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 Swedish 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 291,567 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Nils Liedholm is the 101st most popular soccer player (up from 115th in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 127th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 101 out of 16,923Before him are Leo Beenhakker, Lucien Laurent, Jürgen Klinsmann, Ivica Osim, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, and Rudi Völler. After him are Zoltán Czibor, Berti Vogts, Gunnar Gren, José Altafini, Andriy Shevchenko, and Gheorghe Hagi.

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Among people born in 1922, Nils Liedholm ranks 46Before him are Nándor Hidegkuti, Renata Tebaldi, Lucian Freud, Leon M. Lederman, Ahmed Sékou Touré, and Liliane Bettencourt. After him are Dana Zátopková, Manolis Glezos, Richard Hamilton, Alberto Granado, Arthur Ashkin, and Ademir de Menezes. Among people deceased in 2007, Nils Liedholm ranks 22Before him are Albert Ellis, Deborah Kerr, Ryszard Kapuściński, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Benazir Bhutto, and Ève Curie. After him are Ernst Otto Fischer, Oscar Peterson, Richard Rorty, Momofuku Ando, Kai Siegbahn, and Lois Maxwell.

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Among people born in Sweden, Nils Liedholm ranks 114 out of 1,296Before him are Emund the Old (1030), Lennart Torstensson (1603), Canute I of Sweden (1150), Birgit Nilsson (1918), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), and Harriet Andersson (1932). After him are Claes Oldenburg (1929), Ulf von Euler (1905), Gunnar Gren (1920), Maj Sjöwall (1935), Charles VII of Sweden (1130), and Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884).


Among soccer players born in Sweden, Nils Liedholm ranks 3Before him are Gunnar Nordahl (1921) and Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981). After him are 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).