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Sara Larsson
Sara Larsson
Sara Larsson 2011
Sara Larsson in 2011
Personal information
Full name Sara Margareta Larsson[1]
Date of birth (1979-05-13) 13 May 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Kristinehamn, Sweden
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1996 Villastadens IF
1996–1998 Rävåsens IK
1998–2004 Malmö FF Dam
2004–2008 Linköpings FC
2009 Saint Louis Athletica 15 (0)
2009 -> Linköpings FC (loan) 6 (0)
2010 Philadelphia Independence 11 (0)
2011–2013 KIF Örebro DFF 47 (2)
2014 LB07
National team?
Sweden U-19 7 (1)
Sweden U-21 12 (5)
2000–2012 Sweden[2] 112 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:21, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
? National team caps and goals correct as of 15:21, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Sara Margareta Larsson (born 13 May 1979) is a Swedish former football defender who played for KIF Örebro DFF of the Damallsvenskan league. She won 112 caps as a member of the Sweden women's national football team.

Career

She formerly played for Malmö FF Dam. In November, 2008 her Woman's Professional Soccer playing rights were obtained by St. Louis who named her as a post-draft discovery player. She played fifteen games for the team in its inaugural season, then returned to Linköpings for the WPS off-season, during which she was drafted by the Philadelphia Independence in WPS's first expansion draft.

After the 2010 season Larsson returned to Sweden, with KIF Örebro DFF. She signed for Elitettan club LB07 ahead of the 2014 season, but retired in April 2014 due to pregnancy.[3]

International

Larsson earned over 100 caps for the Sweden women's national football team. She won the rookie of the year (Sweden) in 2000, after making her national team debut in September 2000 in a 2-1 win over rivals Norway.

Matches and goals scored at World Cup & Olympic tournaments

Sara Larsson featured for Sweden in two World Cups: USA 2003 and Germany 2011. She was also on the roster for the 2007 World Cup, but did not appear in any of Sweden's matches. Larsson played in three Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008.

Key (expand for notes on "world cup and olympic goals")
Location Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred
Lineup Start - played entire match
on minute (off player) - substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time

off minute (on player) - substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
(c) - captain

Min The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.
Assist/pass The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.
penalty or pk Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)
Score The match score after the goal was scored.
Result The final score.

W - match was won
L - match was lost to opponent
D - match was drawn
(W) - penalty-shoot-out was won after a drawn match
(L) - penalty-shoot-out was lost after a drawn match

aet The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation
pso Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time
Orange background color - Olympic women's football tournament
Blue background color - FIFA women's world cup final tournament
Goal Match Date Location Opponent Lineup Min Score Result Competition
AustraliaSydney 2000 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
1
2000-9-13[m 1] Melbourne  Brazil Start

0-2 L

Group match
2
2000-9-16[m 2] Sydney  Australia Start

1-1 D

Group match
3
2000-9-19[m 3] Melbourne  Germany Start

0-1 L

Group match
United States USA 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup
4
2003-9-21[m 4] Washington, DC  United States Start

1-3 L

Group match
5
2003-9-25[m 5] Philadelphia  North Korea Start

1-0 W

Group match
6
2003-9-28[m 6] Columbus  Nigeria Start

3-0 W

Group match
7
2003-10-1[m 7] Foxborough  Brazil 90.

off 90' (on Call)

2-1 W

Quarter Final
8
2003-10-12[m 8] Carson  Germany 76.

off 76' (on Bengtsson)

1-2 L

Final
GreeceAthens 2004 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
9
2004-8-17[m 9] Volos  Nigeria Start

2-1 W

Group match
1
10
2004-8-20[m 10] Volos  Australia Start 30 2-0

2-1 W

Quarter-Final
11
2004-8-23[m 11] Patras  Brazil Start

0-1 L

Semi Final
12
2004-8-26[m 12] Piraeus  Germany Start

0-1 L

Bronze Medal Match
ChinaBeijing 2008 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
13
2008-8-6[m 13] Tianjin  China PR Start

1-2 L

Group match
14
2008-8-9[m 14] Tianjin  Argentina Start

1-0 W

Group match
15
2008-8-12[m 15] Beijing  Canada Start

2-1 W

Group match
16
2008-8-15[m 16] Shenyang  Germany off 110

0-2 L

Quarter-Final
Germany Germany 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
17
2011-6-28[m 17] Leverkusen  Colombia Start

1-0 W

Group match
18
2011-7-2[m 18] Augsburg  North Korea Start

1-0 W

Group match
19
2011-7-6[m 19] Wolfsburg  United States Start

2-1 W

Group match
20
2011-7-10[m 20] Augsburg  Australia Start

3-1 W

Quarter-Final
21
2011-7-13[m 21] Frankfurt  Japan Start

1-3 L

Semi-Final
22
2011-7-16[m 22] Sinsheim  France Start

2-1 W

Third Place Match

Matches and goals scored at European Championship tournaments

Sara Larsson appeared at three European Championship tournaments: Germany 2001, England 2005, and Finland 2009.

