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Controversial £4.5m Leeds United signing Brolin voted above Celtic legend Larsson in all-time Swedish sportsman poll

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Former Leeds United and Crystal Palace signing Tomas Brolin has finished above ex Celtic and Manchester United forward Henrik Larsson in a national poll.

Zlatan Ibramimovic is not the only Swede with grounds to complain regarding the results of a recent poll in his country, Henrik Larsson may want to kick up a fuss too.

The PSG ace was voted second in a survey by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyhether to find out the 150 greatest living athletes from the country - behind tennis legend Bjorn Borg.

He was upset with the result, telling the paper: "Thank you but to finish second is like finishing last."

Another of the most highly regarded Swedish footballers of his generation, Henrik Larsson, found himself down in 37th place on the list.

He was two places behind one of the Premier League's worst ever signings, Tomas Brolin.

Brolin clearly retains a special place in the hearts of Swedish fans thanks to his performances at the 1994 World Cup where he inspired the side to a third place finish - but his career soon capitulated and he retired at the age of 28.

He signed for Leeds United after his World Cup exploits for £4.5 million, but lasted only one season, surfacing in the Premier League four years later briefly with Crystal Palace, dogged by criticism on both occasions of poor fitness and attitude.

Larsson by contrast was a model professional, retiring only in 2013, and was the scorer of more than 200 goals for Celtic.

He also enjoyed a brief spell at Manchester United, as well as inspiring Barcelona to win the 2006 Champions League.

If anybody, it's he rather than Zlatan who has reason to complain over his placing in list.

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