2000:Simonsen in the VB shirt.
|Full name||Allan Rodenkam Simonsen|
|Date of birth||December 15, 1952|
|Place of birth||Vejle, Denmark|
|Height||1. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Vejle (ˈvaile is a town in Denmark and the site of the council of both Vejle municipality ( kommune) and Region Syddanmark The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe 65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Allan Rodenkam Simonsen (born December 15, 1952) is a former Danish football (soccer) player and manager. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered He most prominently played for German team Borussia Mönchengladbach, winning the 1975 and 1979 UEFA Cups, as well as for FC Barcelona from Spain, winning the 1982 Cup Winners' Cup. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Borussia Mönchengladbach, is a German football club based in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia. The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. Fútbol Club Barcelona ( Catalan fudˈbɔɫ ˌklup bəɾsəˈlonə Spanish ˈfutβol ˌkluβ baɾθeˈlona known familiarly as Barça (Spanish ˈbaɾsa Catalan Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Allan Simonsen is the only footballer to have scored in the European Cup, UEFA Cup, and Cup Winners' Cup finals, and he was named 1977 European Footballer of the Year. The "fr '''Ballon d'Or'''" ( French for " Golden Ball " often referred to as the European Footballer of the Year award is an association football
For the Denmark national football team, Simonsen was capped 55 times, scoring 20 goals. The Denmark national football team is controlled by the Danish Football Association and has represented the country of Denmark in international football A cap is an appearance for a select team such as a school county or international team in sports  He represented Denmark at the 1972 Summer Olympics, 1984 European Championship and 1986 World Cup tournaments. The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Munich, in what was The 1984 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in France. The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29.
Born in Vejle, he got his senior debut for Vejle Boldklub (VB) in 1971. Vejle (ˈvaile is a town in Denmark and the site of the council of both Vejle municipality ( kommune) and Region Syddanmark Vejle Boldklub (founded in 1891 is a Danish football club with proud traditions from the town of Vejle. He won the 1971 and 1972 Danish championship with the club, as well as the 1972 Danish Cup to complete "The Double". The Danish football champions are the winners of the highest league of Football in Denmark. The Danish Cup (Landspokalturneringen is the official " knockout " cup competition in Danish football, run by the Danish Football Association. The Double is a term in football, which refers to winning a country's top tier division and its primary cup competition in the same season He debuted for the Danish national team under manager Rudi Strittich in the July 1972 friendly match against Iceland. Rudi Strittich (born March 3, 1922) is an Austrian football coach and former player An exhibition game (also known as an exhibition match or simply exhibition, or a demonstration or demo event is a sporting event The Iceland national football team is the national football team of Iceland and is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland. He scored two goals as Denmark won 5-2, and Simonsen was included in the Danish squad for the 1972 Summer Olympics. At the Olympics, he scored three goals in the first three matches to help Denmark advance beyond the first group stage. In the second group stage, Simonsen ran out of steam and he was substituted at half time in two of the last three games as Denmark was eliminated.
Following the impressive three goals in six matches at his first international tournament, Simonsen moved to Germany to play professionally for Borussia Mönchengladbach. His first time at the club was no success, but he eventually broke into the starting formation. Mönchengladbach won the 1975 German Bundesliga championship as well as the continental 1975 UEFA Cup, where Simonsen scored two goals in the finals. The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system. Mönchengladbach won another Bundesliga title in 1976, and completed "The Double" by winning the 1976 German Cup as well. The DFB-Pokal ( Deutscher Fußball-Bund-Pokal or German Football-Federation Cup is an elimination football tournament held annually
1977 was the greatest year in Simonsen's career. Mönchengladbach won its third Bundesliga title in a row, and reached the final of the 1977 European Cup. Simonsen scored to level the game at 1-1, but Mönchengladbach eventually lost 3-1 to English team Liverpool FC. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. He was subsequently named the 1977 "European Footballer of the Year", as the first Danish player. The race for the award was tight, and Simonsen squeezed past English midfielder Kevin Keegan by three points and French midfielder Michel Platini by four points to win the prestigious prize. Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born 14 February 1951 is a former footballer, and former England national team coach who has been manager of various This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Michel François Platini (born June 21, 1955) is a French former football player manager and current president of the UEFA. The win was notable, in that Simonsen's native Denmark was not among the top footballing nations in the 1970s, leaving him little room to impress at the international tournaments. 
