Nils Liedholm

1922 - 2007

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Nils Erik Liedholm (pronounced [ˈnɪlːs ˈlîːdhɔlm]; 8 October 1922 – 5 November 2007) was a Swedish football midfielder and coach. Il Barone (The Baron), as he is affectionately known in Italy, was renowned for being part of the Swedish "Gre-No-Li" trio of strikers along with Gunnar Gren and Gunnar Nordahl at A.C. Milan and the Sweden national team, with which he achieved notable success throughout his career. Liedholm was an intelligent and technically gifted offensive playmaker who was renowned for his range of passing and his elegant style of play; he is regarded as one of Milan's and Sweden's greatest ever players, and considered one of the best players of the post-war era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nils Liedholm has received more than 394,152 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Nils Liedholm is the 122nd most popular soccer player (down from 114th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 111th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swedish Soccer Player.

Nils Liedholm is most famous for being a Swedish football player and coach. He played for the Swedish national team, winning the gold medal in the 1948 Olympics. He played for AC Milan, winning two Serie A titles and two European Cups. He coached AC Milan, winning two more Serie A titles.

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Among soccer players, Nils Liedholm ranks 122 out of 21,273Before him are Berti Vogts, Luis Enrique, Luka Modrić, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Arthur Friedenreich, and Alessandro Del Piero. After him are Fabio Cannavaro, Miroslav Klose, Paulo Roberto Falcão, José Nasazzi, Helmut Rahn, and Lucien Laurent.

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Among people born in 1922, Nils Liedholm ranks 43Before him are Nándor Hidegkuti, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Nikolay Basov, Doris Day, Jacques Piccard, and Agostinho Neto. After him are Julius Nyerere, Arthur Ashkin, Jason Robards, Cornelius Castoriadis, Ademir de Menezes, and Leon M. Lederman. Among people deceased in 2007, Nils Liedholm ranks 25Before him are Maurice Béjart, Ryszard Kapuściński, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sri Chinmoy, Ernst Otto Fischer, and Albert Ellis. After him are Abdul Rahman Arif, Richard Rorty, Jane Wyman, Arthur Kornberg, Ashraf Marwan, and Pierre-Gilles de Gennes.

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Among people born in Sweden, Nils Liedholm ranks 107 out of 1,879Before him are Bibi Andersson (1935), Haakon VI of Norway (1340), Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), Alva Myrdal (1902), Bertil Ohlin (1899), and Lennart Torstensson (1603). After him are Svante Pääbo (1955), Rudolf Kjellén (1864), Ulf von Euler (1905), Arvid Carlsson (1923), Peter Stormare (1953), and Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861).


Among soccer players born in Sweden, Nils Liedholm ranks 4Before him are Gunnar Nordahl (1921), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), and Kurt Hamrin (1934). After him are Gunnar Gren (1920), Bo Larsson (1944), Henrik Larsson (1971), Reino Börjesson (1929), Agne Simonsson (1935), Ove Kindvall (1943), Lennart Skoglund (1929), and Ronnie Hellström (1949).