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The Best Soccer Players from Denmark 

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Updated February 2, 2020 9.8k votes 1.7k voters 67.5k views 132 items

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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Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Goalkeeper from Gladsaxe Municipality

Nationality: Poland, Denmark

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 ...more

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Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Forward and Midfielder from Frederiksberg

Nationality: Denmark

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 ...more

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#35 of 207 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s #393 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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

Nationality: Denmark

Christian Dannemann Eriksen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʰʁεstjæn ˈtænəmæn ˈeːˀɐ̯iksn̩]; born 14 February 1992) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as an attacking ...more

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#662 of 1,412 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #69 of 541 The Best Current Soccer Players

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Brian Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Brian Laudrup Forward and Midfielder from Vienna

Nationality: Denmark, Austria

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 ...more

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Allan Simonsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Forward from Vejle

Nationality: Denmark

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, ...more

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Preben Elkjær Lars... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Forward from Copenhagen

Nationality: Denmark

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 ...more
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Kasper Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Kasper Schmeichel Goalkeeper from Copenhagen

Nationality: Denmark

Kasper Peter Schmeichel (Danish pronunciation: [kʰæspɐ ˈsmaɪ̯ˀkl̩]; born 5 November 1986) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Leicester ...more

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

Nationality: Denmark

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 ...more

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Morten Olsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Defender and Midfielder from Vordingborg

Nationality: Denmark

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 ...more

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#249 of 1,412 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #30 of 464 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time

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

Nationality: Denmark

Søren Lerby (born 1 February 1958) is a Danish former football player, manager, and licensed agent. As a player, he spent most of his career in Dutch football, winning five Eredivisie ...more
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Frank Arnesen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Midfielder from Copenhagen

Nationality: Denmark

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

Nationality: Denmark

Jon Dahl Tomasson (born 29 August 1976) is a Danish football manager and former player who works for the Danish football team as an assistant manager. Tomasson is of Danish, Finnish and ...more
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Jan Mølby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Midfielder from Kolding

Nationality: Denmark

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 ...more

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

Nationality: Denmark

Harald Ingemann Nielsen (26 October 1941 – 11 August 2015) was a Danish association footballer who played as a striker. He played professionally for Italian club Bologna F.C. where he was the ...more
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Ebbe Sand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BigBen added Forward from Aalborg

Nationality: Denmark

Ebbe Sand (born 19 July 1972) is a Danish Director of Football at Brøndby IF who is also a former professional footballer who played as a striker for Brøndby IF in Denmark and FC ...more
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Jesper Olsen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Midfielder from Faxe

Nationality: Denmark

Jesper Olsen (born 20 March 1961) 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 ...more
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Thomas Gravesen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Midfielder from Vejle

Nationality: Denmark

Thomas Gravesen (born 11 March 1976) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Gravesen played as a professional in Denmark, Germany, England, Spain and Scotland for ...more
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Flemming Povlsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
shisu added Flemming Povlsen Forward from Brabrand

Nationality: Denmark

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 ...more
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Henning Jensen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Henning Jensen

Nationality: Denmark

Henning Jensen (17 August 1949 – 4 December 2017) was a Danish football player who played professionally for German club Borussia Mönchengladbach, Spanish club Real Madrid and Dutch club ...more
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Nicklas Bendtner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Forward from Copenhagen

Nationality: Denmark

Nicklas Bendtner (Danish pronunciation: [neklæs ˈpɛnˀtnɐ]; born 16 January 1988) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Eliteserien club Rosenborg and the Denmark ...more

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Thomas Helveg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Defender from Odense

Nationality: Denmark

Thomas Lund Helveg (born 24 June 1971) 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 ...more
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Dennis Rommedahl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
Forward and Midfielder from Copenhagen

Nationality: Denmark

Dennis Rommedahl (born 22 July 1978) is a Danish former footballer who played as a right winger. The second-most capped national player for Denmark, he appeared in 126 matches and scored 21 ...more
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Jan Heintze is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Defender from Tårnby Municipality

Nationality: Denmark

Jan Heintze (born 17 August 1963) 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 ...more
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Ivan Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added Ivan Nielsen

Nationality: Denmark

Ivan Nielsen (born 9 October 1956) is a Danish former professional football player, who most prominently played professionally for Dutch clubs Feyenoord Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven, winning the ...more
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Karl Aage Præst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Denmark
BaruchLalaev added

Nationality: Denmark

Karl Aage Præst, also spelled Carl Aage Præst, (26 February 1922 – 19 November 2011) was a Danish football player. Playing in the left winger position, Præst won two Serie A ...more