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 30)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Akhisar Belediyespor
Youth career
1992–1994 IFK Göteborg
1994–2002 IK Zenith
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2009 BK Häcken 73 (17)
2009–2013 Malmö FF 113 (31)
2013–2014 Valladolid 46 (3)
2014–2015 Granada 1 (0)
2015 Esbjerg fB (loan) 14 (2)
2015–2016 Gaziantepspor 46 (4)
2017– Akhisar Belediyespor 4 (0)
National team
2002–2004 Sweden U17 23 (11)
2005–2006 Sweden U19 8 (2)
2010– Sweden 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 January 2011

Daniel Larsson (born 25 January 1987) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a right winger for Turkish Süper Lig club Akhisar Belediyespor. His younger brother is SC Heerenveen player Sam Larsson.

Club career[edit]

BK Häcken[edit]

Larsson started his professional career in 2002 with BK Häcken in the Superettan, the second tier of professional football in Sweden. His twelve goals during his final season with Häcken helped the club win promotion to the Allsvenskan. In 2009, he left Häcken for Malmö FF.

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 with 11 goals, finishing third in the league overall. Larsson formed a partnership in attack 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. He once again scored 10 goals, and assisted on 10 as well, which was the highest number of assists in the league that year. Many credit Larsson with improving his game in terms of vision, teamwork, passing skill and pace, all of which were considered his key assets.[1]

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 top scorer for the 2011 season with 6 goals and 9 assists. During the 2012 season Larsson managed only 4 goals in 30 matches, his lowest tally for Malmo. 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 ended on 1 January 2013.[2]

Real Valladolid[edit]

On 7 November 2012 Malmö FF confirmed that Larsson would transfer to Real Valladolid on 1 January 2013.[2] On 25 October 2013 he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 away victory against Rayo Vallecano.

Granada[edit]

In June 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.

On 30 January 2015, after appearing in only one match with the Andalusians, Larsson was loaned to Esbjerg fB until June.[4]

Gaziantepspor[edit]

On 7 August 2015 Larsson was transferred to Turkish Süper Lig club Gaziantepspor.[5] He went on to score 4 goals in 46 appearances for the club before ending his contract by mutual agreement on 20 December 2016.[6]

Akhisar Belediyespor[edit]

After ending his contract with Gaziantepspor early, Larsson completed a move to fellow Süper Lig side Akhisar Belediyespor. He signed a two-and-a-half year contract on 22 December 2016.[7]

International career[edit]

Larsson made his debut for Sweden against Oman as a part of Sweden's winter tour on 20 January 2010.[8] On May 17, 2010 he was once again included in the national squad.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 March 2013[10]
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. ^ http://svenskfotboll.se/allsvenskan/statistikligor/
  2. ^ a b "Hasta la vista, Larsson!" (in Swedish). mff.se. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Daniel Larsson nuevo fichaje rojiblanco" (in Spanish). granadacf.es. 10 June 2014. Archived from the original on 12 June 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Larsson cedido hasta final de temporada" [Larsson loaned until the end of the season] (in Spanish). Granada's official website. 30 January 2015. Archived from the original on 31 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Larsson traspasado al Gaziantepspor" [Larsson transferred to Gaziantepspor] (in Spanish). Granada's official website. 7 August 2015. Archived from the original on 9 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Daniel Larssonun Sözleşmesi Feshedildi" [Daniel Larsson's Contract Terminated] (in Turkish). Gaziantepspor's official website. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Daniel Larsson ile Sözleşme imzalandı." [Signed Contract with Daniel Larsson] (in Turkish). Akhisar Belediyespor's official website. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sju debutanter mot Oman". svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  9. ^ "Daniel Larsson uttagen till landslaget". sydsvenskan.se. Archived from the original on 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  10. ^ "Daniel Larsson". Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 

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