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Ever wonder who the best soccer players from Denmark are? You can find them all here, as this list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Denmark, along with photos when available. 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. If you're searching for a particular famous Danish soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

The list contains players like Gunnar Nielsen and Peter Løvenkrands, among many other top Danish players to help you answer the questions, "Who are the best Danish footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Danish soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Denmark in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Danish soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching. Be sure to vote up your favorite players on the list, and vote any down you think should be lower. 

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Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Forward, Midfielder
Michael Laudrup is a retired Danish footballer and current manager of Qatar Stars League club Lekhwiya. During his playing career, Laudrup won league titles with Ajax, Barcelona, Real Madrid and ...more
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560 133
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Goalkeeper
Peter Bolesław Schmeichel MBE is a Danish retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the "World's Best Goalkeeper" in 1992 and 1993. He is best ...more
3
449 132
Christian Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Midfielder
Christian Dannemann Eriksen is a Danish footballer who plays for English club Tottenham Hotspur as an attacking midfielder. He made his debut for the Denmark national team in March 2010, and was ...more
4
252 80
Allan Simonsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Forward
Allan Rodenkam Simonsen is a former Danish footballer and manager. He most prominently played for German Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach, winning the 1975 and 1979 UEFA Cups, as ...more
5
222 67
Preben Elkjær Larsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Forward
Preben Elkjær Larsen, is a retired Danish professional footballer who played as a striker. Amongst others, he played with Hellas Verona in Italy, helping it to the only major title of its ...more
6
300 103
Brian Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Forward, Midfielder
Brian Laudrup is a Danish former football player and current football commentator, pundit and analyst on TV3+. Along with former international goalkeeper Lars Høgh, Laudrup manages a ...more
7
123 44
Søren Lerby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Midfielder
Søren Lerby is a Danish former football player, manager, and licensed agent. As a player, he spent the bulk of his career in Dutch football, winning five Eredivisie championships with ...more
8
138 53
Morten Olsen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Defender, Midfielder
Morten Per Olsen is a Danish football manager and former football player. He has been the head coach of the Danish national team since 2000, guiding Denmark to the 2002 FIFA World Cup, 2004 ...more
9
162 70
Kasper Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Goalkeeper
Kasper Peter Schmeichel is a Danish professional footballer who plays for English club Leicester City as a goalkeeper. He is the son of former player Peter Schmeichel. Schmeichel began his ...more
10
109 38
Frank Arnesen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Midfielder
Frank Arnesen is a former Danish footballer. Arnesen was Director of Football at English football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, and was Sporting Director at Hamburger SV and Metalist ...more
11
33 3
Flemming Povlsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Flemming Povlsen Forward
Flemming Søgaard Povlsen is a Danish former professional football player who played as a striker for Borussia Dortmund in Germany, among other teams.
12
116 46
Jan Mølby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Midfielder
Jan Mølby is a Danish former professional footballer, and manager. As a player he was a midfielder from 1982 to 1998. He notably spent twelve years playing in England with Liverpool. ...more
13
83 26
Harald Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Forward
Harald Ingemann Nielsen is a retired Danish footballer. He played professionally for Italian club Bologna F.C. where he was the league top scorer in Bologna's 1964 Serie A championship winning ...more
14
177 86
Daniel Agger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Defender
Daniel Munthe Agger is a Danish footballer who plays as a Defender for Danish club Brøndby IF and captains the Denmark national team. Agger has been described as "a fine reader of ...more
15
135 62
Jon Dahl Tomasson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Forward, Midfielder
Jon Dahl Tomasson is a Danish football manager and former player, who is currently without a club after his contract with Eredivisie side Roda JC Kerkrade had been dissolved. Tomasson is of ...more
16
79 29
Jesper Olsen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Midfielder
Jesper Olsen is a Danish former footballer who played for Ajax of the Netherlands and Manchester United of England, among other teams. Olsen was a regular left winger for the Danish national ...more
17
71 25
Ebbe Sand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BigBen added Forward
Ebbe Sand is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a striker for Brøndby IF in Denmark and FC Schalke 04 in Germany. He was the German Bundesliga top scorer in 2001, and ...more
18
55 21
Henning Jensen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Henning Jensen
Henning Jensen is a Danish former football player who played professionally for German club Borussia Mönchengladbach, Spanish club Real Madrid and Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam where he won the ...more
19
63 32
Thomas Helveg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Defender
Thomas Lund Helveg is a former Danish professional footballer who played as a defender for Odense Boldklub in the Danish Superliga, with whom he won the 1989 Danish championship. The most ...more
20
76 51
Thomas Gravesen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Midfielder
Thomas Gravesen is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Gravesen played as a professional in Denmark, Germany, England, Spain and Scotland for Vejle Boldklub, ...more
21
23 6
Martin Jørgensen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Martin Jørgensen Midfielder
Lars Martin Jørgensen, more commonly known as Martin Jørgensen, is a Danish former professional football player, who last played for Danish club AGF Aarhus. Jørgensen ...more
22
38 20
Ivan Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Ivan Nielsen
Ivan Nielsen is a Danish former professional football player, who most prominently played professionally for Dutch clubs Feyenoord Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven, winning the European Cup with PSV. ...more
23
41 23
Jan Heintze is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Jan Heintze Defender
Jan Heintze is a retired Danish professional football player, a left-sided defensive midfielder and defender who started and ended his career in the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven, where he was ...more
24
24 8
Jesper Grønkjær is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Jesper Grønkjær Midfielder
Jesper Grønkjær is a former Danish professional football player. A pacey winger, he was able to play on the right or left wing and as a second striker. Grønkjær played ...more
25
16 2
John Sivebæk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added John Sivebæk Defender
John Sivebæk is a Danish former football defender. He won the 1984 Danish championship with Vejle Boldklub and played for English club Manchester United. He scored one goal in 87 ...more