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The Best Soccer Players from Denmark

Updated December 25, 2020 11.7k votes 1.9k voters 76.2k views135 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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  • Michael Laudrup1
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    Michael Laudrup

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceFrederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Michael Laudrup (Danish pronunciation: [mikʰæːl ˈlaʊ̯tʁɔp], born 15 June 1964) is a Danish...  more

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  • Peter Schmeichel2
    690
    171

    BirthplaceGladsaxe Municipality, Denmark

    NationalityPoland, Denmark

    Peter Bolesław Schmeichel, MBE (Danish pronunciation: [pʰetɐ ˈsmaɪ̯ˀkl̩]; born 18 November...  more

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  • Preben Elkjær Larsen3

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Preben Elkjær (born 11 September 1957) is a retired Danish professional footballer who played...  more
  • Allan Simonsen4
    353
    105

    BirthplaceVejle, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Allan Rodenkam Simonsen (born 15 December 1952) is a Danish former footballer and manager. He...  more

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  • Brian Laudrup5
    405
    130

    Brian Laudrup

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityDenmark, Austria

    Brian Laudrup (Danish pronunciation: [pʁiæn ˈlaʊ̯tʁɔp], born 22 February 1969) is a Danish...  more

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  • Christian Eriksen6
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    BirthplaceMiddelfart, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Christian Dannemann Eriksen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʰʁεstjæn ˈtænəmæn ˈeːˀɐ̯iksn̩]; born 14...  more
  • Kasper Schmeichel7
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    98

    Kasper Schmeichel

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Kasper Peter Schmeichel (Danish pronunciation: [kʰæspɐ ˈsmaɪ̯ˀkl̩]; born 5 November 1986) is a...  more
  • Morten Olsen8
    187
    71

    Morten Olsen

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVordingborg, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Morten Per Olsen (born 14 August 1949) is a Danish football manager and former football...  more
  • Frank Arnesen9
    159
    60

    Frank Arnesen

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Frank Arnesen (born 30 September 1956) is a former Danish footballer. Arnesen was the Director...  more
  • Søren Lerby10
    165
    73

    Søren Lerby

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Søren Lerby (born 1 February 1958) is a Danish former football player, manager, and licensed...  more
  • Daniel Agger11
    222
    113

    Daniel Agger

    Defender

    BirthplaceHvidovre, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Daniel Munthe Agger (Danish: [tænjəl ˈakɐ]; born 12 December 1984) is a Danish retired...  more

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  • Harald Nielsen12
    108
    41

    BirthplaceFrederikshavn, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Harald Ingemann Nielsen (26 October 1941 – 11 August 2015) was a Danish association footballer...  more
  • Jan Mølby13
    147
    76

    Jan Mølby

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKolding, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Jan Mølby (born 4 July 1963) is a Danish former professional footballer and manager. As a...  more
  • Ebbe Sand14
    105
    43

    Ebbe Sand

    Forward

    BirthplaceAalborg, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Ebbe Sand (born 19 July 1972) is a Danish Director of Football at Brøndby IF who is also a...  more
  • Flemming Povlsen15
    78
    22

    Flemming Povlsen

    Forward

    BirthplaceBrabrand, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Flemming Søgaard Povlsen (born 3 December 1966) is a Danish former professional football...  more
  • Jon Dahl Tomasson16
    152
    87

    Jon Dahl Tomasson

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Jon Dahl Tomasson (born 29 August 1976) is a Danish football manager and former player who...  more
  • Jesper Olsen17
    98
    43

    Jesper Olsen

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceFaxe, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Jesper Olsen (born 20 March 1961) is a Danish former footballer who played for Ajax of the...  more
  • Henning Jensen18
    79
    35

    Henning Jensen

    Henning Jensen (17 August 1949 – 4 December 2017) was a Danish football player who played...  more
  • Thomas Gravesen19
    102
    63

    Thomas Gravesen

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceVejle, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Thomas Gravesen (born 11 March 1976) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as...  more
  • Simon Kjær20
    65
    33

    Simon Kjær

    Defender

    BirthplaceHorsens, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Simon Thorup Kjær (pronounced [simɔn ˈkʰæːˀɐ̯]; born 26 March 1989) is a Danish professional...  more
  • John Sivebæk21
    40
    12

    BirthplaceVejle, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    John Sivebæk (born 25 October 1961 in Vejle) is a Danish former football defender. He won the...  more
  • John Angelo Hansen22
    46
    18

    John Angelo Hansen

    Forward

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

  • Jan Heintze23
    60
    34

    Jan Heintze

    Defender

    BirthplaceTårnby Municipality, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark

    Jan Heintze (born 17 August 1963) is a retired Danish professional football player, a...  more
  • Andreas Christensen24
    63
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    Andreas Christensen

  • Jesper Grønkjær25
    51
    25

    Jesper Grønkjær

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceNuuk, Greenland

    NationalityDenmark, Greenland

    Jesper Grønkjær (Danish pronunciation: [jɛspɐ ˈkʁɶnkʰæɐ̯ˀ]; born 12 August 1977) is a former...  more