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: 24/05/2014 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
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwedenSweden4-2EnglandEngland8600
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland8700
03.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwedenSweden1-0FYROMFYROM7500
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAustriaAustria2-1SwedenSweden9000
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands6300
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwedenSweden4-2NorwayNorway6500
17.08.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-1FulhamFulham9000
24.08.2013English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton1-1SunderlandSunderland9001
27.08.2013English League CupSecond roundSunderlandSunderland4-2MK DonsMK Dons2901
31.08.2013English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace3-1SunderlandSunderland9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2SwedenSweden9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan0-1SwedenSweden7000
24.09.2013English League CupThird roundSunderlandSunderland2-0PeterboroughPeterborough9000
29.09.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-3LiverpoolLiverpool8500
05.10.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-2Man. UnitedMan. United3400
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-1AustriaAustria9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-5GermanyGermany9002
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea4-0SunderlandSunderland9000
27.10.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-1NewcastleNewcastle9000
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueHullHull1-0SunderlandSunderland9000
06.11.2013English League CupFourth roundSunderlandSunderland2-1SouthamptonSouthampton2010
10.11.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-0Man. CityMan. City9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentPortugalPortugal1-0SwedenSweden9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-3PortugalPortugal9000
23.11.2013English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-0SunderlandSunderland9000
30.11.2013English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-0SunderlandSunderland9000
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland3-4ChelseaChelsea3300
07.12.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-2TottenhamTottenham9000
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham0-0SunderlandSunderland9000
17.12.2013English League CupQuarter-finalsSunderlandSunderland2-1ChelseaChelsea12000
21.12.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-0NorwichNorwich9000
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton0-1SunderlandSunderland9000
28.12.2013English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff2-2SunderlandSunderland7400
05.01.2014English FA CupThird roundSunderlandSunderland3-1CarlisleCarlisle8000
07.01.2014English League CupSemi-finalsSunderlandSunderland2-1Man. UnitedMan. United9000
11.01.2014English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-4SunderlandSunderland1500
18.01.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-2SouthamptonSouthampton6300
25.01.2014English FA CupFourth roundSunderlandSunderland1-0KidderminsterKidderminster9000
29.01.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-0StokeStoke9000
01.02.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-3SunderlandSunderland1300
15.02.2014English FA CupFifth roundSunderlandSunderland1-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
22.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1SunderlandSunderland4500
02.03.2014English League CupFinalMan. CityMan. City3-1SunderlandSunderland6000
09.03.2014English FA CupQuarter-finalsHullHull3-0SunderlandSunderland9000
15.03.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace6200
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich2-0SunderlandSunderland5000
12.04.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-1EvertonEverton2000
16.04.2014English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City2-2SunderlandSunderland6800
19.04.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-2SunderlandSunderland9000
27.04.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland4-0CardiffCardiff7301
03.05.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-1SunderlandSunderland7410
07.05.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-0West BromWest Brom9001
11.05.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-3SwanseaSwansea7100

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General info

  • Name: Sebastian Larsson
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 06/06/1985 (28)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Sunderland ( ENG)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Sweden144
Sweden U-2160
Sweden U-1933
Sweden U-1720
Total257

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Arsenal10
Total10
Last updated: 08/01/2014 07:39 CET
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