Hasse Jeppson

Hans "Hasse" Jeppson (10 May 1925 – 21 February 2013) was a Swedish football striker.[1][2] He was known for his impressive goals to games ratio at several clubs. Most of his career was spent with Napoli in Italy. Jeppson also played for Sweden and helped them to a third-place finish in the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

Hasse Jeppson
Jeppson with Djurgården in 1952
Personal information
Full name Hans Jeppson
Date of birth (1925-05-10)10 May 1925
Place of birth Kungsbacka, Sweden
Date of death 22 February 2013(2013-02-22) (aged 87)
Place of death Rome, Italy
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Örgryte ? (?)
1948–1951 Djurgården 51 (58)
1951 Charlton Athletic 11 (9)
1951–1952 Atalanta 27 (22)
1952–1956 Napoli 112 (52)
1956–1957 Torino 19 (7)
Total 220 (148)
National team
1949–1950 Sweden 12 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

He began his career with Djurgårdens IF, transferring to Charlton Athletic where he played 11 matches in 1951, before moving to Italy to join Atalanta (1951–1952). Jeppson was the second Swedish player to be transferred to an English team, after Dan Ekner at Portsmouth.[3]

He then moved to Napoli (1952–56) and Torino F.C. (1956–57) in the 1950s. In 1951 was bought from Atalanta. In 1952 he was sold to Napoli for 105 million lira, a new world record transfer-fee (for this reason the Napoli's fans nicknamed him o' banco e' napule, the bank of Naples).[1] Jeppson played for Napoli from 1952 to 1956 scoring 52 goals. In 1956 Jeppson was sold to Torino. He retired in 1957.

International career

Jeppson played the 1950 FIFA World Cup for Sweden scoring two goals. He played 12 games in all for the Sweden national football team. His Swedish nickname was Hasse Guldfot (Hasse Goldenfoot).



Djurgårdens IF




  • Allsvenskan Top Scorer: 1951
  • Swedish Football Hall of Fame inductee (2009)


  1. Taormina, Pino (22 February 2013). "Napoli, morto Jeppson "mister 105 milioni"" (in Italian). Il Mattino. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  2. Sjöberg, Daniel (22 February 2013). "Djurgårdslegendaren Hasse Jeppson är död" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  3. https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/internationals/how-will-englands-group-fare-651717.html

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