Erik Nilsson

1916 - 1995

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Erik Nilsson (6 August 1916 – 9 September 1995) was a Swedish footballer who played as a left back. Nilsson played his youth days with Limhamns IF, before he moved in 1934 to Allsvenskan club Malmö FF, where he played until 1953. There he won five league titles and five Swedish Cups. During his playing days he rejected an offer from A.C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erik Nilsson has received more than 29,754 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Erik Nilsson is the 921st most popular soccer player (down from 841st in 2019), the 375th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 366th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Swedish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Erik Nilsson ranks 921 out of 16,923Before him are Keisuke Honda, Viktor Ponedelnik, Poul Nielsen, Patrick Battiston, Pablo Aimar, and Tommy Taylor. After him are Tita, Gheorghe Popescu, Jérôme Boateng, Emerson, Megumi Torigoe, and Branco.

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Among people born in 1916, Erik Nilsson ranks 116Before him are Halil İnalcık, Charlie Christian, Shirley Jackson, Jackie Gleason, Jurij Brězan, and Zein Al-Sharaf Talal. After him are Iosif Shklovsky, Ramón José Velásquez, Werner Bischof, Movita Castaneda, Ugo Locatelli, and Evelyn Keyes. Among people deceased in 1995, Erik Nilsson ranks 115Before him are Giancarlo Baghetti, Edith Pargeter, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Georgy Beregovoy, Jerry Garcia, and Osvaldo Pugliese. After him are Lev Polugaevsky, Alberto Burri, Werner Liebrich, Luis Regueiro, Mordechai Gur, and Burl Ives.

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Among people born in Sweden, Erik Nilsson ranks 375 out of 1,296Before him are Erik Ivar Fredholm (1866), Lars Gustafsson (1936), Stefan Persson (1947), Gustav Trolle (1488), Gunnar Nilsson (1948), and Malena Ernman (1970). After him are Björn Andrésen (1955), Georg Stiernhielm (1598), Sven Nordqvist (1946), Kristina Lugn (1948), Artur Lundkvist (1906), and Ingeborg Magnusdotter of Sweden (1277).


Among soccer players born in Sweden, Erik Nilsson ranks 15Before him are Thomas Ravelli (1959), Ove Kindvall (1943), Sven Rydell (1905), Kalle Svensson (1925), Knut Nordahl (1920), and Tore Keller (1905). After him are Ivan Eklind (1905), Kennet Andersson (1967), Bengt Gustavsson (1928), Ronnie Hellström (1949), Bertil Nordahl (1917), and Björn Nordqvist (1942).