Sverre Andersen

Sverre Andersen
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-10-09)9 October 1936
Place of birth Stavanger, Norway
Date of death 1 November 2016(2016-11-01) (aged 80)
Place of death Stavanger, Norway
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1971 Viking 262 (0)
National team
1956–1968 Norway 41 (0)
Teams managed
1960 Viking
1966–1970 Viking
1973 Viking
1985 Viking

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sverre Andersen (9 October 1936 – 1 November 2016)[1] was a Norwegian footballer. He made his debut for Viking FK in 1952 as a goalkeeper, and played his last game in 1971. He played a total of 482 games for Viking (262 in Norwegian league).[2] For many years, he was considered the best goalkeeper in Norway. He won goalkeeper of the year in 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1968 in the VG Awards.

National team

Sverre Andersen made his Norway debut on 30 June 1954 when he played for the U19 in a game against Denmark in Odense. On 19 September he made his debut for U21 in a game against Sweden. He played a total of 3 games for the U21s. On 26 August 1956, he made his debut for the main team against Finland which ended 1-1. He played a total of 41 games for Norway.[3] His last game was against Poland on 9 June 1968 which Norway lost 1-6.

Coach career

Andersen was also coach of Viking for many seasons, even while he was still a player. He was first trainer of Viking's team in 1960, later from 1966–1970, in 1973 and in autumn 1985.[4] In 1973, he led Viking to the title. He was also goalkeeper coach for Viking for one season, and for many seasons was the coach of Viking's junior team.


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