Niclas Nyhlén

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Niclas Nyhlén
Personal information
Full name Niclas Larsson-Nyhlén
Date of birth (1966-03-21) 21 March 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984 BK Olympic 7 (1)
1984–1985 FK Vojvodina 2 (0)
1985–1987 BK Olympic 42 (8)
1987–1994 Malmö FF 159 (15)
1994–1995 Ayr United 2 (0)
1995–1996 Malmö FF 38 (1)
1996 Stuttgarter Kickers 12 (1)
1997 Cosenza 7 (0)
1997 Dalian Wanda FC 15 (2)
1998 Halmstads BK 9 (2)
1998–1999 VfB Leipzig 32 (2)
National team
1989–1990 Sweden 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Niklas Larsson-Nyhlén, better known simply as Niclas Nyhlén or Nylen, (born 23 March 1966 in Malmö) is a retired Swedish international football player.


After some early experiences at local BK Olympic and Yugoslav FK Vojvodina he signed in 1987 with Malmö FF, a stronghold of Swedish football. He played almost a decade with Malmö winning three Swedish championships and one cup. In 1994, he had a one-season spell with Scottish second league Ayr United F.C.. In 1996, he left Malmö and decide to play abroad spending first six months of the 1996–97 season playing in German 2. Bundesliga club Stuttgarter Kickers before moving to Italy to play the rest of the season with Cosenza Calcio 1914. In 1997, he accepted the challenge to join his former Malmö and national team colleague Jens Fjellström to sign with Dalian Wanda FC. After this one year Chinese adventure, he still played one season back in Sweden with Halmstads BK before retiring in 1999 playing with German lower league VfB Leipzig.[1]

In 1990, he changed his name to Nylén, before that he was known as Niclas Larsson.[1]

National team[edit]

Nyhlén played for the Swedish national team between 1989 and 1990, having played a total of eight matches having scored once.[2] He was member of the Swedish team at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.


Malmö FF
Dalian Wanda FC
  • Jia A: 1997
  • Chinese Super Cup: 1997


  1. ^ a b "Niclas Nyhlén". Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Niclas Nyhlén".

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Torbjörn Persson
Malmö FF

Succeeded by
Jonnie Fedel