Ragnar Larsen

Ragnar Nikolay Larsen (7 January 1925 14 January 1982) was a Norwegian football midfielder. He later became a football manager and, after actively retiring from the sport, he took up a position as a sports journalist for Aftenposten, a Norwegian newspaper.

Ragnar Larsen
Personal information
Full name Ragnar Nikolay Larsen
Date of birth (1925-01-07)7 January 1925
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Date of death 14 January 1982(1982-01-14) (aged 57)
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1951 Sandaker
1951–1953 Lazio 57 (14)
1953–1956 Genoa 92 (5)
1956–1958 Lugano
1958–1962 Sandaker
National team
1948–1962 Norway 11 (2)
Teams managed
1957–1958 Lugano
1958 Norway
1962 Lillestrøm SK
1962–1966 Norway
1967 Strømsgodset
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Società Sportiva Lazio 1951-52: Framini, Sigge Löfgren, Alzani, Fuin, Furiassi, Sentimenti IV; Ragnar Nikolay Larsen, Antoniotti, Sentimenti III, Antonazzi and Sentimenti V.

Larsen played as a midfielder and started his playing career with Sandaker. He then relocated to Italy in 1951, spending time at both Lazio and Genoa. He also spent time with Swiss side Lugano[1] before returning to his first club and then retiring from the field in 1962.[2]

Larsen was last capped in 1961, aged 37 years and 201 days, and is the fifth oldest player at the Norwegian national team.[3]

As well as being capped for the Norway national football team, he was its manager for two different spells. He also coached Lillestrøm SK[4] and Strømsgodset.[5]


  1. http://www.rsssf.com/players/trainers-zwit-clubs.html#l
  2. "Ragnar Larsen". Weltfussball.de. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2007.
  3. Lyngøy, Roar (7 June 2013). "Kapteinen tror ikke han kopierer eldstemann" (in Norwegian). Bergens Tidende. Retrieved 12 June 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 June 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Trenere" (in Norwegian). Strømsgodset IF. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.