Lennart Wing Player Profile


  • Full Name: Lars Lennart Wing
  • Born: August 7th, 1935 (Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Height: 6' 1
  • Position: Left Half
  • Signed: January 19th, 1965
  • First Manager: Jerry Kerr
  • Career Totals: 86 appearances, 9 goals
  • Also Played For: Orgryte


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1966-67 41 41 2 0 0 31 2 10 0
1965-66 30 30 7 1 0 24 7 6 0
1964-65 15 15 0 0 0 13 0 2 0
Totals: 86 (0) 9 68 (0) 9 18 (0) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Apr 22nd, 1967 22/04/67 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Apr 12th, 1967 12/04/67 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Apr 8th, 1967 08/04/67 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 0
Apr 5th, 1967 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 4
Apr 1st, 1967 01/04/67 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Nov 26th, 1966 26/11/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3
Oct 15th, 1966 15/10/66 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 3
Mar 30th, 1966 30/03/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
Feb 12th, 1966 12/02/66 Division One vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0
Oct 30th, 1965 30/10/65 Division One vs. Morton (H) 4 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Nov 26th, 1966 26/11/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3 (37') p
Oct 15th, 1966 15/10/66 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 3 (29') p
Mar 30th, 1966 30/03/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1 (-)
Feb 12th, 1966 12/02/66 Division One vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0 (35')
Oct 30th, 1965 30/10/65 Division One vs. Morton (H) 4 - 2 (74')
Oct 16th, 1965 16/10/65 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 7 - 0 (41') p
Oct 16th, 1965 16/10/65 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 7 - 0 (56') p
Oct 9th, 1965 09/10/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 4 - 2 (36') p
Sep 11th, 1965 11/09/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 5 - 0 (88') p

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Apr 22nd, 1967 22/04/67 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Apr 12th, 1967 12/04/67 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Apr 8th, 1967 08/04/67 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 0
Apr 5th, 1967 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 4
Apr 1st, 1967 01/04/67 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 1
Mar 25th, 1967 25/03/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Mar 18th, 1967 18/03/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Mar 11th, 1967 11/03/67 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Mar 8th, 1967 08/03/67 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Juventus (H) 1 - 0
Mar 4th, 1967 04/03/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 1
Feb 25th, 1967 25/02/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3
Feb 18th, 1967 18/02/67 2nd Round vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Feb 11th, 1967 11/02/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 3
Feb 8th, 1967 08/02/67 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Juventus (A) 0 - 3
Feb 4th, 1967 04/02/67 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 0 - 2
Jan 28th, 1967 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
Jan 21st, 1967 21/01/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 0
Jan 14th, 1967 14/01/67 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3
Jan 7th, 1967 07/01/67 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1967 03/01/67 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 2
Jan 2nd, 1967 02/01/67 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 0
Dec 31st, 1966 31/12/66 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 2
Dec 17th, 1966 17/12/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 2
Dec 10th, 1966 10/12/66 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Dec 3rd, 1966 03/12/66 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 0
Nov 26th, 1966 26/11/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3
Nov 19th, 1966 19/11/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Nov 16th, 1966 16/11/66 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Barcelona (H) 2 - 0
Nov 12th, 1966 12/11/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1966 05/11/66 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 2
Oct 29th, 1966 29/10/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 4
Oct 25th, 1966 25/10/66 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Barcelona (A) 2 - 1
Oct 22nd, 1966 22/10/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 2
Oct 15th, 1966 15/10/66 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 3
Oct 8th, 1966 08/10/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A) 4 - 1
Oct 1st, 1966 01/10/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 3
Sep 24th, 1966 24/09/66 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 7 - 0
Sep 17th, 1966 17/09/66 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 4
Sep 10th, 1966 10/09/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Aug 17th, 1966 17/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Aug 13th, 1966 13/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0
Apr 23rd, 1966 23/04/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Apr 20th, 1966 20/04/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 3
Apr 16th, 1966 16/04/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0
Apr 9th, 1966 09/04/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 5 - 4
Mar 30th, 1966 30/03/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
Mar 12th, 1966 12/03/66 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 3
Feb 26th, 1966 26/02/66 Division One vs. Morton (A) 0 - 2
Feb 12th, 1966 12/02/66 Division One vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0
Feb 7th, 1966 07/02/66 1st Round vs. Falkirk (H) 0 - 0
Jan 15th, 1966 15/01/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
Jan 8th, 1966 08/01/66 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Jan 3rd, 1966 03/01/66 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1
Dec 25th, 1965 25/12/65 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A) 4 - 2
Dec 18th, 1965 18/12/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Dec 11th, 1965 11/12/65 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Nov 27th, 1965 27/11/65 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 0 - 2
Nov 20th, 1965 20/11/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 0
Nov 13th, 1965 13/11/65 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 4 - 1
Oct 30th, 1965 30/10/65 Division One vs. Morton (H) 4 - 2
Oct 27th, 1965 27/10/65 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Oct 16th, 1965 16/10/65 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 7 - 0
Oct 9th, 1965 09/10/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 4 - 2
Oct 2nd, 1965 02/10/65 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 5 - 2
Sep 11th, 1965 11/09/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 5 - 0
Sep 4th, 1965 04/09/65 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3
Sep 1st, 1965 01/09/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 3
Aug 25th, 1965 25/08/65 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 4
Aug 21st, 1965 21/08/65 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 1
Aug 18th, 1965 18/08/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 0
Aug 14th, 1965 14/08/65 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
Apr 24th, 1965 24/04/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
Apr 19th, 1965 19/04/65 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 0
Apr 17th, 1965 17/04/65 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Apr 10th, 1965 10/04/65 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Apr 3rd, 1965 03/04/65 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Mar 27th, 1965 27/03/65 Division One vs. Morton (H) 3 - 2
Mar 24th, 1965 24/03/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 2
Mar 20th, 1965 20/03/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Mar 13th, 1965 13/03/65 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 6 - 0
Mar 10th, 1965 10/03/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 4
Feb 20th, 1965 20/02/65 2nd Round vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 2
Feb 17th, 1965 17/02/65 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A) 2 - 1
Feb 13th, 1965 13/02/65 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 1
Feb 6th, 1965 06/02/65 1st Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 3 - 0
Jan 23rd, 1965 23/01/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 68 9 1 0
SC 7 0 0 0
LC 7 0 0 0
FAIRS 4 0 0 0
Totals: 86 (0) 9

