The Sporting Birthday - Henrik Larsson
Football : The 'King of Kings' is 45 today
Henrik Larsson scored 325 goals in his 576 game career, which is quite the return. As well as winning the tittle with Celtic a load of times, in the twilight of his career he moved to Barcelona and won two La Liga titles as well as the Champions League... He also made over a 100 appearances for Sweden and featured in the 1994 World Cup, in which Sweden finished 3rd.
He also fitted in a 3 month cameo for Manchester Utd when he was 36, which shows how highly he was regarded by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Brazil and Barcelona legend Ronaldinho said of Larsson;
"When he came to Barcelona, Henrik said nice things about me but by the time he left he was my idol,"
Known for his pace, intelligence and clever finishing, Larsson must go down as one of the great Strikers of the 1990's and 2000's. Is he Celtics greatest?