Sweden National Team

Sweden is the strongest nation from Scandinavia. The first true legend is Sven Rydell, a NT prolific scorer between the late 1920s to early 1930s. However, the top legends are based on the golden era of the 1950s as of the coincidence of great offensive players from Italian Series A like the AC Milan Trio Gre-No-Li cooperated with Skoglund and Hamrin built up one of the great legendary teams in history of World Cup. A half of century was spent for Sweden to produce another world-class attacker Zlaton Ibrahimovic, is the best forward in history of Nordic football. 


Sweden



Location : Northern Europe
European Championship Participation : European Championship Participation : 5 Times (1992, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
World Cup Participation : 11 Times (1934, 1938, 1950, 1958, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994, 2002, 2006)
Achievement : 1948 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1958 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
2 Times FIFA World Cup Third Place (1950, 1994)
Most Caps : Anders Svensson (148 Games)
Top Scorer :  Zlaton Ibrahimovic (50 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Gunnar Nordahl




All-Time Swedish Squad


1. Ronnie Hellstrom

Date Of Birth  :  21 February 1949
Height  :  192 cm, Position : Goalkeeper
Major Club  :  Hammarby, Kaiserslauterm
Caps. :  77 Games
World Cup Participation: 1970, 1974, 1978 (10 Games)
Club Honours, International Honours : None
Individual Achievement :  
2 Times Swedish Footballer Of The Year (1971, 1978)
4 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year (1974, 1977, 1978, 1979)
Class  :  Queen Bronze


2. Ovar Bergmark

Date Of Birth  :  16 November 1930
Position  :   Right-Back
Height  :    180 cm
Major Club :  Orebro
Caps  : 94 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1958 (6 Games)
Club Honours   : 1 Time Copa Italia
International Honours  : 1958 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1958 Swedish Footballer of The Year
Class  :  Prince Silver



3. Erik Nilsson

Date Of Birth  : 6 August 1916
Height : 182 cm, Position : Left-Back
Caps : 57 Games, Major Club  :  Malmo FF
World Cup Participation  : 1938, 1950 (6 Games)
Club Honours  :  5 Times Swedish League
5 Times Swedish Cup
International Honours  : 1948 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1950 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1950 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team   
1950 Swedish Footballer of The Year
Class  :  Prince Silver


4. Patrik Andersson

Date Of Birth : 18 August 1971
Height  : 185 cm, Position : Center-Back
Caps  : 105 Games
Major Club : Munchengladbach, Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation : 1994, 2002 (8 Games)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Bundesliga Champion
1 Time Swedish League, 2 Times DFB-Pokal
2001 UEFA Champion League
International Honours : 1994 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement :  
2 Times Swedish Footballer of The year (1995,2001)
Class  :  Prince Silver  
5. Glenn Hysen

Date Of Birth :  30 October 1959

Height  : 186 cm, Position : Center-Back, Caps : 86 Games
Major Club : IFK Goteborg, Fiorentina, Liverpool
World Cup Participation : 1990 (2 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time English Top Division
3 Times Swedish League, 2 Time Swedish Cup
2 Times UEFA Cup (1982, 1987)
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1987 European Defender of The Year
2 Times Swedish Footballer of The Year (1983,1988)
Class  :  Prince Silver
6. Bo Larsson

Date Of Birth  :  5 May 1944
Position  :  Box-to-Box Midfielder/Playmaker
Height :   175 cm, Caps  :  86 Games
Major Club  :  Malmo, VFB Stuttgart
World Cup Participation  : 1970, 1974, 1978 (11 Games)
Club Honours  : 6 Times Swedish League
4 Times Swedish Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement :  3 Times Swedish League Top Scorer
2 Times Swedish Footballer of The Year (1965, 1973)
Class  :  Prince Silver


