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Ingvar Rydell

Full name: Gustav Ingvar Rydell
Gender: Male
Born: May 7, 1922 in Bäcke, Bengtsfors, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Died: June 20, 2013 in Västra Ingelstad, Vellinge, Skåne, Sweden
Affiliations: Malmö FF, Malmö (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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A centre forward, Ingvar Rydell was capped 14 times with the Swedish national team, scoring nine goals, and winning medals at two major international tournaments at the start of the 1950s. He won a bronze medal at the 1950 World Championships, where he participated in one match, the bronze medal match against Spain, which Sweden won. He then competed at the 1952 Olympics, where he played in four matches and scored three goals and again won a bronze medal. At the club level, Rydell started with Billingsfors IK before World War II and then joined Malmö FF in 1948. Malmö FF was the most dominant Swedish football club of that era and Rydell played with them until 1953, playing in 210 matches and scoring 162 goals. With Malmö, Rydell won Swedish titles in 1949-51 and 1953, while finishing as runner-up in 1948 and 1952 and winning Swedish Cups in 1951 and 1953. After leaving Malmö in 1953, Rydell finished his career again with Billingsfors IK. Outside of sports, Rydell worked in his family’s paper mill business.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Football Men's Football Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Football Sweden SWE Final Standings 3 1952-07-15 3 0 0
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Football Sweden SWE Final Round Match 3/4 1 1952-08-01 SWE 2, GER 0 1
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Football Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1952-07-28 HUN 6, SWE 0 0
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Football Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1952-07-23 SWE 3, AUT 1 1
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Football Sweden SWE Round One Match #7 1 1952-07-21 SWE 4, NOR 1 1
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