Björling, Jussi, 1911-60, Swedish tenor. He studied at the Royal Opera School in Stockholm, making his debut there in 1930 as Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni. He made guest appearances in leading roles with opera companies in Copenhagen, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Paris, and Buenos Aires. In the United States he was acclaimed at a recital in 1937 in Springfield, Mass. and at an appearance with the Chicago Civic Opera Company and was engaged for the 1938-39 season at the Metropolitan Opera House. During World War II Björling remained in Sweden, but returned to the United States to rejoin the Metropolitan Opera Company in 1945. His voice was both lyric and dramatic and he had an extensive repertory, including leading roles in La Bohème, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, and Faust.
Jussi-Pekka Savolainen (born 25 June, 1986) is a Finnish footballer who plays for Kuopion Palloseura in Finland's premier division, Veikkausliiga.

Savolainen is a left-sided attacking midfield player. He represented Finland at under-17 level and played for them in the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship, which were held in Finland.

Former clubs

  • 33 games, no goals. Tampere United, Finland (Veikkausliiga, 2004–2007)
    • Won two Finnish Championships with Tampere United (2006 and 2007)
  • Pallo-Iirot, Finland (Juniors)
    • 37 caps for Finnish boys national football team

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