Is Bengt-Ã…ke Gustafsson...

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  1. Leo Naphta

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    ...the first captain of a World Championship winning team (1987 and 1991) to win it as head coach too?

    I know he is the first Swede.
     
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    Not the first to do it as a player but as a captain? I dont know. He is the first one to win both the Olympic and the World in the same year.
     
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    I don't think he is the first one to win it as player and head coach. Didn't Ivan Hlinka win it as both?

    But I don't know if Hlinka was ever a captain.
     
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    No, Bobrov did it before. Gold medals as : captain in 1954, 1956 at WCs, Captain in 1956 at Olympics, Head coach in 1973, 1974 at WCs.

    BtW, Bobrov was captain of national football team and he is the only player in Olympic history who was captain of both football and hockey teams ;)

    PS. He won national championship in Bandy twice too, but I don't know was he captain or not
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for posting. So he and BÃ…G has two titles each as captain and two titles each as head coach, right? (The Olympic Champions were automatically awarded the WCH gold in '56).
     
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    Damn! The rosters have already been made for the 2006 world cup since the deadline was few days ago... Seems like BAG will have to wait 4 years to captain team Sweden in the world cup if he wants to catch Bobrov. :) :win:
     
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    Now, wait a minute, did he actually win in football too in 1956 :amazed:
     
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    Sorry, fixed it... I don't know who won in 56'. Wasn't that Pele's first world cup appearance?

    But the point still stands! BAG has to captain the Sweedish football team!
     
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    Thats amazing. The biggest legend in Swedish Hockey, Sven Tumba played for both nationalteams, but only won 2 gold in hockey.
     
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    Nah. It doesn't count if you don't win. :D

    I thought you meant the olympic soccer tournament in '56. I don't know which team won that one. But it wasn't Brazil. Odd as it may seem, Brazil has never won that tournament. (But Sweden has :teach: )

    Brazil won the World Cup in 1958 though - no World Cup was played in 1956. They beat Sweden in the final in Stockholm. Up until the last Sunday in February that was Sweden's finest achievement in sports.
     
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    Yes, I mixed the Olympic and world cup tournaments.

    So you can expect the new finest sports achievement in 2054.
     

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