He won another UEFA Cup trophy with Mönchengladbach in 1979, where he scored the deciding goal in the finals, before he moved on to play for Spanish club FC Barcelona. Here he won the 1981 Spanish Cup as well as the continental 1982 Cup Winners' Cup trophy where Simonsen scored one goal in the 2-1 Barcelona victory. The Copa del Rey is an annual cup competition for Spanish football teams When Barcelona signed Argentinian forward Diego Maradona in 1982, Spanish league restrictions on the number of foreign players allowed in each squad, forced Barcelona to sell the popular Dane. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. He was transfer listed, and in a shock move switched to English Second Division side Charlton Athletic for £300,000 in 1983. From 1892 until 1992 the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. Charlton Athletic Football Club (also known as The Addicks) is a professional football club based in Charlton, in the London Borough of Despite scoring nine times in 16 appearances, the club had trouble funding his wages, and he was put up for sale. Rejecting offers from Tottenham Hotspur and several Italian Serie A teams, he chose to return to childhood club Vejle BK in 1983. Tottenham Hotspur, ˈtɒʔnəm is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. Serie A (officially known as the Lega Calcio Serie A TIM for Sponsorship reasons is a professional league competition for football clubs located
He played a crucial part for the Danish national team under manager Sepp Piontek, in Denmark's qualifying campaign for the 1984 European Championship. Sepp Piontek, fullname Josef Emanuel Hubertus Piontek (born March 5, 1940 in Breslau ( Wroclaw) today Poland) is a former Denmark led their qualifying group with a single point over second placed England before the two teams met at England's home ground Wembley Stadium in September 1983. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. Simonsen scored one of the most important Danish goals ever, as he converted a penalty kick against English goalkeeper Peter Shilton. A penalty kick is a type of free kick in Association football, taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of Peter Leslie Shilton, OBE (born Leicester, England, 18 September 1949) is a former football goalkeeper who holds the The 1-0 win eventually secured the Danish national team qualification for their first international tournament since the 1972 Olympic Games, and the first European Championship participation since the 1964 tournament. The 1964 UEFA European Nations Cup was the second edition of the quadrennial European Football Championship, endorsed by UEFA. He subsequently finished third in the vote for the 1983 "European Footballer of the Year" award.
The 1984 European Championship main tournament was a short experience for Simonsen, as he broke his leg in a challenge by Yvon Le Roux in Denmark's first match against France. Yvon Le Roux (born March 19, 1960 in Plouvorn, Finistère) is a former football defender from France, who earned The French national football team represents the nation of France in international football. Even without Simonsen, Denmark reached the semi-finals. He missed the last half of the season for Vejle because of his injury, but the club managed to win the 1984 Danish championship without him. He was once more a part of the Danish national team at the 1986 World Cup, Denmark's first World Cup participation. He only played a single match at the tournament, coming on as a substitute, as younger players had surpassed him. He played a farewell match against Germany in September 1986 before ending his national team career. The German national football team (Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft From 1950 to 1990 the team was also informally called West Germany in English as since He played on for Vejle, until he retired from football in 1989 at age 37. He played a total 282 games and scored 104 goals for Vejle.
Following his retirement, he went on to coach his former club Vejle BK for two years. He later coached the national teams of the Faroe Islands from 1994 to 2001 and Luxembourg from 2001 to 2004. The Faroe Islands national football team is the national football team of Faroe Islands and is controlled by the Faroe Islands Football Association. The Luxembourg national football team is the national football team of Luxembourg, and is controlled by the Luxembourg Football Federation.
|Faroe Islands national football team manager|
1993 – 2001
|Luxembourg national football team manager|
2001 – 2004
|European Footballer of the Year|