Sven Rydell

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Sven Rydell
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Personal information
Full name Sven Åke Albert Rydell
Date of birth (1905-01-14)14 January 1905
Place of birth Göteborg, Sweden
Date of death 4 April 1975(1975-04-04) (aged 70)
Place of death Göteborg, Sweden
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1924 Holmens IS 37 (38)
1924–1930 Örgryte IS 179 (122)
1930–1931 Redbergslids IK 20 (10)
1931–1934 Örgryte IS 24 (20)
National team
1923–1932 Sweden 43 (49)
Teams managed
1934–1935 Örgryte IS
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sven Åke Albert Rydell (14 January 1905 – 4 April 1975) was a Swedish football player, the all-time leading scorer for the Swedish national team until September 4, 2014 when Zlatan Ibrahimović scored his 50th goal in national football team.

Rydell played in the 1920s and 30s, and scored 49 goals in only 43 matches for the Swedish national team.[1] His 49 goals stood as the national record for over 80 years. Because his career spanned the nascent years of international football, he never got a chance to play in the World Cup; his only appearance at the world stage came in the 1924 Summer Olympics, when Sweden won a bronze medal.[2] On the club level, Rydell played for Örgryte IS, Redbergslids IK, and Holmens IS.

Rydell won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1931.

Rydell, whose daughter Eva Rydell represented Sweden as a gymnast in the 1960 and 1964 Olympics,[3] died on 4 April 1975. He is buried at Östra kyrkogården in Gothenburg.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 June 1923 Gävle, Sweden  Finland 5–4 Won Friendly
2. 16 September 1923 Oslo, Norway  Norway 3–2 Won Friendly
3, 4, 5. 18 May 1924 Stockholm, Sweden  Poland 5–1 Won Friendly
6, 7, 8. 29 May 1924 Paris, France  Belgium 8–1 Won 1924 Summer Olympics
9. 1 June 1924 Paris, France  Egypt 5–0 Won 1924 Summer Olympics
10, 11. 9 June 1924 Paris, France  Netherlands 3–1 Won 1924 Summer Olympics
12, 13. 15 June 1924 Copenhagen, Denmark  Denmark 3–2 Won Nordic Championship
14, 15, 16, 17. 29 June 1924 Stockholm, Sweden  Egypt 5–0 Won Friendly
18, 19, 20. 21 September 1924 Stockholm, Sweden  Norway 6–1 Won Nordic Championship
21. 5 July 1924 Stockholm, Sweden  Austria 2–4 Loss Friendly
22, 23. 12 July 1925 Stockholm, Sweden  Hungary 6–2 Won Friendly
24, 25, 26, 27. 23 August 1925 Oslo, Norway  Norway 7–3 Won Nordic Championship
28, 29. 9 June 1926 Stockholm, Sweden  Norway 3–2 Won Nordic Championship
30. 3 April 1927 Brussels, Belgium  Belgium 1–2 Loss Friendly
31, 32, 33. 29 May 1927 Stockholm, Sweden  Latvia 12–0 Won Friendly
34, 35, 36. 26 June 1927 Oslo, Norway  Norway 5–3 Won Nordic Championship
37. 6 November 1927 Zürich, Switzerland  Switzerland 2–2 Drew Friendly
38. 7 October 1928 Copenhagen, Denmark  Denmark 1–3 Loss Nordic Championship
39, 40, 41. 9 June 1929 Stockholm, Sweden  Netherlands 6–2 Won Friendly
42. 28 July 1929 Malmö, Sweden  Latvia 10–0 Won Friendly
43, 44. 28 June 1931 Stockholm, Sweden  Denmark 3–1 Won Nordic Championship
45. 26 July 1931 Västerås, Sweden  Latvia 6–0 Won Friendly
46. 8 November 1931 Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 1–3 Loss Friendly
47, 48, 49. 16 May 1932 Stockholm, Sweden  Finland 7–1 Won Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sven Rydell - Goals in International Matches". Rsssf.com. 2001-05-26. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  2. ^ "Sven Rydell Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Ewa Rydell Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. 1942-02-26. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 

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Preceded by
Johan Richthoff
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
1931
Succeeded by
Ivar Johansson