Daniel Larsson (footballer)

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Daniel Larsson
Daniel Larsson.jpg
Larsson playing for Malmö FF in 2010
Personal information
Full name Daniel Larsson
Date of birth (1987-01-25) 25 January 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Granada
Number 19
Youth career
1992–1994 IFK Göteborg
1994–2002 IK Zenith
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 BK Häcken 73 (17)
2009–2012 Malmö FF 113 (31)
2013–2014 Valladolid 39 (3)
2014– Granada 0 (0)
National team
2002–2004 Sweden U17 23 (11)
2005–2006 Sweden U19 8 (2)
2010–2011 Sweden 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 January 2011

Daniel Larsson (born 25 January 1987) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Spanish club Granada CF[1] as a right winger. He is older brother to the SC Heerenveen player Sam Larsson.

Club career[edit]

BK Häcken[edit]

Larsson started his professional career at BK Häcken. Bigger clubs noticed Larsson after several impressing performances while playing in Superettan and in 2009 he left Häcken for Malmö FF. In his last season at Häcken he was a contributing factor to their promotion to Allsvenskan by scoring 12 league goals.

Malmö FF[edit]

He scored his first goal for Malmö FF on April 19, 2009 in the second home game of the season against Trelleborgs FF. For the 2009 season he was the club's top scorer in the league with 11 goals, finishing third in the goalscoring league. 10 of these goals were scored in the latter part of the season together with Edward Ofere who himself scored 10 goals, many of them assisted by Larsson. During 2010 Allsvenskan Larsson became one of the most important players in Malmö FF's title winning squad. Yet again, he scored 10 goals, assisting to 10 as well (winning the assist league). Many plaudit Larsson for developing his game even more where vision, teamwork, passing skill and huge pace were his key assets.[2]

Larsson scored the only goal in the first leg of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round for Malmö to win the game 1–0 against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium. He finished as Malmö FF's league top scorer for the 2011 season with 6 goals, he also scored 9 assists. The 2012 season was Larsson's weakest season in terms of goal since joining the club as he scored 4 goals in 30 matches. On 7 November 2012 it was announced that Larsson would go on a free transfer to Spanish club Real Valladolid when his contract with Malmö FF ends on 1 January 2013.[1]

Real Valladolid[edit]

On 7 November 2012 Malmö FF confirmed that Larsson would transfer to Real Valladolid on 1 January 2013.[1] On 25 October 2013 he scored his first goal for the club, confirming the 3-0 away victory against Rayo Vallecano.

Granada[edit]

In June of 2014 it was confirmed that Larsson would transfer to Granada CF on a three-year contract.[3] He signed on for about 525,000 € per season on 10 June 2014.

International career[edit]

Larsson made his debut for Sweden against Oman as a part of Swedens winter tour on 20 January 2010.[4] On May 17, 2010 he was once again included in the national squad.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 March 2013[6]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2004 BK Häcken Superettan 2 0 2 0
2005 Allsvenskan 5 0 5 0
2006 17 2 17 2
2007 Superettan 21 3 3 2 5 0 29 5
2008 28 12 1 0 29 12
2009 Malmö FF Allsvenskan 27 11 0 0 27 11
2010 29 10 1 0 30 10
2011 27 6 3 2 12 2 42 9
2012 30 4 1 0 31 ´4
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2012–13 Real Valladolid La Liga 18 0 0 0 18 0
2013–14 21 3 1 0 22 3
Total Sweden 186 48 9 4 17 2 212 54
Spain 39 3 1 0 0 0 40 3
Career total 225 51 10 4 17 2 252 57

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Malmö FF

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hasta la vista, Larsson!" (in Swedish). mff.se. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ http://svenskfotboll.se/allsvenskan/statistikligor/
  3. ^ "Daniel Larsson nuevo fichaje rojiblanco" (in Spanish). granadacf.es. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sju debutanter mot Oman". svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  5. ^ "Daniel Larsson uttagen till landslaget". sydsvenskan.se. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  6. ^ "Daniel Larsson". Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 

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