Famous Swedish Sportspersons

Find out more about the greatest Swedish Sportspersons, including Zlatan Ibrahimović, Alexander Gustafsson, Henrik Larsson, Björn Borg and Sven-Göran Eriksson.

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 1 Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović
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Famous As: Football player
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 Björn Borg

Björn Borg
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: June 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Regarded as one of the best tennis players from Sweden, Björn Borg won 11 Grand Slam singles titles during his playing career. He started off as a teenage sensation and helped popularize tennis during the 1970s. The 2017 film Borg vs McEnroe was inspired by his rivalry against John McEnroe.

 3 Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Spånga, Sweden

Swedish actor, Dolph Lundgre,n is mainly known as an action hero. He gained recognition with the 1985 Hollywood film Rocky IV and then went on to do many action and thriller movies like Joshua Tree, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Bridge of Dragons, Universal Soldier, Diamond Dogs and The Expendables. He has also directed several films like Missionary Man and Icarus.

 4 Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Örnsköldsvik
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 5 Stefan Edberg

Stefan Edberg
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: January 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Västervik, Sweden

Swedish former tennis player Stefan Edberg was once the world No. 1 professional tennis player (in both singles and doubles). He won six Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam men's doubles titles, besides the Masters Grand Prix. Following his retirement from professional tennis, he began playing competitive squash and became an elite player in Sweden. 

 6 Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Växjö, Sweden

Mats Wilander is a former tennis player who won seven Grand Slam singles titles from 1982 to 1988. A former world No. 1, Wilander is one of six men to have emerged victorious in Grand Slam singles tournaments on hard courts, grass courts, and clay courts. In 2002, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 

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 7 Henrik Larsson

Henrik Larsson
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden
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 8 Victor Lindelof

Victor Lindelof
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Västerås, Sweden
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 9 Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland

Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: May 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

 10 Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Åre

 11 Armand Duplantis

Armand Duplantis
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Famous As: Pole vaulter
Birthdate: November 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Armand Duplantis is a Swedish pole vaulter. He currently holds the world indoor record with a height of 6.18 meters. When he was 15 years old, Duplantis won a gold medal at the 2015 World Youth Championships. He then went on to win a gold medal at the 2018 European Championships and a silver medal at the 2019 World Championships.

 12 Ilir Latifi

Ilir Latifi
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden
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 13 Erik Karlsson

Erik Karlsson
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: May 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Landsbro

Erik Karlsson is a Swedish ice hockey player who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the NHL. An important member of the Sweden men's national team, Karlsson was part of the team that won the silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He also helped his national team win the bronze medal at the 2010 IIHF World Championship.

 14 Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson is the first major champion from the Nordic region. Starting his stint with golf at 12, he appeared in his first international match at 18. Winner of multiple PGA and European tours, he also owns stakes in a golf course in Sweden.

 15 Jonas Jerebko

Jonas Jerebko
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kinna, Sweden

 16 Mats Sundin

Mats Sundin
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Famous As: Ice hockey Centreman
Birthdate: February 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bromma, Sweden
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 17 Sarah Sjöström

Sarah Sjöström
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Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: August 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salem, Stockholm County, Sweden

 18 Annika Sörenstam

Annika Sörenstam
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bro, Stockholm County, Sweden

 19 Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arboga, Sweden

 20 Henrik Sedin

Henrik Sedin
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Örnsköldsvik

Henrik Sedin is a Swedish ice hockey executive. A former professional ice hockey player, Sedin played 18 seasons for the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League (NHL). He also led the Vancouver Canucks from 2010 until his retirement in 2018. A two-time Olympian, Henrik Sedin helped Sweden win a gold medal at the 2006 Winter Games.

 21 Sebastian Larsson

Sebastian Larsson
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eskilstuna

 22 Jon Olsson

Jon Olsson
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Famous As: Alpine skier, Freestyle skier
Birthdate: August 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mora Municipality

 23 Badou Jack

Badou Jack
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 24 Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten

Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: April 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 26, 1947

 25 Ronnie Peterson

Ronnie Peterson
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: February 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Örebro
Died: September 11, 1978

 26 Ingemar Stenmark

Ingemar Stenmark
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Famous As: Alpine Ski Racer
Birthdate: March 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Joesjö, Sweden

 27 Marcus Berg

Marcus Berg
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Torsby Municipality

 28 Sven-Göran Eriksson

Sven-Göran Eriksson
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Torsby

 29 Fredrik Ljungberg

Fredrik Ljungberg
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vittsjö, Sweden

 30 Ola Toivonen

Ola Toivonen
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Degerfors Municipality

 31 Martin Olsson

Martin Olsson
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gävle

 32 Robin Söderling

Robin Söderling
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tibro, Sweden

 33 Emil Forsberg

Emil Forsberg
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sundsvall

 34 Kim Källström

Kim Källström
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sandviken Municipality

 35 Nicklas Lidström

Nicklas Lidström
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: April 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Västerås

 36 Daniel Sedin

Daniel Sedin
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Örnsköldsvik

Daniel Sedin is a Swedish ice hockey executive. A former professional ice hockey player, Sedin played 18 seasons for the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League (NHL) alongside his identical twin brother Henrik. A three-time Winter Olympian, Sedin helped his team win a gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

 37 Gabriel Landeskog

Gabriel Landeskog
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm

Gabriel Landeskog is a professional ice hockey player who is currently leading the Colorado Avalanche which competes in the National Hockey League (NHL). Landeskog is also an important player for the Swedish national team. He helped Sweden win the gold medal at the 2013 World Championships. He also helped his team win a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

 38 John Guidetti

John Guidetti
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm

 39 Andreas Granqvist

Andreas Granqvist
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Helsingborg

 40 Gunnar Nordahl

Gunnar Nordahl
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: October 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hörnefors
Died: September 15, 1995

 41 Henrik Zetterberg

Henrik Zetterberg
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: October 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sundsvall

 42 Jan-Ove Waldner

Jan-Ove Waldner
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: October 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm

 43 Marcus Ericsson

Marcus Ericsson
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: September 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kumla, Sweden

 44 Victor Hedman

Victor Hedman
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: December 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Örnsköldsvik

 45 Kosovare Asllani

Kosovare Asllani
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kristianstad, Sweden

 46 Stig Blomqvist

Stig Blomqvist
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: July 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Örebro

 47 Tomas Brolin

Tomas Brolin
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: November 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hudiksvall

 48 Bo Svenson

Bo Svenson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Bo Svenson is a Swedish–American actor best known for his roles in films like The Inglorious Bastards (1978) and Choke Canyon (1986). Before establishing himself as an actor, Svenson practiced martial arts and holds a fourth-degree black belt in judo. In 1961, he won the Far East Judo Championship title in the Heavyweight Division.

 49 Olof Mellberg

Olof Mellberg
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gullspång Municipality

 50 Jesper Blomqvist

Jesper Blomqvist
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Umeå