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Soccer great Karsten Johannessen (93) death

Start the legend Karsten Johannessen, death, 93 years old. The sign Fædrelandsvennen.

It was the most natural demise you can get, " says the profile son-in-law Steinar Skeie told the paper. the

He lived a long fotballiv and will be remembered as one of the football club Starts the most prominent figures throughout history. He was the head coach of the sørlandsklubben in all nine periods, and is the only one who has led the gulkledde to the gold in the top division. There, he managed both in 1978 and 1980. Start also took two bronser under his leadership.

He was hired as a coach in the Start for the first time in 1954 and led the team from the bench for the last time in 1996, around 42 years after his debut.


In his active career as a footballer, he was also in the Start, where he made his debut in 1945. It happened a few months after he got out of confinement at Grini after the second world war, according to the Website's homepage.

After the news of his death came, several hailed the 93-year-old. Among them, TV2-profile Jesper Mathisen, who was familiar with Johannessen in childhood.

Thank you for all you gave the entire South coast, Karsten. Gullene in 78 and 80 are never forgotten, but he was so much more than that! For a crazy, wonderful and amazing man. The stories are countless, and they are going to live on forever. Sad that he is gone, but then think of the fun he has had it, writes Mathisen on Twitter.

In 1981 he was made an honorary member of IK Start and in 2011 he was awarded the King's fortjenestemedalje for his efforts for football on the South coast.

He was also active in politics and set in the Kristiansand city council for the Right in a period.

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