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Ove Kindvall
Personal information
Full name Ove Kindvall
Date of birth May 16, 1943 (1943-05-16) (age 66)
Place of birth    Norrköping, Sweden
Playing position striker
Club information
Current club retired
Youth career
IFK Norrköping
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
IFK Norrköping
IFK Norrköping
IFK Göteborg
084 0(50)
144 (129)
094 0(30)
022 00(3)   
National team2
Sweden 043 0(16)
Teams managed
1979–1980 IFK Göteborg (chairman)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 7 June 2007.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 7 June 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Ove Kindvall (born May 16,1943 in Norrköping, Sweden) is a former Swedish footballer (forward).

He started his career at IFK Norrköping, where he played until he joined Feyenoord in 1966 and became professional. The same year, he won the Guldbollen, as the best Swedish footballer of the year.

With Feyenoord he won two national championships as well as the 1970 European Cup. In the final against Celtic he scored the winning goal in extra time. In his five seasons with the club, Kindvall scored 129 league goals in 144 games. He returned to Sweden and Norrköping 1971, where he played for three years, until ending his career in IFK Göteborg.

He played 43 games with the national team and scored 16 goals. He participated in the 1970 and 1974 World Cup, playing a major role in the team's qualification for the former.

He is the father of former footballer Niclas Kindvall, and brother of Kaj Kindvall, a radio host.

Kindvall earned the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1969


Preceded by
Toini Gustafsson-Rönnlund
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
Succeeded by
Gunnar Larsson


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