Lars Zetterlund Player Profile


  • Full Name: Lars
  • Born: February 11th, 1964 (H)
  • Height: 6' 2
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: October 30th, 1996 (£100,000)
  • First Manager: Tommy McLean
  • Career Totals: 100 appearances, 8 goals
  • Also Played For: AIK Stockholm, IF Heimer, IFK Gothenburg, Orebro SK


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1998-99 23 (1) 24 1 6 0 20 (1) 1 3 0
1997-98 44 (1) 45 6 3 0 32 (1) 2 12 4
1996-97 31 31 1 4 0 25 1 6 0
Totals: 98 (2) 8 77 (2) 4 21 (0) 4

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Mar 3rd, 1999 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2
Feb 2nd, 1999 02/02/99 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A) 0 - 0
Dec 26th, 1998 26/12/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
Dec 20th, 1998 20/12/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
Dec 12th, 1998 12/12/98 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Dec 12th, 1998 12/12/98 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
May 9th, 1998 09/05/98 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Feb 18th, 1998 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
Nov 9th, 1997 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0
Aug 20th, 1997 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Dec 12th, 1998 12/12/98 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1 (49')
May 9th, 1998 09/05/98 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2 (65')
Feb 18th, 1998 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2 (108')
Nov 9th, 1997 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0 (18')
Aug 20th, 1997 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1 (90')
Jul 30th, 1997 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H) 9 - 0 (59')
Jul 23rd, 1997 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A) 8 - 0 (49')
Apr 19th, 1997 19/04/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1 (65')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Mar 3rd, 1999 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2
Feb 2nd, 1999 02/02/99 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A) 0 - 0
Jan 30th, 1999 30/01/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Dec 26th, 1998 26/12/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
Dec 20th, 1998 20/12/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
Dec 12th, 1998 12/12/98 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Dec 5th, 1998 05/12/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Nov 28th, 1998 28/11/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
Nov 22nd, 1998 22/11/98 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 1
Nov 15th, 1998 15/11/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 2
Nov 7th, 1998 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Oct 31st, 1998 31/10/98 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Oct 24th, 1998 24/10/98 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 0
Oct 17th, 1998 17/10/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 2
Oct 4th, 1998 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 26th, 1998 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1
Sep 23rd, 1998 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Sep 19th, 1998 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2
Sep 12th, 1998 12/09/98 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Aug 30th, 1998 30/08/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Aug 22nd, 1998 22/08/98 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Aug 16th, 1998 16/08/98 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Aug 8th, 1998 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 2
Aug 1st, 1998 01/08/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
May 9th, 1998 09/05/98 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
May 2nd, 1998 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Apr 25th, 1998 25/04/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 2
Apr 18th, 1998 18/04/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Mar 28th, 1998 28/03/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Mar 15th, 1998 15/03/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Mar 8th, 1998 08/03/98 5th Round vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3
Feb 28th, 1998 28/02/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Feb 24th, 1998 24/02/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Feb 21st, 1998 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Feb 18th, 1998 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
Feb 7th, 1998 07/02/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Jan 31st, 1998 31/01/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Jan 27th, 1998 27/01/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Jan 24th, 1998 24/01/98 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Jan 10th, 1998 10/01/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 1
Jan 3rd, 1998 03/01/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Dec 27th, 1997 27/12/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Dec 20th, 1997 20/12/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Dec 13th, 1997 13/12/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Dec 9th, 1997 09/12/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Dec 6th, 1997 06/12/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 0
Nov 30th, 1997 30/11/97 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3
Nov 22nd, 1997 22/11/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4
Nov 15th, 1997 15/11/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 1
Nov 9th, 1997 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0
Nov 1st, 1997 01/11/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 1
Oct 25th, 1997 25/10/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Oct 18th, 1997 18/10/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0
Oct 15th, 1997 15/10/97 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 3 - 1
Oct 4th, 1997 04/10/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3
Sep 27th, 1997 27/09/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Sep 20th, 1997 20/09/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Sep 13th, 1997 13/09/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
Sep 9th, 1997 09/09/97 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Aug 30th, 1997 30/08/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Aug 26th, 1997 26/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Trabzonspor (H) 1 - 1
Aug 23rd, 1997 23/08/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 5
Aug 20th, 1997 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
Aug 17th, 1997 17/08/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Aug 12th, 1997 12/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Trabzonspor (A) 0 - 1
Aug 9th, 1997 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A) 4 - 2
Aug 2nd, 1997 02/08/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Jul 30th, 1997 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H) 9 - 0
Jul 23rd, 1997 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A) 8 - 0
May 7th, 1997 07/05/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
May 3rd, 1997 03/05/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Apr 22nd, 1997 22/04/97 Semi Final Replay vs. Kilmarnock (N) 0 - 1
Apr 19th, 1997 19/04/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Apr 14th, 1997 14/04/97 Semi Final vs. Kilmarnock (N) 0 - 0
Apr 5th, 1997 05/04/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 2
Mar 22nd, 1997 22/03/97 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 1
Mar 15th, 1997 15/03/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Mar 12th, 1997 12/03/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 0
Mar 8th, 1997 08/03/97 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 1
Mar 1st, 1997 01/03/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1
Feb 25th, 1997 25/02/97 4th Round Replay vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Feb 22nd, 1997 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2
Feb 16th, 1997 16/02/97 4th Round vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Feb 8th, 1997 08/02/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
Feb 1st, 1997 01/02/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
Jan 25th, 1997 25/01/97 3rd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 0
Jan 18th, 1997 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
Jan 11th, 1997 11/01/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 1
Jan 4th, 1997 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Jan 1st, 1997 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Dec 28th, 1996 28/12/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 0
Dec 26th, 1996 26/12/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
Dec 21st, 1996 21/12/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Dec 14th, 1996 14/12/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Dec 10th, 1996 10/12/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0
Dec 7th, 1996 07/12/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0
Nov 30th, 1996 30/11/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Nov 23rd, 1996 23/11/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 1 - 2
Nov 16th, 1996 16/11/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 3
Nov 2nd, 1996 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 77 (2) 4 13 0
SC 11 1 0 0
LC 6 1 0 0
UEFA 4 2 0 0
Totals: 98 (2) 8