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Born and raised in Gothenburg, Lennart started off at local side BK René before signing for Örgryte as a youth player. Making his debut in 1956, he helped the club to promotion in 1959 and a third place finish in the Allsvenskan in 1960, whilst playing part-time and working as a fire-fighter. He gained international recognition in March 1961 when he made his Sweden debut in a friendly against Czechoslovakia, and went on to win 29 caps before the end of 1964.

The 29 year-old wing-half came to the attention of Jerry Kerr whilst playing for Örgryte against Dunfermline Athletic in a Fairs Cup tie at East End Park in October 1964. Although beaten 4-2, it was Lennart's team-mate Örjan Persson that caught the United manager's eye, and the left winger was at Tannadice by December. A few weeks later, regular left-half Stewart Fraser broke his ankle and Kerr moved to bring Wing to Tannadice as a replacement. Before the transfer could go ahead, Lennart had to ask for a leave of absence from the fire service, and was originally granted a year.

Making his debut against St Mirren on a snow covered Tannadice in January 1965, he went on to retain his position over the rest of the season as United embarked on a fantastic run that saw them defeated only twice in the league. At the end of their first season, Persson and Wing returned home and turned out for Örgryte, thereby missing United's run to the final of the Summer Cup that year. The pair also played for Sweden in a World Cup qualifier against Cyprus in May 1965, becoming the first Dundee United players to be capped at full international level whilst playing for the club.

The pair returned to Tannadice, and the excellent form continued on through the 1965-66 season. After receiving an extension to his absence from the fire service back home, the Swede scored his first goal for the club in memorable fashion, converting the 89th minute penalty to make it 5-0 to secure our record victory over Dundee in September 1965. Whilst with United he collected another seven international caps throughout the second half of 1965. Another excellent season culminated with United finishing fifth in Division One, the club's highest ever placing in the Scottish Football League at the time. That league position also meant that the club had qualified for Europe for the first time. Lennart's experience at European and international level was invaluable when the club made their first venture into Europe, defeating the Fairs Cup holders Barcelona at home and away, and competing well with Juventus before narrowly losing to the Italian giants.

When his contract expired at the end of the 1966-67 season, the popular Swede asked for a further extension to his already long leave of absence from the fire service. His request was denied and he returned home but continued to play part-time football, signing for Örgryte and then Kungsbacka.

In 2011, Lennart was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Last updated on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 by B Orr.





Debut

January 23rd, 1965
Dundee United 2 - 0 St Mirren

League (Division One)


International Career (Sweden)


Caps: 36

Goals: 0

International Debut: March 26th, 1961 v. Czech Republic

After making his debut for Sweden in a friendly against Czechoslovakia in Prague in March 1961, Lennart became a regular in the national side, chalking up 29 international appearances over the next three years. In one early international appearance, he had to take over as goalkeeper for twenty minutes in a World Cup qualifier against Switzerland when Bengt Nyholm had to go off for treatment. After his transfer to United in January 1965, the defender and fellow countryman Orjan Persson became the first Dundee United players to gain full international recognition when they played fro Sweden against Cyprus in a World Cup qualifying match in May 1965. He gained a further seven caps during his time at Tannadice, with his final international appearance being in November that year, against Cyprus in Famagusta.

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Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Lennart was born on this date in Gothenburg, Sweden.


  • International Debut


    Lennart earned his first International cap for Sweden, playing against Czech Republic.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 0 St Mirren
    League (Division One)

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  • First Goal

    Dundee 0 - 5 Dundee United
    League (Division One)

    United went into the first league derby of the 1965/66 season only ten days after losing to their bitter rivals 3-1 in a League Cup tie at Tannadice. However having won their last three league games a


  • 50th Appearance

    Ayr Utd 0 - 7 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 3 Aberdeen
    League (Division One)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Falkirk 0 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Partick Th
    League (Division One)