Henrik Larsson Added To A-Z Page….


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Henrick Larsson

Larsson’s debut was a memorable occasion. Unfortunately for the Swede it was for all the wrong reasons.He gave the ball away shortly after coming on at Easter Road, with veteran midfielder Chic Charnley taking full advantage to score from 25 yards and secure a 2-1 win for Hibs.

Larsson’s first league goal came against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park. He arrived right on cue at the back post and produced a diving header which arrowed into the bottom corner, a move that would replicated on numerous occasions over the years.

After a rocky start, Larsson soon found his feet and scored 18 goals in all competitions during his first season.He ended the campaign as the club’s top scorer, helping Wim Jansen’s side to break Rangers’ monopoly by regaining the league title.

Crucially, the striker scored the first in the final game of the season against St Johnstone as Celtic prevented their Glasgow rivals from making it ten consecutive league titles. Larsson picked up the ball on the left wing, cut inside and curled a powerful shot into the far corner from 25 yards to settle the nerves of the Parkhead faithful.


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Having established himself as the focal point of Celtic’s attack, Larsson bagged 38 goals to top the scoring charts in his second season.In 1999, disaster struck as Larsson broke his leg in two places following a duel with Lyon’s Serge Blanc during Celtic’s 1-0 defeat to the French side in a UEFA Cup tie.

Larsson returned for the 2000/2001 season and soon found his most prolific form.He scored the first goal of the Martin O’Neill era against Dundee United at Tannadice and went on to strike 53 times in all competitions as the Hoops won a domestic treble of league, Scottish Cup and League Cup.

Of Larsson’s 53 goals during the 2000/2001 season, one in particular sticks out in Celtic folklore.In the first Old Firm match of the campaign, Celtic ran out 6-2 victors in a clash since dubbed “Demolition Derby” by Parkhead supporters, with the forward scoring twice – the second a stunning effort.

Larsson latched on to a Chris Sutton knockdown, setting off on a run form the halfway line that saw him outstrip the Rangers defence before chipping the onrushing Rangers keeper Stefan Klos in nonchalant fashion.

His 100th goal in the Hoops arrived in January 2001, when he fired in a festive foursome against Kilmarnock at Parkhead.Larsson’s 35 league strikes, on top of a League Cup final hat-trick versus Kilmarnock and a Scottish Cup final double versus Hibernian, in the 2000/01 campaign saw him awarded the prestigious European Golden Shoe.


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Larsson struck on 15 occasions over the course of his career in Old Firm matches.

Larsson fires Celtic to UEFA Cup Final
Larsson’s form on the domestic scene transformed seamlessly to the European stage and his eight goals, including a late strike in the second leg of the semi-final clash with Boavista, fired Celtic all the way to their first European final in 33 years
In the 2003 final Martin O’Neill’s side faced Jose Mourinho’s Porto.

Larsson almost single-handedly led Celtic to glory with a stunning double, first meeting Didier Agathe’s cross to direct a looping header past Vítor Baía before dragging the Hoops level once more with a powerful header from Alan Thompson’s corner.

His efforts ultimately proved in vain, however, as the Portuguese side ran out 3-2 victors thanks to Derlei’s extra-time winner.Having announced his intentions to leave the club Larsson bowed out in style, scoring twice in his final home match for Celtic at an emotional Parkhead in a 2-1 win over Dundee United.He left the club as the SPL’s all-time leading scorer with 158 goals.


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Fun Facts About Henrik Larsson!!

 

Played professional soccer/football with the Scottish team Glasgow Celtic FC until 2004
Swedish international footballer
Signed for FC Barcelona shortly after Sweden’s quarter-final exit from the Euro 2004

Championships, having come out of international retirement to participate [June 2004]
His favorite soccer player of all time is Pelé.
He met his wife Magdalena in his early years. They got married in 1996.
Has a dog named Simba
He scored 3 goals in his first La Liga season
In World Cup 2002 he scored 3 goals, 2 goals against Nigeria. (Sweden-Nigeria 2-1)
He scored 3 goals in EM Portugal 2004, 2 goals against Bulgaria (Sweden-Bulgaria 5-0)
In June 2005 after his comeback he scored 2 goals in a friendly game against the Japanese team Urawa Red Diamonds
He played for Helsingborgs IF 1992 and 1993
In 1991 he was bought to the club Högaborgs BK
His agent is Rob Jansen


 


