Sweden finished third at the 1994 World Cup, which is their best achievement in the FIFA tournament since coming second in 1958.
Tomas Brolin was one of the key players that helped Sweden shine in the United States and he’s considered as his country’s World Cup hero.
Leeds United signed the forward in 1995 and he went on make 22 appearances in all competitions for the Whites, including 19 Premier League appearances during the 1995/96 season.
After spending a season at Elland Road, the 50-year-old spent the 1996/97 campaign on loan at FC Zürich and Parma. Having returned to Leeds, he spent time with the English club’s reserve team before joining Crystal Palace in 1998.
Brolin has appeared as a guest on Swedish TV show Dplay, where he spoke about the difficulties he endured at Leeds.
“If someone else had been treated the way I was, I don’t think they would have lived today. That’s how bad it was,” Brolin was quoted as saying by Aftonbladet.
“I don’t think you are in such a situation lying, but unfortunately he lied a lot before we signed the agreement, I didn’t know that. Then the situation got a little strange,” he stressed.
“It was adult bullying at Leeds. I felt like I was coming to ancient times when I came to England, how they looked at training and so on. Maybe I told the coach, and he didn’t like it…”
In 1998, Brolin retired from professional football at the age of 28.