Erling Sørensen

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Erling Sørensen
Personal information
Full name Erling Walther Sørensen
Date of birth (1920-10-29)29 October 1920
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Date of death 10 October 2002(2002-10-10) (aged 81)
Playing position Right inside forward,
Left winger
Youth career
1933–1938 Boldklubben Frem
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1948 Frem 161 (82)
1948–1949 Strasbourg
1949–1950 Modena 34 (15)
1950–1952 Udinese 68 (18)
1952–1955 Triestina 67 (15)
National team
1941–1948 Denmark 5 (2)
Teams managed
1963–1966 Frem
Fremad Amager
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Erling Walther Sørensen (29 October 1920 – 10 October 2002) was a Danish amateur football player and club manager, who won a bronze medal with the Denmark national football team at the 1948 Summer Olympics. Sørensen played professionally in the Italian Serie A championship for six years, scoring 48 goals in 169 matches for Italian clubs Modena F.C., Udinese Calcio and U.S. Triestina.

Sørensen was known to have good a technique and a graceful style of playing, thus earning the nickname The Ballet Master. In his civil life, Sørensen worked as a city hall porter, tobacconist and hospital porter.[1]


Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 1948 London Team Competition


  1. ^ Jørgensen, Palle Banks (2004). Landsholdenes 2198 spillerprofiler : fra Krølben til Krøldrup. Tipsbladet. p. 345.

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