Henrik Larsson

UEFA Europa League

Europa League Group Stage Draw: Arsenal And Everton Get Tough, But Not Insurmountable Draws In Monaco…

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Henrik Larsson and Eric Abidal have done UEFA's bidding in Monaco and the draw for the 2017/18 Europa League group stage has been completed.

Fans of tired old smutty puns will no doubt by glad to learn that Arsenal will need to master BATE if they want to finish first in Group H, which also contains Cologne and Red Star Belgrade.

Europa League: How Ronny Deila turned his difficult start at Celtic around

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The rise and fall of Adriano, the greatest player Zlatan ever played with

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Take a second to consider these footballers: Alessandro Del Piero, Andrea Pirlo, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Henrik Larsson, Clarence Seedorf, Javier Zanetti, Pavel Nedved and Patrick Vieira; the list of illustrious names to have shared the pitch with Zlatan Ibrahimovic is truly remarkable.

Postcards from Yesteryear: Denmark 2-2 Sweden, Euro 2004 – Revenge of the ‘Blond and Beautiful’

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It was a result many Italians foretold in a match that both Sweden and Denmark insisted they wanted to win. It was a result that sent the Azzurri packing, crying foul. It was a result that led to a...

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Zlatan, Leader Of Free Men

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Quick name the top ten players who shouldn't become coaches when all is said and done.

Did Zlatan fall on anyone's list? Or maybe...did Zlatan fall on everyone's list? To say he has a prickly personality would be to call the old Ronaldo, now new Ronaldo, a bit chunky.

And yet.

Celtic

Retro Football: Henrik Larsson Gets Celtic Career Off To An Absolute Bloody Stinker, 1997 (Videos)

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Photo: Alamy (via Celtic FC)

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the day Henrik Larsson first pitched up at Celtic Park with a glint in his eye and a head festooned with matted off-beige tendrils.

Celtic paid just £650,000 to purloin the Swedish striker from Feyenoord and, by the time he left for Barcelona in 2004, he'd arguably just about paid for himself.

Collins hails 40-goal Celtic hotshot Griffiths

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Glasgow (AFP) Celtic assistant manager John Collins heaped praise on striker Leigh Griffiths after he bagged his 40th goal of the season in his side's 2-1 defeat by St Johnstone.

The Hoops frontman became only the eighth player in the club's history to reach the 40-goal barrier in a season when he scored a 53rd-minute opener at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday.

Collins hails 40-goal Celtic hotshot Griffiths

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Glasgow (AFP) Celtic assistant manager John Collins heaped praise on striker Leigh Griffiths after he bagged his 40th goal of the season in his side's 2-1 defeat by St Johnstone.

The Hoops frontman became only the eighth player in the club's history to reach the 40-goal barrier in a season when he scored a 53rd-minute opener at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday.

Celtic News: Roy Keane In For Bhoys As Larsson Says No

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Neil Lennon`s managerial seat at Celtic Park is still warm as the candidates like Henrik Larsson, Paul Lambert and latterly, Roy Keane are shortlisted. Of course the bookies have already made their decision as to the likely replacement for Lennon, but they are notoriously inconsistent when it comes to managerial appointments.

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Ireland’s O’Neill hopes injured Coleman can follow Larsson example

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Dublin (AFP) – Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill hopes injured captain Seamus Coleman will be able to follow the example of former Celtic star Henrik Larsson in recovering fully from a broken leg.

Coleman, 28, was still in a Dublin hospital on Monday, two days after he had surgery on the tibia and fibula bones in his right leg which were snapped by an appalling tackle from Wales’s Neil Taylor, who was promptly sent off in a goalless World Cup qualifying draw at Lansdowne Road.

Tierney eyes Celtic treble

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is desperate to help his side to a domestic treble because the teenager is too young to remember the Hoops’ last clean sweep.

The 19-year-old hadn’t even started school when Martin O’Neill’s side swept all before them as they claimed the Championship, League Cup and Scottish Cup in 2000-01.

Tierney eyes Celtic treble

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is desperate to help his side to a domestic treble because the teenager is too young to remember the Hoops’ last clean sweep.

The 19-year-old hadn’t even started school when Martin O’Neill’s side swept all before them as they claimed the Championship, League Cup and Scottish Cup in 2000-01.

Manchester United

Larsson: Manchester United take care of their players

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Henrik Larsson spent two months on loan at Manchester United during the 2006-07 season and helped us win the league.

The Swede has claimed in an interview with FourFourTwo that only staying for a short time and not staying until the end of the season, and another one after that, is the only thing he regrets about his career.