7. Lennart Skoglund

Date Of Birth  : 24 December 1929
Position  :  Left-Winger
Height : 170 cm
Major Club  :  Inter Milan
Caps  : 11 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1950, 1958 (9 Games)
Club Honours   : 2 Times Italian Series A
International Honours  :  1950 FIFA World Cup Third Place
1958 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : None
Class  :  Queen Bronze

8. Kurt Hamrin

Date Of Birth : 19 November 1934
Height : 170 cm, Position  : Right-Winger/Forward
Caps : 32 Games (17 Goals), Major Club  :  Fiorentina
Professional Score Record :  249 Goals/ 472 Games
World Cup Participation : 1954 (6 Games with 4 Goals)
Club Honours : 1 Time Italian Series A, 2 Times Copa Italia
2 Times UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1961, 1968)
1966 Mitropa Cup
International Honours  : 1958 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1955 Swedish League Top Scorer
1958 FIFA World Cup All-Stars Team     
1961 Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer
Fiorentina All-Time Top Scorer
                                                    Class  :  Queen Gold

9. Gunnar Nordahl

Date Of Birth : 19 October 1921
Position : Target Striker, Height  :  185 cm
Caps : 33 Games (43 Goals), Major Club  :  AC Milan
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Score Record :  446 Goals/ 520 Games
Club Honours  :  4 Times Swedish League, 2 Times Swedish Cup
2 Times Italian Series A, 4 Times Copa Italia
International Honours : 1948 Olympic Game Gold Medal
Individual Achievement : Swedish League Top Scorer (4 Times)
Italian Series A Top Scorer Most Top Scorer (5 Times)
1948 Olympic Game Top Scorer
Latin Cup All-Time Top Scorer, AC Milan All-Time Topscorer
Italian Series A All-Time Highest Scorer in a Single Season
                                                     IFFHS Sweden Greatest Player of The Century
                                                    Class  :  Queen Gold
10. Nils Liedholm 

Date Of Birth : 8 October 1922
Height : 183 cm, Position : Playmaker
Major Club  :  AC Milan
Caps  : 21 Games (10 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1958 (5 Games)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Swedish League
 4 Times Italian Series A
1958 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1948 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1958 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :   
Aftonbladet Greatest Swedish Player of The Century
Class  :  Queen Gold

11. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Date Of Birth  :  3 October 1981, Height : 195 cm
Position  :  Forward, Caps  : 116 Games (62 Goals)
Major Club  :  Juventus, Inter Milan
World Cup Participation  :  2002, 2006 (5 Games and No Goal)
Professional Score Record  :  420 Goals/723 Games
Club Honours :  2 Times Dutch League, 1 Time Dutch Cup
1 Time Spanish La Liga, 6 Times Italian Series A
4 Times French League, 2 Times French Cup
2009 FIFA Club World Cup
2017 UEFA Europa League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement :  11 Times Swedish Footballer of The Year
4 Times Italian Series A Foreign Footballer of The Year
3 Times French Ligue Footballer of The Year/Top Scorer (13,14,16)
2 Times Swedish Male Athletic of The Year (2007, 2010)
3 Times Italian Series A Footballer of The Year (2008,2009,2011)
2 Times Italian Series A Top Scorer
2013 UEFA Champion League Top Assist
Sweden All-Time Top Scorer
Class  :  Queen Bronze
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12. Thomas Ravelli

Date Of Birth   : 13 August 1959
Position : Goalkeeper, Height   :  188 cm
Major Club   :  Oster, IFK Göteborg
International Caps.  :  143 Games
World Cup Participation: 1990, 1994 (10 Games)
Club Honours : 9 Times Swedish League, 1 Time Swedish Cup
International Honours  : 1994 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1981 Swedish Footballer Of The Year
1994 Second Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The Year
1995 Third Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The year
1999 IFFHS Sweden Goalkeeper of The Century
Class  : Queen Bronze

13. Bjorn Nordqvist  

Date Of Birth  :  6 October 1942
Height  :  178 cm
Position :  Center-Back
Major Club  :  Norrkoping
Caps  : 115 Games
World Cup Participation : 1970,1974,1978 (10 Games)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Swedish league, 1 Time Swedish Cup
1 Time Dutch League, 1 Time Dutch Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :  1968 Swedish Footballer of The Year
Class  :  Prince Silver

