Brian Laudrup

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Full Name Brian Laudrup
Age 51 Years Old
Nick Name Laudrup
Gender Male
Famous As Former Footballer
Birth Date February 22, 1969
Birth Place Vienna

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A Danish former footballer who played as a winger, forward or as a midfielder is named for Brian Laudrup. As of now, he works as a football commentator, pundit and analyst on Kanal 5 and 6'eren. Moreover, he also manages a football academy for marginalized youth. He won the Danish Football Player of the Year award a record four times. He was named by FIFA as the fifth-best player in the world in 1992 and was named by Pele as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers at the FIFA 100 ceremony in March 2004, alongside his older brother Michael Laudrup. Overall, he was a very talented footballer. 

Brian Laudrup Celebrating After A Goal

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Early Life of Brian Laudrup

On 22nd February 1969, Brian Laudrup was born in Vienna, Austria. His nationality is Austrian and his ethnicity is White. He is Christian by religion. As of 2020, he celebrated his 51st birthday. His father Finn Laudrup was a former Danish international, and his brother Michael Laudrup also became a Danish international. Brian Laudrup was born in Vienna when his father was playing for Wiener SC. There is no information regarding his mother, education qualification and others. 

Career of Brian Laudrup

  • Brian Laudrup began his career with the club Brondby in Denmark where he competed with later Danish internationals Claus Nielsen and Bent Christensen for a place in the starting line-up and formed a great partnership with Nielsen.
  • He won the 1987 and 1988 Danish First Division with the club. Halfway through the 1989 season, Laudrup's contract with Brondby expired, and he agreed to join German club Bayer Uerdingen.
  • The transfer fee was thought to be around DKK 8 million.
  • He then joined Uerdingen in order to play in a club with relatively little pressure where he scored 6 goals in 34 matches during the 1989-1990 Bundesliga season and impressed so much for both club and country that he was named Danish Player of the Year.
  • His great performances in the Bundesliga and for Denmark attracted Bayern Munich for his signature, who purchased him for a DM6 million transfer fee in May 1990, making him the most expensive Bundesliga player at the time.
  • He was also part of the Bayern squad that reached the semi-final of the 1990-1991 European Cup.
  • Despite the injury-hit season, he still finished the 1991-1992 season being named Danish Player of the Year again for the second time and finished fifth in the FIFA World Player of the year poll.

Brian Laudrup Kissing The Award

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  • His reputation began to grow and he fulfilled his lifelong ambition when he moved to Serie A (at the time, arguably the top league in the world) to sign for Fiorentina. 
  • Despite the relegation, he himself had a fairly solid season and was loaned to Milan for the 1993-1994 season.
  • He was loaned to Milan for the 1993-1994 season.
  • Despite being on contract with Fiorentina until the summer of 1996, he stated in December 1993 he did not want to return to the club.
  • He was offered an escape route from Italy when he was approached by Walter Smith of Rangers in July 1994 and he signed for a £2.3 million transfer fee.
  • He finished the season with 10 goals in 33 League games, in addition to a number of assists, as Rangers won their seventh consecutive Championship.
  • He scored the winning goal in the semi-final against Celtic; playing a one-two with Gordon Durie, before taking control of the ball on his chest and chipping it over the Celtic keeper.
  • It was Laudrup who won the Man of the Match award, having provided assists for all three of Durie's goals, and scoring the other two himself.
  • His third season at Rangers, 1996-1997, saw another cup final goal, this time in a 4-3 win over Hearts in the 1996 Scottish League Cup Final.
  • He finished runners up in the league behind Celtic and ended the season trophy-less after losing to Hearts in the 1998 Scottish Cup Final and left the club.
  • He joined Chelsea in the summer of 1998. 
  • He made his debut as Chelsea won the 1998 UEFA Super Cup.
  • He moved back to Denmark in the spring of 1999 for a brief spell with Copenhagen and was also harassed by fans from other Danish clubs.
  • Later, he could not play the 2000-2001 season with the club Ajax due to injuries. 
  • He was forced to retire from top-level football at age 31 after one of the most successful careers in Danish football.
  • Talking about his international career, he made his international debut for the Denmark under-17 team in July 1984 and played six matches for the team until October that year. 
  • He was included in the senior Danish "Olympic national team" of under-21 coach Richard Moller Nielsen and took part in three qualification matches for the 1988 Summer Olympics. 
  • He scored his first national team goal in his third game, a 4-0 win against Greece on 20 April 1988. 
  • In 1992, Laudrup traveled with the Danish national team to Euro 1992 in Sweden, and in a strictly defensive strategy, Laudrup was one of the few attacking players. 
  • He was a vital part of the Danish team that won the Confederations Cup in 1995. 
  • He won the Golden Ball award naming him the best player of the tournament.
  • He helped Denmark qualify for Euro 1996, though the tournament was a disappointment for the defending champions. 
  • He was named as one of the 16 players selected by FIFA as the "All-Star Team" of the World Cup, alongside his brother Michael.
  • He decided to end his national team career, having played in 82 matches, scoring 21 goals over the course of 11 years.

Personal Life of Brian Laudrup

Laudrup is a married person. He was married to Mette and also the duo shares a son, Nicolai, and a daughter, Rasmine. On 7th September 2010, he announced that he had lymphoma and was undergoing treatment. Three months after the start of the treatment, he was told there were no signs of the disease. As of now, the duo is living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Net Worth of Brian Laudrup

The net worth of this famous retired footballer is estimated to have between $100,000 to $1 Million USD as of 2020 whereas his exact net worth is still being calculated. As of 2020, his exact salary has also not been revealed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of the followers that he is making a good amount of money from his earnings. 

Body Measurements of Brian Laudrup

Brian Laudrup is a very handsome former footballer. He stands at a tall height of 1.86 m with a balanced bodyweight of 72 KG. His other body measurements has not been revealed by any sources yet but it will be added once we get information regarding his body details. As of now, he has got a healthy body.