Sweden: Henrik Larsson’s Son Jordan Attacked By Fans After Helsingborg Relegated For First Time In 23 Years (Video)

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Swedish side Helsingborg will play in the second-tier of Swedish football next season after the club, managed by ex-Celtic and Manchester United striker Henrik Larsson, were beaten 2-1 at home to Halmstads.

The defeat sparked ugly scenes with the club's ultras running onto the pitch and attacking Larsson's son Jordan, with the eejits ripping off the Helsingborg player's shirt.

The Next King of Scotland? Assessing 8 candidates to be the next Celtic manager

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Remember when… Larsson signed for United?

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To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM today, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Laurie Hanna, the News Editor of The New Day, has spoken about one of his favourite memories.

When Henrik Larsson signed for Manchester United on loan in January 2007, a fair few eyebrows were raised.

GNev becomes 29th former Fergie player to become a manager

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Gary Neville has become 29th former Manchester United player to play for Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager.

Viv Anderson, Michael Appleton, Henning Berg, Clayton Blackmore, Laurent Blanc, Steve Bruce, Chris Casper, Peter Davenport, Simon Davies, Darren Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, David Healy, Gabriel Heinze, Mark Hughes, Paul Ince, Andrei Kanchelskis, Roy Keane, Henrik Larsson, Gary Neville, Paul Parker, Mike Phelan, Bryan Robson, Mark Robins, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Stapleton, Gordon Strachan, Chris Turner, Neil Webb.

Blogathon: SPL Foreign Imports

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It's post two of 24. Read, enjoy, debate, donate.

Massive thanks to @BarcelonaNil for the suggestion here.

Foreigners have ruined our game coming across here with their wage demands, their dislike of wet Wednesday nights at Central Park, their blatterish ways.

Nonsense.

Celtic vs Manchester United Legends 5-2 Highlights Goals Video Charity Friendly 2011

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Larsson Scores Hat-Trick On Celtic Return

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Henrik Larsson looked like he was never away from Parkhead as he scored a hat-trick on his return to Celtic for their Charity match against Manchester United who themselves had former captain Roy Keane in their ranks.

But it was Larsson who stole the show scoring a hat-trick in a 5-2 win over United having been 2-0 down in the first half.

Keane Returns to United And Larsson Returns to Celtic!

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Roy Keane and Henrik Larsson will make emotional returns to Manchester United and Celtic respectively to-night to raise fund for Oxfam's East African Famine Appeal.

Keane will be joined by 1999 historic Treble winners team-mates Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and Dwight Yorke for the the Charity match against Celtic.

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Helsingborgs Coach Henrik Larsson, 43, Subs Himself On And Scores In 7-1 Malmo Rout

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By Chris Wright

Henrik Larsson poses for a photo with Malmo's goal-scorer Alan Asaad, some 27 years his junior

Proving that great strikers never really losethe scoring touch, Helsingborgs manager Henrik Larsson subbed himself on and helped himself to a goal in his side's 7-1 friendly thrashing of Malmo on Wednesday evening.

Helsingborgs Coach Henrik Larsson, 43, Subs Himself On And Scores In 7-1 Malmo Rout (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Henrik Larsson poses for a photo with Malmo's goal-scorer Alan Asaad, some 27 years his junior

Proving that great strikers never really losethe scoring touch, Helsingborgs manager Henrik Larsson subbed himself on and helped himself to a goal in his side's 7-1 friendly thrashing of Malmo on Wednesday evening.

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Man United’s January buys.

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The January transfer window is open and already Manchester Unied have made one new addition with the not so surprising news that Victor Valdes has agreed an 18 month contract to be David de...

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Is Paul Scholes the new Henrik Larsson for Man United?

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I was surprised when I read in the morning about Scholes coming out of his retirement and rejoining United as a player. That made me wonder whether Scholes is the new Henrik Larsson that Sir Alex is trying to create to see-off an injury crisis at Old Trafford. If you remember, Sir Alex signed Henrik Larsson on loan from January - March in 2007.

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60,000 Celtic Fans Turn Out for Stiliyan Petrov Charity Match: Highlights [VIDEO]

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A capacity crowd of more than 60,000 fans turned out today for a charity match to honor Celtic and Aston Villa legendStiliyan Petrov.

The Bulgarian, who recently retired from playing due to being diagnosed with acute leukemia, played in the charity match for the Stiliyan XI (managed by Kenny Dalglish) against a Celtic XI team (managed by Martin O'Neill).

Chelsea Skipper and EPL Stars to Play in Martin Petrov Charity Match

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Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov announced his retirement from football before Chelsea's game at Villa Park back in May earlier this year. The midfielder has been battling acute leukemia for some time and although he is now in remission, there is certain to be a long road ahead for the Villan's former no.

