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.

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!

Read Celtic · Feb 20

“Have to agree” – These Celtic fans agree with pundit’s comparison of Scott Brown to Henrik Larsson

A number of Celtic fans have agreed with Hugh Keevins’ most recent comments about Scott Brown.

Read Celtic · Feb 19

Opinion: Pundit is spot on with his recent comparison between Henrik Larsson and Celtic midfielder

Hugh Keevins has lavished huge praise on Scott Brown by suggesting Celtic’s task when it comes to replacing him is as difficult as it was when the Hoops had to replace Henrik Larsson, and we think he makes an excellent point...

The Celtic Star · Feb 18

Copenhagen Star – ‘We are the underdogs. If we were to qualify it would be massive’

COPENHAGEN’S Swedish left-back Pierre Bengtsson knows all about Celtic as he idolised Henrik Larsson in his youth...

Daily Record · Feb 18

Copenhagen star mimics iconic Celtic celebration as he plans Mikael Lustig talks to get lowdown on Hoops

Swedish full-back Pierre Bengtsson says Henrik Larsson is the guy everyone in Sweden associates with Celtic...

Herald Scotland · Feb 17

Copenhagen’s Pierre Bengtsson reckons Celtic’s stars can hurt Danes like hero Henrik Larsson did

FC Copenhagen star Pierre Bengtsson was brought up watching Swedish countryman Henrik Larsson torment defenders for Celtic and he admits he fears the current generation of Hoops star could do the same to his team...

Evening Times · Feb 17

Copenhagen’s Pierre Bengtsson reckons Celtic’s stars can hurt Danes like hero Henrik Larsson did

FC Copenhagen star Pierre Bengtsson was brought up watching Swedish countryman Henrik Larsson torment defenders for Celtic and he admits he fears the current generation of Hoops star could do the same to his team...

The Celtic Star · Feb 12

English speaking Edouard – deliciously through a professional translator – says he’s flattered by Larsson comparison

ODSONNE EDOUARD yesterday admitted that he is flattered by the comparisons being made between himself and the legendary Celtic striker Henrik Larsson...

Celts Are Here · Feb 12

Is Odsonne Edouard the best Celtic striker since Henrik Larsson?

By Daniel Hayes Odsonne Edouard has become one of the most exciting, talented and unbeatable Celtic players of the new century...

Celts Are Here · Feb 12

Odsonne Edouard Makes Henrik Larsson Admission

Odsonne Edouard has said it’s ‘amazing’ to be compared to Celtic legend Henrik Larsson as he forged his own Celtic history.

VideoCelts · Feb 12

French Eddy on comparisons to the King of Kings

Henrik Larsson is a Celtic legend. When I was little he was one of the best players in Europe so it’s amazing some people compare me to him...

Read Celtic · Feb 11

Larsson urges Celtic supporters to act as he sends motivational Instagram message to Jackie McNamara

Henrik Larsson has sent his support to Jackie McNamara via Instagram and urged fellow Celtic supporters to do the same...

The Celtic Star · Feb 11

‘Our jaws hit the floor,’ SmarterScout’s stunning Edouard/Aguero stats that’s got Man City interested in Celtic Star

Odsonne Edouard. There have been a few lofty comparisons made of late when it comes to January’s player of the month...

FootballFanCast · Feb 11

Henrik Larsson sends message of support to Jackie McNamara on Instagram

Celtic icon Henrik Larsson sends an Instagram message to Jackie McNamara...

Talking Baws · Feb 11

Henrik Larsson and Ally McCoist Send Classy Get Well Soon Messages to Celtic Legend Jackie McNamara

Henrik Larsson and Ally McCoist are just some of the leading names in the football fraternity who have sent their best wishes to Celtic legend Jackie McNamara...

Evening Times · Feb 11

Henrik Larsson latest Celtic legend to send love to stricken Jackie McNamara after ‘brain bleed’

Henrik Larsson is the latest in a long line of names to throw his support behind stricken pal Jackie McNamara after his ex-teammate collapsed with a ‘bleed to the brain’...

Daily Record · Feb 11

Henrik Larsson in Jackie McNamara rallying call as Celtic icon sends message to stricken star

The iconic Swede has joined swathes of former team-mates and fans in supporting the 46-year-old after he suffered a bleed on his brain...

67HailHail · Feb 10

2-cap international who was weekend hat-trick hero grew up a Celtic fan idolising Larsson

Hibernian striker Marc McNulty idolised Celtic legend Henrik Larsson growing up as a football fan, sharing that his father used to take him to all the Hoops games on BBC Sportsound this evening (53:25)...

Daily Record · Feb 10

Odsonne Edouard level with Kylian Mbappe as Celtic star faces major handicap in Golden Shoe hunt

The Hoops striker has a long way to go if he wants to be the first player in Scotland to win the prize since Henrik Larsson...

Soccerlens · Feb 8

Sutton urges Celtic to break their wage structure for star who is ‘going to the very top’

originally posted on Sportslens.com Former Celtic star Chris Sutton believes that Odsonne Edouard is worth around £40m.

Sutton’s £40 Million Edouard Debate

Celtic hero Chris Sutton sticks by his statement that Odsonne Edouard is the club’s best striker since Henrik Larsson...

Daily Record · Feb 8

Celtic star Odsonne Edouard and the Premier League flops that prove he’s worth £40m – Chris Sutton

The former Parkhead favourite stands by his assertion the Frenchman is club’s best striker since Henrik Larsson...

