Thorbjørn Svenssen

1924 - 2011

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Ole Thorbjørn Svenssen (22 April 1924 – 8 January 2011) was a Norwegian footballer, who played a then record 104 international games for Norway, and captained the side 93 times. He was one of the first footballers who played 100 international games for their country. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thorbjørn Svenssen has received more than 19,870 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Thorbjørn Svenssen is the 1,294th most popular soccer player (down from 1,195th in 2019), the 219th most popular biography from Norway (down from 203rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Norwegian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Thorbjørn Svenssen ranks 1,294 out of 16,923Before him are Emmanuel Sanon, Naoemon Shimizu, Ichiro Hosotani, Raphaël Varane, Ryuichi Sugiyama, and Ante Žanetić. After him are Andrea Barzagli, Pedro Arico Suárez, Goran Jurić, Nani, Amedeo Biavati, and Pietro Arcari.

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Among people born in 1924, Thorbjørn Svenssen ranks 212Before him are Nina Foch, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Jaime Lusinchi, Mutesa II of Buganda, Shirley Chisholm, and Aleksandar Tišma. After him are Pierre Sinibaldi, Ján Chryzostom Korec, Marcel Domingo, Raoul Coutard, Marga López, and Martha Hyer. Among people deceased in 2011, Thorbjørn Svenssen ranks 179Before him are Koichi Tohei, Lena Nyman, Robert Ettinger, Sven Tumba, Yevhen Rudakov, and Hind Rostom. After him are Jiří Dienstbier, Kenneth Mars, Grete Waitz, Jeff Conaway, Jacques Fatton, and Alfonso Cano.

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Among people born in Norway, Thorbjørn Svenssen ranks 219 out of 735Before him are John Norum (1964), Grímur Kamban (801), Jacob Aall (1773), Eva Nansen (1858), Johan Turi (1854), and Peter Wessel Zapffe (1899). After him are Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771), Harald Sæverud (1897), Alf Prøysen (1914), Johan Bojer (1872), Axel Thue (1863), and Grete Waitz (1953).


Among soccer players born in Norway, Thorbjørn Svenssen ranks 4Before him are Ole Gunnar Solskjær (1973), Jørgen Juve (1906), and Alf-Inge Håland (1972). After him are John Arne Riise (1980), Arne Brustad (1912), Arnfinn Bergmann (1928), John Carew (1979), Nils Eriksen (1911), Jørn Andersen (1963), Ståle Solbakken (1968), and Nils Arne Eggen (1941).