Henrik Larsson



Henrik Edward Larsson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɛnrɪk ˈlɑːʂɔn]; born 20 September 1971) 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 Högaborg. He moved to Helsingborg, 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 in 1997. Next at Celtic he won four league titles in seven years. He was moved at the start of his second season there to be the focal striker rather than the supporting forward. This led to him scoring 242 goals in 315 competitive Celtic matches. Larsson joined Barcelona in 2004 where he won two league titles and the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League with a pivotal two assists in the final. Following the expiration of his contract at Barcelona, Larsson returned to his hometown club Helsingborg, then 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 FIFA World Cups and three UEFA European Championships and is a former captain of the national team. He ended his international career with 37 goals in 106 matches. Larsson has also played competitive floorball since 1989. In 2010, Larsson began his career as a football manager at Landskrona BoIS. He managed Falkenbergs FF before he took over at Helsingborg in 2015, where his son Jordan was one of his players. The team was however relegated in 2016 and Larsson left the club.

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