Rolf Herbert Östgren was born on August 31, 1934 in Västerås and made his IFK Göteborg debut in the 1962 season, which was also the debut season of team mate Paul Johansson. At 27 years, 11 months and 11 days, on August 12, 1962, he took part his first competetive game against Helsingborgs IF in an Allsvenskan game that ended 1–2. He spent one season with the IFK Göteborgs first team, and during his career he played in 4 first team games and scored 2 goals. Out of these 4 first team games, 2 were Allsvenskan games.
Rolf Östgren is with his 2 Allsvenskan games number
437 on the list of those who have competed in most Allsvenskan games for IFK Göteborg. Östgren passed away in 2004, 69 years old.