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.

Zlatan Ibrahimović is just three goals away from equalling Henrik Larsson’s record for the number of goals scored by a Swede in European competition. See the top five in action.

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