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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
Michael Laudrup 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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Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Peter Schmeichel 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

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Christian Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Christian Eriksen 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

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Preben Elkjær Larsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Preben Elkjær Larsen 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

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Brian Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Brian Laudrup 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

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Allan Simonsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Allan Simonsen 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

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Morten Olsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Morten Olsen 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

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Daniel Agger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Daniel Agger 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

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Frank Arnesen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Frank Arnesen 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

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Søren Lerby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Søren Lerby 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

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Kasper Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Kasper Schmeichel 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

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Jon Dahl Tomasson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Jon Dahl Tomasson 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

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Jan Mølby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Jan Mølby 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

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Harald Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Harald Nielsen 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

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Jesper Olsen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Jesper Olsen 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

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Ebbe Sand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BigBen added Ebbe Sand 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

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Thomas Helveg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Thomas Helveg 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

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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

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Flemming Povlsen is listed (or ranked) 19 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.

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Jan Heintze is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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Dennis Rommedahl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Dennis Rommedahl Forward, Midfielder Dennis Rommedahl is a Danish former footballer, who played as a right winger. He played 126 matches and scored 21 goals for Denmark, currently his country's second most capped national player. ...more

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Thomas Gravesen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Thomas Gravesen 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

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Martin Jørgensen is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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Kim Vilfort is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Kim Vilfort Midfielder Kim Vilfort is a Danish retired professional footballer who played as a midfielder, and is currently the Head Talent scout at Brøndby IF. His 17-year professional career was mainly ...more

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Ivan Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 25 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

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Andreas Christensen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Andreas Christensen

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Jesper Grønkjær is listed (or ranked) 27 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

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John Sivebæk is listed (or ranked) 28 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

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Simon Kjær is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Simon Kjær Defender Simon Thorup Kjær is a Danish professional football player, who plays as a centre back for Lille in the French Ligue 1, and the Danish national team. He was named 2007 Danish under-19 ...more

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Christian Poulsen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Christian Poulsen Midfielder Christian Bjørnshøj Poulsen is a Danish footballer who currently plays for FC Copenhagen. He has played for a number of European clubs, winning the Danish Superliga championship ...more

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John Jensen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added John Jensen Midfielder John Jensen, nicknamed Faxe, is the head coach of the Danish club Fremad Amager in the third best Danish league. His playing career lasted over a decade, during which he played most famously for ...more

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Nicklas Bendtner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Nicklas Bendtner Forward Nicklas Bendtner is a Danish footballer who plays for VfL Wolfsburg and the Denmark national team. His preferred position is centre forward, but he has also played on the right side of attack, ...more

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Karl Aage Præst is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Karl Aage Præst Karl Aage Præst, also spelled Carl Aage Præst, was a Danish football player. Playing in the left winger position, Præst won two Serie A championships with Italian club Juventus ...more

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Karl Aage Hansen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Karl Aage Hansen Forward, Midfielder Karl Aage Hansen was a Danish football player, who won a bronze medal with the Denmark national football team at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. He scored 17 goals in 22 games for the Danish ...more

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John Angelo Hansen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added John Angelo Hansen Forward

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Martin Laursen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Martin Laursen Defender Martin Laursen is a Danish former footballer who played in the centre back position. He played three seasons for Italian club AC Milan, with whom he won the 2003 UEFA Champions League and the ...more

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Poul Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Poul Nielsen Forward Niels Poul "Tist" Nielsen was a Danish football player, who is the joint all-time best goalscorer for the Danish national team with 52 goals from only 38 matches, averaging 1.37 goals ...more

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Thomas Sørensen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Thomas Sørensen Goalkeeper Thomas Løvendahl Sørensen is a Danish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Stoke City. Sørensen started his career with his local side Odense BK. ...more

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Claus Jensen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Claus Jensen Midfielder Claus William Jensen is a former Danish professional footballer, who played as a midfielder. Jensen played 47 games and scored 8 goals for the Denmark national football team, and represented ...more

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Pauli Jorgensen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Pauli Jorgensen Striker

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Henrik Larsen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Henrik Larsen Midfielder Henrik Larsen, nicknamed Store Larsen, is a Danish former professional football player who was last the manager of Lyngby Boldklub.

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Lars Olsen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Lars Olsen Defender Lars Christian Olsen is a Danish former footballer and manager, who currently coaches the Faroe Islands national football team. He started his coaching career with Randers in 2003, guiding them ...more

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Finn Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Finn Laudrup Finn Laudrup is a Danish former association football player, who represented a number of Danish clubs and played professionally with Wiener Sport-Club in Austria. He played 19 matches and scored ...more

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Kasper Dolberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Kasper Dolberg

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Peter Møller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Peter Møller Forward Peter Møller-Nielsen is a Danish former professional football player who became a sports journalist after ending his football career in December 2005. He won four Danish Superliga ...more

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Niclas Jensen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Niclas Jensen Defender Niclas Christian Monberg Jensen is a former Danish professional football player and current football agent. He played as a left back, and most notably won three Danish Superliga championships ...more

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Jannik Vestergaard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Jannik Vestergaard Defender Jannik Vestergaard is a Danish professional footballer of partly German descent. He currently plays as a defender for Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

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Johnny Hansen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Johnny Hansen Defender Johnny Terney Hansen is a Danish former professional football player. He most notably played six years as a professional for German club Bayern Munich, with whom he won multiple domestic and ...more

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Lars Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Lars Jacobsen Defender Lars Christian Jacobsen is a Danish footballer. He currently plays for Guingamp as a right back.

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Stig Tøfting is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Stig Tøfting Midfielder Stig Tøfting, nicknamed Tøffe, and The Lawn Mower, is a former Danish professional footballer and assistant coach, who most recently was the assistant of Erik Rasmussen at AGF. ...more