Lars Zetterlund Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Lars Åke Zetterlund
  • Born: February 11th, 1964 (Härnösand, Sweden)
  • 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 History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1998-99 23 (1) 1 6 0 16.7% 45.8% 37.5%
1997-98 44 (1) 6 3 0 35.6% 26.7% 37.8%
1996-97 31 1 4 0 58.1% 25.8% 16.1%
Totals: 98 (2) 8


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

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

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

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 12/12/98 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 09/05/98 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2
 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  5 - 0
 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H)  9 - 0
 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A)  8 - 0
 19/04/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1

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


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.

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 Härnösand, Sweden.


  • 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