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Gunnar Nordahl

1921 - 1995

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Nils Gunnar Nordahl (pronounced [ˈɡɵ̌nːar ˈnûːɖɑːl]; 19 October 1921 – 15 September 1995) was a Swedish professional footballer. A highly prolific, powerful, and physically strong striker, with an eye for goal, he is best known for his spell at AC Milan from 1949 to 1956, in which he won the Scudetto twice, and also the title of pluricapocannoniere, with an unprecedented five top scorer (Capocannonieri) awards, more than any other player in the history of the Italian championship.Nordahl is Milan’s all-time record goalscorer, and he long held the record for most goals for a single club in the history of Italian league, before being surpassed by Francesco Totti in January 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gunnar Nordahl has received more than 571,295 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Gunnar Nordahl is the 29th most popular soccer player (up from 30th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 53rd in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Soccer Player.

Gunnar Nordahl was a Swedish footballer who was most famous for his time with Italian club AC Milan. He helped them win the Serie A title in 1951 and 1952, and the Coppa Italia in 1953.

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Among soccer players, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 29 out of 16,880Before him are Bobby Charlton, Raymond Kopa, Sándor Kocsis, Rivellino, Mário Zagallo, and Just Fontaine. After him are Sócrates, Didi, Carlos Alberto Torres, Vavá, Stanley Matthews, and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

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Among people born in 1921, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 19Before him are Hua Guofeng, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Joseph Beuys, Giulietta Masina, Sophie Scholl, and Simone Signoret. After him are Paulo Freire, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Peter Ustinov, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Aaron T. Beck, and Deborah Kerr. Among people deceased in 1995, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 10Before him are Emil Cioran, Harold Wilson, Emmanuel Levinas, Michael Ende, Eugene Wigner, and Konrad Zuse. After him are Anatoly Dyatlov, Mikhail Botvinnik, Adolf Butenandt, William Alfred Fowler, Dean Martin, and Alec Douglas-Home.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 54 out of 1,612Before him are Charles XV of Sweden (1826), Raoul Wallenberg (1912), Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (1906), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), and Axel von Fersen the Younger (1755). After him are Dolph Lundgren (1957), Manne Siegbahn (1886), Allvar Gullstrand (1862), Henning Mankell (1948), Björn Borg (1956), and Theodor Svedberg (1884).


Among soccer players born in Sweden, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 1After him are Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Nils Liedholm (1922), Gunnar Gren (1920), 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).