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The Best Soccer Players from Denmark

Who are the best soccer players from Denmark? You can find them all here, as this list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Denmark. This list of best Danish soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list, as ranked by soccer fans worldwide. So, who are the best Danish footballers? Who is the greatest Danish soccer player of all time?

There are great Danish football legends like Dennis Rommedahl, Nicklas Bendtner and Peter Schmeichel, as well as current Danish soccer stars such as Kaspar Schmeichel, Christian Eriksen, and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg. 

Vote up your favorite Danish football players, and help decide who is the best Danish soccer player of all time!

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    Torben Piechnik

    Defender
    85
    14

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Hellerup, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Torben Piechnik (born 21 May 1963) is a Danish former professional football player who was a defender. He made a total of 15 appearances for the Danish national team, which he represented in the 1992  ...more
  • Forward, Midfielder
    817
    191

    BirthplaceFrederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Michael Laudrup (Danish pronunciation: [mikʰæːl ˈlaʊ̯tʁɔp], born 15 June 1964) is a Danish professional football coach and former player. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of his  ...more

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  • 3

    Flemming Povlsen

    Forward
    178
    43

    BirthplaceBrabrand, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Flemming Søgaard Povlsen (born 3 December 1966) is a Danish former professional football player who played as a striker for Borussia Dortmund in Germany, among other teams. He currently works as  ...more
  • 4

    Brian Laudrup

    Forward, Midfielder
    514
    145

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityDenmark

    Brian Laudrup (Danish pronunciation: [pʁiæn ˈlaʊ̯tʁɔp], 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  ...more

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  • BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Preben Elkjær (born 11 September 1957) is a retired Danish professional footballer who played as a striker. Amongst others, he played with Hellas Verona in Italy, helping the club to the only major  ...more
  • 382
    114

    BirthplaceVejle, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Allan Rodenkam Simonsen (born 15 December 1952) is a Danish former footballer and manager. He most prominently played as a forward for German Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach, winning the  ...more
  • BirthplaceJyllinge, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Mikkel Krogh Damsgaard (born 3 July 2000) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a winger for Italian Serie A club Sampdoria and the Denmark national team.  ...more
  • 786
    265

    BirthplaceGladsaxe Municipality, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Peter Bolesław Schmeichel, MBE (Danish pronunciation: [pʰetɐ ˈsmaɪ̯ˀkl̩]; born 18 November 1963) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the IFFHS World's  ...more

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  • Defender
    129
    39

    BirthplaceHorsens, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Simon Thorup Kjær (born 26 March 1989) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie A club Milan and captains the Denmark national team. He was named 2007 Danish under-19  ...more
  • 80
    23

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Pierre-Emile Kordt Højbjerg (born 5 August 1995) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Denmark national team. He played as a  ...more
  • 640
    227

    BirthplaceMiddelfart, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Christian Dannemann Eriksen (born 14 February 1992) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Denmark national team. He is also  ...more
  • Defender
    40
    11

    BirthplaceGlostrup, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Lars Christian Olsen (born 2 February 1961), a former Danish footballer and manager, is coach of the Faroe Islands national football team. He started his coaching career with Randers in 2003, guiding  ...more
  • Midfielder
    240
    84

    BirthplaceKolding, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Jan Mølby (born 4 July 1963) is a Danish former professional footballer and manager. As a player, he was a midfielder from 1982 to 1998. After starting his career with Kolding, he moved on to Ajax  ...more
  • 31
    9

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Yussuf Yurary Poulsen (born 15 June 1994) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the Denmark national team. He sometimes uses Yurary as his  ...more
  • 149
    52

    BirthplaceDenmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Christian Bjørnshøj Poulsen (born 28 February 1980) is a Danish former footballer. After starting his career with Holbæk, he played for a number of European clubs as a defensive midfielder, winning  ...more
  • 16

    Kristen Nygaard

    Forward
    13
    3

    BirthplaceSunds, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Kristen Nygaard Kristensen (born 9 September 1949) is a Danish former footballer, who played professionally for Dutch team AZ Alkmaar and several French clubs. He scored 11 goals in 36 games for the  ...more
  • Defender
    324
    132

    BirthplaceHvidovre, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Daniel Munthe Agger (Danish: [tænjəl ˈakɐ]; born 12 December 1984) is a Danish retired professional footballer and tattoo artist who played as a central defender for Brøndby and Liverpool and  ...more

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  • Midfielder
    175
    72

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Frank Arnesen (born 30 September 1956) is a former Danish footballer. Arnesen was the Director of Football at English football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, and was Sporting Director at  ...more
  • 19

    Finn Laudrup

    Forward
    44
    16

    BirthplaceFrederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Finn Laudrup (born 31 July 1945) is a Danish former association football player who played as a forward. He represented a number of Danish clubs and played professionally with Wiener Sport-Club in  ...more
  • Defender, Midfielder
    205
    86

    BirthplaceVordingborg, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Morten Per Olsen (born 14 August 1949) is a Danish football manager and former football player. He was the head coach of the Danish national team for 15 years from 2000 until 2015, guiding Denmark to  ...more
  • 21

    Thomas Delaney

    Midfielder
    11
    3

    BirthplaceFrederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Thomas Joseph Delaney (born 3 September 1991) is a Danish professional footballer, who plays as a defensive midfielder for La Liga club Sevilla and the Denmark national team.  ...more
  • 22

    Kenneth Brylle

    Forward
    21
    7

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Kenneth Brylle Larsen (born 22 May 1959) is a Danish former professional footballer. He scored two goals in 16 matches for the Danish national team and represented his country at the 1984 European  ...more
  • 23

    Andreas Christensen

    Centre-back
    97
    40

    BirthplaceLillerød, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Andreas Bødtker Christensen (born 10 April 1996) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the Denmark national team. Christensen began his  ...more
  • 24

    René Henriksen

    Defender
    27
    10

    BirthplaceGlostrup, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    René Henriksen (born 27 August 1969) is a Danish former professional football player, who played as a defender for Danish club Akademisk Boldklub and Panathinaikos in Greece. Henriksen was capped 66  ...more
  • 25

    Kim Vilfort

    Midfielder
    53
    22

    BirthplaceValby, Copenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Kim Vilfort (born 15 November 1962) is a Danish retired footballer who played as a midfielder. He is the head talent scout at Brøndby IF. His 17-year professional career was mainly associated with  ...more
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