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|Sven Tumba Johansson|
| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
190 lb (86 kg)
|Born|| August 28 1931,|
|Pro Career||1950 – 1966|
Sven "Tumba" Johansson (born Sven Olof Gunnar Johansson; August 28, 1931 in Tumba, Sweden) was one of the most prominent Swedish ice hockey players of the 1950s and 60's and also represented Sweden in football as well as golf.
Sven "Tumba" Johansson first became known as "Tumba" in the 1950s since there were other players with the name Johansson and Sven was born in the Swedish town of Tumba. In 1965 he legally changed his family name to "Tumba".
After his retirement from hockey, he became a serious golfer, a golf course designer and ambassador to the game of golf, even officially introducing the game of golf to the former Soviet Union.
|Competitor for Sweden|
|Men's Ice hockey|
|Gold||1953 Zürich / Basel||Team|
|Gold||1962 Colorado Springs / Denver||Team|
Tumba played for the Swedish club Djurgårdens IF from 1950 to 1966, winning eight Swedish Championships and leading the league top goal scorer three years. He had a lengthy international career, playing for Sweden at 14 IIHF World Championships, four Winter Olympics, named best forward at the 1957 and 1962 World Championships and top scorer at the 1964 Winter Olympics. He also captained the national team.
Tumba still holds the Swedish scoring record of 186 goals (in 245 games) for the Swedish national team, the Three Crowns.
As a Player:
- 1950-63: 8-time Swedish Champion (1954, 55, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63)
- 1952: Olympic bronze, Oslo, Norway.
- 1953: World Champion, Zurich-Basel, Switzerland.
- 1954: World Championship Bronze, Stockholm, Sweden
- 1956: Olympic 5th place, Cortina, Italy.
- 1957: Test player for Boston Bruins.
- 1957: World Champion, Moscow, USSR (also nominated best forward.)
- 1958: World Championship Bronze, Oslo, Norway.
- 1960: Olympic 5th place, Squaw Valley, USA.
- 1962: World Champion, Colorado Springs, USA (also nominated best forward.)
- 1963: World Championship Silver, Stockholm, Sweden
- 1964: Olympic Silver, Innsbruck, Austria.
- 1965: World Championship Bronze, Tampere, Rauma, Finland.
- 1989: Nominated the best Swedish ice hockey player throughout time..
- 1955: Inventor of the first hockey helmet, the "SPAPS-helmet".
- 1957: Founder of the Swedish ice hockey school on TV and the first ice hockey tournament for children, the TV-puck.
- A to Z Encyclopedia of Ice Hockey
- Swedish Hockey, most goals
- Swedish Hockey, Historical World Championships
- Swedish Golf Magazine
- Education Fund, About Sven Tumba
- Global Golf Ltd.
- Sven Tumba stats at EliteProspects.com
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