Sven Goran Eriksson Father Sven Eriksson: Is He Still Alive? Age Gap

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Yes, Sven Goran Eriksson’s father, Sven Eriksson, is still alive. Ninety-six-year-old Sven Eriksson is fit and fine and a big fan of Liverpool.

Recently, during an interview with Sky News, Sven Goran Eriksson said, “My father is still alive and is still a Liverpool supporter, and I’m a Liverpool supporter as well; I’ve always been.” Both father and son are big fans of Liverpool.

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson will join the Liverpool FC Legends management team for a charity soccer match.

Despite publicly revealing his terminal cancer diagnosis last month, Eriksson will be on the sidelines alongside Liverpool greats Ian Rush, John Barnes, and John Aldridge against an Ajax Legends team at Anfield on March 23.

Eriksson Will Be Part of The Legends Management Team For The Game Against Ajax Legends At Anfield, on 23 March.
Eriksson Will Be Part of The Legends Management Team For The Game Against Ajax Legends At Anfield on 23 March (Source: Evening Standard)

The 75-year-old Eriksson, renowned for his time as England manager, revealed to Swedish radio station P1 earlier this year that he has terminal cancer and approximately “about a year” to live.

Upon hearing about Eriksson’s diagnosis, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp extended an invitation to Anfield, offering Eriksson the opportunity to visit the club and even lead a training session if he desired.

Klopp warmly welcomed Eriksson, emphasizing that he and the club are ready to embrace him with open arms and make his visit memorable.

Sven Goran Eriksson Father Sven Eriksson: Is He Still Alive? Age Gap

Sven Goran Eriksson was born in 1948 in western Sweden to his parents, Sven Eriksson and Ulla Eriksson.

His father, Sven, worked as a bus conductor, while his mother, Ulla, was employed in a textile store.

Sven-Goran’s father, who shares his name, has been a lifelong fan of Liverpool, influencing Sven’s own affinity for the club.

Sven Eriksson Sr., born in 1928, is currently 96 years old, while Sven was born in 1948 and is 76 years old.

Sven Eriksson During An Interview With Sky News
Sven Eriksson During An Interview With Sky News (Source: X)

Despite their nearly 20-year age gap, Sven Goran Eriksson revealed in a recent interview with Sky News in January that his father is still alive and in good health.

During the interview, Sven Goran also disclosed that he has approximately one year left to live due to his battle with cancer.

Upon hearing the news, one Twitter User said, “Hearing him talk about his father still being alive, knowing there’s a good chance he’s going to outlive his son.”

There might be a chance of his father living more them him.

Sven Goran Eriksson’s Carrer

Sven-Goran Eriksson, a retired Swedish football manager and former player, initially aspired to a professional football career.

However, his playing days ended at 27, solely in Sweden’s lower divisions.

Transitioning from player to manager, Eriksson found considerable success. He began as an assistant to Tord Grip at Degerfors upon retiring from playing.

When Grip moved to become assistant manager of the Sweden national team a year later, Eriksson stepped up as Degerfors’ manager.

Sven Eriksson Is A Former Player And Manager
Sven Eriksson Is A Former Player And Manager (Source: North Wales Pioneer)

Throughout his managerial career, Eriksson amassed 18 trophies while leading clubs in Sweden, Portugal, and Italy. Notably, he secured victories in the UEFA Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup, reaching the final of the European Cup.

In addition to his club management roles, Eriksson has helmed various national teams, including England, Mexico, the Philippines, and the Ivory Coast.

He has also managed English clubs Manchester City and Leicester City.

Chanda Rai
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