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William Löfqvist

Full name: Sven William Löfqvist
Nickname(s): Wille
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: April 12, 1947 in Gävle, Gävleborg, Sweden
Died: October 23, 2016 in Gävle, Gävleborg, Sweden
Affiliations: Brynäs IF, Gävle (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


William Löfqvist was the top Swedish goalie at the start of the 1970s. Löfqvist played with two clubs during his career, starting his career with Strömsbro IF and then from 1968-83 played with Brynäs IF. With Brynäs, Löfqvist won Swedish titles in 1970-72, 1976-77 and 1980. He was awarded the Goldpucken Award in 1972 as the best player at the Swedish Championships and was selected to the 1975 Swedish Championships All-Star team. Löfqvist was capped 105 times with the national team and won Olympic bronze in 1980, World Championships silver in 1973 and bronzes in 1971 and 1976. He also won silvers at the 1973 and 1976 European Championships and bronze at the 1971 European Championships. After finishing his hockey career, Löfqvist became a professional golfer and ran his own restaurant at Läkerol Arena, the home arena of Brynäs IF. Since 2011, he has been the team manager of Brynäs IF. Löfqvist was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #90 in ice hockey.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 32 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM S S%
1980 Winter 32 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Standings 3 1980-02-12 0 0 0 30 96.8%
1980 Winter 32 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group B Match #4 1 1980-02-14 SWE 8, ROU 0 0 0 0 19 100.0%
1980 Winter 32 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group B Match #10 1 1980-02-18 SWE 7, NOR 1 0 0 0 11 91.7%
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