Harald Nielsen

Danish footballer

Harald Ingemann Nielsen (26 October 1941 – 11 August 2015) was a Danish footballer. He played professionally for Italian club Bologna F.C. where he was the league top scorer (capocannoniere) in Bologna's 1964 Serie A championship winning season.

Harald Nielsen
Personal information
Full name Harald Ingemann Nielsen
Date of birth (1941-10-26)26 October 1941
Place of birth Frederikshavn, Denmark
Date of death 11 August 2015(2015-08-11) (aged 73)
Place of death Bologna, Italy
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1961 Frederikshavn fI 50 (44)
1961–1967 Bologna 157 (81)
1967–1968 Internazionale 8 (2)
1968–1969 Napoli 10 (2)
1969–1970 Sampdoria 4 (0)
Total 229 (129)
National team
1959–1960 Denmark 14 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nielsen played 14 games for the Denmark national football team in 1959 and 1960, scoring 15 goals, and he was known as Guld-Harald (Gold-Harald). He was part of the Danish team that were runners-up at the 1960 Summer Olympics. He was a football entrepreneur having continuously worked for the professionalization of both the Danish national team and the national league.[1]


  1. Nielsen, Harald; Lindskog, John (2002). Kaerlighed A/S (in Danish). Copenhagen: People's Press. ISBN 9788770550727.