In 1993 he started in the Swedish international team. The first game he played was against Finland (Sweden-Finland 3-2)
One of his best friends is his team player Giovanni van Bronckhorst
Makes around 20 millions (swedish kronor) every year in Barcelona
At the end of July 2005 his team met Århus (Danish team) and the result was 4-0 to Barcelona, Henke scored 1 goal
He has played 83 games for Sweden and has scored 33 goals [August 2005]
In August 2005 scored a goal against Czech Republic (Sweden-Czech Rebublic 2-1)
He scored a goal against Bulgaria in the 1994 World Cup tournament which ended with him winning a bronze medal (Sweden-Bulgaria 4-0)
He played in the 1994 World Cup, Euro 2000, 2002 World Cup, Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup.
He enjoys reading and playing golf
In 1993 to 1997 he played for the team Feyenoord in Holland.
During his seven years in Glasgow he scored 242 goals on 315 games
He has two younger brothers Kim and Robert
He scored 1 goal in the last world cup qualification game against Iceland (Sweden-Iceland 3-1)
He scored 34 goals the first season for Helsingborg IF
Henrik scored 16 goals for Helsingborg IF 1992
His father is from Cape Verde islands (west African coast) and his mother is from Sweden.


When he was 6 years old he became a member of Högaborg BK.
He won the price Guldbollen for best forward in 1998 and in 2004
He has scored 46 goals together in all cup games Champions League and the EUFA Cup (December 2005)
He scored 2 goals against Gimnastic Tarragona in the spanish cup Copa Del Ray (Barcelona-Gimnastic Tarragona 6-0) [January 2006]
In September 2004 he met his old club team Celtic in Champions League and scored the last goal without celebration (Celtic-Barcelona 1-3)
Presenter for the new Addidas show (2005)
Champions League winner with his team Barcelona (May 17th 2006)
He has played 93 games for Sweden and has scored 36 goals (July 2006)
He scored 1 goal in the World Cup 2006 against England (England-Sweden 2-2)
Decided to quit the Swedish team after 13 years (July 18, 2006)
He scored 15 goals season 2005/2006 10 goals in La Liga, 4 goals in the Spanish Cup and 1 goal in Champions League.
Won the Scottish League seasons (1997/1998, 2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2003/2004
Best scorer of the year in Europa (2001)
Reached the Uefacup Final in 2003 against Porto but lost despite his 2 goals (Celtic-Poro 2-3)
Won the Swedish Cup with his team Helsingborg. [November 2006]
He scored 12 goals for Helsingborg 8 goals in the league and 4 goals in the Swedish Cup.
His son Jordan was born in 1997 and his daughter Janelle was born in 2002.


His mother is Swedish.
Lives in Helsingborg outside the area Maria Staden. [2006]
Decided to play another season (2008) Swedish Premier League in Helsingborgs IF Allsvenskan.
In January 2008 he went to Cap Verde islands with his father for the first time.
He loves the movie Pulp Fiction and one of his favorites actors is John Travolta.
In May 2008 he decided to come back to the Swedish national team for the third time.
Working with commercial for Länsförsäkringar together with the actor/director Felix Herngren (August 2006) [August 2006]
(August 17th) Playing a friendly game against Czech republic in Göteborg Ullevi [August 2005]
He confirmed to move back to Sweden and to his old club Helsingborg IF summer 2006 [February 2006]
Playing for his old team Helsingborg IF [July 2006]
Is in Japan with his team Barcelona playing a tournament. [June 2005]
Is in Stockholm Råsunda Fotbollstadion solna playing a world cup qualification against Bulgaria [September 2005]
He signed his Barcelona contract until 2007 [July 2005]
Confirmed that he will play for Manchester United for 3 months (January-March 2007) [December 2006]
(September 7th) Is in Budapest (Ferenc Puskás-stadion)playing a world cup qualification game against Hungary [September 2005]
His team won the Spanish La Liga 2005/2006 for second time in row after the game against Celta Vigo (Celta Vigo-Barcelona 0-1) [May 2006]
Playing in the Euro Championshiop 2008 for Sweden [June 2008]
His team Barcelona won the Spanish La liga title after drawing 1-1 against Levante [May 2005]
Has a leading part in a short commercial movie for the swedish Länsförsäkringar [March 2005]
Is a coach for Helsingborg IF 2015.
Coached Falkenberg IF 2014 in the Swedish premier League and managed to keep the team at the highest division Allsvenskan.


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