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 55,436 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Sven Tumba is the 1,254th most popular soccer player (down from 931st in 2019), the 443rd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 384th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Swedish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Sven Tumba ranks 1,254 out of 16,923Before him are Ezequiel Lavezzi, Orvar Bergmark, Fernando Giudicelli, Oreco, Mariano Gonzalvo, and Karlheinz Förster. After him are Aurelio González, Rubén Morán, Luís Fabiano, Ralf Edström, Yevhen Rudakov, and Albert Batteux.

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Among people born in 1931, Sven Tumba ranks 237Before him are Regis Philbin, Dorothy Stang, Bruno Mattei, Boris Pankin, Richard Ratsimandrava, and Jean Béliveau. After him are León Febres Cordero, Rogelio Domínguez, Kyōko Kagawa, Shunichiro Okano, Kenny Burrell, and Ángel Berni. Among people deceased in 2011, Sven Tumba ranks 176Before him are Inge Sørensen, Wilson Greatbatch, Harry Morgan, Koichi Tohei, Lena Nyman, and Robert Ettinger. After him are Yevhen Rudakov, Hind Rostom, Thorbjørn Svenssen, Jiří Dienstbier, Kenneth Mars, and Grete Waitz.

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Among people born in Sweden, Sven Tumba ranks 443 out of 1,296Before him are Björn Nordqvist (1942), Ernst Alexanderson (1878), Vilgot Sjöman (1924), Birgit Cullberg (1908), Lena Nyman (1944), and Orvar Bergmark (1930). After him are Hasse Ekman (1915), Ralf Edström (1952), Dead (1969), Arne Borg (1901), Gert Fredriksson (1919), and Eva Bonnier (1857).


Among soccer players born in Sweden, Sven Tumba ranks 23Before him are Kennet Andersson (1967), Bengt Gustavsson (1928), Ronnie Hellström (1949), Bertil Nordahl (1917), Björn Nordqvist (1942), and Orvar Bergmark (1930). After him are Ralf Edström (1952), Gustav Wetterström (1911), Tomas Brolin (1969), Hasse Jeppson (1925), Martin Dahlin (1968), and Bror Mellberg (1923).