Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup
Personal information
Full nameBrian Laudrup
Date of birth (1969-02-22) 22 February 1969 (age 49)
Place of birthVienna, Austria
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionForward[1][2][3]
Youth career
Senior career*
1989–1990Bayer Uerdingen34(6)
1990–1992Bayern Munich53(11)
1993–1994Milan (loan)9(1)
National team
1984Denmark U176(0)
1985–1987Denmark U1912(6)
1987–1988Denmark U215(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Brian Laudrup (born 22 February 1969) is a Danish former footballer who played as a winger, forward or as a midfielder. He currently works as a football commentator, pundit and analyst on Kanal 5 and 6'eren. Along with former international goalkeeper Lars Høgh, Laudrup manages a football academy for marginalised youth.[7]

During his short playing career which eventually stalled due to injury, Laudrup represented a number of European clubs. He started with Danish club Brøndby, winning two Danish championships in the late 1980s. He then played for German and Italian clubs, winning the 1993–94 Serie A as well as the 1994 UEFA Champions League title with Milan. He was a vital part of the Rangers team which dominated the Scottish Premier Division in the 1990s, winning three championships, among others. He won the 1998 UEFA Super Cup in his brief stint with English club Chelsea, and had a brief spell with Copenhagen in Denmark, before ending his career with Ajax in 2000.

Laudrup also played 82 matches and scored 21 goals for the Denmark national team, and was a vital part of the Danish teams which won UEFA Euro 1992 and the 1995 Confederations Cup.

Laudrup won the Danish Football Player of the Year award a record four times. He was named by FIFA as the fifth-best player in the world in 1992 and was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers at the FIFA 100 ceremony in March 2004, alongside his older brother Michael Laudrup.

Early life

Brian Laudrup was born into a football family – his father Finn Laudrup was a former Danish international, and his brother Michael Laudrup also became a Danish international. Brian Laudrup was born in Vienna, when Finn was playing for Wiener SC.

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