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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 71,924 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Sven Tumba is the 673rd most popular soccer player (up from 1,252nd in 2019), the 324th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 443rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Swedish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Sven Tumba ranks 673 out of 16,880Before him are Gianluca Pagliuca, Bernard Vukas, Tomohiko Ikoma, Diego Costa, Alfio Basile, and Hans van Breukelen. After him are Pak Doo-ik, Pepe Reina, Dejan Stanković, Fernando Morientes, Eizo Yuguchi, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

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Among people born in 1931, Sven Tumba ranks 145Before him are Sébastien Japrisot, John Milnor, Marianne Koch, Antonella Lualdi, Daniel Ellsberg, and Robert Morris. After him are Linda Nochlin, Viliam Schrojf, Neil Postman, Umberto Lenzi, Bernard Francis Law, and Joseph Joffo. Among people deceased in 2011, Sven Tumba ranks 107Before him are Ján Popluhár, Christopher Hitchens, Roman Opałka, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg, Montserrat Figueras, and Eliyahu M. Goldratt. After him are Võ Chí Công, Diane Cilento, Charles Napier, Dennis Oppenheim, Peter Alexander, and Lidia Gueiler Tejada.

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Among people born in Sweden, Sven Tumba ranks 324 out of 1,612Before him are Lars Lagerbäck (1948), Johan August Brinell (1849), Avicii (1989), Sixten Jernberg (1929), Eli Heckscher (1879), and Alf Sjöberg (1903). After him are Bertil Lindblad (1895), Carl Gustaf von Rosen (1909), Lennart Skoglund (1929), Olof Thunberg (1925), Louis Gerhard De Geer (1818), and Frans G. Bengtsson (1894).


Among soccer players born in Sweden, Sven Tumba ranks 10Before him are Gunnar Gren (1920), Kurt Hamrin (1934), Henrik Larsson (1971), Ronnie Hellström (1949), Thomas Ravelli (1959), and Agne Simonsson (1935). After him are Lennart Skoglund (1929), Ove Kindvall (1943), Knut Nordahl (1920), Sven Rydell (1905), Kalle Svensson (1925), and Tore Keller (1905).