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Fredrik Larsson will join THW in 2009. The young player convinced the Kiel management with 8 goals against the Germans.

Kiel sign Swedish middle back

The Swedish colony in Kiel is growing by one: after signing goalkeeper Andreas Palicka in January, THW now signed another great talent from the land of the “Three Crowns”.

Larssson, in green behind Karvticnik, against KielRight before the 30:28 victory in the old rivalry duel against Flensburg in the Bundesliga on Wednesday evening, Kiel presented Fredrik Larsson as their future playmaker after the end of the career of Stefan Lövgren – one Swedish star goes, another will arrive.

The 23-year old Larsson signed a three year contract with THW from 2009 to 2012. Currently Larsson plays for the Swedish champion Hammarby, where former Kiel player, Stafan Olsson, is his coach.

“Fredrik Larsson plays very well and has a good eye for his team mates,” THW manager Uwe Schwenker said.

Before joining Hammarby, Larsson played for Skövde and Ystads – and some big clubs in Europe had an eye on him. As Schwenker said, Larsson has been in the focus of Kiel for a long period, but after the Champions League match in Hammarby when Larsson scored eight goals against THW his signing was on the agenda.

“We are very glad, that he signed his contract in Kiel,” Schwenker said. “He is the best possible candidate for the playmaker position.”

Larsson played first matches for the national team against Germany in the preparation for the Euro in Norway, where Sweden finished fifth.

TEXT: Björn Pazen