14. Ake Johansson

Date Of Birth  : 19 March 1928
Position : Center-Back
Height  : 176 cm
Major Club :  Norkopping
Caps  :  53 Games
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours  : 6 Times Swedish League
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 1957 Swedish Footballer of the Year
Class : Prince Silver


15. Bengt Gustavsson

Date Of Birth  : 13 January 1928
Position  : Center-Back
Height  :  182 cm
Major Club  :  Norkopping, Atalanta
Caps  :  57 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1958  
Club Honours : 3 Times Swedish League
International Honours  : 1958 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :  1 Time Swedish Footballer of The Year
Class  : Prince Silver


16. Glenn Stromberg

Date Of Birth  : 5 January 1960
Position : Box-to-Box Midfielder
Height  : 190 cm, Caps : 52 Games
Major Club : Atalanta
World Cup Participation : 1990
Club Honours  : 1 Time Swedish League
1 Time Swedish Cup
2 Times Portuguese League
1 Time UEFA Cup
International Honours  : None  
Individual Achievement  : 1985 Swedish Footballer of The Year
Class  : Prince Silver

17. Sune Andersson

Date Of Birth  :  22 February 1921
Position  : Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height  :  Unknown
Major Club : AIK Stockholm, AS Roma
Caps  :  28 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1950 (6 Games)  
Club Honours  :  2 Times Swedish Cup
International Honours  : 1948 Olympic Games Gold Medal
1950 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : None
Class  :  Prince Silver


18. Fredik Ljungberg

Date Of Birth  : 16 April 1977
Position :  Left and Right-Winger/ Attacking Midfielder
Height :  176 cm, Caps : 75 Games
Major Club  :  Arsenal
World Cup Participation  :  2002, 2006 (6 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time Swedish League
2 English Premier League, 3 Times FA Cup
2006 UEFA Champion League Runner-Up
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  2 Times Swedish Footballer of The year (2002, 2006)
Class  :  Prince Silver

19. Gunnar Gren

Date Of Birth  : 31 October 1930
Height : 174 cm, Position : Deep-Lying Forward
Major Club :  IFK Goteborg, AC Milan
Caps  : 57 Games (32 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1958 (5 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Swedish League
1 Time Italian Series A
International Honours  : 1948 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1958 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Swedish League Top Scorer
1 Time Swedish Footballer of The Year
Class   : Prince Gold


20. Ove Kindvall

Date Of Birth  : 16 May 1943
Height  : 176 cm, Position : Forward
Major Club :  Feyenoord
Caps  :  43 Games (16 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1970, 1974 (4 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time Swedish League
2 Times Dutch League, 1 Time Dutch Cup
1970 European Cup , Intercontinenetal Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Swedish Footballer of The Year
1 Time Swedish League Top Scorer, 1 Time Eredivisie Top Scorer
Class  :  Prince Gold
21. Svenn Rydell

Date Of Birth  : 14 January 1905
Position  :  Forward
Height  : 177 cm
Major Club :  Orgryte
Caps  : 43 Games (49 Goals)
Olympic Games Participation  : 1928
Club Honours  :  2 Times Swedish League
International Honours :  1924 Olympic Game Bronze Medal
Individual Achievement : 
1931 Swedish Sport Personality of The Year
Class  : Prince Silver


22. Henrik Larsson

Date Of Birth  : 20  September 1971
Position  : Target Striker, Height : 178 cm
Major Club : Glasgow Celtic, Caps : 106 Games (37 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1994,2002,2006 (13 Games/5 Goals)                     
Professional Score Record  :  429 Goals/ 773 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Scottish Premier League
2 Times Spanish La Liga, 1 Time English Premier League
2 Times Scottish Cup, 2 Times Scottish league Cup
1 Time Swedish Cup, 2006 UEFA Champion League 
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 2001 European Golden Boot
1998 BBC Scottish Sports Personality of The Year 
2 Times SWFA Footballer of The Year, SPFA Players' Player of The Year
2 Times Swedish Footballer of The Year, 5 Times Scottish League Top Scorer
UEFA Cup All-Time Top Scorer, UEFA Jubilee Award ( Sweden), Order of British Empire
Class : Prince Silver


