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Born January 18, 1965 (1965-01-18) (age 45),

Sweden

Height

Weight

5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

171 lb (78 kg; 12 st 3 lb)

Position Centre
Shoots Left
Played for Djurgårdens IF

Kloten Flyers

Ntl. team Sweden
Playing career 1984–2001
Medal record
Competitor for Sweden
Men's Ice hockey
Olympic Games
Gold 1994 Lillehammer Men's Ice Hockey
Ice Hockey World Championships
Gold 1991 Finland Men's Ice Hockey
Silver 1993 Germany Men's Ice Hockey
Bronze 1994 Italy Men's Ice Hockey
Silver 1995 Sweden Men's Ice Hockey

Charles "Challe" Berglund (born January 18, 1965) is a Swedish former ice hockey player and currently the head coach for Modo Hockey, having left arch rivals Timrå IK in the summer of 2010.

He played 12 seasons for Djurgårdens IF of the Elitserien and won five Swedish Championships with Djurgården, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2000 and 2001.[1] He also received silver in 1992 and 1998. The last seasons of his career he was the team captain. He is highly appreciated and loved by the supporters of Djurgården (i.e. Järnkaminerna) for being so devoted to the club and its supporters.

Berglund earned 142 caps for the Swedish national team. He won both the World Championship gold in 1991 and the Olympic gold in 1994.

In 1996, he also won the Swiss Championship with EHC Kloten.

Berglund has also been appearing on TV4 as an expert commentator for harness racing, which is also his favorite hobby.

ClubsEdit

  • Djurgårdens IF (1997–2001)
  • EHC Kloten (1995–1997)
  • Djurgårdens IF (1987–1995)
  • Nacka HK (1986–1987)
  • Huddinge IK (1984–1986)
  • Djurgårdens IF juniors, 1982-1984

Coaching careerEdit

  • Timrå IK (2007–present)
  • Djurgårdens IF (2005–2007) (assistant coach)
  • Väsby IK Hockey (2004–2005)

MedalsEdit

  • Olympic-Gold 1994
  • WC-Gold 1991
  • WC-Silver 1993, 1995
  • WC-Bronze 1994
  • Swedish Champion in 1989, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001
  • Canada Cup, 3:e 1991
  • Europateamcup-Gold 1991, 1992
  • Swiss Gold 1996

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