Born 1964 and 1969 respectively, Danish footballers, sons of Finn Laudrup (b. 1945) who was an All-Denmark player from 1967 to 1979.
With their highly developed technique and elegant ball control the brothers are regarded as two of the best Danish footballers ever.
Michael Laudrup is distinguished by his opening-creating passes and his overview of the game, and for a time he captained the All-Denmark team. Brian Laudrup's attack and dribbling make him a brilliant striker. Both started their career in Brøndbyernes IF in Copenhagen.
Michael (left) and Brian (right) Laudrup.
Michael Laudrup became a professional in Italy, playing for Lazio 1983-1985 and Juventus 1985-1989. He played for FC Barcelona 1989-1994 and Real Madrid 1994-1996, Vissel Kobe in Japan 1996-1997 and Ajax Amsterdam 1997-1998. He was an All-Denmark player 1982-1998 with a break in 1990-1993, playing a total of 104 matches and scoring 37 goals. He represented Denmark at the European Championship finals in 1984, 1988 and 1996 and the World Championship finals 1986 and 1998, after which he retired from playing. In July 2000 Michael Laudrup took up the position of Assistant Trainer to the All-Denmark team and he remained in this position until July 2002 when he took up the position of Trainer to the football club where he started his career, Brøndbyernes IF in Copenhagen.
He has since then pursued a career as a trainer in various clubs such as Getafe and Mallorca in Spain and Moscow in Russia.
Brian Laudrup became a professional in West Germany, playing for Bayer Uerdingen 1989-90 and Bayern München 1990-92.
He continued his career in Italy, playing for Fiorentina 1992-93 and Milan 1993-94, and in Scotland, playing for Glasgow Rangers 1994-98. In 1998 he played for the London club Chelsea before returning to Denmark and FC København, the arch rival of Brøndbyerne.
In 1999 he played for Ajax Amsterdam, but in May 2000 an injure ended his career. He was an All-Denmark player from 1987 to 1998 with a total of 82 matches and 21 goals.
In 1992 he was part of the team that won the European Championship and he represented Denmark in the European Championship finals in 1996 and the World Championship finals in 1998.
Me Christensen and Per Høyer Hansen