2 home defeat against GAIS to the 312th Time for the club in the Allsvenskan and so since the 27th September was accrued in 1953 in 117 consecutive Premier League matches, he joined the third division of Gunnarstorps IF. At the end of the year he joined the club as player-manager in the Division II second-class Östra Götaland. After eighteen months he returned to the first second-class June 1961 to HIF back. By the end of the season in 1962 he stood again for the club in the Allsvenskan between Pfostenm before it ended after a total of 349 Erstligapartien his career in Sweden. Svensson went on to Helsingborg IF in the Allsvenskan in 349 games and is thus beyond goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli and Sven Andersson's third-most games. He conceded 575 goals, to this day record for a goalkeeper in the Allsvenskan. Contrast, are 72 games in which he conceded no goals, and a maximum time between two conceded in the amount of 404 minutes. At club based Svensson succeeded despite his 18 years career spanning nearly no title. With the national team he won the Olympic gold medal as a substitute, as it gave active as vice-world championship title in 1958 and third places in both the 1952 Olympics and the World Cup 1950. Kalle died in 2000.

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