Lennart Skoglund was nicknamed through-out his career as “Nacka” or the “The Waving Corncob”, Lennart Skoglund was a star of two Swedish World Cup
sides in the 1950s. First as a young inside-left in 1950 and then as a mature left winger on home soil in 1958. Born at Stockholm in 1929, blond-haired Skoglund was spotted as a 19-year-old playing for Third Division team Hammarby by the top Swedish club AIK Stockholm. A little over a year later, Nacka was making an impact in the World Cup held in Brazil where he formed a great partnership with Karl-Erik Palmér as Sweden finished third.