Henrik Larsson, 41, comes out of retirement to play one last game with son | inside World Soccer

Four years after his last professional football match, Swedish legend Henrik Larsson returned to the field on Wednesday for one night only to help his boyhood club through an injury crisis.

Henrik Larsson comes on for Högaborg to play alongside his son Jordan
Henrik Larsson comes on for Högaborg to play alongside his son Jordan

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The goalscoring legend is currently assistant manager with 4th tier outfit Högaborg, where he started to play as a 6-year-old in 1977, and where his 15-year-old son Jordan currently plays.

Högaborg are experiencing a selection nightmare with several attackers currently unavailable through injury, prompting Larsson to pull on his boots for a league game against Tenhults on Wednesday evening.

According to Swedish news site Local, the 41-year-old came on for the last five minutes of their 4-2 victory to make a cameo appearance for his old side.

Speaking after the game, Larsson told Swedish paper Aftonbladet: "It was great fun to play. I can't remember the last time I played for Högaborg."

According to the newspaper, the former Glasgow Celtic, Barcelona, and Manchester United. striker was repaying a promise he broke back in 2009 when he vowed to return to Högaborg for one final year.

However, a series of troublesome injuries forced Larsson into full retirement before he could sign on the dotted line again with his boyhood club.