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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 May, 2004, 21:15 GMT 22:15 UK
Larsson's final bow
Larsson and son Jordan before kick off at Celtic Park
Larsson and son Jordan before kick off at Celtic Park
Henrik Larsson waved his final farewells to the Celtic faithful and pocketed close to 1m after his testimonial match with Seville.

A capacity crowd at Celtic Park sang all night in honour of their departing hero, who has enjoyed seven goal-filled years in Scotland.

But the prolific striker couldn't manage a goodbye goal as Chris Sutton headed the solitary winner.

"It's been so special for me to play here," Larsson announced.

In a brief address to the crowd after the game, he continued: "The last few weeks have been absolutely fantastic."

Larsson scored twice in Saturday's Scottish Cup final, when Celtic came from behind to win 3-1 against Dunfermline and he also grabbed a brace in his final league match, when Dundee United were beaten in Glasgow.

His season's tally of 41 took his Celtic goals to an incredible 242 in 315 appearances.

"The fans have been amazing and I'm sure Celtic will go on to conquer Europe again," Larsson added before a final lap of the stadium to soak up the thunderous applause.

Former Celtic goalkeeper Jonathan Gould, now at Preston, made an appearance, as did striker John Hartson, who has been out for four months through injury.

Larsson, who was signed from Feyenoord for 650,000, will now look forward to Euro 2004 with Sweden and then decide where his future lies - with Spain known to be his preferred option.





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