Birger Holmqvist

Birger Ivar "Bigge" Holmqvist (28 December 1900 – 9 April 1989) was a Swedish ice hockey and bandy player. He competed in the 1924 and 1928 Winter Olympics and won a silver medal in 1928.[1] His team finished fourth in 1924, but he was named the best European player of the tournament. Between 1922 and 1928 Holmqvist played 30 international matches and scored 30 goals.[2]

Birger Holmqvist
Birger Holmqvist SOK.jpg
Personal information
Born28 December 1900
Stockholm, Sweden
Died9 April 1989 (aged 88)
Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden
Sport
SportIce hockey
ClubKronobergs IK (1920–21)
IK Göta, Bromma (1921–28)
Retired1928

Holmqvist won Swedish ice hockey titles in 1922, 1924, 1927 and 1928 and bandy titles in 1925 and 1927 with IK Göta. Between 1921 and 1926 he also played for Berliner SC and won the 1924 Spengler Cup and German titles in 1921 and 1923–26.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Birger Holmqvist Archived 5 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Birger Holmqvist. Swedish Olympic Committee

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