- Michael Laudrup
Michael Laudrup Personal information Full name Michael Laudrup Date of birth 15 June 1964 Place of birth Frederiksberg, Denmark Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Playing position Attacking midfielder Youth career –1973 Vanløse 1973–1976 Brøndby 1977–1981 KB Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1981–1982 KB 14 (3) – Brøndby 38 (24) 1983–1989 Juventus 102 (16) 1983–1985 → Lazio (loan) 60 (9) 1989–1994 Barcelona 167 (49) 1994–1996 Real Madrid 62 (12) 1996–1997 Vissel Kobe 15 (6) 1997–1998 Ajax 21 (11) Total 479 (130) National team 1980 Denmark U-17 4 (2) 1980–1981 Denmark U-19 19 (12) 1982 Denmark U-21 2 (0) 1982–1998 Denmark 104 (37) Teams managed 2000–2002 Denmark (assistant manager) 2002–2006 Brøndby 2007–2008 Getafe 2008–2009 Spartak Moscow 2010–2011 Mallorca * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Michael Laudrup (born 15 June 1964 in Frederiksberg) is a retired Danish footballer, who works as a manager and last coached La Liga side RCD Mallorca. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of football. His most prominent run of football came with Spanish club Barcelona, with whom he won four straight La Liga championships. He famously moved to arch rivals Real Madrid in 1994, with whom he won his fifth La Liga title in a row. He made his debut for the Denmark national football team on his 18th birthday in 1982, and scored 37 goals in a total of 104 appearances for his country. From November 1994, he captained Denmark for a total of 28 matches, including the victorious 1995 Confederations Cup tournament. He retired as an active player in June 1998.
In 1999, he was voted the Best Foreign Player in Spanish Football over the preceding 25-year period and in April 2000 he was knighted, receiving the Order of the Dannebrog. In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee, he was selected as the Golden Player of Denmark by the Danish Football Association; their most outstanding player of the past 50 years. He was officially named the best Danish footballer of all time by the Danish Football Association (DBU) in November 2006.
After ending his playing career, Laudrup took up coaching, and became assistant manager of the Danish national team. He got his first manager job at former club Brøndby in 2002, whom he guided to the 2005 Danish Superliga championship. He chose not to extend his contract with Brøndby in May 2006. He subsequently took over as coach of Getafe, Madrid's third club, and continued his coaching career with notable success there. He brought the club comparative success in the Copa del Rey and UEFA Cup, and the team's attacking style brought plaudits.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Style of play
- 4 Managing career
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Career statistics
- 7 Quotes on Laudrup
- 8 Honours as player
- 9 Honours as manager
- 10 Literature
- 11 Films
- 12 External links
Born in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Michael Laudrup started playing football in father Finn Laudrup's childhood club Vanløse. When Finn Laudrup became player/coach of Brøndby IF in 1973, the family moved to Brøndby and both Michael and his brother Brian Laudrup started playing for the club as well. Michael followed his father to the top-flight Danish 1st Division club Københavns Boldklub in 1976, while Brian remained at Brøndby.
Early career and Juventus
He made his senior debut for KB in 1981, and made his debut for the Danish under-19 national team in February 1981. In all, he scored a combined total of 14 goals in 25 games at various youth levels. He went back to play for Brøndby in 1982, where his father had ended his career in 1981, contributing to the promotion of Brøndby to the 1st Division.
At Brøndby, Laudrup scored two goals in the club's 1st Division debut game, as fellow promoted team Boldklubben 1909 were beaten 7–1. Laudrup scored 15 league goals in 1982, and ended the season as the third top goal scorer of the 1st Division. His accomplishments earned him the 1982 Danish Player of the Year award. He played part of the 1983 season for Brøndby, and scored 9 goals, before he was sold to defending Serie A champions Juventus from Italy in June 1983. It was the then biggest transfer deal in Danish football, worth around $1 million. He was due to sign for Liverpool the same year on a 3 year contract, but Liverpool at the last minute changed the contract to 4 years and Michael decided not to join.
