Henrik Larsson

Read all the news about Celtic Legend Henrik Larsson. Henrik Larsson was born in Helsingborg on 20 September 1971 (age 48).

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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.

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67HailHail · Nov 14

“Eerily similar” – Some Celtic fans have spotted a striking Henrik Larsson resemblance

Many Celtic fans have seen a striking similarity between two goals – scored by Henrik Larsson and Olivier Ntcham – 17 years apart.

67HailHail · Nov 14
VideoCelts · Nov 12

Former Celt confirms that he has signed up for I’m a Celebrity

The former England striker spent a brief time at Celtic in the 1999/2000 season when John Barnes brought him in on a short-term deal after Henrik Larsson broke his leg...

VideoCelts · Nov 12
Read Celtic · Nov 6

Celtic get another midfield option as loanee returns to club

Neil Lennon will have another midfielder to potentially select over the coming weeks as Kundai Benyu has returned to the club following his loan spell at Swedish cub Helsingborgs...

Read Celtic · Nov 6

Benyu says his goodbyes at Helsingborg and heads back to Celtic

WHEN Celtic get back from Rome and return to Lennoxtown on Friday morning there will be one more player there.

‘I was disappointed and frustrated’ – Johan Mjallby Lifts Lid on Celtic Connection Breaking Down

JOHAN MJYALLBY has opened up about the deal which nearly took Henrik Larsson, Tommy Johnson and himself to Southend to try and build up the failing side...

67HailHail · Nov 3

A new managerial dream team of O’Neill-era Celtic icons could about to be formed

Former Celtic defender Johan Mjallby has opened up on plans to form a managerial dream team with Hoops legend Henrik Larsson, in an interview with The Sunday Post (03/11 print edition, Post Match supplement page 12)...

67HailHail · Nov 3

1998 Celtic signing defied numerous critics to make Henrik Larsson’s best XI – Opinion

In our latest instalment of the Flashback series, we take a look back at a certain moment and look at how things might have changed those initial reactions.

BT Sport · Oct 31

Celtic 4-3 Juventus (2001) | UEFA Champions League classic matches

Chris Sutton and Henrik Larsson both got on the scoresheet, as Celtic beat Juventus 4-3 in a UEFA Champions League classic encounter at Paradise in October 2001.

BT Sport · Oct 31
Daily Mail · Oct 23

Blackpool appoint Tommy Johnson as head of recruitment after Celtic legend turns down Southend role

Tommy Johnson has joined Blackpool’s recruitment staff in a move which led to the collapse last week of Southend’s bid to appoint Henrik Larsson as manager at Roots Hall...

Daily Mail · Oct 23

7-1: Henrik Dodges a Bullet

HENRIK LARSSON missed out being named manager of Southend last week – and the Celtic legend might be a relieved man this morning...

Former Celtic star rejects offer to return to the club

Former Celtic striker, Tommy Johnson, is back in the headlines just days after pulling out of a move to Southend United at the last moment that resulted in Henrik Larsson’s failed attempt to return to management.

Daily Mail · Oct 21

Tommy Johnson set to join Blackpool as head of recruitment

The former Celtic and Aston Villa striker had been talking to Southend United about becoming part of their management team with Henrik Larsson and Johan Mjallby until Johnson pulled out...

Daily Mail · Oct 21
Celts Are Here · Oct 21

Former Celtic Striker Rejects Return to Parkhead – Reports

According to reports this morning, over and above leaving Henrik Larsson in the lurch last week which collapsed the Swede’s managerial move to Southend – Tommy Johnson has apparently rejected a return to Celtic too...

Celts Are Here · Oct 21

Larsson ‘Absolutely Fuming’

HENRIK LARSSON was left “absolutely fuming” when his managerial move to Southend collapsed, as CQN reported.

Shocking details emerge about Larsson’s failed Southend move

New details have emerged about why Celtic legend Henrik Larsson’s move to Southend ended up failing.

The Celtic Star · Oct 16

Johnson’s decision ‘took the wind out of Henrik’s Sail’ reveals Southend Chairman

FORMER Celtic Star Tommy Johnson has enraged Henrik Larsson after pulling out of a deal which left the Celtic legend’s deal to take over at Southend in ruins...

The Celtic Star · Oct 16
Celts Are Here · Oct 16

‘I couldn’t work with him’ – Henrik Larsson Left Fuming as New Details Emerge

SOUTHEND chairman Ron Martin has lifted the lid on the real story behind Henrik Larsson’s failed move to become Southend Manager and how the Celtic legend was left fuming by Tommy Johnson’s last-minute change of heart...

Celts Are Here · Oct 16

Admiration for both Southend and Henrik

The business between Southend United and Henrik Larsson has been fascinating and reflects well on both of them.

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