Sweden: national football players with most goals scored of all time as of 2019

Zlatan Ibrahimović ist he all time leading goal scorer of the national football team of Sweden with a total of 62 goals scored, followed by Sven Rydell with 43 goals. Through his international football career Zlatan became a prominent public figure. He not only leads in goals for Sweden but also in facebook fans in Sweden with 26.3 million fans. On Twitter, on the other hand, he comes in second behind Swedish streamer Felix Kjellberg, commonly known as PewDiePie.

No Zlatan at World Cup

  Even though many fans had hoped he would have came out of his retirement from the national team to play in the 2018 World Cup, Zlatan did not take part for unclear reason, some rumored to be due to his general health condition, including a torn ACL in the prior year. The most attended match of the Swedish national football team in 2018 was on 3rd July versus Switzerland in Saint Petersburg Stadium and had 64,042 attendees. The highest attended match in history for Sweden was back in 1950 against Brazil with a whopping 138,886 live spectators.

Over a fifth of Swedes miss work or school to watch World Cup games

  In a survey taken prior to World Cup 2018, close to half of the respondents stated they will go to a bar or restaurant to see part of it, while the majority also stated they will watch with friends and family. Preferred devices for viewing were a television or the internet, rather than mobile phones or tablets.

All time top goal scorers of the national football team of Sweden as of June 2019, by goals scored

Goals scored
Zlatan Ibrahimović62
Sven Rydell43
Gunnar Nordahl36
Henrik Larsson35
Kennet Andersson30
Gunnar Gren29
Marcus Allback29
Agne Simonsson28
Martin Dahlin28
Tomas Brolin27
Karl Gustafsson22
Nils-Ake Sandell21
Johann Elmander20
Sven Jonasson20
Anders Svensson20
Per Kaufeldt19
Marcus Berg19
Knut Kroon18
Erik Persson18
Arne Nyberg18
Bo Larsson17
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

5th June 2019

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