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Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver 1928 St. Moritz Team competition

Karl Gustaf Emanuel "Carl, Calle Aber" Abrahamsson (1 May 1896 in Södertälje, Sweden – 25 December 1948) was a Swedish track and field athlete, bandy and ice hockey player who competed in the 1928 Winter Olympics. He was also a coach and captain, mainly in the Swedish club Södertälje SK.

Abrahamsson's younger brother, Erik Abrahamsson, started playing ice hockey in 1921 and played with AIK and IFK Stockholm, and also in the Swedish national ice hockey team. Erik and Carl managed to convince SSK's board of directors to incorporate ice hockey in the club. In the same year, SSK played in the Swedish championship final and won the title as Swedish champions after Abrahamsson scored the game winning goal against Västerås SK.

Abrahamsson was selected for the Swedish national team for the first time in 1926 and won the silver at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. He also played at the 1931 World Championships and the 1932 European Championships. He was later awarded with the Stora Grabbars Märke.

When his active playing career finished in 1935, he continued as team captain and coach in SSK. He was also commissioned by the Swedish Ice Hockey Association where he was vice-chairman from 1926 to 1939. He was chairman in SSK from 1927 to 1936. On Christmas Day 1948, he died of a heart attack.

He was married (1930) to the writer Aurora Nilsson.

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