Swedish expatriate sportspeople in Switzerland

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  1. Henrik Zetterberg

    Henrik Zetterberg


    Henrik Zetterberg (born October 9, 1980) is a Swedish professional ice hockey Left Wing and captain of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Along with winning the Stanley Cup in 2008, Zetterberg won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs. His beard is known to be majestic and if touched will grant immortality. He won gold medals in the 2006 Ice Hockey World Championships and 2006 Winter Olympics, as part of the first team to ever win both tournaments in the same year, also making him a member of the Triple Gold Club. He also played Thorin Oakenshield in "The Hobbit" trilogy.

  2. Andreas Karelsson

    Andreas Karelsson


    Andreas John Karlsson (born August 19, 1975) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player, last played for Frölunda HC in the Swedish elite league Elitserien.

  3. Harry Bild

    Harry Bild


    Harry Bild (born 18 December 1936) is a former Swedish footballer.

  4. Tomas Brolin

    Tomas Brolin


    Per Tomas Brolin (born 29 November 1969) is a Swedish former professional football player who had a successful period with A.C. Parma during the early nineties winning the 1992 Coppa Italia, the 1993 Cup Winners' Cup, the 1993 UEFA Super Cup and the 1995 UEFA Cup.

  5. Jan Eriksson

    Jan Eriksson


    Jan Jonas Jakob Eriksson (born 24 August 1967 in Sundsvall) is a former footballer from Sweden. He played 35 matches and scored four goals for the national team. Two of those goals came at the Euro 1992. He was selected for the 1990 FIFA World Cup squad, but did not play. Eriksson was also selected for the Swedish 1994 FIFA World Cup squad but had to leave the team just before the start of the tournament because of an injury. He was replaced by Teddy Lucic.

  6. Mattias Ekström

    Mattias Ekström


    Mattias Ekström (born July 14, 1978 in Falun, Sweden) is a racing driver from Sweden. He has been competing in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters for Audi since 2001. He is a two-time DTM champion and a three-time winner of the Race of Champions.

  7. Petri Liimatainen

    Petri Liimatainen


    Petri Mikael Liimatainen (born July 20, 1969 in Hässelby, Sweden) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. At the end of the 2009/2010 season, Liimatainen ended his career as a player.

  8. Kent Johansson

    Kent Johansson


    Kent "Lill-Kenta" Johansson (born (1956-04-13)April 13, 1956) is a retired Swedish ice hockey player, former head coach of Frölunda HC in Elitserien.

  9. Robert Burakovsky

    Robert Burakovsky


    Robert Burakovsky (born November 24, 1966) is a Swedish ice hockey coach. He is the current head coach for the Malmö team in Sweden's U16 Elit league. Before turning to coaching, Burakovsky played 27 seasons of professional hockey, including 23 games in the National Hockey League with the Ottawa Senators during the 1993–94 NHL season.

  10. Sanny Lindström

    Sanny Lindström


    Sanny Lindström (born December 24, 1979) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the Swedish Hockey League.

  11. Mats Naslund

    Mats Naslund


    Mats Torsten Näslund (born October 31, 1959), nicknamed "Le Petit Viking", is a retired Swedish ice hockey player. He played as a left wing.

  12. Andreas Lilja

    Andreas Lilja


    Andreas Johnny Lilja (born July 13, 1975) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Rögle BK of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan. He previously played twelve seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Los Angeles Kings, Florida Panthers, Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks, and Philadelphia Flyers.

  13. Rikard Franzén

    Rikard Franzén


    Rikard Franzén (born March 21, 1968 in Huddinge, Sweden) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman.

  14. Michael Nylander

    Michael Nylander


    Michael Gunnar Nylander (born October 3, 1972) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey centre. He currently works as an assistant coach with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL.

  15. Fredrik Olausson

    Fredrik Olausson


    Karl-Gustav Fredrik Olausson (born October 5, 1966) is a Swedish former ice hockey player from Nybro who is currently assistant coach for HV71 in Elitserien. He had previously played 17 seasons in the NHL and another 6 in Sweden.

  16. Pär Djoos

    Pär Djoos


    Pär Olov Johan Djoos (born May 11, 1968) is a former ice hockey defenceman who played for the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers of the NHL. He most recently played in the Elitserien for Brynäs IF. He is currently coaching IF Sundsvall in the Swedish Allsvenskan.

  17. Niklas Jihde

    Niklas Jihde


    Niklas Jihde (born July 19, 1976 in Uppåkra, Sweden) is a Swedish former floorball player. Jihde has won the Floorball World Championship with Sweden five times, in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

  18. Kristian Huselius

    Kristian Huselius


    Kristian Huselius (born November 10, 1978) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey player.

  19. Rickard Wallin

    Rickard Wallin


    Carl Rickard Wallin (born April 9, 1980) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Färjestad of the Elitserien (SEL).

  20. Johan Fransson

    Johan Fransson


    Johan Fransson (born February 18, 1985) is a Swedish ice hockey player, currently playing for the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in the National League A, the top tier league in Switzerland, where he is a defenceman. He has also played in leagues in Finland, Switzerland, and Russia. Although he was drafted and traded as a prospect in the NHL three times, he has never played a regular season NHL game.

  21. Per Hållberg

    Per Hållberg


    Per Hållberg (born March 24, 1978 in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for Växjö Lakers Hockey of the Elitserien (SEL). Hållberg has played over 500 games in the Elitserien. He has won both the Swedish Championship and the World Championship one time each.

  22. Henrik Tallinder

    Henrik Tallinder


    Henrik Per Tallinder (born January 10, 1979) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  23. Pierre Hedin

    Pierre Hedin

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    Pierre Nils Daniel Hedin (born February 19, 1978) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player.

  24. Niklas Anger

    Niklas Anger


    Niklas Anger (born 14 July 1977) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently with the EHC Basel team in the Swiss National League A.

  25. Mats Gren

    Mats Gren

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    Mats Gren (born 20 December 1963 in Falun) is a former Swedish footballer and head coach. He is the current sporting director of IFK Göteborg.

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