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.

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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.

Evening Times · Nov 16, 2019

Henrik Larsson explains why he turned down Celtic job

CELTIC legend Henrik Larsson has explained why he turned down the opportunity to become manager of the Parkhead club...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 16, 2019

Legend Reveals Why He Rejected £520,000-Per-Year Pay Hike

HENRIK LARSSON has revealed he was not interested in picking up an extra HALF-A-MILLION QUID a year – because he enjoyed playing for Celtic so much.

The Celtic Blog · Nov 16, 2019

If Larsson Really Was Offered The Manager’s Job People On Our Board Had Lost The Plot.

Henrik Larsson has given an interview to Chris Sutton where he reveals that he was offered the Celtic job once and turned it down.

Celts Are Here · Nov 16, 2019

Celtic Legend Henrik Larsson Turned Down Parkhead Job

Celtic hero Henrik Larsson has revealed in an interview with Chris Sutton that he was offered the managerial position back in 2015, but wasn’t convinced to take up the proposition...

67HailHail · Nov 16, 2019

Club legend discloses why he turned down senior role at Celtic Park

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson has revealed that he once turned down the chance to manage the Hoops.

Daily Record · Nov 16, 2019

Henrik Larsson explains Celtic job rejection and reveals burning managerial ambition

The 48-year-old had the chance to return to Celtic Park as manager but decided against it in 2014...

The Celtic Star · Nov 16, 2019

‘I wasn’t really pleased with the answers I got,’ Henrik Larsson on knocking back the Celtic Job

HENRIK LARSSON has spoken to Chris Sutton about his time at Celtic, why he knocked back Manchester Utd a few times to remain at Paradise and why back in 2015 he spoke to Celtic about becoming the new manager but didn’t particularly like the answers he got to the questions he raised...

Daily Mail · Nov 15, 2019

Chris Sutton travels to Sweden to meet old partner in crime Henrik Larsson to talk Celtic

In Glasgow, he is known as ‘The King of Kings’.

67HailHail · Nov 14, 2019

“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.

VideoCelts · Nov 12, 2019

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...

Read Celtic · Nov 6, 2019

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...

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