Johan Larsson (footballer)

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Johan Larsson
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Personal information
Full name Johan Erik Liebert Larsson
Date of birth (1990-05-05) 5 May 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Kinna, Sweden
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Brøndby
Number 13
Youth career
0000–2005 Kinna IF
2005–2010 IF Elfsborg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 IF Elfsborg 149 (26)
2015–2018 Brøndby 135 (13)
2019 Guingamp 1 (0)
2019– Brøndby 3 (0)
National team
2010–2012 Sweden U21 11 (2)
2014– Sweden 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:08, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2018

Johan Erik Liebert Larsson (born 5 May 1990) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Brøndby IF in the Danish Superliga and the Sweden national team.

Club career[edit]

Youth years[edit]

Larsson played for Kinna IF until 2005 when he left the club for IF Elfsborg. He played for the youth teams and also won the Swedish Championship for juniors.

IF Elfsborg[edit]

He made his first team debut on 15 March 2010 in Elfsborg's 0–0 draw away against Gefle IF. He scored two goals in the next game at home to Halmstads BK.[1] During the 2013 Allsvenskan season, Larsson made all appearances.[2] On 27 February 2014, he extended his contract with Elfsborg until 2016.[3]

Brøndby IF[edit]

On 2 February 2015, Larsson transferred to Danish club Brøndby IF on a four-year contract. He was given the shirt number 13.[4] He permanently replaced the retiring Thomas Kahlenberg as club captain in the summer of 2017, after having captained the team for most of the 2016–17 season due to an injury to the latter. On 10 May 2018, he captained Brøndby as they beat Silkeborg IF 3–1 in the 2017–18 Danish Cup final.[5][6]

Guingamp[edit]

On 23 December 2018, Larsson signed as a free agent for Ligue 1 side En Avant de Guingamp.[7] His stay in France was not successful, playing only 1 league match and making 3 cup appearances for the Guingamp, as they ended the 2018–19 season in relegation to the Ligue 2. After relegation became a fact, Larsson was released from his contract by mutual consent on 24 June 2019.[8]

Return to Brøndby IF[edit]

On 27 August 2019, Larsson signed a six-month contract with his former club Brøndby IF.[9] He also stated that he did not regret his decision to join Guingamp half a year before.[10] On 1 September, Larsson made his official comeback in 1–0 loss against FC Midtjylland. Despite the loss, he was praised for his promising return.[11]

International career[edit]

In 2010, he was called up to the Swedish under-21 team and made his debut against Montenegro. On 17 January 2014, he made his debut for the senior team in a match against Moldova.[12][13]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Brøndby

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brøndby: »Det er uden tvivl en klassespiller«". Jyllands-Posten. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Här är allsvenskans stålmän". fotbolldirekt. 2 March 2014. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Johan Larsson förlänger med IF Elfsborg!". IF Elfsborg. 27 February 2014. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Johan Larsson skifter til Brøndby IF". Brøndby IF. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Brøndby er pokalmester: Ender ti års pokaltørke". TV2 Sport. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Live: Brøndby IF - Silkeborg IF". Eurosport. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Officiel - L'EAG tient sa deuxième recrue !". EA Guingamp. 23 December 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Medie: Johan Larsson ophæver i Frankrig". bold.dk. 24 June 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Johan Larsson tilbage på Vestegnen". Brøndby IF. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Johan Larsson vender 'hjem' til Brøndby: 'Jeg fortryder ikke, jeg tog chancen'". B.T. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Larsson: Vi skal være mere ærgerrige". Brøndby IF. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Johan Larsson gör A-landslagsdebut". Svenska Fans. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Larsson och Hult på planen när Sverige vände och vann". Elfsborg IF. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2019.

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