Tomas Brolin


In Euro 92, England fell to a superb goal from a hugely promising young
Swedish striker. Tomas Brolin at his peak was graceful, skillful and captivating. Past it, he was one of the most limited players in world football. The decline set in soon after Euro 92, but apparently went unnoticed by then Leeds boss George Graham, who decided to give Parma £4.5m for him in 1995. When Brolin arrived looking like Keith Chegwin’s tubby brother, Graham was shocked. Brolin made just 19 appearances in two years at the club before his career collapsed amidst a series of training ground walk-outs and dietary rumours. Leeds paid out the remainder of his contract but then he returned to England for a final Premiership fling at Crystal Palace in 1998. However after 13 appearances, was deemed too fat to play, and made assistant manager to Attilio Lombardo. Palace were relegated and Brolin hasn’t been seen in this country since.

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