Read Celtic · Feb 7

“The most one sided game you could imagine” – These Celtic fans react to footage of memorable Rangers victory inspired by Larsson

Many Celtic supporters have been reminiscing about the famous 3-1 win over Rangers that occurred on this day back in 2001...

Read Celtic · Feb 7

“I don’t know about that” – Pundit is not convinced by former Celtic star’s big comparison on social media

Jackie McNamara revealed he doesn’t fully agree with Chris Sutton’s tweet comparing Odsonne Edouard to Celtic legend Henrik Larsson.

Read Celtic · Feb 6

“Yikes,” “Has a long way to go” – These Celtic fans share mixed reactions as pundit claims 22 y/o is the closest he’s seen to Larsson

Many Celtic supporters have reacted to Chris Sutton’s tweet after the BT Sport pundit compared Odsonne Edouard to Henrik Larsson following the 4-0 win over Motherwell on Wednesday...

Read Celtic · Feb 6

Former Celtic boss compares Hoops ace to Arsenal hero who scored one of the greatest PL goals of all time

Gordon Strachan has joined in with comparing Odsonne Edouard to former professional strikers, by suggesting the Frenchman is as good as Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp...

‘World-class’ – Exclusive: McNamara reacts to bold Celtic player claim from Sutton

Jackie McNamara insists that Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has some way to go before he can be compared to Hoops legend Henrik Larsson...

Daily Record · Feb 6

Odsonne Edouard’s intangible Celtic magic explained as striker draws Henrik Larsson comparisons

Chris Sutton likened Edouard to Celtic’s Swedish icon after he demolished Motherwell on Wednesday night...

67HailHail · Feb 6

Our View: Celtic chiefs must go above and beyond to keep game-changer at club

Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard is in quite possibly the best form of his footballing career.

Chris Sutton Pays Celtic Star the Ultimate Compliment

CHRIS SUTTON has paid Odsonne Edouard the biggest compliment any Celtic striker can get both on-air and on social media after the Frenchman put on a footballing clinic.

Daily Record · Feb 5

Odsonne Edouard’s Henrik Larsson ranking as Celtic icon Chris Sutton delivers ‘exquisite’ verdict

The striker hit another two goals in the demolition of Motherwell and his display drew quite the compliment from Sutton...

Celtic on Strike – at the Double

ODSONNE EDOUARD and Leigh Griffiths could turn out to be Neil Lennon’s answer to Martin O’Neill’s Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton.

Read Celtic · Feb 4

“Absolute magician” – This brilliant highlight reel of Celtic hero delights plenty of reminiscing Hoops fans

Multiple Celtic fans have reacted to a post on Twitter from @90sfootball showing a two-minute highlights reel of some of Henrik Larsson’s finest goals for the club...

Neil Lennon Brands Odsonne Edouard ‘A Mercurial Talent’

Neil Lennon has today described Celtic hero, Odsonne Edouard, as “A mercurial talent.” Speaking in an exclusive Celtic TV interview ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Fir Park, the Celtic boss was quizzed as to whether or not the Frenchman ranks as the best striker at the club since Henrik Larsson...

67HailHail · Jan 29

Is Odsonne Edouard Celtic’s best striker since Henrik Larsson?

Hamish and David are back to wax lyrical about our sensational Frenchman Odsonne Edouard...

The Athletic · Jan 24

How ‘Magic Odsonne’ became Celtic’s best striker since Henrik Larsson

The Athletic went to France to speak to some of those who know Edouard best...

Are Celtic getting what they are paying for?

As you know I hold to the controversial view that in professional football having more money than the opposition is a sporting advantage.

67HailHail · Dec 28, 2019

AC Milan signing finally puts silly Celtic transfer rumour to bed

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be signing for Celtic any time soon.

Celts Are Here · Dec 4, 2019

‘Hardest phone call I’ll ever make’ – Ex-Celt Reveals Larsson Snub

Former Celtic Striker Tommy Johnson has lifted the lid on the breakdown between himself and Henrik Larsson earlier this year.

The Celtic Star · Dec 1, 2019

Opinion: Achievements in Scotland and abroad make Henrik Larsson the greatest foreigner to play in Scotland

The attempts to rank the greatest foreigners to have played in Scotland was always going to have a predictable conclusion.

The Celtic Star · Dec 1, 2019

Craig Burley compares Larsson with Zola, Gullit and Vialli

Craig Burley enjoyed a 15-year professional football career two of which he spent at Parkhead.

Daily Record · Dec 1, 2019

Ex-Celtic star Craig Burley on the Henrik Larsson Dennis Bergkamp similarities as he backs Scotland’s best foreign import crown

It’s no surprise to Burley that Larsson tops Mail Sport’s list of the most influential foreign players ever to grace our game...

Celts Are Here · Nov 30, 2019

Larsson vs Morelos: A New Low for Scottish Media

It’s the defining question of our time but is Alfredo Morelos actually better than Henrik Larsson.

VideoCelts · Nov 25, 2019

Sutton turns back the clock after lunchtime in Hamilton appointment

The former Chelsea striker was signed in pre-season by Martin O’Neill and instantly formed a lethal partnership with Henrik Larsson with that duo scoring the goals that won the opening match of the season away to Dundee United...

The Celtic Bhoys · Nov 16, 2019

Henrik Larsson reveals why he rejected offer to be Celtic manager

Henrik Larsson revealed in a recent interview with former teammate, Chris Sutton, that he rejected the chance to be Celtic manager back in 2015.

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