Peter Larsson (footballer, born 1984)

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Peter Larsson
Peter Larsson 2008.jpg
Personal information
Full name Peter Karl-Johan Larsson
Date of birth (1984-04-30) 30 April 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Halmstad, Sweden
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Helsingborgs IF
Number 26
Youth career
1998 IF Centern
1999–2002 Halmstads BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Halmstads BK 80 (6)
2008–2012 Copenhagen 24 (0)
2011 Helsingborgs IF (loan) 21 (4)
2012– Helsingborgs IF 34 (3)
National team
2004–2006 Sweden U21 2 (0)
2008 Sweden 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 December 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2010

Peter Larsson (born 30 April 1984 in Halmstad) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Helsingborgs IF as a centre back.


Starting his football career in IF Centern, alongside Swedish tennis player Sofia Arvidsson, he then in 1999 moved to local rivals Halmstads BK's youth squad in which he played until 2002, he played his first league match against Hammarby IF, (1–1), in August 2004, started during 2006 to take over Lithuanian national player Tomas Žvirgždauskas position in the team, placing Žvirgždauskas more and more on the bench as a substitute.

In 2007 when Brazil was in Sweden for a game against Chile and Ghana, Peter was one of four Swedish league players that were allowed to do one training pass with the Brazilian squad, the other players where Samuel Holmén, Johan Karlsson and Ari Da Silva.[1][2][3]

On 25 July 2008 Larsson and Halmstad agreed a deal with Copenhagen, where he signed a five-year long contract.[4]

National team[edit]

He earned his first caps for the Sweden national football team in January 2008 when he played against Costa Rica and the United States.[5] As of the game against Costa Rica he became the 1000th player that have represented Sweden at top level.[6]



  1. ^ "Peter träner med Brasilien" (in Swedish). Halmstads BK. 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Brasilien vill ha elfsborgare" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Allsvenska spelare förstärker Brasilien" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  4. ^ "Peter Larsson til F.C. København" (in Danish). F.C. Copenhagen. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Blir Peter nummer 33?" (in Swedish). 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  6. ^ "Herr: Peter Larsson 1000:e landslagsmannen" (in Swedish). 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 

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