[187] Landskrona performed better in 2012, but only managed to finish in sixth place instead of achieving the third-place finish which would have meant qualification for a promotion play-off spot. But the chip is the one everyone remembers. Larsson still ranks among the most complete strikers to ever play the game, as his highlights reel of goals against Rangers demonstrates. A year later he was back, and all he had to do was beat their most hated rivals who had won 11 of the previous 12 Scottish titles. If you watch Batistuta, he is sometimes not seen for 90 minutes but he scores two goals. This marked the start of something, of a dynasty, breaking the Rangers stranglehold for Celtic’s own era of dominance. It was also the season they nearly lost a great. After the final whistle, a minor group of disappointed home fans attacked both Larsson and his son, Jordan. With 35 goals to his name, Larsson is the record goalscorer for Celtic in UEFA competitions. Although the Gers reclaimed the trophy in each of the next two campaigns, 2000/01 was set to be the Hoops' year, and this August Old Firm clash marked a statement of intent for Martin O'Neill's side. The odd thing about this game is that, on the face of things it very much earned its nickname of the ‘Demolition Derby’. [24] On the final day of the league season, he scored the opener with a powerful shot from 20 yards out in a 2–0 win against St Johnstone to clinch the championship for Celtic. A freak injury, but one that derailed a season: from that point their league form tanked, and they gained just a single point in four Old Firm games as they watched Rangers disappear over the horizon. In the crowd that day was Louis van Gaal, the Netherlands national coach, in town to cast an eye over the significant Dutch contingent in the Rangers team, most notably Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Fernando Ricksen and Konterman. Watch the Glasgow derby on Sky Sports 2 HD from 11am this Sunday. [195], On 16 June 2019, Helsingborg announced that Larsson had returned to the club as their new manager. [150] Larsson then registered as a player with Högaborg's senior-recreational side and played games with them. [59] Larsson once again ended the season as SPL top goalscorer with 29 goals from 33 league appearances. Henrik Larsson plays the position Forward, is 49 years old and 177cm tall, weights 74kg. [181] With the recruitment of Lantz, Henrik Larsson announced a major effort to make the club win Superettan and be promoted to Allsvenskan, from which they were relegated in 2005. By purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, you can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels and watch on a TV with a NOW TV Box or on a range of devices. Edward Henrik Larsson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɛ̌nːrɪk ˈlɑ̌ːʂɔn]; born 20 September 1971) is a Swedish professional football manager and former player, who currently serves as an assistant manager of Barcelona. [147] Larsson made a promise that at the end of his football career, he would play one season at his first club, Högaborg. Regarded as one of the greatest Swedish players of all time, Larsson played for Sweden in three FIFA World Cups and three UEFA European Championships, winning a bronze medal at the 1994 World Cup, and is a former captain of the national team. [36] During Celtic's 1–0 defeat in a UEFA Cup tie against Lyon on 21 October 1999, Larsson suffered a career-threatening injury, breaking his leg in two places in a challenge with Serge Blanc. [108] On the announcement of his departure, Ronaldinho said:[109].mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}. But this was about more than just a single victory. [201][202], A well-rounded striker, Larsson was known for his speed, goalscoring ability, composure, and intelligence on the pitch, as exemplified by his excellent offensive movement and positional sense, which enabled him to lose his markers, find spaces in the defence, and make attacking runs into the penalty area. He retired from international football for the second time on 17 July 2006. [171] Larsson assisted Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a goal against Greece in the first group stage game, but could not help Sweden advance to the quarter-finals. [149] He made one appearance, coming on as a substitute in a league match on 22 September 2012, a 1–1 draw against Höganäs. In Larsson's Celtic debut, against Hibernian at Easter Road, he came on as a late substitute. [113] He made his second debut for his home town club against Hammarby in the Swedish Cup on 6 July 2006. [100] His second guest appearance was in May 2008, when Larsson played as part of the Celtic 1998 championship-winning side against the Motherwell 1991 Scottish Cup-winning side. I had the great privilege of playing in Scotland and I always felt the chills of the big stadium and the big evening. Writing in his book ‘A Season In Paradise’, his diary of that campaign, Larsson explains that even after that horrific injury, he was never really fearful for his career. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. After Sweden's elimination from the 2006 FIFA World Cup on 24 June 2006, Larsson joined up with his former club, Helsingborg. [26] The season marked the player's coming of age as a goal-scorer. The shuffling genius of Lubo Moravcik belted in a corner from the left, an uncoordinated semi-scramble ensued and the ball fell to Sutton, bafflingly unmarked in the six-yard box, who swept home. [12], In four years playing at senior level with Högaborg, Larsson scored 23 goals in 74 matches. [35] He was also again a nominee for the Ballon d'Or but received absolutely no votes. The return leg in Sweden on 4 October 2007 saw Helsingborg win 5–1, Larsson again scoring, to win the tie 8–6 on aggregate and qualify for the group stage. When they do, it makes it sound like you or I could easily pull it off too. “Celtic deserved to win. Henrik Larsson broke his leg in 1999. “They got back to 4-2, and I think the only time I ever really felt comfortable was when Sutton put the sixth one in…I met Noel Gallagher in the tunnel after the game and we were both practically speechless.”. Larsson scored Celtic's second goal in the match.

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