Sebastian Larsson

  • Date of birth : 06/06/1985
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
 
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Sebastian Larsson

Sebastian Larsson

A squad player at UEFA EURO 2008, Sebastian Larsson is now one of the key players in Erik Hamrén's Sweden team. A right-sided midfielder and set-piece specialist with energy, skill and an accurate long-range shot, he has spent his entire career in England – at first with Arsenal FC, then at Birmingham City FC and, since the summer of 2011, with Sunderland AFC.

• Lured to England by Arsenal at the age of 16 after being spotted playing youth football for Sweden but found the going tough at the north London club, making just 12 appearances, including three in the Premier League and one in the UEFA Champions League (against AFC Ajax), before he was despatched on a season-long loan to Birmingham in 2006.

• Helped the Blues to automatic promotion from the Championship, sealing a permanent move halfway through the campaign, and displayed even better form in 2007/08, despite the club's relegation, scoring six goals in the Premier League – including a spectacular last-minute winner at Tottenham Hotspur FC in new manager Alex McLeish's first match.

• Made his senior debut for Sweden against Turkey on 6 February 2008 and was included in their UEFA EURO 2008 squad, making one substitute appearance at the finals against eventual winners Spain.

• Helped Birmingham win another promotion in 2008/09 and registered four goals in each of the next two Premier League campaigns while playing regularly for Sweden and finally scoring his first international goal – on his 29th appearance – in a UEFA European Championship qualifier at home to Moldova on 29 March 2011.

• Left Birmingham after another relegation to join Sunderland, for whom he scored on his Premier League debut against Liverpool FC at Anfield; also struck in each of Sweden's final two UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers, against Finland and the Netherlands, before hitting a double in a February 2012 friendly triumph over Croatia.

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/10/2014 02:00 CET
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0KazakhstanKazakhstan9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands1-2SwedenSweden9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany4-4SwedenSweden7800
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland8700
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAustriaAustria2-1SwedenSweden9000
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands6300
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2SwedenSweden9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan0-1SwedenSweden7000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-1AustriaAustria9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-5GermanyGermany9002
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentPortugalPortugal1-0SwedenSweden9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-3PortugalPortugal9000
16.08.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-2SunderlandSunderland9010
24.08.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-1Man. UnitedMan. United9001
27.08.2014English League CupSecond roundBirminghamBirmingham0-3SunderlandSunderland8100
30.08.2014English Premier LeagueQPRQPR1-0SunderlandSunderland9000
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAustriaAustria1-1SwedenSweden9000
13.09.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-2TottenhamTottenham6501
20.09.2014English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley0-0SunderlandSunderland6700
27.09.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-0SwanseaSwansea9000
04.10.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland3-1StokeStoke7100
09.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden1-1RussiaRussia9000
18.10.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton8-0SunderlandSunderland6000

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General info

  • Name: Sebastian Larsson
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 06/06/1985 (29)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Sunderland ( ENG)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    07/12/05: Arsenal 0-0 Ajax
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    10/10/01: Latvia 1-0 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Sweden164
Sweden U-2160
Sweden U-1933
Sweden U-1720
Total277

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Arsenal10
Total10
Last updated: 13/10/2014 01:31 CET
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