List of Famous people born in Skåne County, Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimović

First Name Zlatan
Born on October 3, 1981 (age 42)
Height 195 cm | 6'5

Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club A.C. Milan. Ibrahimović is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of all time. He is one of the most decorated active footballers in the world, having won 31 trophies in his career. He has scored over 560 career goals, and has scored in each of the last four decades.

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Lars Vilks

First Name Lars
Died on October 3, 2021 (aged 51)

Lars Endel Roger Vilks Lanat was a Swedish visual artist and activist whose drawings of Muhammad resulted in at least two failed attempts by Islamic extremists to murder him. He also created the sculptures, Nimis and Arx, made of driftwood and rock, respectively. The area where the sculptures are located was proclaimed by Vilks as an independent country, "Ladonia".

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Max von Sydow

Carl Adolf von Sydow
First Name Max
Last Name Sydow
Born on April 10, 1929
Died on March 8, 2020 (aged 90)

Max von Sydow was a Swedish-French actor. He had a 70-year career in European and American cinema, television, and theatre, appearing in more than 150 films and several television series in multiple languages. He became a French citizen in 2002, and lived in France for the last decades of his life.

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Marie Fredriksson

Gun-Marie Fredriksson
First Name Marie
Last Name Fredriksson
Born on May 30, 1958
Died on December 9, 2019 (aged 61)

Gun-Marie Fredriksson was a Swedish pop singer, songwriter, pianist and painter, who was best known internationally as the lead vocalist of pop rock duo Roxette, which she formed in 1986 with Per Gessle. The duo achieved international success in the late-1980s and early-1990s with their albums Look Sharp! (1988) and Joyride (1991), and had multiple hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including four number ones.

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Tycho Brahe

First Name Tycho
Died on October 24, 1601

Tycho Brahe was a Danish nobleman, astronomer, and writer known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical observations. He was born in the then-Danish peninsula of Scania. Tycho was well known in his lifetime as an astronomer, astrologer, and alchemist. He has been described as "the first competent mind in modern astronomy to feel ardently the passion for exact empirical facts". Most of his observations were more accurate than the best available observations at the time.

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Freddie Ljungberg

Karl Fredrik Ljungberg is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a winger and is a football manager. He is a former assistant coach, and interim head coach of Arsenal F.C.

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Måns Zelmerlöw

Måns Petter Albert Sahlén Zelmerlöw
First Name Måns
Last Name Zelmerlöw

Måns Petter Albert Sahlén Zelmerlöw is a Swedish pop singer and television presenter. He took part in Idol 2005, eventually finishing fifth, won the first season of Let's Dance, and scored a hit with his 2007 song "Cara Mia", which was his entry in that year's Melodifestivalen. Zelmerlöw was the host of Allsång på Skansen from 2011 to 2013. He participated in Melodifestivalen in 2007, 2009 and won in 2015. Zelmerlöw represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Heroes", winning the contest with 365 points. Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 held in Stockholm.

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Ilir Latifi

First Name Ilir
Born on July 28, 1982 (age 41)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Ilir Latifi is a Swedish mixed martial artist of Albanian descent who competes in the Heavyweight division of the UFC. A two-time national wrestling champion and a professional MMA competitor since 2008, Latifi has also competed in Shark Fights, Rumble of The Kings, and GLORY.

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Henrik Larsson

Edward Henrik Larsson

Edward Henrik Larsson is a Swedish professional football manager and former player, who currently serves as an assistant manager of Barcelona. Playing as a striker, Larsson began his career with Högaborgs BK. In 1992, he moved to Helsingborg IF where in his first season his partnership up front with Mats Magnusson helped the club win promotion to Allsvenskan after 24 seasons in the lower tiers. He moved to Feyenoord in November 1993, staying for four years before leaving in 1997. During his time in the Dutch Eredivisie, he won two KNVB Cups with Feyenoord. He also broke into the Swedish national football team, and helped them finish in third place at the 1994 World Cup.

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Robin Olsen

Robin Patrick Olsen
First Name Robin
Last Name Olsen
Born on January 8, 1990 (age 34)
Height 196 cm | 6'5

Robin Patrick Olsen is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Everton, on loan from Roma, and the Sweden national team.

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