Peter Forsberg

1973 - Today

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Peter Mattias Forsberg (pronounced [ˈpěːtɛr ˈfɔ̂ʂːbærj] (listen); born 20 July 1973) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey player and was for a time assistant general manager of Modo Hockey. Nicknamed "Peter the Great" and "Foppa", Forsberg was known for his on-ice vision and physical play, and is considered one of the greatest players of all time. Although his career was shortened by persistent injuries, as of 2021, he stands ninth all-time in career points-per-game and fifth all-time in career assists-per-game in the NHL, only behind Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr, and Connor McDavid. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Forsberg has received more than 1,077,901 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Peter Forsberg is the 32nd most popular hockey player (down from 23rd in 2019), the 766th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 599th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Peter Forsberg ranks 32 out of 358Before him are Vyacheslav Starshinov, Alexei Kasatonov, Marcel Dionne, Veniamin Alexandrov, Alexander Ovechkin, and Art Ross. After him are Bernie Geoffrion, Ernie Collett, Alexander Almetov, Oldřich Machač, Konstantin Loktev, and Mark Messier.

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Among people born in 1973, Peter Forsberg ranks 223Before him are Chris Fehn, Denis Urubko, Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Kathleen Robertson, Isabel dos Santos, and Stephen Graham. After him are Kris Marshall, Lee Woon-jae, Jeon Do-yeon, Howie Dorough, Kaoru Nagadome, and Matthew McGrory.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Peter Forsberg ranks 766 out of 1,296Before him are Zara Larsson (1997), Karin Dreijer (1975), Anita Skorgan (1958), Eric Carlberg (1880), Anders Svensson (1976), and Peter Jacob Hjelm (1746). After him are Andreas Granqvist (1985), David Dencik (1974), Meja (1969), Anders Linderoth (1950), Cecilia Malmström (1968), and Roger Pontare (1951).


Among hockey players born in Sweden, Peter Forsberg ranks 1After him are Mats Näslund (1959), Håkan Loob (1960), Mats Sundin (1971), Tomas Jonsson (1960), Nicklas Lidström (1970), Tommy Salo (1971), Henrik Lundqvist (1982), Henrik Zetterberg (1980), Jörgen Jönsson (1972), Henrik Sedin (1980), and Markus Näslund (1973).