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Sebastian Larsson

Sebastian Larsson

Clubs: Arsenal FC, Birmingham City FC (loan), Birmingham City FC, 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.

• Scored in the 2-0 win against France at UEFA EURO 2012 though Sweden failed to progress out of the group stage before appearing in every league game for the Black Cats in the following 2012/13 season. 

UEFA honours

Last updated: 09/01/15 16.29CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/11/2015 02:33 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden2-0EstoniaEstonia9000
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAustriaAustria1-1SwedenSweden9000
09.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden1-1RussiaRussia9000
15.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundMontenegroMontenegro1-1SwedenSweden2700
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-0SwedenSweden9000
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundMoldovaMoldova0-2SwedenSweden8000
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden3-1IranIran4700
08.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNorwayNorway0-0SwedenSweden7500
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-1MontenegroMontenegro9001
08.08.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester4-2SunderlandSunderland9000
15.08.2015English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-3NorwichNorwich4500
22.08.2015English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-1SwanseaSwansea100
29.08.2015English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa2-2SunderlandSunderland1300
05.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0SwedenSweden9000
08.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden1-4AustriaAustria9000
26.09.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-0SunderlandSunderland2000
03.10.2015English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-2West HamWest Ham600
09.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein0-2SwedenSweden2100
12.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0MoldovaMoldova9000
17.10.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-0SunderlandSunderland6100
25.10.2015English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland3-0NewcastleNewcastle800
01.11.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton6-2SunderlandSunderland2600
14.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-1DenmarkDenmark2200
17.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentDenmarkDenmark2-2SwedenSweden8100
23.11.2015English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-1SunderlandSunderland6000
28.11.2015English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-0StokeStoke5400

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Sebastian Larsson
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 06/06/1985 (30)
  • 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

Sweden U-2160
Sweden U-1933
Sweden U-1720

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Last updated: 18/11/2015 01:17 CET