A versatile talent who could play in midfield, up front or as a winger, Brian Laudrup enjoyed a glittering career and is widely considered one of the greatest Danish players of all-time.
Renowned for his blistering pace and creative and technical ability, Laudrup played for some of Europe’s biggest clubs and won numerous trophies throughout his career. He started at Brondby where he won two Danish league titles. After spells in Germany with Bayer Uerdingen and Bayern Munich, he moved to Fiorentina in 1992.
He joined AC Milan on loan for the 1993/94 season and won both Serie A and the UEFA Champions League, before moving to Rangers in 1994 where he spent “the best four years” of his career. At Ibrox, Laudrup became a legend and won three Scottish Premier League titles, one Scottish Cup and one Scottish League Cup. He also won both the SPFA Players’ Player of the Year and SFWA Player of the Year awards in 1995, winning the latter again in 1997.
He joined Chelsea in 1998 where he won the UEFA Super Cup and had spells at Copenhagen and Ajax before retiring in 2000. At international level, he won 82 caps with Denmark, scoring 21 goals, and was a key member of the sides that were triumphant at UEFA Euro 1992 and the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup. He was named in the All-Star teams for both tournaments and received the Golden Ball for the latter. He was also named Danish Footballer of the Year four times – a record he still holds.