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Peter Larsson (footballer, born 1961)

Peter Nils-Gösta Larsson (born 8 March 1961 in Nässjö) is a former Swedish footballer, who played as a centre-back.

Peter Larsson
Peter Larsson b1961 in 1987.jpg
Personal information
Full name Peter Nils-Gösta Larsson.
Date of birth (1961-03-08) 8 March 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Torsby, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1971–1977 IF Hallby
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1981 IF Hallby 86 (25)
1982–1983 Halmstads BK 44 (6)
1984–1987 IFK Göteborg 86 (8)
1987–1991 Ajax 58 (4)
1991–1993 AIK 76 (0)
1994 Korsnäs IF
1997–1998 Falu BS
National team
1983–1992 Sweden[1] 47 (4)
Teams managed
1995 Korsnäs IF
1996–1997 Falu BS
2002 AIK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Larsson began his career in IF Hallby in Jönköping 1971–81. Later he played for Halmstads BK in Allsvenskan, after that he had a successful career at IFK Göteborg, where he won the Allsvenskan title three times, and also won the UEFA Cup in 1987. He turned professional with AFC Ajax 1987–91. After that he played for AIK and became Swedish champion again in 1992.[2]

International careerEdit

Larsson made 47 appearances for the Sweden national football team and scored four goals. He was a part of the squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first.[3]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 June 1987 Råsunda Stadium, Solna   Italy 1–0 1–0 Euro 1988 qualifier
2. 14 November 1987 Stadio San Paolo, Naples   Italy 1–1 1–2 Euro 1988 qualifier
3. 25 October 1989 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów   Poland 1–0 2–0 1990 World Cup qualifier
4. 27 May 1990 Råsunda Stadium, Solna   Finland 5–0 6–0 Friendly

Managerial careerEdit

In 2001, Larsson became assistant coach for AIK in Allsvenskan, working under his former national team coach Olle Nordin, and when Nordin left the coach job due to illness shortly before the 2002 season, Larsson became head coach. His career however became short – after seven games with only one win, Larsson decided to quit. Ha hasn't returned to high level football thereafter.


  1. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2001-06-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2001-06-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Peter Larsson". Eu-football. Retrieved 7 January 2015.

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