Stockholm, February 04, 2024, The Europe Today: Kurt Hamrin, the revered Swedish footballer known for his remarkable career, World Cup achievements, and status as Fiorentina’s all-time leading scorer, has passed away at the age of 89, as confirmed by the Swedish Football Association on Sunday.
Nicknamed “Little Bird” for his exceptional speed and grace on the wing, Hamrin played a pivotal role in guiding Sweden to the 1958 World Cup final. His outstanding performance included four goals during the tournament, marking a historic journey for Sweden. However, in the final, they faced a formidable Brazil led by Pele, ultimately losing 5-2. Hamrin was the last surviving player from that iconic match.
The Swedish Football Association paid tribute to the legendary figure, saying, “One of Swedish football’s greatest icons has left us. Rest in peace Kurt ‘Kurre’ Hamrin.”
Recognized as a football legend in both AIK and Fiorentina, Hamrin’s contributions to the clubs were acknowledged by the Swedish FA. The association expressed gratitude to Hamrin for the indelible blue and yellow memories he created throughout his illustrious career.
Kurt Hamrin commenced his football journey at AIK in Sweden but gained enduring fame for his time in Italy’s Serie A, playing for renowned clubs such as Juventus, Padova, Fiorentina, AC Milan, and Napoli. His impact in Italy is reflected in his impressive record, ranking ninth on the Serie A all-time scoring list with an astounding 190 goals.
The football world mourns the loss of a true icon, and Hamrin’s legacy will forever be etched in the annals of Swedish and Italian football history.