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List Rules Vote up who you think are the best Swedish soccer players.

Ever wonder who are the best soccer players from Sweden of all time? Let soccer fans answer your question for you with this crowdvoted list of the best soccer players from Sweden. It covers not only current footballers, but also Swedish footballers that have since retired or have gone onto team management.

Photos have been provided when available and the list is ordered by popularity, with the highest-voted players appearing at the top. So that means players at the caliber of Zlatan Ibrahimović, Gunnar Nordahl, and Thomas Ravelli. Additional details such as birthplace and positions played can be viewed by clicking on the players. If you're searching for a particular famous Swedish soccer player you can use the search box at the top of the list to find who you're looking for.

Many of these players have played for the Swedish national team, such as Björn Nordqvist and Yksel Osmanovski. While these top Swedish footballers claim Sweden as their home nation, many were born to immigrant parents, so you may see the occasional non-Swedish name. But regardless, they are still Swedish. 

This list answers the questions of who are the best Swedish footballers currently and of all time. If you're a soccer lover, you can use this list of the best Swedish soccer players to discover some new footballers that you might really enjoy watching.
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Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time

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2
487 169
Henrik Larsson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Henrik Larsson Forward

3
276 119
Gunnar Nordahl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Gunnar Nordahl Forward

4
201 82
Nils Liedholm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Nils Liedholm Midfielder

5
193 83
Kurt Hamrin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Kurt Hamrin Forward

6
128 53
Thomas Ravelli is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Thomas Ravelli Goalkeeper

7
215 96
Fredrik Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Fredrik Ljungberg Midfielder

8
93 39
Gunnar Gren is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Gunnar Gren Forward

9
117 47
Olof Mellberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Olof Mellberg Defender

10
79 37
Bo Larsson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Bo Larsson Forward, Midfielder

11
108 43
Tomas Brolin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Tomas Brolin Forward, Midfielder

12
55 10
Patrik Andersson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Patrik Andersson Defender

13
81 42
Lennart Skoglund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Lennart Skoglund Midfielder

14
58 30
Erik Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time

15
41 13
Martin Dahlin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Martin Dahlin Forward

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73 47
Kim Källström is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Kim Källström Midfielder

17
50 27
Sven Rydell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time

18
36 15
Klas Ingesson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Klas Ingesson Midfielder

19
46 20
Stefan Schwarz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Stefan Schwarz Defender, Midfielder

20
34 15
Kennet Andersson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Kennet Andersson Forward

21
28 10
Roland Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Roland Nilsson Defender

22
57 38
Ronnie Hellström is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Ronnie Hellström Goalkeeper

23
33 11
Jonas Thern is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Jonas Thern Midfielder

24
60 37
Anders Svensson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Anders Svensson Midfielder

25
31 11
Daniel Andersson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Daniel Andersson Defender, Midfielder

26
61 39
Andreas Isaksson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Andreas Isaksson Goalkeeper

27
29 14
Magnus Hedman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Magnus Hedman Goalkeeper

28
25 11
Glenn Strömberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Glenn Strömberg Midfielder

29
26 13
Pontus Kåmark is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Pontus Kåmark Defender

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30
40 20
Anders Limpar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Anders Limpar Midfielder

31
14 3
Jesper Blomqvist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
darren-bell added Jesper Blomqvist Midfielder

32
33 16
Ralf Edström is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Ralf Edström Forward

33
29 21
Markus Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Markus Rosenberg Forward

34
23 15
Marcus Allbäck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Marcus Allbäck Forward

35
35 28
Glenn Hysén is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Glenn Hysén Defender

36
17 15
Joachim Björklund is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Joachim Björklund Defender

37
20 14
Albin Ekdal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Albin Ekdal Midfielder

38
20 14
Marcus Berg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Marcus Berg Forward

39
21 16
Ola Toivonen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
VictorWesterberg added Ola Toivonen Forward, Midfielder

40
9 8
Orvar Bergmark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Orvar Bergmark Defender

41
11 6
Kalle Svensson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Kalle Svensson Goalkeeper

42
45 35
John Guidetti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
John Guidetti Forward

43
33 23
Torbjörn Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time

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44
15 12
Rasmus Elm is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Rasmus Elm Midfielder

45
13 11
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time

46
11 9
Robert Prytz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Robert Prytz Midfielder

47
6 3
Agne Simonsson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
darren-bell added Agne Simonsson

48
18 18
Björn Nordqvist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time

49
34 29
Lotta Schelin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
Lotta Schelin Forward, Midfielder

50
9 8
Andreas Granqvist is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Swedish Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Andreas Granqvist Defender