Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup was born on February 22, 1969. He is a retired Danish footballer who presently serves as a football reporter, intellectual and expert on TV3+. Alongside previous universal goalkeeper Lars Høgh, he deals and co-manages a football foundation for underprivileged youth.

Brian Laudrup was naturally introduced to a football family, as his dad Finn Laudrup was a previous Danish international, and his brother Michael Laudrup also turned into a Danish international as well. He was born in Vienna, when Finn was playing for Wiener Sport-Club.

Amid his short playing vocation which in the end slowed down because of few injuries, Laudrup spoke to various European clubs. He began with Danish club Brøndby, winning two Danish titles in the late 1980s. He then played for German and Italian clubs, winning the 1994 Serie An and the 1994 UEFA Champions League title with AC Milan. He was an imperative part of the Rangers group which ruled the Scottish Premier Division in the 1990s, winning three titles among others. He won the 1998 UEFA Super Cup in his brief stretch with English club Chelsea, and had a brief spell with FC Copenhagen in Denmark, before ending his career with Dutch club Ajax in 2000. He played 82 diversions and scored 21 goals for the Danish national group, and was an essential part of the Danish groups who won the Euro 1992 and 1995 Confederations Cup.

He won the Danish Footballer of the Year grabbing the record four times. He was named by FIFA as the fifth best player on the planet in 1992 and was named by Pelé as one of the 125 greatest living footballers at the FIFA 100 function in March 2004, along with his brother Michael Laudrup.

Laudrup was a player that was skilled with mind blowing pace and ball control. He utilized this ability to spill at rate and beat players without hardly lifting a finger to make openings for colleagues. Laudrup was likewise an extremely unselfish player, who might regularly take more joy setting up colleagues than going for scoring himself.

Walter Smith has said the following for the greatest football player: “Brian Laudrup is as good a player as I have ever worked with, but he frustrated me. He had the capability of being up there with the greatest players of all time. There was just that little bit in him mentally that stopped him from being right at the very top. Make no mistake, he was a fantastic player for us, but he could have elevated himself into a position where he was one of the best in the world.”

The amazing athlete is married to Mette and the two has a son and a daughter named Nicolai and Rasmine respectively.

Around six years back, on September 7, 2010, the footballer disclosed that he had lymphoma and had been seeking treatment for the same. Subsequently, after three months, the renowned sportsman was told that there were no signs of the disease.

As of now, the Danish football player is actively involved in working as a commentator and sports guru at Danish TV3+ for Champions League. He has Jes Dorph Peterson as his colleague on the show. The latter has replaced Peter Schmeichel and past Danish national player Preben Larsen.


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