Putte Kock in Swedish Weekly Se 1941
Date of birth
29 June 1901
Place of birth
Date of death
31 October 1979
Place of death
Left wing (football)
(As chairman of the Selection Committee)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Rudolf "Putte" Kock (June 29, 1901 – October 31, 1979) was a Swedish football, ice hockey and bridge player who won a bronze medal in the 1924 Summer Olympics [1 ] as a football player, being voted the world's best [2 ] left winger after the tournament. He also made two caps for the [3 ] Swedish ice hockey team.
After having to end his career prematurely due to a knee injury, he worked as a
football coach, coaching AIK's rivals Djurgården and being the equivalent of national coach (at the Swedish international football selection committee, Uttagningskommittén) between 1943 and 1956. Together with George Raynor he qualified Sweden for the 1948 Summer Olympics where they won gold, the 1950 FIFA World Cup (bronze) and the 1952 Summer Olympics (bronze).
After his coaching career Kock became a very famous and well liked
sports commentator on Swedish television.
Bridge accomplishments [ edit ]
Placed third representing Sweden and Iceland in 1950
[5 ] Placed second representing Sweden in 1953
Placed first representing Sweden in 1939 and 1952
Placed second representing Sweden in 1948, 1949 and 1950
References [ edit ]
^ Olympics database
^ Swedish Olympic Committee
^ SFS (Swedish football historians and statisticians)
^ a b Putte Kock international record at the World Bridge Federation.
^ Francis, Henry G., Editor-in-Chief; Truscott, Alan F., Executive Editor; Francis, Dorthy A., Editor, Sixth Edition (2001). (6th ed.). Memphis, TN: American Contract Bridge League. p. 821. The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge ISBN 0-943855-44-6. OCLC 49606900. . This edition of the OEB states that the USA defeated Great Britain by 3,660 points and Sweden-Iceland by 4,720 points and that Sweden-Iceland defeated Great Britain by 1,940 points. Depending on the ranking methodology used Sweden-Iceland may be said to have placed either second or third.
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