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Gunnar Gren

1920 - 1991

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Johan Gunnar Gren (pronounced [ˈɡɵ̌nːar ˈɡreːn]; 31 October 1920 – 10 November 1991) was a Swedish professional football player and coach. He is best remembered for playing for IFK Göteborg and A.C. Milan. A creative forward, known for his technical skill, vision, tactical intelligence, and passing ability as a playmaker, he was part of the famous "Gre-No-Li" trio of forwards at Milan and the Sweden national team. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gunnar Gren has received more than 189,228 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Gunnar Gren is the 153rd most popular soccer player (down from 104th in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 117th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swedish Soccer Player.

Gunnar Gren is most famous for being a Swedish Olympic athlete who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. He won a gold medal in the 110 meter hurdles and a silver medal in the 400 meter hurdles.

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Among soccer players, Gunnar Gren ranks 153 out of 16,880Before him are José Leandro Andrade, Dennis Bergkamp, Iker Casillas, Franck Ribéry, Giampiero Boniperti, and Zizinho. After him are Felix Magath, José Altafini, Ivica Osim, Wim Jansen, Berti Vogts, and Allan Simonsen.

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Among people born in 1920, Gunnar Gren ranks 50Before him are Michèle Morgan, Kaysone Phomvihane, Sun Myung Moon, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Baruj Benacerraf, and Walter Nowotny. After him are Frank Sheeran, E. Donnall Thomas, George Porter, Lawrence Klein, Ivan Kozhedub, and Alicia Alonso. Among people deceased in 1991, Gunnar Gren ranks 39Before him are Stan Getz, Jean Tinguely, Wilhelm Kempff, Arno Breker, Leo Fender, and Don Siegel. After him are Richard Stone, Ivan Kozhedub, Tony Richardson, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Princess Ileana of Romania, and Salvador Luria.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gunnar Gren ranks 145 out of 1,612Before him are Catherine of Vadstena (1331), Emund the Old (1030), Nathan Söderblom (1866), Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden (1001), Zarah Leander (1907), and Gustaf Dalén (1869). After him are Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943), Gösta Mittag-Leffler (1846), Magnus II of Sweden (1130), Eric XI of Sweden (1216), Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), and Ellen Key (1849).


Among soccer players born in Sweden, Gunnar Gren ranks 4Before him are Gunnar Nordahl (1921), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), and Nils Liedholm (1922). After him are Kurt Hamrin (1934), Henrik Larsson (1971), Ronnie Hellström (1949), Thomas Ravelli (1959), Agne Simonsson (1935), Sven Tumba (1931), Lennart Skoglund (1929), and Ove Kindvall (1943).