Henrik Larsson scored his way into history on this day in 2003, with his goal against MTK meaning he overtook Ian Rush and Peter Lorimer’s joint record of scoring 30 goals for one British club in Europe.
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Henrik Larsson set a new British record for European goals scored with one club.
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The Swede equalled the tally in a 4-0 victory over FBK Kaunas in the previous qualifying round, before getting on the scoresheet against MTK to break the record with his 31st goal for Celtic in Europe.
Larsson found the back of the net a remarkable 242 times in just 313 games for the Hoops, and many supporters were quick to praise the former striker in response Celtic FC’s Tweet above.
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Larsson is clearly hailed as a Celtic legend following his seven year stint with the club, and rightly so.
An extraordinary record from an extraordinary player, and who knows, he may turn out to be an extraordinary manager for the Hoops in the future…