Erik Almgren

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Erik Almgren (born January 28, 1908 in Stockholm , † August 23, 1989 ibid) was a Swedish national football player and coach.


Almgren started his career at Essinge IK . At the turn of the year 1933/34 he moved to AIK in the Allsvenskan . He played for the club until 1943 and became Swedish national champion in 1937. In total, the midfielder , who was used as an outside and center runner , played 197 first division games, scoring four goals. He enjoyed great respect for his style of play and his off-field performance.

Almgren also played 13 times for the Swedish national team . He took part with the Blågult in the 1938 World Cup and played all three games during the tournament.

After the end of his active career, Almgren moved to the coaching bench at AIK Solna in 1944. A year later he became a coach at Helsingfors IFK , in 1948 he was in charge of Åtvidabergs FF . In 1951 he returned to AIK Solna as a department head and later took on various activities in the association.