Euros legends: Tomas Brolin and the goal that changed the Swedish forward's life

Tomas Brolin Sweden legend England Euro 92
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“Brolin, Dahlin, Broleeen…” A moment so magical, it made Barry Davies go all Dolly Parton. Tomas Brolin’s breakthrough goal is burned into English brains of a certain vintage, as the cherubic forward knocked Graham Taylor’s dreary team out of Euro 92. The English press certainly didn’t forget, because the Swede became prime tabloid fodder during a tricky spell at Leeds years later. 

Injury hampered Brolin’s career in the mid-1990s, but he packed an awful lot into the glory days. The 20-year-old hit two past Wales legend Neville Southall on his Sweden debut, and a corking consolation against Brazil at Italia 90. But Euro 92 was the major impact. Initially employed as a winger, Brolin went central to score against Denmark, then against England, and then again in the semi-final defeat to Germany.

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