Chelsea Skipper and EPL Stars to Play in Stiliyan Petrov Charity Match

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Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov announced his retirement from football before Chelsea's game at Villa Park back in May earlier this year. The midfielder has been battling acute leukemia for some time and although he is now in remission, there is certain to be a long road ahead for the Villan's former no.

Don’t Go To The Middle East, Come To United

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Schalke have today confirmed that legend Raul will be leaving the club on a free at the end of the season after two years in Germany. He was offered a contract from them but decided it was time to move on.

After an incredible career with Real Madrid, spending sixteen years in the first team, Raul was no longer first choice so decided it was time to leave.

Hogaborgs

Henrik Larsson´s Kurzcomeback

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Vor knapp vier Jahren hat der einzige "König der schwedischen Fußballgeschichte" beschlossen, sich in Zukunft etwas ruhiger zu verhalten und nicht mehr in Fussballschuhen über den Platz zu laufen. Irgendwie war jedem Fan klar, dass es Henrik Larsson schon ernst meint mit seinem Ruhestand, aber trotzdem habt Ihr doch alle gehofft, dass er vielleicht doch [.

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson comes out of retirement to play in match with his son, 15.

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Swedish striker Henrik Larsson is already a bona fide legend at pretty much every club he has ever been to, but he has officially ended his career in the most heroic fashion imaginable – by playing alongside his son. Larsson retired four years ago, but decided to play for one more night only as his [.

Snapshot: Henrik Larsson Makes Hogaborgs BK Comeback, Plays Alongside His Son In 4-2 Victory (With Video)

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By Chris Wright

"It's not time to make a substitution, just relax, take is easy..."

Here it is people: photographic proof that, as promised, 41-year-old Henrik Larsson made a one-off comeback for his boyhood club Hogaborgs last night, coming off the bench to join his 15-year-old son Jacob on the pitch for the last five-ish minutes of their 4-2 victory over Tenhults in the Swedish fourth tier last night.

English Premier League

Man United & Liverpool Eyeing Henrik Larsson's Son

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Manchester United and Liverpool are both chasing the signature of teenage prodigy Jordan Larsson.
The 15-year-old Hogaborgs BK midfielder is on United's radar with Sir Alex Ferguson sending scouts to watch him play.
More famously, Larsson is the son of football legend Henrik, who enjoyed a brief spell in 2007 at Old Trafford, and maybe the family connection could be a deal breaker.

Milan Defender Nesta Has No Plans To Retire

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AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta has no plans to retire soon.The veteran Italian defender who is now 35 made the startling remarks during an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday.

Despite his numerous injuries over the years that have seen him missing lengthy spells of regular playing time, Nesta has no desire of quitting just yet.

Thierry Henry

2012 Euro Bumper Preview – Group D

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The group of the dead.

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10 years ago this could have been considered the dreaded group of death. France were in their hay day with Zizou (pre head butt), and Thierry Henry leading Les Bleus.

Requiem For The Guardiola Era

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Pep celebrating with team following 2011 Champions League Victory (Photo: REUTERS/Paul Hanna)

A Fond Farewell to Señor Blaugrana

When Guardiola, earlier this afternoon, confirmed the suspicions that he was stepping down as manager, my mind immediately took me back to May, 2008.

The Rest

Henrik Larsson, 41, Agrees To Come Out Of Retirement To Play One Last Game For Boyhood Club Hogaborgs BK

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By Chris Wright

"I heard of dreadlocks Henke, but shitlocks?!!"

Four years after knocking his playing career on the head, Henrik Larsson has agreed to his boyhood club a favour and come out of retirement for one night only to help them through an injury crisis.

DTotD: 19-year-old Nermin Zolotić breaks leg in Bosnia-Herzegovina league match

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Like David Busst, Henrik Larsson and Kevin Ware before him, 19-year-old FK Željezničar Sarajevo midfielder Nermin Zolotić had the extreme misfortune of breaking his leg below the knee during Wednesday's Bosnia-Herzegovina Premier League match with HK Zrinjski Mostar.

Thankfully, surgery on his fractured left tibia was successful, and it looks like the hospital even allowed him to bring his Tigger-themed bed clothes.

Blue Sharks the toast of Africa

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African soccer was all the rage on Sunday as the final round of qualifiers took place for next year's African Cup of Nations.

Cape Verde sensationally knocked Cameroon out to qualify for their first ever ACN finals, prompting wild celebrations in the Atlantic archipelago.

United Lose To Barca On Pens

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Tonight, United vs Barcelona at the Ullevi finished 0-0, before the reds lost on penalties. Nani hit the crossbar and Ashley Young's poor penalty was saved. Xavi and Gerard Pique scored for Barcelona.

United: De Gea; Valencia, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Nani, Anderson, Scholes, Young; Rooney, Welbeck.