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


Biography


The Swedish midfielder started off with IF Algama in 1979 before moving to AIK Stolkholm. Whilst at the Rasunda Stadium, he faced United in both legs of the UEFA Cup first round tie in September 1984, playing at Tannadice in the second leg, and won the Swedish Cup in 1985. In 1986 he joined IFK Gothenburg where he again faced United, this time in the UEFA Cup final. He came on as a late substitute in the first leg at the Ullevi Stadium but missed out on the return leg at Tannadice in May 1987. A few months later he collected a Swedish Championship winners medal after Gothenburg defeated Malmo in the championship play-offs. In an effort to gain more first team football, Lars signed for Orebro in 1989, where he spent seven years playing in over 150 matches.

Tommy McLean brought Lars to Tannadice in October 1996, initially signing the former Swedish U-21 and Olympic international on a short-term contract. He made his debut in an impressive 3-1 victory away to Motherwell, playing alongside other new signings Kjell Olofsson and Erik Pedersen. A longer contract was soon agreed with United paying Orebro £100,000, and the Swedes presence in midfield meant United had three Scandinavians in their ranks for the first time since the mid-sixties and their initial impact was no less emphatic than their fellow countrymen from three decades earlier.

United went on a seventeen-game unbeaten run, with Lars scoring in a 1-1 draw back at Fir Park in April to guarantee United's qualification in Europe with a third-place finish in the Premier Division. The following season he chipped in with a few goals, including two against CE Principat in the UEFA Cup, and winners against Hibs and Inverness in the domestic cup competitions. He collected a League Cup runners-up medal in the final against Celtic at Ibrox in November 1997.

After three years at Tannadice he returned to Orebro and later became player/manager of IF Heimer and manager at IFK Eskilstuna, before returning to Orebro as coach.

Last updated on Thursday, April 21st, 2022 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


8

Season:
1998-99





Debut

November 2nd, 1996
Motherwell 1 - 3 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Lars was born on this date in H.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Motherwell 1 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    It was debut day for two players as Lance Key in goal and Lars Zetterlund made their debuts. The Swedes presence in midfield meant United had three Scandinavians in their ranks for the first time sinc


  • First Goal

    Motherwell 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    A return to form brought the point necessary to secure third spot, although we had to come from behind after being reduced to ten men following the dismissal of Stewart McKimmie five minutes before th


  • 50th Appearance

    Hibernian 1 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Well in confrol for most of this match, Kjell Olofsson turned home a Lars Zetterlund cut-back to give us the lead after 27 minutes and that was the way it stayed until Crawford cracked in an equaliser


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dunfermline 2 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    A last minute goal by Andy Smith deprived us of a deserved victory. We dominated almost the whole game and seemed to put the poor performance at Inverness behind us. Gary McSwegan's opportunist double


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Celtic
    League (SPL)

    Another late Celtic goal cost us points, the only consolation this time being that it didn't mean a defeat. Lars Zetterlund headed us into the lead from fellow Swede Kjell Olofsson's corner early in t


  • 100th Appearance

    Clydebank 2 - 2 Dundee United
    Scottish Cup (4th Round)

    A narrow escape at Forthbank as a timely Darren Patterson counter earned us a replay. It was the second time we had to come from behind, Kjetl Olofsson's well executed equaliser negating Nicholl's roc


  • Last Appearance

    Clydebank 2 - 2 Dundee United
    Scottish Cup (4th Round)

    A narrow escape at Forthbank as a timely Darren Patterson counter earned us a replay. It was the second time we had to come from behind, Kjetl Olofsson's well executed equaliser negating Nicholl's roc


  • Left the Club