Sven Tumba, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sven Tumba

Swedish association football, bandy, ice hockey player and golfer

Date of Birth: 27-Aug-1931

Place of Birth: Tumba, Sweden

Date of Death: 01-Oct-2011

Profession: association football player, golfer, ice hockey player

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Sven Tumba

  • Sven Tumba (born Sven Olof Gunnar Johansson; 27 August 1931 – 1 October 2011) was one of the most prominent Swedish ice hockey players of the 1950s and 1960s.
  • He also represented Sweden in football as well as golf and became Swedish champion in waterskiing.Johansson first became known as "Tumba" in the 1950s since there were other players with the same last name, and he grew up in the Swedish town of Tumba.
  • In October 1960 he married his wife Mona, and five years later he, along with Mona, legally changed his family name to Tumba. After his retirement from ice hockey, he became an accomplished golfer, a golf course designer as well as an ambassador to the game of golf, even officially introducing the game of golf to the former Soviet Union.
  • He died on 1 October 2011 after being on the Danderyds sjukhus hospital for three months due to an infection in the hip.
  • He was subsequently honored prior to the Elitserien games that were played that day, with a one-minute silence.
  • His body was buried at the Engelbrekt Church in Östermalm, Stockholm, on 20 October 2011.
  • Approximately 500 friends and relatives arrived at the church to leave flowers and honour Sven Tumba.

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