Under restriction of a maximum of two foreign players in the team, of which the club had Polish midfielder Zbigniew Boniek and Michel Platini, Juventus initially lent him to newly-promoted Rome club Lazio for a single season. He scored two goals in his Serie A debut, even though Lazio lost 2–4 to Verona. In his first year at the club, Lazio narrowly avoided relegation, but as Juventus wanted to keep Boniek and Platini, Laudrup stayed a second year at Lazio. Lazio started the 1984–85 season badly, and they finished dead last and were relegated to Serie B, with Laudrup scoring just a single goal that season.
Laudrup returned to the Juventus side in 1985 to replace Zbigniew Boniek, playing alongside Michel Platini. In his first year at the club, he won the 1985–86 Serie A championship, as well as the Intercontinental Cup trophy, and Laudrup was once again named 1985 Danish Player of the Year. The following season was no success for Laudrup, who suffered from injuries, like large parts of the Juventus team, including Platini. When Platini retired in 1987, Laudrup was expected to lead the team in his place, playing alongside newly-bought Welsh forward Ian Rush. But the 23-year old failed to live up to Platini's standards, and did not score any goals, despite playing all 30 games of the 1987–88 season.
Barcelona and Real Madrid
In 1989, he joined FC Barcelona of Spain where he enjoyed tremendous success, with former Dutch national team captain Johan Cruijff the coach. Laudrup was one of the restricted three foreign players allowed in the team, alongside Dutch defender Ronald Koeman and Bulgarian striker Hristo Stoichkov, who were the pillars of Barça coach Johan Cruijff's Dream Team. The team won four consecutive La Liga championships from 1991 to 1994, as well as the 1991–92 European Cup, and Laudrup was twice elected the best player of the year in Spain during his Barcelona years. When Barça hired a fourth foreign star player, Brazilian striker Romário in 1993 it meant the four foreigners would rotate as the three foreign players allowed in each match, and when Laudrup wasn't selected for the 1994 European Cup final 0–4 loss to Milan, his time at Barcelona was over.
In 1994, he completed a controversial move from Barça to Real Madrid after he fell out with Johan Cruyff. Laudrup went on to guide Real Madrid in a championship winning season that would end the Barça stranglehold, making Laudrup the only player ever to win the Spanish league five times in a row playing for two different clubs. After the initial success at Real, a lacklustre season would be in store for the club. Despite only playing two seasons at Real Madrid, Laudrup was voted the 12th best player in Real history in an internet survey by Spanish newspaper Marca when the club celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2002.
While playing with Barcelona he participated in the 5–0 victory over rivals Real Madrid in the 1993–94 season. The following season while playing for Real Madrid he aided in the revenge beating that Madrid gave Barça, the final score also being 5–0.
Laudrup was called up for the Danish national team during Brøndby's debut season in the top-flight. On his 18th birthday 15 June 1982 he became the then second youngest Danish national team player ever, following Harald Nielsen. Despite playing for relegation battlers Lazio, Laudrup starred for the Danish national team at the Euro 1984, playing all four Denmark matches.
He took part in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, a performance which is best remembered for his exceptional solo dribble and goal in the 6–1 defeat of Uruguay. He was also a part of the disappointing Danish national team at the Euro 1988 tournament, though Laudrup experienced personal success as he scored one of Denmark's two goals. Following three games in the qualification campaign for Euro 1992, Laudrup decided to quit the national team in November 1990 alongside Brian Laudrup and Jan Mølby, following differences with coach Richard Møller Nielsen. Denmark eventually won the tournament.
He returned to coach Nielsen's Danish squad in August 1993, but saw Spain qualify for the 1994 World Cup ahead of Denmark. He scored a goal in the 2–0 victory against Argentina, as Denmark won the 1995 Intercontinental Cup. He also scored four goals in 10 games as Denmark qualified for the Euro 1996, though the tournament would leave no positives for him.
His last games for Denmark came at the 1998 World Cup, when he captained Denmark to the quarter-final. He crowned his tournament performance with a trademark assist in the knock-out stage. In the Round of 16 elimination game against Nigeria, looking to his left, Laudrup launched a lob to his right, over the defenders. The pass was picked up by Ebbe Sand, who headed it past defender Taribo West, and converted the chance for the 3–0 goal in the 4–1 win against Nigeria. Denmark was defeated 2–3 by Brazil in the quarter-finals, and both Michael and Brian Laudrup announced their international retirement following the World Cup elimination.
