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 486,645 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Gunnar Nordahl is the 30th most popular soccer player (down from 28th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 54th 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 30 out of 16,923Before him are Raymond Kopa, László Kubala, Sándor Kocsis, Sócrates, Ronaldo, and Vavá. After him are Francisco Gento, Rivellino, Carlos Alberto Torres, Lionel Messi, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, and Lothar Matthäus.

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Among people born in 1921, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 21Before him are Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Hua Guofeng, Sophie Scholl, Simone Signoret, Giulietta Masina, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. After him are Paulo Freire, Nancy Reagan, Deborah Kerr, Patricia Highsmith, John Glenn, and Gianni Agnelli. Among people deceased in 1995, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 11Before him are Harold Wilson, Michael Ende, Emmanuel Levinas, Konrad Zuse, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Anatoly Dyatlov. After him are Dean Martin, Eugene Wigner, Alec Douglas-Home, Adolf Butenandt, Edward Bernays, and Louis Malle.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 53 out of 1,296Before him are Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Anita Ekberg (1931), Henning Mankell (1948), Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), Folke Bernadotte (1895), and Axel von Fersen the Younger (1755). After him are Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), Benny Andersson (1946), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Manne Siegbahn (1886), Eric IX of Sweden (1120), and Stellan Skarsgård (1951).


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