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 151,251 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Gunnar Gren is the 104th most popular soccer player (up from 106th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 120th 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 104 out of 16,923Before him are Ivica Osim, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Rudi Völler, Nils Liedholm, Zoltán Czibor, and Berti Vogts. After him are José Altafini, Andriy Shevchenko, Gheorghe Hagi, José Nasazzi, César Luis Menotti, and Alessandro Del Piero.

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Among people born in 1920, Gunnar Gren ranks 42Before him are Dave Brubeck, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Alberto Sordi, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Sun Myung Moon, and Yoshiko Yamaguchi. After him are Walter Nowotny, Maureen O'Hara, Frank Sheeran, Ștefan Kovács, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, and Michèle Morgan. Among people deceased in 1991, Gunnar Gren ranks 32Before him are Oona O'Neill, Rajiv Gandhi, Henri Lefebvre, Ragnar Granit, Claudio Arrau, and Stan Getz. After him are Arno Breker, Jean Tinguely, Leo Fender, Don Siegel, Wilhelm Kempff, and Natalia Ginzburg.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gunnar Gren ranks 117 out of 1,296Before him are Birgit Nilsson (1918), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Harriet Andersson (1932), Nils Liedholm (1922), Claes Oldenburg (1929), and Ulf von Euler (1905). After him are Maj Sjöwall (1935), Charles VII of Sweden (1130), Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884), Lennart Johansson (1929), Nathan Söderblom (1866), and Catherine of Vadstena (1331).


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), Agne Simonsson (1935), Lennart Skoglund (1929), Thomas Ravelli (1959), Ove Kindvall (1943), Sven Rydell (1905), and Kalle Svensson (1925).