Style of play
A play-making midfielder, Laudrup was known as one of the most effective passers, as well as one of the most skillful and elegant players of the game and is still popular amongst fans. Laudrup was considered by many as one of the most technically accomplished players ever. He was ranked amongst the best players in Europe, and his talent was exceptional, with the French three time European footballer of the year award winner Michel Platini describing him as one of the most talented players ever, only lamenting his lack of selfishness causing him to score too few goals. His team mate in Real Madrid, Raúl has in an interview in April 2006 called Laudrup the best player he has ever played with. His team mate in Barcelona, Romário has stated the same and added that Laudrup in his opinion is the fifth best player in the history of the game as he was able to create and score goals almost at will (behind Pelé, Diego Maradona, himself and Zinedine Zidane). Laudrup was known as a gentleman on the pitch and never received a red card.
After his playing career ended with Ajax, Laudrup became a coach at age 36 when he started serving as an assistant coach for the Danish national team coach Morten Olsen in 2000. The national team would play a 4–2–3–1 formation, depending on two fast wingers and with the aim to dominate games with a short-passing possession game. Together they led Denmark to the knock-out stage of 2002 World Cup, after which Laudrup took the job as manager for Brøndby in the Danish Superliga. As his assistant coach, Laudrup paired up with former Danish championship winning manager John "Faxe" Jensen, who had played alongside him in the Danish national team.
At the start of his reign, Laudrup proclaimed a tactical scheme close to that which Olsen and he had coached at the national team. Laudrup renovated the Brøndby team by letting a large contingent of older and experienced players go, in favour of several new offensive players, and he gave the chance to young talents from the club's youth scheme. To ensure the defensive strength of the team, he hired the proven national team player Morten Wieghorst. In his first year as head coach, he managed the team to a Danish Cup win against FC Midtjylland in the final. After finishing runners up twice, he finally led the team to The Double in 2005.
After finishing runners-up in the 2005–06 season, Laudrup left Brøndby along with assistant coach John "Faxe" Jensen. He could not come to an agreement with Brøndby about renewing his contract, and therefore decided to leave the club. He was associated with several new jobs, including head coach of former club Real Madrid and rumours that he would replace Lars Lagerbäck as head coach for the Swedish national team. In 2007, Brøndby decided to name a new lounge at the stadium "The Michael Laudrup Lounge", with Laudrup's approval.
On 21 June 2007, he was linked to a move to Madrid's La Liga team Getafe by sports newspaper Marca. This was confirmed on 9 July 2007. During his stay in Getafe the club reached the final in Copa del Rey, but lost to Valencia, and the quarter finals in the UEFA Cup (lost in extra time to Bayern Munich). During his tenure, as successor to former Real Madrid manager Bernd Schuster, he brought a new brand of exciting and free-flowing attacking football to the club which brought back memoires of Laudrup as a player. His team, which is not one of the established forces in Spanish football, also enjoyed comparative success. However, he performed only one season as manager, tendering his resignation in May 2008.
Since he announced his departure from Getafe he has been linked with jobs at Valencia, Benfica, Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers, Panathinaikos, CSKA Moscow and West Ham United. He almost got the job at Panathinaikos, but according to Danish media he wanted an option to allow him to leave, if he got an offer from a Spanish club. This could not be accepted by the Greeks, who chose Henk ten Cate instead.  On 12 September 2008, it was officially announced that Laudrup signed a 18-month contract with Spartak Moscow. However, he spent only 7 months in the post, being sacked on 15 April 2009 after Spartak's 0–3 loss to Dinamo Moscow in the Russian Cup.
On 22 October 2009, Spanish media announced that Laudrup would be appointed as new manager of Spanish side Atlético Madrid, replacing the short and unsuccessful run of Abel Resino, following Atletico's 4–0 Champions League defeat at the legs of Chelsea, but Laudrup and the club weren't able to agree on terms. The day after, on 23 October, Resino was sacked and Quique Sanchez Flores was appointed as coach as second choice instead of Laudrup.
