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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 336,195 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Nils Liedholm is the 115th most popular soccer player (down from 101st in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 114th 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 115 out of 16,880Before him are Thierry Henry, Uwe Seeler, Fabio Cannavaro, Neymar, Dani Alves, and Filippo Inzaghi. After him are Fernando Santos, Kunishige Kamamoto, Luigi Riva, Lucien Laurent, Bobby Robson, and Carles Puyol.

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Among people born in 1922, Nils Liedholm ranks 44Before him are Miguel Muñoz, Yang Chen-Ning, Jason Robards, Liliane Bettencourt, Agostinho Neto, and Nikolay Basov. After him are Michel Galabru, Blake Edwards, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Julius Nyerere, Robert W. Holley, and Ademir de Menezes. Among people deceased in 2007, Nils Liedholm ranks 27Before him are Ryszard Kapuściński, Ike Turner, Barry Nelson, Ernst Otto Fischer, Momofuku Ando, and Kai Siegbahn. After him are Richard Rorty, Abdul Rahman Arif, Paul Lauterbur, Stanley Miller, Lois Maxwell, and Marcheline Bertrand.

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Among people born in Sweden, Nils Liedholm ranks 112 out of 1,612Before him are Sverker I of Sweden (1100), Stefan Löfven (1957), Ingemar Stenmark (1956), Carin Göring (1888), Kai Siegbahn (1918), and Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884). After him are Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg (1584), Canute I of Sweden (1150), Rudolf Kjellén (1864), Lasse Hallström (1946), Victor Sjöström (1879), and Harriet Andersson (1932).


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), Ronnie Hellström (1949), Thomas Ravelli (1959), Agne Simonsson (1935), Sven Tumba (1931), Lennart Skoglund (1929), and Ove Kindvall (1943).