Agne Simonsson

Swedish footballer and manager

Tore Klas Agne Simonsson (19 October 1935 – 22 September 2020) was a Swedish footballer. He played as a striker. Beginning his career with Örgryte IS, he went on to represent Real Madrid and Real Sociedad in La Liga in the early 1960s before returning to Örgryte in 1963.

Agne Simonsson
Simonsson with Sweden in 1960
Personal information
Full name Tore Klas Agne Simonsson
Date of birth (1935-10-19)19 October 1935
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Date of death 22 September 2020(2020-09-22) (aged 84)
Place of death Gothenburg, Sweden
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
BK René
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1960 Örgryte IS 42 (25)
1960–1963 Real Madrid 3 (1)
1961–1962Real Sociedad (loan) 22 (8)
1963–1970 Örgryte IS 120 (80)
Total 187 (114)
National team
1957 Sweden U21 1 (3)
1957–1967 Sweden 51 (27)
Teams managed
1971–1972 Örgryte IS
1977–1982 BK Häcken
1983–1986 Örgryte IS
1988–1990 Iraklis
Men's Football
Representing  Sweden
FIFA World Cup
Runner-up 1958 Sweden
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Simonsson won 51 caps for the Sweden national team. He was a part of the Sweden team that finished second at the 1958 FIFA World Cup. He was the recipient of the 1959 Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal.

Simonsson died on 22 September 2020 from pneumonia in Gothenburg at the age of 84.[1]