In July 2010, Laudrup was appointed manager of RCD Mallorca on a contract that was to run until the end of June 2012. In his first season in Mallorca, Laudrup managed to keep a struggling Mallorca team, which was suffering from losing many first team players and who was ejected from the Euro League due to a bad financial situation, from relegation. At the beginning of the 2011–2012 season, on 27 September 2011, Laudrup resigned from his job, following the firing of his assistant, Erik Larsen. Laudrup cited that great frustration with Lorenzo Serra Ferrer, the club's Director of Football, leading to a bad work climate as the main reason for his resignation.
Michael Laudrup is part of a family with three generations of footballers. His uncle was former Brøndby and Aberdeen manager Ebbe Skovdahl. He is the son of former Danish national team player Finn Laudrup and Michael's oldest son Mads Laudrup has been the team captain of various Danish youth national teams since January 2005, and his youngest son Andreas Laudrup was selected a part of the under-16 national team in March 2006.
Michael Laudrup has a younger brother, Brian Laudrup, who was also a footballer. Brian Laudrup was known for his part in the Rangers squad which won nine-in-a-row in the 90's. Brian was a part of the trophy-winning Danish national team at UEFA Euro 1992, but Michael did not play in that championship due to differences with the national team coach Richard Møller Nielsen and because he had thought that stripping off Yugoslavia for the political, and not football reasons is not just. In 2004, both the Laudrup brothers were named in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers chosen by Pelé as part of the celebration of FIFA's 100th anniversary.
He was admired for his outstanding technique, elegance, deep passes and dribbling. Jorge Valdano, the Argentinian coach of Laudrup in Real Madrid, said "he has eyes everywhere". His trademark move — looking one way and passing the other — fooled countless opponents during his career. The Laudrup dribble was perhaps the best-known part of his game, as he quickly moved the ball from one foot to the other away from the defender. His outstanding skills were combined with an immense creativity. He always played the attack in the least obvious way, leaving the defense stranded. This has led to the expression "Made in Laudrup", widely used in Spain about his unique play. Numerous teammates of Laudrup have said: "Just run, he will always find a way of passing you the ball".
In Barcelona he played alongside Hristo Stoichkov, who scored many goals from Laudrup's passes, like Iván Zamorano (who called Laudrup el genio, the genius) during Laudrup's time at Real Madrid. Zamorano was going through a hard spell in Madrid, but when Laudrup arrived to assist his goals, Zamorano immediately became pichichi – top scorer of the Spanish league, La Liga. An impressive 82% of his goals from the 1994–95 season came from assists from Laudrup. Throughout his career his number of assists was impressive and almost always the highest of his team.
Michael Laudrup provided many examples of his skills with the Danish national team. However there were periods where he failed to deliver the performances he consistently delivered at club level, where he had world class players all around him for most of his career. With Denmark, he sometimes appeared frustrated when his passes were not utilized properly. In the last couple of years there was even a discussion about whether there was room for both of the Laudrups in the national team. Outstanding as they were and even with some difference in their playing styles, it was rare to see both of them playing a good game. In the end though, they both ended their careers with the national team on a high, with Michael captaining the side to the quarter finals at the 1998 World Cup, where they crashed out after a thrilling 3–2 encounter with then-reigning world champions and later final participants, Brazil.