Henrik Larsson
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"Henrik Edward Larsson", Order of the British Empire/MBE is a Swedish association football/football coach and former professional player, who is currently the Manager (association football)/manager of Allsvenskan club Helsingborgs IF. He was known as an excellent striker whose main attributes were his goal scoring prowess and on-field intelligence.

Larsson began his career with Högaborgs BK. He moved to Helsingborgs IF, 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 for Celtic F.C./Celtic in 1997. He won four league titles in seven years with Celtic, scoring a remarkable 242 goals in 315 competitive matches before moving to FC Barcelona in 2004, where he won two league titles and the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final/2006 Champions League. Following the expiration of his contract at Barcelona, Larsson returned to his hometown club of Helsingborgs IF/Helsingborg, and joined Manchester United F.C./Manchester United on a brief loan between January and March 2007. He announced his retirement from football on 20 October 2009.

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We bring out the best in each other. There's no limit to how good he can be, he's got great technique, (his progress) is down to him.

If I'm not playing at a high level then I won't be in the national team.

We're just going to go out there to try and do our best to win.

Everyone must have the right to change his mind. I've longed for the European championship all the time but I have not been sure until now. I feel in great shape physically.

It was time for me to return home.

It is my intention to stay on if I'm still playing at a high level.

I am not angry or bitter about my situation regarding playing time in Barcelona. I am fully aware of the tough competition at a world-class club. ... But anyone who is benched wants more playing time. I am no exception.

I don't know whether there is any defense in the world capable of stopping him.

This is only halftime - we have to keep on our toes and do to the business at home. You have to be patient playing against 10 men, but we stayed calm and tried to come around the sides. But we kept out heads and tried to play our way.