Lars Hirschfeld Player Profile


  • Full Name: Lars Justin Hirschfeld
  • Born: October 17th, 1978 (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
  • Height: 6' 3
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Signed: August 19th, 2004
  • First Manager: Ian McCall
  • Career Totals: 3 appearances
  • Also Played For: Calgary Storm, Gillingham, Leicester City, Luton Town, Rosenburg, Tottenham Hotspur, Tromsø IL, Vålerenga, Vancouver Whitecaps
A Canadian international goalkeeper, Lars came to United on a short-term deal in the summer of 2004 having previously played in Germany, England and his native Canada. Despite initially deputising as United's first choice, he mostly provided cover for Paul Jarvie before he was released at the turn of the year.


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2004-05 2 (1) 3 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 1 0
Totals: 2 (1) 0 1 (1) 0 1 (0) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Sep 25th, 2004 25/09/04 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 5
Sep 21st, 2004 21/09/04 3rd Round vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Sep 25th, 2004 25/09/04 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 5
Sep 21st, 2004 21/09/04 3rd Round vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 0
Sep 18th, 2004 18/09/04 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 4 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 1 (1) 0 0 0
LC 1 0 0 0
Totals: 2 (1) 0

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Lars had spent several years playing in his native Canada and in Germany before he came to England where he played with Spurs, Luton Town (loan) and Gillingham (loan). A trial with Hearts in 2001 failed to materialise before he returned to Scotland to sign for United on a short-term deal in the summer of 2004.

While with the club, he represented Canada in a World Cup qualifier againat Guatemala. Despite initially deputising for the injured Tony Bullock, Lars played just three times for United before losing his place to Paul Jarvie and was released during the January transfer window. He then joined Leicester City.

Last updated on Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 by N Harkiss.

Squad Numbers


17

Season:
2004-05





Debut (as sub)

September 18th, 2004
Motherwell 4 - 2 Dundee United

League (SPL)

Full Debut

September 21st, 2004
Dundee United 4 - 0 Clyde

League Cup (3rd Round)


International Career (Canada)


Caps: 48

Goals: 0

International Debut: January 11th, 2000 v. Bermuda


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Lars was born on this date in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


  • International Debut


    Lars earned his first International cap for Canada, playing against Bermuda.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    Canadian international Lars signed a short-term deal in the summer of 2004.


  • First Team Debut

    Motherwell 4 - 2 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    A good crowd at Fir Park was to see the game played out in a full array of Scottish weather conditions. The four corner flags were blowing in different directions – a telling sign of how the weather w


  • Last Appearance

    Kilmarnock 5 - 2 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Lars Hirschfeld continued in goal in place of the injured Tony Bullock and was determined to build on his performance against Clyde in midweek. The back four lined up with Stuart Duff and Alan Archiba


  • Left the Club


    At the turn of the year, Lars was released and cleared to return to England where he signed for Leicester City.