Henrik Larsson Profile
Henrik Edward Larsson, born Helsingborg, Sweden, September 20, 1971. Henrik Larsson made his breakthrough with local outfit Helsingborg where he notched up 50 goals in 56 matches. The lavishly gifted player was subsequently sold to Dutch Eredivisie giants Feyenoord Rotterdam where he spent four years before he was brought to the helter skelter of Scottish football by Celtic manager Wim Jansen for a fee of £650,000 in the summer of 1997.
Henrik Larsson scored an astonishing 242 goals in 315 appearances for Celtic before the natural born hit man decided to move on to Barcelona where he collected two league titles as well as the Champions League. After returning to previous club Helsingborg in 2006, he then joined Manchester United on a brief loan spell during the 2006-2007 campaign. Probably the most intriguing deal of the season, he wrote himself into Manchester United history with an unforgettable guest appearance between January and March 2007. With his creative skills, shooting ability and tackling strength, he became an instant hit with the home supporters after making his debut in a 2-1 FA Cup Thrid Round win against Aston Villa at Old Trafford on the 7th of January 2007. Larsson recorded three goals in 13 games during his three month stay with United, and although he had not appeared in enough matches to qualify for a Premier League winner´s medal, a piece of silverware was requested by Sir Alex Ferguson as special dispensation. Despite his short stay at Manchester United, there is no doubt whatsoever that his name went down in the history books of the club. One of the most fascinating players ever to come out of Sweden, Larsson scored an amazing 37 times in 106 appearances for the country of his birth. Henrik Larsson Playing Career: Hogaborg, Helsingborg, Feyenoord, Celtic, Barcelona, Helsingborg, Manchester United, Raa, Hogaborg, Managing Career: Landskrona, Falkenberg, Helsingborg.