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 198,939 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Gunnar Gren is the 152nd most popular soccer player, the 119th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 144th in 2019) and the 5th 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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  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

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Over the past year Gunnar Gren has had the most page views in the with 31,805 views, followed by English (25,399), and Italian (15,600). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (115.41%), Latvian (57.79%), and German (50.00%)


Among soccer players, Gunnar Gren ranks 152 out of 21,273Before him are Ruud Krol, Arie Haan, Kakuichi Mimura, Bora Milutinović, Ivica Osim, and Tameo Ide. After him are Grzegorz Lato, Pavel Nedvěd, Karim Benzema, Thierry Henry, Ademir de Menezes, and Andrés Iniesta.

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Among people born in 1920, Gunnar Gren ranks 40Before him are Douglass North, Sergei Bondarchuk, John Demjanjuk, Alberto Sordi, Ravi Shankar, and Sun Myung Moon. After him are Kaysone Phomvihane, Edmond H. Fischer, Mickey Rooney, Michèle Morgan, George Porter, and Prem Tinsulanonda. Among people deceased in 1991, Gunnar Gren ranks 30Before him are Arno Breker, Margot Fonteyn, Henri Lefebvre, David Lean, Natalia Ginzburg, and Max Frisch. After him are Ragnar Granit, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Jean Tinguely, Martha Graham, Claudio Arrau, and Wilhelm Kempff.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Gunnar Gren ranks 119 out of 1,879Before him are Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), Nathan Söderblom (1866), Gustav, Prince of Vasa (1799), Ingrid Thulin (1926), Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (1912), and Lasse Hallström (1946). After him are Sune Bergström (1916), Lennart Johansson (1929), Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden (1001), Hjalmar Branting (1860), Rolf Maximilian Sievert (1896), and Ingemar Stenmark (1956).


Among soccer players born in Sweden, Gunnar Gren ranks 5Before him are Gunnar Nordahl (1921), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Kurt Hamrin (1934), and Nils Liedholm (1922). After him are Bo Larsson (1944), Henrik Larsson (1971), Reino Börjesson (1929), Agne Simonsson (1935), Ove Kindvall (1943), Lennart Skoglund (1929), and Ronnie Hellström (1949).