Henrik Larsson

Celtic Legend Henrik Larsson was born in Helsingborg on 20 September 1971 (age 48).

Henrik Larsson · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

Henrik Edward Larsson, MBE is a Swedish football coach and former professional player. He was known as an excellent striker whose main attributes were his goal scoring prowess and on-field intelligence.

Larsson began his career with Högaborgs BK. He moved to Helsingborgs IF, where he was one of the key players when they won promotion to the Allsvenskan in 1993. Larsson then moved to Feyenoord for four years before leaving for Celtic in 1997. He won four league titles in seven years with Celtic, scoring a remarkable 242 goals in 315 competitive matches before moving to FC Barcelona in 2004, where he won two league titles and the 2006 Champions League. Following the expiration of his contract at Barcelona, Larsson returned to his hometown club of Helsingborg, and joined Manchester United on a brief loan between January and March 2007. He announced his retirement from football on 20 October 2009.

Larsson played for Sweden in three World Cups and three European Championships and is a former captain of the national team. Larsson ended his international career with 37 goals in 106 matches. Larsson has also played competitive floorball since 1989.

“Get French Eddy to read this” – Many Celtic fans reminisce about last game of “the king”

There have been few players better than Henrik Larsson at Celtic in recent memory.

Read Celtic · Apr 8

Celtic should remember Henrik Larsson’s famous words when making big Odsonne Edouard decision

Celtic should remember the famous words Henrik Larsson once said when making a decision about possibly changing Odsonne Edouard’s shirt number for next season...

‘Happy days’ – Henrik Larsson video has got plenty of Celtic fans talking

Some Celtic fans have been reacting positively to a tweet that was recently posted by the Hoops’ official Twitter account which shared footage of “a superb Hoops display to clinch the title 18 years ago”...

VideoCelts · Apr 7

Henrik Larsson, was he all that? Hilarious debate from Follow Follow

A double in the opening clash of the season, Celtic’s 6-2 demolition derby did lasting damage, some might argue that the impact of that result is still being felt to this day...

Read Celtic · Apr 7

“Would be brilliant”, “I think not” – Alan Brazil’s Edouard suggestion has split opinions amongst these Celtic fans

A number of Celtic fans have been discussing whether or not they’d like to see Odsonne Edouard given the famous number seven shirt next season...

Lockdown With Larsson: Including Speech From Proper Royalty

If, like many of us, the Queen’s speech/statement, didn’t tickle your fancy last weekend – you may be interested to view a performance and emotional speech from real royalty in the shape of the King of Kings on Friday night...

VideoCelts · Apr 7

Sportscene Replay for ultimate Henrik Larsson tear-jerker on Friday night

Extended highlights of Henrik Larsson’s final match at Celtic Park – in 2004 – will be on BBC Scotland and the BBC Sport website on Friday from 19:00 BST...

BBC · Apr 7

Sportscene Classics to show Larsson’s last game at Celtic Park & 2003 final-day shootout

Henrik Larsson’s final game at Celtic Park and the last day of the 2003 season will feature on this weekend’s Sportscene Classics...

Soccerlens · Apr 6

‘A little bit of news’ – Pundit makes exciting prediction about 22-yr-old Celtic ace

originally posted on Sportslens.com Alan Brazil has predicted that Odsonne Edouard will be handed the number seven shirt at Celtic.

Read Celtic · Apr 6

True or False quiz: How well do you know former Celtic star Moussa Dembele?

Celtic fans have been spoilt when it comes to prolific strikers in recent years.

Edouard’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ Deal will mean he’s ‘Here For Ten-in-a-Row’

TALKSPORT’s Alan Brazil has claimed that Celtic could be set to give talisman Odsonne Edouard the iconic No7 jersey for next season...

On This Day: Henrik’s Hat-trick, Celtic Champions

ON THIS DAY in 2002, Celtic made it 2-in-a-row after beating Livingston 5-1 to clinch the league title.

