Gunnar Nordahl

1921 - 1995

Gunnar Nordahl

Nils Gunnar Nordahl (pronounced [ˈɡɵ̌nːar ˈnûːɖɑːl]; 19 October 1921 – 15 September 1995) was a Swedish football player. A highly prolific, powerful, and physically strong striker, with an eye for goal, he is best known for his spell at A.C. 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. He still holds the record for goals per appearance in Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gunnar Nordahl has received more than 372,553 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular soccer player.

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Among soccer players, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 28 out of 13,233Before him are Zico, Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi, Sándor Kocsis, Sócrates, and László Kubala. After him are Raymond Kopa, Vavá, Ruud Gullit, Mário Zagallo, Ricardo Zamora, and Antonín Panenka.

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Among people born in 1921, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 21Before him are Hua Guofeng, Peter Ustinov, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Sophie Scholl, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Giulietta Masina. After him are Simone Signoret, Paulo Freire, John Glenn, Nancy Reagan, Lana Turner, and Deborah Kerr. Among people deceased in 1995, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 11Before him are Anatoly Dyatlov, Michael Ende, Emmanuel Levinas, Konrad Zuse, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Eugene Wigner. After him are Adolf Butenandt, Dean Martin, Hannes Alfvén, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Donald Pleasence, and Lana Turner.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 54 out of 935Before him are Raoul Wallenberg (1912), Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (1906), Henning Mankell (1948), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), and Anders Jonas Ångström (1814). After him are Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), Gustaf Dalén (1869), Dolph Lundgren (1957), Gunnar Myrdal (1898), Allvar Gullstrand (1862), and Theodor Svedberg (1884).


Among soccer players born in Sweden, Gunnar Nordahl ranks 1After him are Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Gunnar Gren (1920), Nils Liedholm (1922), Kurt Hamrin (1934), Henrik Larsson (1971), Lennart Skoglund (1929), Agne Simonsson (1935), Ove Kindvall (1943), Erik Nilsson (1916), Knut Nordahl (1920), and Sven Tumba (1931).

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