Erik Nilsson

1916 - 1995

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Erik Henry Sixten 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 32,529 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Erik Nilsson is the 1,015th most popular soccer player (down from 921st in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 375th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Erik Nilsson ranks 1,015 out of 16,880Before him are Franz John, Salvador Sadurní, Branco, Dragan Pantelić, Zoltán Halmay, and Emilio Recoba. After him are Michael Rummenigge, Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Aleksandar Shalamanov, Virgil van Dijk, Pál Csernai, and Carlos Vidal.

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Among people born in 1916, Erik Nilsson ranks 128Before him are Jackie Gleason, Iosif Shklovsky, Ingrid Vang Nyman, Charlie Christian, David White, and Jurij Brězan. After him are Ri Jong-ok, Jack Arnold, Halet Çambel, Ugo Locatelli, M. S. Subbulakshmi, and Bismillah Khan. Among people deceased in 1995, Erik Nilsson ranks 128Before him are Miguel Torga, Václav Ježek, Mickey Mantle, Madge Sinclair, Dmitri Shepilov, and James Samuel Coleman. After him are Osvaldo Pugliese, John Brunner, Ashapurna Devi, Willem Frederik Hermans, Nancy Kelly, and Luis Regueiro.

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Among people born in Sweden, Erik Nilsson ranks 404 out of 1,612Before him are Artur Lundkvist (1906), Sophie Adlersparre (1823), Anders Dahl (1751), Olof Swartz (1760), Allan Pettersson (1911), and Lena Nyman (1944). After him are Victoria Silvstedt (1974), Bengt Gustavsson (1928), Kennet Andersson (1967), Richard Bergh (1858), Lars Norén (1944), and Dead (1969).


Among soccer players born in Sweden, Erik Nilsson ranks 17Before him are Lennart Skoglund (1929), Ove Kindvall (1943), Knut Nordahl (1920), Sven Rydell (1905), Kalle Svensson (1925), and Tore Keller (1905). After him are Bengt Gustavsson (1928), Kennet Andersson (1967), Ivan Eklind (1905), Bertil Nordahl (1917), Björn Nordqvist (1942), and Martin Dahlin (1968).