Henrik Larsson & Harald Brattbakk Allayed Any Alcohol Fears

Former Celtic defender, Vidar Riseth, has told the Bropod podcast that he was put off playing football in Britain due to the drinking culture and lack of professionalism that he witnessed during his spell with Luton Town in the mid 90s.

VideoCelts · Apr 3

Former Celt reveals how Larsson was quids in with unlikely Hampden bet

“Everyone expected we would win this game. When we came to the stadium and to the dressing room, I went out to warm up and Henrik came and said, ‘Vidar, come here’...

The Celtic Star · Mar 31

The Henrik Larsson Stat That Shows He Is SPL’s Greatest

There’s been a bit of debate resurfacing online again.

Irish Mick · Mar 28


#Celtic #FIFA20 Irish Mick becomes the Celtic football manager FIFA 20 Celtic Career Mode Episode 1 Should we sign a Celtic legend?

67HailHail · Mar 21

Celtic On This Day: Henrik Larsson writes name in record books

Continue reading “Celtic On This Day: Henrik Larsson writes name in record books” on 67HailHail.

Soccerlens · Mar 19

‘Of course’ – PL star picks former Celtic hero as his favourite player of all time

originally posted on Sportslens.com Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson has revealed that his favourite player of all time is the former Celtic hero Henrik Larsson.

Talking Baws · Mar 19

Andy Robertson Names Henrik Larsson Amongst Footballers He’d Choose to be Quarantined With

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson have chosen the three players he’d like to be quarantined with – and Celtic legend Henrik Larsson makes the cut...

Read Celtic · Mar 19

“Greatest player I have ever seen play for Celtic” – These Hoops fans love video of famous goal from Parkhead hero

Celtic uploaded a video to Instagram of the incredible goal that sealed Henrik Larsson’s famous hat-trick in the League Cup final on this day in 2001, and a number of Hoops supporters have clearly enjoyed viewing the post...

The Three Amigos: Truth Revealed Behind Their Arrivals – and Exits

CELTIC legend Davie Hay revealed all yesterday in the snag that almost prevented Henrik Larsson joining the Parkhead side.

67HailHail · Mar 18

Celtic On This Day: Henrik Larsson adds to his legend

Continue reading “Celtic On This Day: Henrik Larsson adds to his legend” on 67HailHail.

Glasgow Live · Mar 18

On this day: Celtic win the League Cup with Henrik Larsson scoring a hat-trick

Chris Sutton was the villain but Larsson did the business for Martin O’Neill’s side...


HENRIK LARSSON became a genuine Celtic legend during his glorious, mesmerising and breathtaking seven years at the club.

Transfer Tavern · Mar 17

‘What a player’, ‘Miss him everyday’ – These Celtic fans profess love for ‘king’

Celtic fans were professing their love for Henrik Larsson on the anniversary of his famous strike which matched a long-standing record.

Read Celtic · Mar 17

Video: Celtic pay tribute to landmark Hoops moment for Henrik Larsson on social media

Celtic have uploaded a video of a landmark goal Henrik Larsson scored for the club on this day back in 2004.

Read Celtic · Mar 16

Video: Arsenal legend expresses how much love he has for Celtic as he shares brilliant Henrik Larsson story

Despite enduring a rather difficult short spell with Celtic, Ian Wright has opened up about how much love he has for the club in a brilliant video uploaded to Twitter by @CelticGoal...

Open Goal · Mar 16

225: Si Ferry Meets. Ross Wallace | MON & Strachan at Celtic, Keane’s Sunderland, Burnley & Sheff Wed

St Mirren winger Ross Wallace joins us as our latest guest as he candidly chats with Si about the key moments from his career at Celtic, Sunderland, Burnley & Sheffield Wednesday...

Open Goal · Mar 16

Si Ferry Meets. Ross Wallace | MON & Strachan at Celtic, Keane’s Sunderland, Burnley & Sheff Wed

St Mirren winger Ross Wallace joins us as our latest guest as he candidly chats with Si about the key moments from his career at Celtic, Sunderland, Burnley & Sheffield Wednesday.

Celts Are Here · Mar 14

‘I’ve never seen love like it’ English Premier League Legend In Awe of Celtic Support

Ian Wright only spent four months at Celtic but it appears we left a permanent impression with the Arsenal legend...

