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1963 FIB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEN

Stockholm and 5 other cities, Sweden 20-24 February



The World Championship in 1963 was the third World Championship and was played in Sweden, 20-24 February. USSR won the tournament and Finland second and Sweden on third place.

Three of the games were played on three of the four artificial ices in Sweden; Västerås, Uppsala and Nässjö. Other venues were Karlstad, Katrineholm and the Stockholm Olympic Stadium. The games in Karlstad, Nässjö, Katrineholm and Uppsala were played in electric lights. That was the premiere of bandy games for national teams in electric lighting in Sweden.


1 USSR   

Anatoliy Melnikov, Yuri Shkolnyi, Viktor Shehovtsov, Vitali Danilov, Yuri Shorin, Vyacheslav Soloviev, Valentin Hardin, Yevgeny Gerasimov, Yuri Varsin, Alexander Izmodenov, Nikolai Durakov, Valentin Atamanichev, Valery Maslov, Yevgaili Papugin, Mikhail Osintsev, Albert Vologzhannikov

2 FINLAND 

Alpo Aho, Seppo Alatalo, Pauli Auvinen, Pauli Heiskanen, Pentti Jokinen, Raimo Kaarela, Esko Kemi, Pekka Kettunen, Kauko Korpela, Matti Kovalainen, Kalevi Pirkola, Rauno Ruotsalainen, Seppo Ruotsi, Pertti Tammilehto, Tauno Timoskainen, Juhani Turpeenniemi, Olavi Varma

3 SWEDEN

Yngve Palmqvist, Sune Ericsson, Matz-Allan Johansson, Ulf Fredin, Tore Wikner, Hasse Nordin, Jens Lindblom, Jan Johansson, Bernt Ericsson, Leif Fredblad, Curt Sedwall, Göran Sedwall, Kjell Jakobsson, Torvald Åkerlöf, Jörgen Forslund, Olle Sääw, Lennart Backman


The World Champions 1963


BEST GOAL SCORERS

5 goals
Valentin Atamanychev and Eugene Papugin, USSR
4 goals
Nikolai Durakov and Ya Varsin, USSR, Bernt Ericsson, Leif Fredblad and Göran Sedvall, Sweden


BEST PLAYERS

Goalkeeper
Anatoly Melnikov, USSR

Defender
Pekka Kettunen, Finland

Midfielder
Nikolai Durakov, USSR

Forward
Bernt Ericsson, Sweden