Sven Tumba

1931 - 2011

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Sven Tumba (born Sven Olof Gunnar Johansson; 28 August 1931 – 1 October 2011) was one of the most prominent Swedish ice hockey players of the 1950s and 1960s. He also represented Sweden in football as well as golf and became Swedish champion in waterskiing. Johansson first became known as "Tumba" in the 1950s since there were other players with the same last name, and he grew up in the Swedish town of Tumba. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sven Tumba has received more than 89,116 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Sven Tumba is the 1,195th most popular soccer player (down from 672nd in 2019), the 411th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 323rd in 2019) and the 24th most popular Swedish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Sven Tumba ranks 1,195 out of 21,273Before him are Takeshi Kamo, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Ichiro Hosotani, Müller, Max Abegglen, and Ken Naganuma. After him are Douglas Costa, Silvio Marzolini, Umberto Caligaris, Mehmet Scholl, Josef Posipal, and Nahum Stelmach.

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Among people born in 1931, Sven Tumba ranks 211Before him are Françoise Arnoul, Takashi Ono, Joel Antônio Martins, Ole-Johan Dahl, Bob Anderson, and Chuck Feeney. After him are Galina Zybina, Camillo Ruini, Klas Lestander, Dean Jones, Koichi Sugiyama, and Caroline Graham. Among people deceased in 2011, Sven Tumba ranks 153Before him are Bora Kostić, Sándor Képíró, Ali-Reza Pahlavi, Norio Ohga, Kurt Sanderling, and Claude Choules. After him are Bernd Eichinger, Koichi Tohei, Bo Carpelan, Thor Vilhjálmsson, Sena Jurinac, and Leka, Crown Prince of Albania.

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Among people born in Sweden, Sven Tumba ranks 411 out of 1,879Before him are Avicii (1989), Pia Sundhage (1960), Slim Borgudd (1946), Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874), Peter Artedi (1705), and Bernhard Karlgren (1889). After him are Ralf Edström (1952), Klas Lestander (1931), Johan Tobias Sergel (1740), Esaias Tegnér (1782), Pehr Kalm (1716), and Joe Hill (1879).


Among soccer players born in Sweden, Sven Tumba ranks 24Before him are Kennet Andersson (1967), Sven Rydell (1905), Knut Nordahl (1920), Tore Keller (1905), Bengt Gustavsson (1928), and Pia Sundhage (1960). After him are Ralf Edström (1952), Orvar Bergmark (1930), Conny Torstensson (1949), Nils Axelsson (1906), Martin Dahlin (1968), and Bertil Nordahl (1917).