|Full name||Preben Elkjær Larsen|
|Date of birth||September 11, 1957|
|Place of birth||Copenhagen, Denmark|
1. FC Köln
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Preben Elkjær Larsen (born September 11, 1957 in Copenhagen) is a Danish former professional football player, simply referred to as Preben Elkjær. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Copenhagen (ˌkəʊpənˈheɪgən ˌkəʊpənˈhɑːgən ˈkəʊpənˌheɪgən ˈkəʊpənˌhɑːgən kʰøb̥ənˈhɑʊ̯ˀn kʰøb̥m̩ˈhɑʊ̯ˀn is the capital and largest city 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 was a striker and his aggressive style of play was well combined with the calmness and vision of the younger Michael Laudrup when they played side by side on the Danish national team from 1982-1988. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing Michael Laudrup (born 15 June 1964) is a Danish former professional football player The Denmark national football team is controlled by the Danish Football Association and has represented the country of Denmark in international football
Elkjær Larsen was known as a notorious smoker - to much dismay for his varying coaches. Tobacco Smoking is the inhalation of smoke from burned dried or cured leaves of the Tobacco plant most often in the form of a Cigarette. His playing style, though, was not short of breath, and was dominated by a rock-like determination. He never seemed to give up on a "lost" ball - from time to time resulting in a goal, when the opponent had deemed the ball over the line and out of play, only to see Elkjær chase it down.
Preben Elkjær Larsen's career started with Vanløse in Denmark in 1976, where he stayed for just one season, playing 15 games and scoring seven goals. He then joined 1. FC Köln in Germany which at the time was one of Europe's leading clubs. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. He never got on with the manager or the harsh, disciplined atmosphere of a German dressingroom, and Elkjær's stay proved shortlived and not particularly successful. In February 1978, Elkjær moved to K.S.C. Lokeren in Belgium where he stayed for five years, the longest period he spent at any one club during his career. KSC Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen is a Belgian Football club located in the city of Lokeren, in the province of Oost-Vlaanderen The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those
From 1984 to 1988, Elkjær Larsen played for Hellas Verona F.C. in Italy, and in his first season with the team, he played an instrumental role in winning the only Serie A title (the scudetto) in the history of Hellas Verona. Hellas Verona Football Club SpA (commonly known simply as Verona or Hellas within the city of Verona itself is an Italian professional football team based Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Serie A (officially known as the Lega Calcio Serie A TIM for Sponsorship reasons is a professional league competition for football clubs located The Italian football champions ( Italian: Scudetto - little shield are the annual winners of Serie A, Italy 's premier annual football Also in his first season Elkjær Larsen became a legend in Italy, when he scored against Juventus after a solo-run where he had lost his right-foot boot but continued dribling and finally put the ball into the net.
At international level, Elkjær Larsen made his international debut for Denmark, aged 19 years 284 days (on June 22, 1977), at home against Finland, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win for his country. Events 217 BC - Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays The Finland national football team represents Finland in international football competitions and is controlled by the Football Association of Finland. He played a prominent role in the Euro 1984, scoring two goals for the Danish team which paved the way for his move to Italian football. The 1984 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in France. During the tournament the Danes looked promising, and played attractive attacking football, but they went out at the semi-final stage, losing to Spain on penalties. The Spanish National Football Team, commonly referred to as La Selección, is the national football team of Spain and is controlled by the es [[Spanish Elkjær most famously missed his penalty kick, sending the ball high over the goal. Elkjær Larsen then played in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, where Denmark surprised many observers by progressing from the first round before being once again knocked out by Spain. The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. In that tournament Elkjær scored four goals, including a hat-trick against Uruguay. A hat-trick in Sports is associated with succeeding at anything three times in three consecutive attempts Uruguay.(official full name in República Oriental del Uruguay;, Oriental Republic of Uruguay) is a country located in the southeastern part of South America He won the adidas Bronze Ball as the third best player in the tournament. At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest in different aspects of the game In 1988, Elkjær received the last cap for his country on June 14, 1988, aged 30 years 277 days, when Denmark lost 2-0 to West Germany in the Euro 88 tournament. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) The German national football team (Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft From 1950 to 1990 the team was also informally called West Germany in English as since The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in West Germany. In total, he played 69 times for Denmark and scored 38 goals, and became one of the most loved footballers Denmark has ever seen. Elkjær Larsen had a famously no-nonsense and spirited approach to his role as a fox-in-the-box always lurking for a scoring opportunity. This coupled with a broad grin and cheeky humour endeared him to the crowds - if not the referees - and to this day he is regarded of as one of Scandinavia's all-time greatest forwards.
Elkjær Larsen's final club was Vejle back in Denmark. Vejle Boldklub (founded in 1891 is a Danish football club with proud traditions from the town of Vejle. He came to the club as the biggest star in Danish football but he had a hard time living up to the high expectations of the crowds and never really achieved great succes there. He stayed at Vejle for two years until his retirement in 1990.
After his retirement from playing, Elkjær Larsen in 1995 took on the job as head coach of Silkeborg IF in the Danish Superliga. Silkeborg IF is a Danish football club based in Silkeborg. The club was founded in 1917 The Danish Superliga is the current Danish football championship tournament and administered by the Danish Football Association. On 19 November 1996, however, Elkjær announced his decision to head new TV sports channel TVS, a project formed in corporation between national TV stations DR and TV2, the Danish FA (DBU) and telecompany Tele Danmark. Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) DR (formerly Danmarks Radio) is Denmark 's national Broadcasting corporation TV 2 is a Danish government-owned Television station broadcasting from Odense on Funen. The Danish Football Association (DBU (Dansk Boldspil-Union is the governing body of Football in Denmark. TDC A/S ( Tele - Denmark Communications is the former Telecom Monopoly in Denmark. The station did not become a success, and was eventually closed.
Currently he is a Champions League pundit at Danish TV3+ with Brian Laudrup and host Peter Schmeichel. See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club Viasat is a DBS distributor and TV broadcaster, owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group. Brian Laudrup (born February 22, 1969 in Vienna, Austria) is a Danish former professional football player who won Peter Bolesław Schmeichel MBE (born 18 November 1963 in Gladsaxe, Denmark) is a retired Danish professional footballer
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