Sigge Parling, Swedish footballer, Died at 86


Sigvard “Sigge” Emanuel Parling was born on March 26, 1930, and died on September 17, 2016.

He was a Swedish football player.

Sigge also played ice hockey and bandy.

Over the period of his career, Parling played for Djurgårdens IF (1949–1960), IK Sirius (1960–1963) and Gefle IF (1963–1965).

Sigge Parling’s position was left midfielder and was considered a very rough but fair player.

While he was in Djurgården, he was known as the first Järnkamin (Iron Stove).

He was capped 195 times for Djurgården and scored 12 goals.

Sigge Parling won the Swedish Championship twice with Djurgårdens IF, 1955 and 1959.

Sigge Parling was part of the legendary Swedish national team at the 1958 FIFA World Cup and was capped 37 times for his country.

Sigge Parling the only player from Djurgårdens IF who has played a World Cup Final.

Sigge Parling passed away at 86 years old.