Henrik Larsson Profile

Henrik Larsson

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.


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