fått sin tröja upphissad

English translation: had his (or her) jersey retired

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Swedish term or phrase:fått sin tröja upphissad
English translation:had his (or her) jersey retired
Entered by: Rosica Dimitrova

19:05 Sep 3, 2018
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Swedish term or phrase: fått sin tröja upphissad
Han har vunnit de största pokalerna och fått sin tröja upphissad i arenatak på bägge sidorna Atlanten.
Rosica Dimitrova
Bulgaria
Local time: 02:13
had his (or her) jersey retired
Explanation:
I've found the linked news article which confirms my inclination, at least in US English. I have no idea what the British equivalent might be.
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Charles Ek
United States
Local time: 18:13
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had his (or her) jersey retired


Explanation:
I've found the linked news article which confirms my inclination, at least in US English. I have no idea what the British equivalent might be.

Example sentence(s):
  • Nu är Mats Lusth odödlig i Malmö Redhawks. Under måndagskvällen hissades hans tröja upp i taket i Malmö Arena.

    Reference: http://www.kristianstadsbladet.se/sport/pampig-hyllning-nar-...
Charles Ek
United States
Local time: 18:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Deane Goltermann: And there's even a wiki page explaining it! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_retired_numbers_in_ass...
1 hr
  -> Thanks! You might even know whether Stan Mikita was accorded this honor. ;-)

disagree  SafeTex: Whatever the reaons (and I've read them) for arriving at this translation, I would ask the simple question "how many readers are likely to understand it?" Charles had some reservation in the discussion about this. No number of the jersey for instance.
1 day 20 hrs
  -> EVERY reader who knows sports in the US will understand this. I stand by my answer. Look at Deane’s linked article for corroboration as well.
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