Lars Lagerbäck

  • Date of birth : 16/07/1948
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
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Lars Lagerbäck

Lars Lagerbäck
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Lars Lagerbäck


Date of birth: 16 July 1948
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Alby FF, Gimonäs CK
Coaching career: Kilafors IF, Arbrå BK, Hudiksvalls ABK, Sweden (youth sides), Sweden, Nigeria, Iceland, Norway

• A lower-league player, Lagerbäck began his coaching career in 1977 with Kilafors, joining the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) as a youth coach after spells with two other modest club sides Arbrå and Hudiksvall. Coached the national Under-21 and B teams until Tommy Söderberg took him on as his assistant with the senior national squad in 1998.

• Söderberg and Lagerbäck managed Sweden in tandem from 2000, reaching UEFA EURO 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2004; following Söderberg's departure, Lagerbäck took the troops to the 2006 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008 single-handed.

• Stepped down after failing to lead Sweden to the 2010 World Cup finals, but ended up travelling to that tournament as coach of Nigeria.

• Appointed Iceland boss in October 2011, he steered the side to the 2014 World Cup play-offs where they lost to Croatia. Agreed a new contract that would mean he handed over the reins to assistant Heimir Hallgrímsson at the end of the UEFA EURO 2016 campaign – and promptly guided Iceland to their first ever major tournament.

• Even better was to follow as Iceland knocked out England en route to reaching the quarter-finals, where they lost to France, and in February 2017 Lagerbäck came out of retirement to take over as coach of Norway.

Last updated: 25/03/17 10.38CET

General info

  • Name: Lars Lagerbäck
  • Date of birth: 16/07/1948
  • Country: Sweden
  • Team: Norway ( NOR)

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: Under-17 (Final tournament - Group stage)
    08/05/91: Bulgaria 0-1 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

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Last updated: 27/03/2017 01:25 CET