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Denmark League Danish Cup League Cup Europe Total 1981 KB 1st Division 14 3 14 3 1982 Brøndby 1st Division 24 15 24 15 1983 14 8 14 8 Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total 1983/84 Lazio Serie A 30 8 30 8 1984/85 30 1 30 1 1985/86 Juventus Serie A 29 7 29 7 1986/87 20 3 20 3 1987/88 27 0 27 0 1988/89 26 6 26 6 Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total 1989/90 Barcelona La Liga 32 3 7 2 - 3 1 42 6 1990/91 30 9 5 2 - 7 0 42 11 1991/92 36 13 2 2 - 38 15 1992/93 37 10 4 4 - 41 14 1993/94 31 5 1 0 - 32 5 1994/95 Real Madrid La Liga 33 4 2 1 - 5 2 40 7 1995/96 29 8 0 0 - 7 0 36 8 Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total 1996 Vissel Kobe Football League 12 5 3 2 - - 15 7 1997 J. League 1 3 0 0 0 6 1 - 9 1 Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total 1997/98 Ajax Eredivisie 21 11 21 11 Country Denmark 52 26 52 26 Italy 162 25 162 25 Spain 228 52 228 52 Japan 15 5 3 2 6 1 - 21 8 Netherlands 21 11 21 11 Total 478 119 3 2 6 1 0 0 487 122
National team statistics
Denmark national team Year Apps Goals 1982 3 2 1983 5 7 1984 13 2 1985 6 6 1986 10 1 1987 4 0 1988 9 1 1989 8 4 1990 6 3 1991 0 0 1992 0 0 1993 4 0 1994 8 3 1995 9 5 1996 8 1 1997 2 1 1998 9 1 Total 104 37
- As of 1 October 2010
Nat Team From To Record G W D L GF GA +/- Win % Brøndby 2002 2006 132 76 31 25 237 119 +118 57.58 Getafe 2007 2008 38 12 11 15 44 48 −4 31.58 Spartak Moscow 2008 2009 14 4 4 6 15 17 −2 28.57 Mallorca 2010 2011 38 12 8 18 41 56 −15 31.58 Total Career 182 94 44 44 291 177 +114 51.65
Quotes on Laudrup
- Romário: "The best player I have ever played with and the 5th best in the history of the game"
- Raúl: "The best I have ever played with."
- Zamorano: "Un genio!", "The reason why I make so many goals, is Laudrup."
- Cruyff: "One of the most difficult players I have worked with. When he gives 80–90% he is still by far the best, but I want 100%, and he rarely does that."
- Cruyff (After Real Madrid with Laudrup had won 5–0 over Cruyff's Barcelona): "When Michael plays like a dream, a magic illusion, determined to show his new team his extreme abilities, no one in the world comes anywhere near his level."
- Platini: "One of the biggest talents ever. The best in the world on the training pitch, but never used his talent to its full during matches.
- Platini: "Michael had everything except for one thing: he wasn't selfish enough."
- Guardiola: "The best player in the world, I can't believe he hasn't won the title as best player."
- Beckenbauer: "Pelé was the best in the 60s, Cruyff in the 70s, Maradona in the 80s and Laudrup in the 90s."
- Roberto Galia: "I have played against Maradona, Platini and Baggio. But the player I saw do the most indescribable things was Michael Laudrup."
- Clemente: "To me, Michael Laudrup is the most genius player the world has ever seen. He will always be my numero uno. Always."
- Bakero: "No one has given the club [Barcelona] as much inspiration as Michael. We all look up to him. It is a privilege to have your day enriched by a genius."
- Koeman: "Michael was possibly the most skilful and elegant player I ever played with. Few could dribble like he could. He could sense when a game was ready to be seized and transformed by a moment of individual brilliance."
- Stoichkov: "One of the best European players I’ve ever seen. An elegant, old-fashioned playmaker, he did things few other footballers could do."
- Brian Laudrup: "My brother started as an attacker but became an elegant attacking midfielder, perhaps the most complete there has ever been. His vision, speed of thought and passing were on a different level; he always knew what was going to happen before anybody else did. If anyone had a ‘football brain’, it was him."
- Ferrer: "Few people made me enjoy the game as much as Michael. Maybe he didn’t get the media recognition he deserved, but he was so classy and a real thinker. A master of the blind pass and impossible through-balls and I will never forget his ‘spoon’ pass in a game against Osasuna. He lifted the ball right over the defence and Romario touched it in first time."
- Capello (After the 4–0 win of Milan against Barcelona in the 1994 CL final):"Laudrup was the guy I feared but Cruyff left him out, and that was his mistake."
- Figo:"I think maybe Laudrup was the best player I ever played against."
- Mourinho:"He was phenomenal in Barcelona. He was a fantastic player whom I would love to have on my team today." 
- Stoichkov:"Laudrup was the greatest"
- Iniesta:"Who is the best player in history? Laudrup."
