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Nils Liedholm
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Liedholm with Milan c. 1955
Personal information
Full name Nils Erik Liedholm
Date of birth (1922-10-08)8 October 1922
Place of birth Valdemarsvik, Sweden
Date of death 5 November 2007(2007-11-05) (aged 85)
Place of death Cuccaro Monferrato, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1943 Valdemarsviks IF
1943–1946 IK Sleipner 60 (24)
1946–1949 IFK Norrköping 48 (22)
1949–1961 Milan 359 (81)
National team
1947–1958 Sweden 23 (12)
Teams managed
1961–1963 Milan (assistant coach)
1963–1966 Milan
1966–1968 Verona
1968–1969 Monza
1969–1971 Varese
1971–1973 Fiorentina
1973–1977 A.S. Roma
1977–1979 A.C. Milan
1979–1984 A.S. Roma
1984–1987 A.C. Milan
1987–1989 A.S. Roma
1992 Verona
1996 A.S. Roma
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nils Erik Liedholm (8 October 1922 – 5 November 2007) was a Swedish football player and manager. He played for AC Milan and the Sweden national team. He managed AC Milan, Roma, and Hellas Verona.

Career statistics

Milan

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milan 1949–1950 37 18 - - - - - - 37 18
1950–1951 31 13 - - - - 2 0 33 13
1951–1952 38 9 - - - - - - 38 9
1952–1953 30 6 - - - - 2 1 32 7
1953–1954 31 10 - - - - - - 31 10
1954–1955 28 6 - - - - 1 1 29 7
1955–1956 31 1 - - 6 0 2 0 39 1
1956–1957 26 4 - - - - 2 1 28 5
1957–1958 24 7 - - 8 2 - - 32 9
1958–1959 30 1 2 1 - - - - 32 2
1959–1960 28 3 - - 4 0 3 2 35 5
1960–1961 25 3 1 - - - 2 - 28 3
Total 359 81 3 1 18 2 14 5 394 89

*European competitions include the UEFA Champions League

*Other competitions include the Latin Cup & Amicizia Cup

Honours

Player

Club

IFK Norrköping
Milan

International

Sweden

Manager

Varese
Milan
Roma

Individual

  • Seminatore d'Oro: 1974–75, 1983
  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame
  • Italian Football Hall of Fame: 2016
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Omero Tognon
Milan captain
1956–1961
Succeeded by
Francesco Zagatti



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