Sven Friberg

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Sven Friberg.jpg
Friberg circa 1930
Personal information
Date of birth 7 February 1895
Place of birth Lysekil, Sweden
Date of death 26 May 1964 (aged 69)
Place of death Göteborg, Sweden
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
IFK Göteborg
Örgryte IS
National team
1915–1928 Sweden national team 41 (0)
Teams managed
1930–1931 Örgryte IS
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sven Richard Friberg (7 February 1895 – 26 May 1964) was a Swedish association football defender who won a bronze medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics.[1] Between 1915 and 1928 he played 41 international matches and scored no goals.[2][3]

Playing career[edit]


Friberg won the Svenska Serien in 1914–15 with IFK Göteborg.[2]

With Örgryte IS he won the Svenska Serien in 1920–21 and 1923–24 as well as Allsvenskan in 1925–26 and 1926–28.[2]


Friberg captained the Sweden national team which won a bronze medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics. In total he made 41 appearances between 1915 and 1928, captaining 30.[2]

Managerial career[edit]

Friberg returned to Örgryte IS as a coach, managing the club from 1930 to 1931.[4]


IFK Göteborg

Örgryte IS


  1. ^ Sven Friberg.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Sven Friberg". Sveriges Olympiska Kommitté (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Sven Friberg". (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  4. ^ "ÖIS tränare genom tiderna". (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 April 2020.