Famous Swedish Football Players

Find out more about the greatest Swedish Football Players, including Zlatan Ibrahimović, Henrik Larsson, Kim Källström, Sven-Göran Eriksson and John Guidetti.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Zlatan Ibrahimović
(Football player)

Zlatan Ibrahimović
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Birthdate: October 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malmo, Sweden

Swedish professional footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović currently plays as a striker for Serie A club A.C. Milan. Widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, he is one of the most decorated active footballers in the world.  He is Sweden's all-time leading goalscorer. He is a brash person and has been involved in several violent incidents with teammates.

 2 
Henrik Larsson
(Football player)

Henrik Larsson
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Birthdate: September 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden

 3 
Victor Lindelof
(Football player)

Victor Lindelof
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Birthdate: July 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Västerås, Sweden

 4 
Dejan Kulusevski
(Football player - winger, midfielder)

Dejan Kulusevski
1
Birthdate: April 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 5 
Marcus Berg
(Association football player)

Marcus Berg
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Birthdate: August 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Torsby Municipality

 6 
Alexander Isak
(Football forwarder)

Alexander Isak
1
Birthdate: September 21, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden

 7 
Fredrik Ljungberg
(Footballer)

Fredrik Ljungberg
3
Birthdate: April 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vittsjö, Sweden
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 8 
Sven-Göran Eriksson
(Association football player)

Sven-Göran Eriksson
5
Birthdate: February 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Torsby

 9 
Ola Toivonen
(Footballer attacking midfielder or striker)

Ola Toivonen
5
Birthdate: July 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Degerfors, Sweden

 10 
Martin Olsson
(Footballer left back)

Martin Olsson
7
Birthdate: May 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gävle, Sweden

 11 
Emil Forsberg
(Association football player)

Emil Forsberg
4
Birthdate: October 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sundsvall

 12 
John Guidetti
(Football striker)

John Guidetti
8
Birthdate: April 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 13 
Gunnar Nordahl
(One of the Greatest Swedish Football Players of All-Time)

Gunnar Nordahl
5
Birthdate: October 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hörnefors, Sweden
Died: September 15, 1995

Kim Källström
4
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sandviken Municipality

 15 
Saman Ghoddos
(Footballer attacking midfielder, striker or winger)

Saman Ghoddos
2
Birthdate: September 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden

Born in Sweden, Iranian-origin footballer Saman Ghoddos had initially played for the Swedish national team but later joined the Iranian national team. Best known as an attacking midfielder and winger for Brentford, has previously won the Svenska Cupen for Östersunds FK and the EFL Championship play-offs for Brentford.

 16 
Andreas Granqvist
(Association football player)

Andreas Granqvist
4
Birthdate: April 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Helsingborg

 17 
Sebastian Larsson
(Association football player)

Sebastian Larsson
4
Birthdate: June 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eskilstuna

 18 
Robin Olsen
(Football player - Goalkeeper)

Robin Olsen
0
Birthdate: January 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden

 19 
Tomas Brolin
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Tomas Brolin
2
Birthdate: November 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hudiksvall

 20 
Jesper Blomqvist
(Association football player)

Jesper Blomqvist
3
Birthdate: February 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Umeå

 21 
Kosovare Asllani
(Football player)

Kosovare Asllani
4
Birthdate: July 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kristianstad, Sweden

 22 
Olof Mellberg
(Association football player)

Olof Mellberg
2
Birthdate: September 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gullspång Municipality

 23 
Jordan Larsson
(Footballer forward)

Jordan Larsson
0
Birthdate: June 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

 24 
Johan Elmander
(Association football player)

Johan Elmander
2
Birthdate: May 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alingsås Municipality

 25 
Marcus Olsson
(Footballer midfielder and a left back)

Marcus Olsson
3
Birthdate: May 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gävle, Sweden

 26 
Albin Ekdal
(Association football player)

Albin Ekdal
2
Birthdate: July 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm

 27 
Mikael Lustig
(Association football player)

Mikael Lustig
2
Birthdate: December 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Umeå

 28 
Jimmy Durmaz
(Footballer winger)

Jimmy Durmaz
2
Birthdate: March 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Örebro, Sweden

 29 
Joel Asoro
(Football player - Striker)

Joel Asoro
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Birthdate: April 27, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 30 
Pia Sundhage
(Football Player, Football coach)

Pia Sundhage
4
Birthdate: February 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ulricehamn, Sweden

 31 
Andreas Isaksson
(Association football player)

Andreas Isaksson
2
Birthdate: October 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Smygehamn

 32 
Markus Rosenberg
(Association football player)

Markus Rosenberg
2
Birthdate: September 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malmö

 33 
Roony Bardghji
(Football midfielder)

Roony Bardghji
0
Birthdate: November 15, 2005
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kuwait City, Kuwait

 34 
Nils Liedholm
(Former Football Midfielder and One of Italy’s Most Successful Club Managers)

Nils Liedholm
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Birthdate: October 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Valdemarsvik, Sweden
Died: November 5, 2007

 35 
Viktor Gyökeres
(Football forwarder)

Viktor Gyökeres
0
Birthdate: June 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sweden

 36 
Magdalena Eriksson
(Association football player)

Magdalena Eriksson
3
Birthdate: September 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 37 
Filip Helander
(Association football player)

Filip Helander
2
Birthdate: April 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Malmö

 38 
Ken Sema
(Football player - Midfielder)

Ken Sema
0
Birthdate: September 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norrköping, Sweden

 39 
Pontus Wernbloom
(Association football player)

Pontus Wernbloom
2
Birthdate: June 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kungälv

 40 
Kristoffer Olsson
(Association football player)

Kristoffer Olsson
1
Birthdate: June 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Norrköping

 41 
Patrik Andersson
(Association football player)

Patrik Andersson
1
Birthdate: August 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Borgeby Castle

 42 
Bojan Djordjic
(Former footballer midfielder)

Bojan Djordjic
3
Birthdate: February 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 43 
Isaac Kiese Thelin
(Football Forwarder)

Isaac Kiese Thelin
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Birthdate: June 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Örebro, Sweden

 44 
Osman Sow
(Football Forwarder)

Osman Sow
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Birthdate: April 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 45 
Martin Dahlin
(Footballer)

Martin Dahlin
1
Birthdate: April 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uddevalla, Sweden

 46 
Kristoffer Nordfeldt
(Association football player)

Kristoffer Nordfeldt
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Birthdate: June 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm

 47 
Samuel Armenteros
(Association football player)

Samuel Armenteros
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Birthdate: May 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gothenburg

 48 
Henok Goitom
(Former Footballer centre forward position)

Henok Goitom
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Birthdate: September 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden

 49 
Max von Schlebrügge
(Footballer centre back)

Max von Schlebrügge
0
Birthdate: February 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden

 50 
Thomas Ravelli
(Former football goalkeeper)

Thomas Ravelli
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Birthdate: August 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vimmerby, Sweden