Preben Elkjær

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Preben Elkjær Larsen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈelˌkʰeˀɐ̯]; born 11 September 1957) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a striker. Amongst others, he played with Hellas Verona in Italy, helping the club to the only major title of its history, the 1985 Serie A. Additionally, Elkjær scored 38 goals for the Denmark national team in 11 years, being a leading figure for the Danish side under coach Sepp Piontek that played at the Euro 1984 and the 1986 World Cup (a first-ever appearance), often hailed as the golden generation of Danish football by their countrymen. Elkjær won the Bronze Ball award at the latter competition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Preben Elkjær has received more than 223,038 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Preben Elkjær is the 482nd most popular soccer player (up from 624th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from Denmark (up from 207th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Danish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Preben Elkjær ranks 482 out of 16,923Before him are Eric Abidal, Mordechai Spiegler, Harry Gregg, Gary Lineker, Hiroshi Kanazawa, and Koji Sasaki. After him are Fernando Santos, Ali Sami Yen, Jack Charlton, Wayne Rooney, Diego Milito, and Yoshimatsu Oyama.

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Among people born in 1957, Preben Elkjær ranks 53Before him are Kelly McGillis, Jan Ceulemans, Subcomandante Marcos, Michael Cretu, Stephen Fry, and Yoshihiko Noda. After him are Janick Gers, Hwang Kyo-ahn, Dani Rodrik, Bamir Topi, Georgi Parvanov, and Loreena McKennitt.

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Among people born in Denmark, Preben Elkjær ranks 183 out of 783Before him are Adam Oehlenschläger (1779), Rasmus Bartholin (1625), Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland (1456), Peter Andreas Hansen (1795), Paul Elvstrøm (1928), and Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1798). After him are Michael Ancher (1849), Jens Juel (1745), Cecil Bødker (1927), Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (1913), Svein Knutsson (1016), and Vilhelm Thomsen (1842).


Among soccer players born in Denmark, Preben Elkjær ranks 4Before him are Richard Møller Nielsen (1937), Peter Schmeichel (1963), and Allan Simonsen (1952). After him are Søren Lerby (1958), John Hansen (1924), Jon Dahl Tomasson (1976), Poul Nielsen (1891), Harald Nielsen (1941), Frank Arnesen (1956), Henning Jensen (1949), and Kim Vilfort (1962).

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