GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Ex-Celtic player Henrik Larsson looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Celtic and Juventus at Celtic Park Stadium on February 12, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

GIF: Henrik Larsson escews retirement to score goal for club he manages

When you’ve dedicated your life to playing a game, it is hard to take yourself out of the action. It’s perhaps the thing most players struggle with the worst after making the decision to retire. The itch to play again always seems to creep in — whether we’re talking a soccer legend or NFL quarterback seeking one last shot at glory.

For former Celtic and Swedish national team star Henrik Larsson, that itch to stay involved has turned in to managing Swedish club Helsingborg. On Wednesday, that itch to play came in handy as the manager subbed himself in to play at the half of a training match. He went on to score the final goal in the 7-1 win for his side.

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Andy is a contributor to The Comeback as well as Publisher of Big Ten site talking10. He also is a member of the FWAA and has been covering college sports since 2011. Andy is an avid soccer fan and runs the Celtic FC site The Celtic Bhoys. If he's not writing about sports, you can find him enjoying them in front of the TV with a good beer!