Honours as player
- La Liga: 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94
- Copa del Rey: 1990
- Spanish Super Cup: 1991, 1992
- European Cup: 1992
- UEFA Super Cup: 1992
- La Liga: 1994–95
- FIFA Confederations Cup: 1995
- Danish Player of the Year(2) 1982, 1985
- Don Balón Award(1) 1992
- Best Foreign Player in Spanish Football the last 25 years(1) 1974–2011
- Denmarks Best Player Ever(1) 2006
- Danish Manager of the Year(2) 2003, 2005
Honours as manager
- 1 × Danish Superliga: 2004–05
- 3 × Danish Superliga: Runner up: 2002–03 2003–04 2005–06
- 2 × Danish Cup: 2002–03 2004–05
- 2 × Danish Super Cup: 2001–02, 2004–05
- Getafe C.F.
- 1 × Copa del rey: Finalist: 2007–08
- (Italian) Bruno Bernardi, "Michael Laudrup", Italy, 1986
- (Danish) Flemming Nielsen and Vagn Nielsen, "Fodboldkunstneren Michael Laudrup : rundt om en stjerne", Denmark, 1986
- (Danish) Michael Laudrup, "Mod nye mål", Denmark, 1989, ISBN 87-559-0848-9
- (Danish) Jakob Kvist, "Ambassadøren – en bog om Michael Laudrup", Denmark, 1996 (4th edition, 2001), ISBN 87-583-1285-4
- (Danish) Palle "Banks" Jørgensen, "Landsholdenes 2198 profiler", Danmark, 2004, ISBN 87-89564-04-9
- (Danish) Jørgen Leth, "Michael Laudrup – en fodboldspiller", Denmark, 1986
- ^ a b Gaarskjær, Jesper (2010). Barça: Historien om FC Barcelona. København: Gyldendal. p. 135. ISBN 978-87-02-08764-2.
- ^ Michael Laudrup started his last 27 matches as captain, while he had taken over the armband in the 1 June 1994 1–2 loss to Norway, when then captain Lars Olsen was substituted.
- ^ IFHOC, The Gala in Barcelona, 1 February 1999
- ^ UEFA.com, Golden Players take center stage, 29 November 2003.
- ^ Michael Laudrup bedste spiller gennem tiderne, DBU.dk, 13 November 2006
- ^ (Danish) Laudrup, Michael at Peders Fodboldstatistik
- ^ Kvist (2001), p. 36
- ^ "Banks" Jørgensen (2004), p. 214
- ^ http://lyngby-boldklub.dk/Nyheder/Seneste_nyt/Trupperne_til_Oldboys_Landspokalfinalen/
- ^ "Historien om Michael Laudrups farvel", Politiken, November 26, 1990, Section:Sport, p.2
- ^ a b Frits Ahlstrøm, Laudrup is greatest Dane, UEFA, 29 March 2004
- ^ a b "Kongesønnens bøn: Kom til Madrid", Ekstra Bladet, 16 April 2006
- ^ a b "Romarios eftermæle". Jyllands-Posten. 8 March 2008. http://jp.dk/arkiv/?id=379867&eceExpr=Romarios%20efterm%E6le&eceArchive=o. Retrieved 8 March 2008.
- ^ "Laudrup: Jeg stopper i Getafe" (in Danish). Politiken. 16 May 2008. http://politiken.dk/fodbold/article509942.ece. Retrieved 17 May 2008.
- ^ "Grækere afviste Laudrups kattelem" (in Danish). Politiken. 6 June 2008. http://politiken.dk/fodbold/article519842.ece. Retrieved 6 June 2008.
