Michael Laudrup was a Danish footballer, positioned as an attacking midfielder. He was born on June 15, 1964 in Frederiksberg, Denmark.
He started his career in 1973 he played for Danish clubs Kjobenhavns Boldklub (KB) and Brøndby IF until 1983 before being sold for around $1 million to Juventus FC in Italy, it was then the biggest transfer deal in Danish football. In 1989 to 1994 he played for the prestigious club FC Barcelona where he won four straight La Liga championships as well as the Euro Cup of 1991-1992. In total, he made 167 appearances and 49 scored goals in this team, with this he was twice nominated as the best player of the year in Spain. In 1994, he made a controversial transfer from Barcelona to Real Madrid, he guide Real Madrid to win the Spanish League championship against Barcelona and made him the only player ever to win the La Liga five times in a row playing for two different teams. He was then voted as the 12th best player in Real history. He then went to Japan to play for Vissel Kobe, then after a year he played for a Dutch team Ajax before ending his career in 1998.
In 1999, he was nominated as the Best Foreign Player in Spanish Football. In 2003, he was chosen as the Golden Player of Denmark by Danish Football Association. In 2006, he was officially recognized as the Best Danish Footballer of all time by Danish Football Association.