Manager

Svenn Goran Eriksson

Year Of Birth : 5 February 1948
Major Team : Benfica, Sampdoria, Roma, Lazio, England
Major Achievement : 2 Times Swedish League
3 Times Portuguese Liga
1 Time Italian Series A
1 Time Portuguese Cup
4 Times Copa Italia
1982 UEFA Cup
1990 European Cup Runner-Up
1999 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
Individual Achievement : 2000 Italian Series A Coach of The Year
Class : Queen Bronze




Conclusion of Squad

GK : Ronnie Hellstrom, Thomas Ravelli
DF : Ovar Bergmark, Erik Nilsson, Glenn Hysen, Patrick Andersson, Bjorn Nordqvist, Ake Johansson, Bent Gustavsson
MF : Glenn Stromberg,  Sune Andersson, Bo Larsson, Nils Liedholm (Captain), Lennart Skoglund, Fredik Ljungberg
FW : Kurt Hamrin, Gunnar Gren, Ive Kindvall, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Svenn Rydell, Henrik Larsson, Gunnar Nordahl
Manager : Svenn Goran Eriksson




Formation XI (4-4-2)



Explantion of Formation


The team strategy is direct ball with fighting spirit. Hellstrom is stand as a first choice goalkeeper. Orvar Bergmark would diligently run on the right-back. Erik Nilsson is a reliable left-full-back . P. Andersson and Hysen would form the strong partnership of center-back. Bo Larsson is selected as a box-to-box midfielder to run across the midfield line to forward line. Skoglund would emphasis creating the game based on the left-side area. Hamrin acts as a wing-forward, conducting the ball to inside area to support scoring. Ibrahimovic is assigned to beat defender and also assists to Nordahl who would take his physical strength advantage in both ground and aerial game to score the goal.



Friends Arena






Opened : 2012
City   : Gothenburg
Capacity : 50,653 Seats
Field 
Dimension
105x68m






Statistics

By Decade
By Class
1930s : 1
1940s : 4
1950s : 4
1960s : 2
1970s : 3
1980s : 4
1990s : 4
2000s : 1
Queen : 5
Prince : 17




Major Reserved Group




Karl Oskar Svensson

Date Of Birth  :  11 November 1925
Position : Goalkeeper
Height : 178 cm
Major Club :  Helsingborgs
Caps  : 73 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1950, 1958    
Club Honours  :  None
International Honours  : 1948 Olympic Games Gold Medal
1950 FIFA World Cup Third Place
1958 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  1952 Swedish Footballer of The Year
Class  :  Prince Silver


Thomas Brolin

Date Of Birth : 29 November 1969
Position : Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height : 178 cm, Major Club  : Parma
Caps  :  47 Games (26 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1990, 1994 (10 Games)
Club Honours :  1 Time Copa Italia
1993 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, 1995 UEFA Cup
International Honours : 1994 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement  : 1994 FIFA World Cup All-Stars Team
 2 Times Swedish Footballer of The Year (1990, 1992)
Class  :  Prince Silver


Roger Magnusson

Date Of Birth  : 20 March 1945
Position  :  Right-Winger
Height : 181 cm
Major Club  :  Olympic Marseille
Caps : 14 Games   
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours : 2 Times French League
2 Times French Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : 1969 French League Foreign Player of The Year
Class :  Prince Silver




Agne Simonsson

Date Of Birth  :  19 October 1935
Position :  Forward
Height  : 182 cm
Major Club  :  Orgyte
Caps : 51 Games (21 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1958 (5 Games/ 4 Goals)
Club Honours :  None
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 1959 Swedish Footballer of The Year
1959 Swedish Sportsman of The Year
Class  :  Prince Silver