- ^ "Uudholdeligt arbejdsklima" (in Danish). Bold.dk. 27 September 2011. http://www.bold.dk/nyt/Laudrup-Uudholdeligt-arbejdsklima. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- ^ Thomas Møller Johansen, "Laudrup d. V", B.T. article, 11 March 2006
- ^ Kvist (2001), p. 155
- ^ http://www.arhiva.serbia.gov.rs/news/2000-07/04/19747.html
- ^ http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/mlaudrup-intl.html
- ^ "Laudrup – Et fodbolddynasti",Christian Mohr Boisen, ISBN 978-87-11-31387-9
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- ^ ABC(spanish newspaper), 20-5-1994
- ^ http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=103291.html
- ^ http://sporten.tv2.dk/fodbold/article.php/id-32478811:mourinho-laudrup-er-f%C3%A6nomenal.html
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- Transfermarkt profile
- Michael Laudrup – FIFA competition record
Denmark squads Denmark squad – UEFA Euro 1984 semi-finalists Denmark squad – 1986 FIFA World Cup1 Rasmussen • 2 Sivebæk • 3 Busk • 4 M. Olsen (c) • 5 I. Nielsen • 6 Lerby • 7 Mølby • 8 J. Olsen • 9 Berggreen • 10 Elkjær Larsen • 11 Laudrup • 12 Bertelsen • 13 Frimann • 14 Simonsen • 15 Arnesen • 16 Qvist • 17 K. Nielsen • 18 Christensen • 19 Eriksen • 20 Bartram • 21 Andersen • 22 Høgh • Coach: Piontek Denmark squad – UEFA Euro 1988 Denmark squad – 1995 King Fahd Cup Winners (1st Title) Denmark squad – UEFA Euro 19961 Schmeichel • 2 Helveg • 3 Rieper • 4 Olsen • 5 Høgh • 6 Schjønberg • 7 B.S. Nielsen • 8 Thomsen • 9 Beck • 10 M. Laudrup • 11 B. Laudrup • 12 Piechnik • 13 Larsen • 14 Risager • 15 E.B. Andersen • 16 Høgh • 17 A. Nielsen • 18 Vilfort • 19 Tøfting • 20 Laursen • 21 S. Andersen • 22 Krogh • Coach: R.M. Nielsen Denmark squad – 1998 FIFA World Cup Michael Laudrup – Managerial positions Getafe CF – managers FC Spartak Moscow – managers
Fivébr (1936) · Kozlov (1936–37) · Kvashnin (1937–38) · Popov (1938–39) · Gorokhov (1940) · Popov (1941) · Gorokhov (1942–43) · Kvashnin (1944) · Isakov (1945) · Wolrat (1945–47) · Kvashnin (1948) · Dangulov (1949–51) · Glazkov (1951) · Sokolov (1952–54) · Gulyaev (1955–59) · Simonyan (1960–65) · Gulyaev (1966) · Salnikov (1967) · Simonyan (1967–72) · Gulyaev (1973–75) · Krutikov (1976) · Beskov (1977–88) · Romantsev (1989–95) · Yartsev (1996) · Romantsev (1997–2003) · Fedotov (2003c) · Chernyshov (2003) · Fedotov (2003c) · Scala (2004) · Starkovs (2004–06) · Fedotov (2006–07) · Cherchesov (2007–08) · Lediakhov (2008c) · Laudrup (2008–09) · Karpin (2009–)(c) caretaker
RCD Mallorca – managers
Greenwell (1930–31) · Pagaza (1939–41) · Vidal (1954–55) · Plattkó (1955–56) · Quetglas (1956–57) · Gual (1957–58) · Lorenzo (1958–60) · Saso (1961) · Grech (1961–62) · Saso (1962–63) · Turró (1963) · Llopis (1963–64) · Juan Ramón (1964–65) · Rodríguez (1965–66) · Joseíto (1966–67) · Dauder (1967–68) · Lorenzo (1968) · Turró (1968) · Sasot (1968–69) · Sergio Rodríguez (1968–69) · Forneris (1969) · Barinaga (1969–70) · Gray (1970–71) · Forneris (1971) · Bumbel (1971–72) · Saso (1972–73) · Forneris (1973) · Manolín (1973–74) · Rodríguez (1974) · Villaminde (1974–75) · Vera (1975) · de la Torre (1975–76) · Costa (1976–77) · Alexanco (1977) · Forneris (1977–78) · Agustí (1978–79) · Quetglas (1979) · Oviedo (1979–81) · Muller (1981–83) · Aguirre (1983) · Domingo (1983–84) · Vilanova (1984–85) · Joanet (1985) · Ferrer (1985–87) · Muller (1987–88) · Brzić (1988–89) · Ferrer (1989–93) · Bauzá (1993–94) · Pons (1994) · Irulegui (1994–95) · Esnal (1995) · Muñoz (1995–97) · Llompart (1997) · Cúper (1997–99) · Gómez (1999) · Vázquez (1999–2000) · Aragonés (2000–01) · Krauss (2001–02) · Krešić (2002) · Llompart (2002) · Manzano (2002–03) · Pacheco (2003) · Aragonés (2003–04) · Llompart (2004) · Floro (2004) · Cúper (2004–06) · Manzano (2006–10) · Laudrup (2010–11) · Nadal (2011) · Caparrós (2011–)
Awards UEFA Jubilee AwardsPano (Albania) | Koldo (Andorra) | Oganesian (Armenia) | Prohaska (Austria) | Banishevskiy (Azerbaijan) | Aleinikov (Belarus) | Van Himst (Belgium) | Sušić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) | Stoichkov (Bulgaria) | Šuker (Croatia) | Kaiafas (Cyprus) | Masopust (Czech Republic) | Laudrup (Denmark) | Moore (England) | Poom (Estonia) | Løkin (Faroe Islands) | Litmanen (Finland) | Fontaine (France) | Khurtsilava (Georgia) | Walter (Germany) | Hatzipanagis (Greece) | Puskás (Hungary) | Sigurvinsson (Iceland) | Giles (Republic of Ireland) | Spiegler (Israel) | Zoff (Italy) | Kvochkin (Kazakhstan) | Starkovs (Latvia) | Hasler (Liechtenstein) | Narbekovas (Lithuania) | Pilot (Luxembourg) | Pančev (Macedonia) | Busuttil (Malta) | Cebanu (Moldova) | Cruyff (Netherlands) | Best (Northern Ireland) | Bratseth (Norway) | Lubański (Poland) | Eusébio (Portugal) | Hagi (Romania) | Yashin (Russia) | Bonini (San Marino) | Law (Scotland) | Džajić (Serbia and Montenegro) | Popluhár (Slovakia) | Oblak (Slovenia) | Di Stéfano (Spain) | Larsson (Sweden) | Chapuisat (Switzerland) | Şükür (Turkey) | Blokhin (Ukraine) | Charles (Wales)
1976: Neeskens · 1977: Cruyff · 1978: Cruyff · 1979: Stielike · 1980: Stielike · 1981: Stielike · 1982: Stielike · 1983: Barbas · 1984: Barbas · 1985: Schuster · 1986: Valdano · 1987: Sánchez · 1988: Alemão · 1989: Ruggeri · 1990: Sánchez · 1991: Schuster · 1992: Laudrup · 1993: Đukić · 1994: Stoichkov · 1995: Zamorano · 1996: Mijatović · 1997: Ronaldo · 1998: Rivaldo · 1999: Figo · 2000: Figo · 2001: Figo · 2002: Zidane · 2003: Nihat · 2004: Ronaldinho · 2005: Riquelme · 2006: Ronaldinho · 2007: Messi · 2008: Agüero · 2009: Messi · 2010: Messi
Danish Football Hall of Fame Danish Football Player of the Year1961: H. Nielsen | 1963: Petersen | 1964: Madsen | 1965: K. Poulsen | 1966: L. Nielsen | 1967: J. Hansen | 1968: H. Jensen | 1969: Michaelsen | 1970: Larsen | 1971: Pedersen | 1972: Røntved | 1973: Aabech | 1974: Holmstrøm | 1975: H. Jensen | 1976: Ahlberg | 1977: A. Hansen | 1978: Kjær | 1979: Bertelsen | 1980: Bastrup | 1981: A. Hansen | 1982: M. Laudrup | 1983: M. Olsen | 1984: Elkjær | 1985: M. Laudrup | 1986: M. Olsen | 1987: J. Jensen | 1988: L. Olsen | 1989: B. Laudrup | 1990: Schmeichel | 1991: Vilfort | 1992: B. Laudrup | 1993: Schmeichel | 1994: Helveg | 1995: B. Laudrup | 1996: A. Nielsen | 1997: B. Laudrup | 1998: Sand | 1999: Schmeichel | 2000: Henriksen | 2001: Sand | 2002: Tomasson | 2003: Wieghorst | 2004: Tomasson | 2005: C. Poulsen | 2006: C. Poulsen | 2007: Agger | 2008: Laursen | 2009: Kjær | 2010: Kvist
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