Sebastian Larsson, Sunderland

We’re a week in to December! Surely not too early to get excited anymore, right? Either way today we look at a midfielder from one of the most Christmassy places in Europe, Scandinavia! His free-kicks seem to be a gift as well haha okay I’ll stop.

Sebastian Larsson

Duration at SAFC: 2011-2017

Signed From: Birmingham City (Free)

Sold to: Hull City (Free)

Appearances: 203

Goals: 14

Key Moment: In Martin O’Neill’s first game in charge of the Black Cats it was 1-1 in injury time at home to Blackburn Rovers. Larsson stepped up to take a free-kick and fired it home sending the crowd, and the new manager, wild.

Interesting Fact: The Swede was once described by Arsene Wenger as “maybe the best in the league as a free-kick taker.”

Where is he now? The set piece maestro is now at AIK in the first division of his home country still banging in stunning stoppage time free-kicks.