The old saying goes ‘Class is permanent’ and 43-year-old Henrik Larsson proved it right when he scored for Helsingborgs IF in a friendly match against Malmo. What’s more, Larsson is the manager of the Allsvenskan club (Swedish League).
The Swedish striker last played an official match in 2009 for Helsingborg but did play for a while in the Swedish fifth division side Råå IF. He was famous for his exploits with the Swedish national team and was a feared striker during his prime with 242 goals for Celtic and also having played two seasons at Barcelona. He also spent some time on loan with Manchester United
The score in the friendly match was 6-1 in his team’s favour when he came on in the 66th minute and he ended up scoring the seventh and final goal, much to the delight of the crowd who watched the game.
But Larsson downplayed the goal after the game. “Yes, it was for fun. But it’s not about me,” he said.
“There were not enough people in the squad at all. We have some players with the national team and some players injured. It was not planned, but it was just so.”