Following Wayne Rooney ‘s admission that his boyhood football hero was former Everton winger Anders Limpar , we salute some of the Premier League’s old Scandinavian stars who might have slipped your memory.
10 Anders Limpar
Rooney’s hero played for both Arsenal and Everton. The tricky winger convinced Joe Royle to part with Â£1.7 million in 1994. Limpar now owns the pun-tastic Limp Bar sports bar in Stockholm.
9 Gunnar Halle
Halle played for Oldham Athletic, Leeds United and Bradford City. He is currently on the coaching staff at Lillestrom.
8 Jesper Blomqvist
The forgotten man of the 1999 Champions League-winning side. Blomqvist spent three years at Old Trafford, but hardly played through injuries and poor form. The Swede is now retired from football after unsuccessful spells at Everton and Charlton.
7 Torben Piechnik
One of English football’s great Scandinavian flops. Signed by Liverpool on the back of a huge over-performance at Euro 1992, Piechnik sooned proved he was not up to scratch in the newly formed Premier League. Now works as