I’m from Sweden and football is my favorite sport. So my favorite sportsperson is none other than Swedish football legend Henrik Larsson! At present, he’s a professional football manager. During his prime, he was a lethal striker!
Larsson was born on 20 September, 1971 in Helsingborg, Sweden. Since childhood, he showed signs of his exceptional talent.
In his childhood, Larsson used to play football with his friends on a large field near his home in Helsingborg. He honed his skills on this very field with his friends!
He started his club career at a small club names Helsinborg. He garnered heaps of praises in his very first season as a professional footballer.
With his stunning performances in Sweden, he grabbed the attention of scouts representing bigger football clubs. As a result, he got the opportunity to move to a bigger club – Feyenoord.
He had his ups and downs during his spell in Netherland. With Feyenoord, he managed to win accolades and medals.
Then came the most important phase in Henrik Larsson’s life – his spell at Celtic! It is during this time that he peaked! Despite poor start to his life at Celtic, he overcame the difficulties and went on to become a fan favorite!
During his seven years at Celtic, he won the league title four times. Apart from that, he also won other prestigious cups, medals and honours! Other notable clubs he has represented include FC Barcelona and Manchester United.
With Barcelona, he won the Champions league in 2006. He played a crucial role in the match, helping Barcelona lift the trophy.
Larsson’s international career is an impressive as his club career. He has represented Sweden at Word Cup and Euro tournaments. He has an impressive goal tally in Sweden’s yellow and blue colors!
He’s my footballing idol. He possesses many qualities which we all must inculcate in our lives. Some qualities of his, which I love are – determination, passion for the game, humility, discipline and professionalism.
He overcame difficulties in childhood with great determination. Despite achieving lots of accolades, awards and fame, he remained humble throughout his illustrious career.