Sweden's biggest European success stories

With the UEFA Europa League final coming to Stockholm on Wednesday 24 May, UEFA.com celebrates Sweden's biggest achievers in Europe's top club competitions.

Most appearances by a Swedish player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
123: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain)
67: Freddie Ljungberg (Halmstad, Arsenal)
56: Kim Källström (Djurgården, Lyon, Spartak Moskva)
53: Mikael Lustig (Rosenborg, Celtic)
47: Pär Zetterberg (Anderlecht, Olympiacos)
46: Markus Rosenberg (Malmö, Ajax, Werder Bremen)
43: Johan Wiland (Elfsborg, København, Malmö)
42: Mikael Nilsson (IFK Göteborg)
42: Patrik Andersson (Malmö, Bayern, Barcelona)
42: Thomas Ravelli (Östers, IFK Göteborg)
42: Behrang Safari (Malmö, Basel, Anderlecht)

Top-scoring Swedish players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
49: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain)
15: Markus Rosenberg (Malmö, Ajax, Werder Bremen)
14: Freddie Ljungberg (Halmstad, Arsenal)
14: Torbjörn Nilsson (IFK Göteborg, Kaiserslautern)
12: Conny Torstensson (Åtvidaberg, Bayern)
11: Henrik Larsson (Celtic, Barcelona, Manchester United)
10: Stefan Pettersson (IFK Göteborg, Ajax)
8: Johnny Ekström (IFK Göteborg)
8: Mats Magnusson (Servette, Benfica)
8: Ove Kindvall (Norrköping, Feyenoord)

All-time UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League top scorer Henrik Larsson
All-time UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League top scorer Henrik Larsson©Getty Images

Most appearances by Swedish players in UEFA club competition*
137: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United)
108: Henrik Larsson (Feyenoord, Celtic, Barcelona, Manchester United, Helsingborg)
87: Mikael Dorsin (Djurgården, Rosenborg)
86: Freddie Ljungberg (Halmstad, Arsenal)
81: Stefan Ishizaki (AIK, Vålerenga, Elfsborg)
80: Mikael Lustig (Rosenborg, Celtic)
79: Stefan Pettersson (IFK Göteborg, Ajax)
77: Rade Prica (Helsingborg, Aalborg, Rosenborg, Maccabi Tel-Aviv)
77: Oscar Wendt (IFK Göteborg, Købehavn, Mönchengladbach)
77: Johan Wiland (Elfsborg, København, Malmö)
77:
Pär Zetterberg (Anderlecht, Olympiacos)

Top-scoring Swedish players in UEFA club competition*
59: Henrik Larsson (Feyenoord, Celtic, Barcelona, Manchester United, Helsingborg)
56: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United)
33: Torbjörn Nilsson (IFK Göteborg, Kaiserslautern)
26: Stefan Pettersson (IFK Göteborg, Ajax)
22: Marcus Berg (IFK Göteborg, Groningen, Hamburg, PSV Eindhoven, Panathinaikos)
21: Markus Rosenberg (Malmö, Ajax, Werder Bremen)
16: Freddie Ljungberg (Halmstad, Arsenal)
16: Johnny Ekström (IFK Göteborg, Bayern, Eintracht Frankfurt)
16: Mattias Jonson (Örebro, Helsingborg, Brøndby, Djurgården )
16: Kurt Hamrin (Fiorentina, AC Milan)

Nils Liedholm demonstrates ball control
Nils Liedholm demonstrates ball control©Getty Images

First Swede to play in a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Nils Liedholm (Real Madrid 3-2aet AC Milan, 1958)

First Swede to win the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League
Kurt Hamrin (AC Milan 4-1 Ajax, 1969)

First Swede to score in a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Ove Kindvall (Feyenoord 2-1aet Celtic, 1970)

IFK celebrate a 1982 UEFA Cup final goal
IFK celebrate a 1982 UEFA Cup final goal©Getty Images

Only Swedish club to reach the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Malmö, 1979

First Swede to win the European Cup Winners' Cup
Kurt Hamrin (Rangers 1-4agg Fiorentina,  1961)

Only Swedish club to win a major men's UEFA club competition
IFK Göteborg 4-0agg Hamburg (1982 UEFA Cup)
IFK Göteborg 2-1agg Dundee United (1987 UEFA Cup)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/South American Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup

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