Ralf Edstrom


Date Of Birth  :  7 October 1952
Height :  191 cm, Position  :  Forward
Caps   :  40 Games (15 Goals)
Major Club :  PSV
World Cup Participation  : 1974, 1978 (9 Games/ 4 Goals)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Dutch League, 2 Times Dutch Cup
2 Times Swedish League, 2 Times Swedish Cup
1 Time French League, 1 Time Belgian Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 1972 Swedish League Top Scorer
2 Times Swedish Footballer of The Year (1972, 1974)
Class  :  Prince Silver


Henry Carlsson

Date Of Birth  :  27 October 1917
Height : 163 cm, Position  :  Forward
Caps : 26 Games (17 Goals)
Major Club : AIK, Atletico Madrid
Olympic Games Participation  : 1948 (4 Games/ 5 Goals)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Spanish La Liga
International Honours  :  1948 Olympic Games Gold Medal
Individual Achievement : None
Class  :  Prince Silver





The Greatest Swedish Footballers of All-Time
1. Gunnar Nordahl
2. Nils Liedholm
3. Kurt Hamrin
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
5. Ronnie Hellstrom
6. Sven Rydell
7. Lennarrt Skoglund
8. Bo Larsson
9. Gunnar Gren
10. Henrik Larsson


33 comments:

  1. Anonymous16/8/14

    Anders Svensson have most caps(148)

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  2. I'm very pleased for your help to correct for the newest update status.

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  3. Anonymous5/9/14

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the new top scorer with 50 goals

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  4. Anonymous5/9/14

    Thank you for this documentation. Sweden did not participate in World Cup 1986 or 1998 though.

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    1. Thanks again, that was a forgotten deletion.
      May I ask what country are you from ?

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  5. What about henry carlsson,very strong forward...

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    1. Surely he is an omission in mention, is newest approved to be made profile. Carlsson was one of most influential players to Sweden’s success in the 1948 Olympic Games. He maintain his great performance until 36 years old is just awesome, moved to bigger club likes Atletico Madrid in his 32 years old and immediately won twice La Liga champions.

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  6. Anonymous14/12/14

    I think that "The Greatest Swedish Footballers of All-Time" list is wrong. For example, Liedholm has to be the number one,right?

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    1. Liedholm was named as the best Swedish player for a long time and he has been descended to second place because his early career in Sweden is much inferior to Nordahl.
      Nordahl won 33 caps as a whole during his career at Sweden and won first caps at only 21 years old. Liedholm won first caps at 25 years old and won only 17 caps in the same period as Nordahl. Club career in Series between the two should not be much differentiated anyway.

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    2. Anonymous14/12/14

      Ok, thank you for your answer. I have that doubt because at the top of this page say that "The Greatest Player Ever" is Liedholm.

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  7. I think that also Hans Jeppson deserves a mention

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    1. He is named in 12th best striker in Scandinavian room but is not made the profile picture.

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  8. Ake Johanesson this with the wrong name, Glen Hysen, which is in both.

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  9. Anonymous11/3/16

    Pär Zetterberg was a good player for Charleroi, Anderlecht and Olympiakos. He won Belgian Golden Shoe twice and Belgian professional football awards three times and Goldbullen Once. I Think he could be at least in honorable mention, maybe more.

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    1. He was likely to achieve 4 international-class (1st place two times and 2nd place 2 times in Belgian Golden Shoe and all other seasons are below top 4). The standard is however at 5 intenrational-class.

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  10. Anonymous11/3/16

    A little typing error in Herny Carlsoon Birthdate, obviously he is bon in 1917 not 1971.

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  11. Anonymous14/3/16

    For "Major Reserved Group":
    Erik Oskar Börjesson. He was first star of swedish football.

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  12. Anonymous9/9/16

    Bengt Lindskog is another player to be considered. He didn't have good International record becaus he move abroad but was a consistent scorer for Serie A.

