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Harry Boye Karlsen

Harry Boye Karlsen
Harry Boye Karlsen - Landskamp Norge-Danmark, Ullevål - L0061 938Fo30141701190190 (cropped).jpg
Karlsen lining up for Norway in 1955
Personal information
Full name Harry Boye Karlsen[1]
Date of birth (1920-03-14)14 March 1920
Place of birth Horten, Norway
Date of death 8 January 1994(1994-01-08) (aged 73)
Place of death Stavern, Norway
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1940–1941 Ørn-Horten
1943–1945 Dundee United
1945 Exeter City 1 (0)
1946–1947 Lyn Oslo
1947–1952 Ørn-Horten
1952–1960 Larvik Turn
National team
1946–1956 Norway 58 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Harry Boye Karlsen (14 March 1920 – 8 January 1994) was a Norwegian international footballer. He was born in Horten, and played 58 games for Norway, scoring four goals, between 1946 and 1956. He was a member of the Norwegian squad that competed at the 1952 Olympics. Karlsen played as a defender or as a wing-half (defensive midfield), and was used as a free kick and penalty taker.[2]

During World War II Karlsen played for several British teams. He joined Dundee United in September 1943, playing regularly for them until being posted to England in January 1945. He returned to make a few more appearances later in the year, and also played a single match for Exeter City in October 1945.[3] After the war he joined Lyn and won the Norwegian cup with them in 1946. He moved back to Horten the following year, rejoining his hometown club Ørn, where he also played before the war. In 1952 he transferred to Larvik Turn where he was also player-coach. At Larvik Turn, Karlsen won the Norwegian Premier League in 1952/53, 1954/55 and 1955/56.[2]


  1. ^ "Harry Boye Karlsen" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Harry Boye Karlsen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunskapsforlaget. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  3. ^ Gracie, Steve (2008). A Passion for Survival. Dundee: Arabest Publishing. p. 317. ISBN 978 0 9558341 0 3.

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