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Daniel Ekner

Daniel Ekner

Clubs played for: Ärgryte IS, IS Halmia, IFK Goteborg, Portsmouth F.C., Olympique de Marseille, Fiorentina, SPAL, Chicago Vikings, Atletico Madrid, Rot-Weiss Essen, PSV Eindhoven, Vastra Frolunda IF (1945-1963)

Born: 1927

Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Position: Striker

Biography: Dan Ekner made history when he started his first game for Pompey. By making his debut, he became the first Swedish footballer to play in the English League. Later played in France, Italy, America, Germany, Holland, and finally back in Denmark. Died in his home town of Gothenburg, Sweden in April 1975 at the age of 48.

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Ekner, Daniel Daniel Ekner along with Cliff Parker and Lindy Delapenha are being considered for posthumous Football League Division One Championship winners medal for 1949-50. This follows a change in the rules regarding the number of appearances required to qualify for a medal. In 1950 it was 14 appearances but the new rule is five and all three made five league appearances that season. His son and daughter have been informed.
08-11-21 IAN Ross

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