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 Henry CARLSSON 1945-1950 
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Location: Vancouver, BC

Name: Nils Gustav Henry Carlsson

Nickname: "Garvis"


Country: :SWE: Sweden
Clubs: AIK Fotboll (1945-1948), Stade Français Football (1948-1949), Club Atlético de Madrid (1949-1950)
Position: *SS, AMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 28-33 years (27/10/1917)

Height: 163 cm
Weight: 65 kg

Attack: 86
Defence: 49
Balance: 80
Stamina: 83
Top Speed: 87
Acceleration: 91
Response: 79
Agility: 94
Dribble Accuracy: 88
Dribble Speed: 87
Short Pass Accuracy: 86
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 84
Long Pass Speed: 76
Shot Accuracy: 84
Shot Power: 79
Shot Technique: 83
Free Kick Accuracy: 71
Curling: 74
Header: 82
Jump: 86
Technique: 86
Aggression: 85
Mentality: 79
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 83

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 6
Growth Type: Standard Lasting

P07: Mazing Run
P16: Dummy Run
S01: Reaction
S03: 1-on-1 Finish

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Positioning - 1on1 Scoring - Reaction

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


Henry Carlsson is legendary Swedish player. He played as both inside left and right, and despite his very short size he was pretty strong player because he trained also wrestling and even had great heading abilities despite being the smallest on the pitch. Sometimes looked in a hurry but was extremly quick and clever player, due to his great positioning capability, constant movement and speed, he was easy to find with passes and impossible to mark. Henry had great speed in both legs, tremendous elasticity with electric dribbling. Carlsson had also very precise passing ability which transformed him later in career as midfield organizator and had excellent understanding with his teammates, especially with wingers. Henry "Smiley" Carlsson counted among AIK's greatest players. 22 years old he joined AIK in 1939 and over a decade, he was AIK's leading striker with 97 goals in 192 Premier Division matches. He was a success in the national team, became Olympic champion in 1948 and then one of Sweden's first professional soccer player, a short time at Stade Francais and then in earnest in Atletico Madrid. He was highly instrumental in Atlético two league gold 1950 and 1951 and no Swedish footballers have been greater in "La Liga" than "Carrson" was the beginning of the 1950s. On Råsunda did Smiley 60 premier league goals for AIK and another 8 for the national team. With the lead Henry Carlsson all-time scorer at Råsunda Football Stadium. He was married to Ingrid and had three children: Bjorn (born 1942), Inger (1943) and Per-Ake (1946). His sons played just like his father for AIK. Carlsson played for AIK 1939-1949 and made a total of 192 premier matcherm like 97 goals. He made the Premier Division debut September 3, 1939 when they met Sandviken, a match where he scored two goals, which led to victory by 3-2. Carlsson has also been known to never have been sent off in a professional game. He is still the player who has scored the most goals at Rasunda Stadium with 60 premier league goals and eight country fights. He was part of the squad that won 1948 Olympic gold in London. Then he played as an amateur in the French Red Star, Paris, Stade Français (1949), after which he turned pro in Atlético de Madrid (1949-53). On the track list is also an Olympic gold medal (1948). After finishing playing career, Smiley also coach of AIK's A-team in two sojourns (1956-57 and 1965-66). Henry Carlsson died in 1999, aged 82.

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