Dahlin played for the Swedish national team, as they finished third in the 1994 World Cup. At EURO 1992 on home soil he came with his team to the semifinals.
He was elected to the Swedish Player of the Year in 1993. He played for Malmö FF, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Roma, Blackburn Rovers and Hamburger SV.
His resemblance to the American football player OJ Simpson he owed the nickname " OJ" during the World Cup in the USA.
With Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he scored 60 goals in 125 games, he was in 1995 German Cup winner. In 1996 he moved to Roma, but returned a short time later returned to Mönchengladbach and was charged with 10 hits most successful striker of the season 1996/97. In 1997 he moved to Blackburn Rovers, where he had to end the season prematurely due to an injury in a training game. After his move to Hamburger SV Dahlin came only a few uses the end of 1998 and then finished his career.
After the career
Today, Martin Dahlin works as a player agent for some Swedish national team, including for Markus Rosenberg. Dahlin lives in Monaco.
- Swedish Champion 1988
- Swedish Cup winners 1989
- DFB Cup Winners 1995
- 3rd place at the 1994 World Cup in the USA
- Scorer in Allsvenskan 1988
- Sweden's Footballer of the Year 1993