Erling Sørensen

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
London 1948 Team Competition


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

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