Gunnar Nordahl is number 40 in 90min's Top 50 Greatest Footballers of All Time series.


Goals, goals, goals. That's what Gunnar Nordahl was all about.


Whether he was plundering them in back in Sweden or becoming a 1950s legend with Milan, the Swede consistently racked up ridiculous goal records season upon season.


His impressive feats are there for all to see today, with few coming close to the goalscoring precedent he set with I Rossoneri and Sweden.


Here are a select few of his best moments...


Seven Goals in One Game for IFK Norrköping

It's very important to remember, if nothing else, Nordahl was an incredible goalscorer.


That much was made clear during his amateur days in Sweden, and in particular during a game for IFK Norrköping against Landskrona BoIS.


Nordahl scored seven goals during a 9-1 victory over the Scania side, playing alongside his older brother Knut and demonstrating his poacher's eye for goal.


Norrköping would finish at the top of Allsvenskan that season, five points ahead of IF Elfsborg.


​1948 Gold Medalist

Nordahl was still playing for Norrköping when the 1948 Olympic Games in London came around, but he was included in Sweden's squad for the football tournament alongside brothers Knut and Bertil.


It was in England where he would catch the eye of Serie A giants Milan as he top scored on the way to Olympic gold with his country. 


Nordahl scored seven goals in all, including four in a 12-0 quarter final rout of South Korea and another in the 3-1 final triumph over Yugoslavia, finishing as the tournament's leading scorer alongside Denmark's John Hansen.


Coincidentally, he would face the Dane in Italy.


Hat Trick in 7-1 Juventus Thrashing

And wouldn't you know it, here's a game in which both Nordahl and Hansen featured in and scored! You just can't write it.


Milan and Juventus were ​Serie A's top two sides during the 1949/50 season, and their clash on February 5 1950 is an all time classic.


Hansen gave La Vecchia Signora an early lead in the 12th minute, only for each member of Gre-No-Li - comprised of Nordahl, Gunnar Gren and Nils Liedhold - to score before half time, Nordahl getting on the scoresheet twice.


He would complete his hat trick four minutes after the interval, with Renzo Burini and Enrico Candiani adding to the hosts' misery by completing the 7-1 thrashing.


​Milan would still finish five points behind ​Juventus that season: needless to say, Jesse Carver and his side had the last laugh that campaign.


Becoming 'Pluricapocannoniere'

If a player dominates one league's scoring charts season upon season nowadays, they're revered as legendary. Lionel Messi has consistently top scored in La Liga, so he's a legend. Robert Lewandowski does it in Germany, so he's obviously incredible.


Back in Nordahl's heyday, he would top score in five out of six seasons from 1949/50 to 1954/55, an unprecedented tally in Serie A and still a league record to this day.


That record won Nordahl the title of 'pluricapocannoniere', which makes him a pretty big deal. With five Serie A Golden Boot wins, Nordahl is comfortably ahead of Italian legends like Giuseppe Meazza, Aldo Boffi, Gigi Riva and a raft of other hot shot forwards. Not bad at all.


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