A defender, Göte Almqvist played his entire career from 1949-60 with Skellefteå AIK, but never won a Swedish title with them. Almqvist was capped 52 times with the Swedish national team between 1952-54. He won Olympic bronze in 1952 and was World Champion in 1953, while taking bronze at the 1954 World Championships. He also won European titles in 1952 and 1953, and silver at the 1954 European Championships. After finishing his sporting career, Almqvist worked as a coach with Skellefteå AIK. He was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #46 in ice hockey, a Swedish sports honorary award created in 1928 by Bo Ekelund.