Goal Match Date Location Opponent Lineup Min Score Result Competition
Germany2001 European Championship
1
2001-6-23[m 23] Erfurt  Germany Start

1-3 L

Group match
2
2001-6-30[m 24] Erfurt  Russia 75.

on 75' (off Eriksson)

1-0 W

Group match
3
2001-7-4[m 25] Ulm  Denmark Start

1-0 W

Semi-Final
4
2001-7-7[m 26] Ulm  Germany Start

0-1 L

Final
England2005 European Championship
5
2005-6-5[m 27] Blackpool  Denmark Start

1-1 D

Group match
6
2005-6-8[m 28] Blackpool  Finland Start

0-0 D

Group match
7
2005-6-11[m 29] Blackburn  England Start

1-0 W

Group match
8
2005-6-16[m 30] Warrington  Norway Start

2-3 L

Semi-Final
Finland2009 European Championship
9
2009-8-25[m 31] Turku  Russia Start

3-0 W

Group match

References

  1. ^ "Sara Larsson". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Damlandslagsspelare 1973-2012". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ Jönsson, Kent (10 April 2014). "Graviditet stoppar LB07:s Sara Larsson" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 2016.
Match reports
  1. ^ "2000 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: Sweden - Brazil: Group Matches". FIFA.
  2. ^ "2000 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: Australia - Sweden: Group Matches". FIFA.
  3. ^ "2000 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: Germany - Sweden: Group Matches". FIFA.
  4. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003: MATCH Report: USA - Sweden: Group Matches". FIFA.
  5. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003: MATCH Report: Sweden - Korea DPR: Group Matches". FIFA.
  6. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003: MATCH Report: Sweden - Nigeria: Group Matches". FIFA.
  7. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003: MATCH Report: Brazil - Sweden: Quarter-Final". FIFA.
  8. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003: MATCH Report: Germany - Sweden: Final". FIFA.
  9. ^ "2004 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: Sweden - Nigeria: Group Matches". FIFA.
  10. ^ "2004 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: Sweden - Australia: Quarter-Finals". FIFA.
  11. ^ "2004 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: Sweden - Brazil: Semi-Final". FIFA.
  12. ^ "2004 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: Germany - Sweden: Bronze Medal Match". FIFA.
  13. ^ "2008 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: China - Sweden: Group Matches". FIFA.
  14. ^ "2008 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: Sweden - Argentina: Group Matches". FIFA.
  15. ^ "2008 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: Sweden - Canada: Group Matches". FIFA.
  16. ^ "2008 Olympic Games: MATCH Report: Sweden - Germany: Quarter-Finals". FIFA.
  17. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011: MATCH Report: Colombia - Sweden: Group matches". FIFA.
  18. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011: MATCH Report: Korea DPR - Sweden: Group matches". FIFA.
  19. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011: MATCH Report: Sweden - USA: Group matches". FIFA.
  20. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011: MATCH Report: Sweden - Australia: Quarter-Finals". FIFA.
  21. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011: MATCH Report: Japan - Sweden: Semi-Finals". FIFA.
  22. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011: MATCH Report: Sweden- France: Third Place Match". FIFA.
  23. ^ "2001 European Championship: MATCH Report: Germany - Sweden: Group matches". worldfootball.net.
  24. ^ "2001 European Championship: MATCH Report: Sweden - Russia: Group matches". worldfootball.net.
  25. ^ "2001 European Championship: MATCH Report: Denmark - Sweden: Semi-Final". worldfootball.net.
  26. ^ "2017 European Championship: MATCH Report: Germany - Sweden: Final". worldfootball.net.
  27. ^ "2005 European Championship: MATCH Report: Sweden - Denmark: Group match". UEFA.
  28. ^ "2005 European Championship: MATCH Report: Sweden - Finland: Group match". UEFA.
  29. ^ "2005 European Championship: MATCH Report: England - Sweden: Group match". UEFA.
  30. ^ "2005 European Championship: MATCH Report: Norway - Sweden: Semi-Finals". UEFA.
  31. ^ "2009 European Championship: MATCH Report: Sweden - Russia: Group match". worldfootball.net.

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