Finn Laudrup

Finn Laudrup (born 31 July 1945) is a Danish former association football player who played as a forward. He represented a number of Danish clubs and played professionally with Wiener Sport-Club in Austria. He played 19 matches and scored six goals for the Denmark national football team. He is the father of former Denmark national team players Michael Laudrup and Brian Laudrup.

Finn Laudrup
Personal information
Full name Finn Laudrup
Date of birth (1945-07-31) 31 July 1945 (age 74)
Place of birth Frederiksberg, Denmark
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1967 Vanløse
1968–1970 Wiener Sportclub
1970–1972 Brønshøj
1973–1975 Brøndby
1976–1980 KB
1981 Brøndby
National team
1965 Denmark U21 1 (0)
1967–1979 Denmark 19 (6)
Teams managed
1973 Brøndby
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

On club level, Finn Laudrup started at Vanløse IF in 1962 before he moved abroad to play professionally in Austria with Wiener Sportclub in 1968.[1] He returned to the top-flight Danish 1st Division in 1971 for Brønshøj BK,[2] before he moved a few leagues lower to become player/coach for the small-time club Brøndby IF in 1973.[3] He went back to the 1st Division with Kjøbenhavns Boldklub (KB) in 1976,[4] but would return to Brøndby in 1981, now in Danish 2nd Division. He played the 1981 season which ended in promotion for Brøndby.[5] Before the 1982 season, Finn retired from football.

International careerEdit

Laudrup made his debut for the Danish national team on 24 May 1967, in a 2–0 against Hungary. He played seven more games that year, scoring four goals. As a professional, he was banned from the amateur-only national team. When he returned to Denmark, he went on to play a further ten games from May 1971 to November 1972. His final cap came several years later, when Denmark lost 2–1 against the Soviet Union in June 1979. In all, Finn Laudrup played 19 games and scored six goals for Denmark.[6]


  1. ^ Niels Idskov, Stand-in for Cruyff, Tipsbladet, July 10, 2009
  2. ^ Finn Laudrup Archived 2010-06-17 at the Wayback Machine at
  3. ^ 1971–1980 at Brøndby IF
  4. ^ Søren Elbech, Tredje Laudrup-generation med mål i ...,, March 26, 2010
  5. ^ 1981–1984 at Brøndby IF
  6. ^ Finn Laudrup – A-Landshold (Alle kampe) at Danish Football Association

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