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    1. OK, I assume he has around great four seasons at Series A ( 1 with Udinese and 3 with Inter Milan) and when he played for Lecco, the club relegated in his first season and then stayed in series B two seasons. He seems to have very good seasons at Malmo before moving to series A as it is quite easy to believe his performance is good enough to convince Udinese. His club career is probably qualified by margin but he scored only 1 goal in 14 NT games. I would name him in positional list but not create profile.

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  13. Henry Carlsson

    Date Of Birth : 27 October 1917

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  14. Naratorn I would trade bernt Gustavsson per Ake Johansson, Gustavsson took a Pelé hat do not like Gustavsson.

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    1. Sorry, I'm not understand what you mean. Please make it clearer.

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  15. I said Gustavsson failed the goals conceded by Sweden in the final against Brazil mainly that great goal of Pelé, I prefer other quarterbacks in place of Gustavsson

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    1. OK, I see your point. It is also unclear to me who is the best Swedish center-back ever. Let me think over.

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    1. Now I think Patrik Andersson is the best choice to replace Gustavsson who is not clear if he was successul in Italy (relegated with Atalanta in a season). Based on media rating, Patrik Anderson achieved 4 international-class seasons by kicker but one of them is closed to world-class also. He also performed consistently with Sweden in many tournaments. I did not include him because he is impacted too much by injury but as reviewed, he is still advantageous to others who is highly questionable.

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  17. so even Naratorn think Patrik Andersson is the best choice to hold in place Gustavsson why not replace it soon?

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    1. OK, I have replaced them. I also just check seasonal appearances of Gustavsson. He played only 11 games in 1955/1956 and 17 games in 57/58 series A before relegation. He might not be even advantageous to P.Andersson in term of prime longevity.

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  18. Anonymous4/11/16

    Liedholm,Nordahl,Hamrin.Very good players but achieved nothing in NT and internationally.You give them Queen Gold and extraordinary players from other COuntries with real success you rate below that.YOu have to rethink your rating system cause it is somhow very broken or you do it on purpose for certain countries.Because you seem to rely to heavily on opinions and ratings of so called journalist when you should know that certain countries have diffrent attitudes towards their own players.Some countries overhype systemtaically and others undesratet a bit or have inefriority complexes.Players from some countries did not have the same standing and reputation as from others especially Western Europe.They often did not even have the same opportunities.ANd i am sure you know that.So stop overrating Swedish,Germans,Britis,French players.And in no way or form is it possoble that Nordahl is better than Zlatan.Not on level of success or skill or reputation or impact.If you were a true swede i would say you are acist but i know you are not.But many Swedish Journalists are very racist.I live in Sweden and i know that.Zlatan is loved and hated based on his background more than his attitude.

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    1. Zlaton has much more opportunities in NT and he never shined in any major tournament. Liedholm and Nordahl has a limitation of opportunity and so did many true legends in the era that circumstance and situation prevented them to participate more. They're basically disadvantageous but when the limited era factors are taken into account, they're still great on their own condition.

      It is interesting that you issue the race biased applied to my system. As I use one standard for all players, players from a big nation is actually disadvantageous also when they need to compete with the contemporary candidates to be a starter for their nations.

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  19. Anonymous18/11/16

    roland nilsson?

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  20. Anonymous11/4/17

    Isn't it time to change Zlatan's class?? I mean no player that I know of have proven himself in as many leagues as he have. He is really old football wise and still going strong in the EPL. He have now almost 500 goals.. I think he deserves at least Queen Silver or maybe even Gold. He has won so much for so many clubs in so many leagues, it's really impressive. I still agree that Nordahl is the best swedish player ever.. and I'm sure that wont change in the next 100 years.

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    1. Zlatan was classified in Queen Silver on Positional Hall of Fame but here considered NT performance in higher importance but he is really not successful enough for Sweden. That's why he stayed Queen Bronze.

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