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Putte Kock

Putte Kock
Kock at the card table in 1941 (cover of the Swedish weekly magazine Se)
Personal information
Full name Rudolf Kock
Date of birth (1901-06-29)29 June 1901
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Date of death 31 October 1979(1979-10-31) (aged 78)
Place of death Sweden
Playing position Left wing (football)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1915–1928 AIK
1926 US Suisse (loan)
National team
1919–1925 Sweden[1] 37 (12)
Teams managed
1932–1934 Djurgården
1943–1956 Sweden (as chairman of the Selection Committee)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Rudolf "Putte" Kock (29 June 1901 – 31 October 1979) was a Swedish football, ice hockey and bridge player who won a bronze medal in the 1924 Summer Olympics[2][3] as a football player, being voted the world's best left winger after the tournament.[4] He also made two caps for the Swedish ice hockey team.

After having to end his career prematurely due to a knee injury, he worked as a 1948 Summer Olympics where they won gold, the 1950 FIFA World Cup (bronze) and the 1952 Summer Olympics (bronze).

After his coaching career Kock became a very famous and well liked sports commentator on Swedish television.

Bridge accomplishments

Placed third representing Sweden and Iceland in 1950[6]
Placed second representing Sweden in 1953
Placed first representing Sweden in 1939 and 1952
Placed second representing Sweden in 1948, 1949 and 1950


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  2. ^ "Rudolf Kock". Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Rudolf 'Putte' Kock". Swedish Olympic Committee ( Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  4. ^ SFS (Swedish football historians and statisticians)
  5. ^ a b Rudolf Kock international record at the World Bridge Federation. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  6. ^ . This edition of the OEB states that the USA defeated Great Britain by 3,660 points and Sweden-Iceland by 4,720 points and that Sweden-Iceland defeated Great Britain by 1,940 points. Depending on the ranking methodology used Sweden-Iceland may be said to have placed either second or third.

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