FootballFanCast · Mar 10

Celtic icon John Hartson posts playful 8-word tweet involving Henrik Larsson & Chris Sutton

Celtic icon John Hartson posts hysterical eight-word tweet involving other Hoops legends Chris Sutton and Henrik Larsson...

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 2000-2009, The King of Kings, Henrik Larsson

A FEW WEEKS AGO we started a new series which is nearing its end.

Larsson reveals why he rejected EPL clubs to stay at Celtic

Henrik Larsson is one of the all-time Celtic greats and legends.

Transfer Tavern · Feb 27

‘A god sent from the heavens’ – Many Celtic fans purr over ex-player’s comments about the club

Henrik Larsson’s name is always likely to be synonymous with Celtic’s history, given that he scored 243 goals for the club in his seven years at Parkhead between 1997 and 2004, including 53 in one season in 2000/01, and was nicknamed the ‘King of Kings’ during his time in Glasgow...

The Celtic Star · Feb 26

Opinion: Five Scottish Premiership stars that Celtic should target this Summer

Celtic’s transfer strategy has rightfully been praised over the years for being able to unearth gems like Henrik Larsson, Vigil van Dijk, Victor Wanyama and many more from abroad.

The Celtic Star · Feb 26

‘To Move Down South For A Few More Pounds Wasn’t Interesting For Me’, King Of Kings

It goes without saying that Henrik Larsson is an absolute Celtic legend.

Henrik Larsson explains why he rejected Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd transfer approach

The Celtic legend spent three months on loan at Old Trafford in 2006 but claims he was also wanted by the club while he was playing at Celtic...

Daily Mirror · Feb 26

Henrik Larsson explains why he rejected Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd transfer approach

The Celtic legend spent three months on loan at Old Trafford in 2006 but claims he was also wanted by the club while he was playing at Celtic...

Evening Times · Feb 26

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson on why he spent sven years at Parkhead

HENRIK LARSSON, the all-time Celtic great, has revealed he had offers to leave Parkhead from down south – but he never entertained them...

‘I Was Happy at Celtic,’ Larsson Explains Why He Remained

CELTIC legend Henrik Larsson has revealed he was never tempted to quit the Hoops for a megabucks move to England.

Daily Star · Feb 26

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson explains why he rejected Man Utd transfer after phone call

Henrik Larsson became a legend at Celtic before joining Manchester United on a brief loan stint – but things could have been very different for the Sweden legend...

Daily Record · Feb 26

Henrik Larsson recounts the Celtic blessings behind act of loyalty that left English clubs humbled

The iconic Swede spent seven years at Parkhead despite interest from down south...

67HailHail · Feb 26

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson regrets not staying at Man Utd for longer

Continue reading “Celtic legend Henrik Larsson regrets not staying at Man Utd for longer” on 67HailHail.

Celtic FC · Feb 25

Anita get Hoops career off to best possible start

THERE are certain numbers which are synonymous with clubs and players and, for Celtic, the No.7 is an iconic one, inextricably linked to two of the club’s greatest ever players – Jimmy Johnstone and Henrik Larsson...

Celts Are Here · Feb 22

Neil Lennon refuses to compare Celtic star with Henrik Larsson

Odsonne Edouard has been absolutely brilliant since joining Celtic from Paris Saint-Germain.

Edouard: ‘You Can’t Compare Him to Henrik,’ Insists Lenny

NEIL LENNON insists you cannot compare Odsonne Edouard with club legend Henrik Larsson.

ACSOM · Feb 21

Europa League Reaction with A Celtic State of Mind – Forster is by VAR Lennon’s finest signing

The yellow away kit is reminiscent of the one made famous during the Seville run.

Celts Are Here · Feb 20

Watch: Quality Edouard Goal Throws Up Incredible Larsson Stat

Odsonne Edouard opened the scoring for Celtic in Denmark and in doing so became the first Celtic player to score an away goal in the knockout stage of a European competition since Henrik Larsson!

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