Henrik Larsson is considered one of the best Swedish footballers, scoring 325 goals in 575 official club appearances in his career and 106 appearances for the national team, scoring 37 goals. Henrik Larsson was named the greatest Swedish footballer of the past 50 years at the UEFA Anniversary Awards and is arguably one of the best strikers of his era.
The award-winning Swedish international began and ended his playing career with Swedish team Helsingborg and is widely regarded by fans as the club’s all-time most outstanding player. His number 17 jersey was retired shortly after his playing days ended. After a brief legal battle over Henrik Larsson’s contract and release clause, Larsson’s former manager Wim Jansen brought the Swedish footballer to Celtic, and the rest is history. Henrik Larsson joined clubs from Feyenoord on a contract with his former manager Wim Jansen after prolonged contract difficulties with the Dutch club.
Good cooperation with Swedish striker Mats Magnussen, Henrik Larsson scored 34 goals in his first season in Helsingborg, sacked Sweden’s Helsingborg and moved to the Swedish top flight for the first time in 24 years. The Swedish striker played a crucial role in Helsingborg’s debut in European football, scoring six goals in eight games before being knocked out by PSV Eindhoven. The Swedish striker has reportedly won the Swedish Cup, with the striker scoring eight league goals in 15 games as the club finish fourth in the Allsvenskan.
The Swedish striker was followed by a second successive Scottish Premier League title as Celtic began their first Champions League group stage campaign. Celtic would have also lost the league title when Rangers won the division on goal difference, but the Swedish striker was once again the league’s top scorer with 28 goals. Celtic also won all five of the Old Firm’s games, with Larsson scoring in the Scottish League Cup against Rangers.
Henrik Larsson had few detractors, although those who denied his scoring because his scoring was only in Scottish football found that their weak argument was undermined by Larssons’ subsequent successes at Barcelona and Manchester United (loan) and his contributions to Sweden in the international arena. The club’s fan has always known that Henrik Larsson was a world-class artist and demonstrated this during his time at Camp Nou, helping Barcelona win two La Liga titles and the UEFA Champions League in 2006 as he assisted both of the Barca’s goals in the 2-1 win over Arsenal in the Finals.
In seven seasons at Glasgow, he scored 174 goals in 221 matches, including winning the Swedish Cup. Many Swedish players are famous for scoring goals, and Larsson has been one of them.