Morten Olsen

  • Date of birth : 14/08/1949
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Denmark Denmark
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Morten Olsen

Denmark

Date of birth: 14 August 1949
Nationality: Danish
Playing career: B 1901, Cercle Brugge KSV, RWD Molenbeek, RSC Anderlecht, 1. FC Köln
Coaching career: Brøndby IF, 1. FC Köln, AFC Ajax, Denmark

• A commanding central defender, he played most of his club football in Belgium, winning three national titles and the UEFA Cup with Anderlecht during a six-year spell from 1980–86.

• Twice crowned Danish Player of the Year, he was captain of the legendary 'Dynamite' team of the mid-1980s that reached two successive UEFA European Championships and the 1986 FIFA World Cup; became the first Danish footballer to collect 100 caps in an international career spanning 19 years.

• Went straight into coaching after hanging up his boots and proved an immediate hit, leading Brøndby to two Danish championships and to the semi-finals of the 1990/91 UEFA Cup – the furthest any Danish club had progressed in Europe. Moved on to coach old side Köln and then, following a two-year break, Ajax, where, assisted on the field by his ex-Denmark team-mate Michael Laudrup, he secured a Dutch league and cup double.

• Appointed Denmark coach in 2000 and guided the team to the finals of the 2002 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2004. He retained the position despite a failure to qualify for the next two major tournaments. Further success followed as Denmark topped both their 2010 World Cup preliminary group, celebrating qualification with a 1-0 victory over Sweden in his 100th match at the helm, and their UEFA EURO 2012 section.

• Could not steer the side beyond the initial stage of either tournament, but in spite of Demark missing out on the 2014 World Cup he was awarded a two-year contract extension encompassing the UEFA EURO 2016 campaign.

Last updated: 17/02/14 16.43CET

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General info

  • Name: Morten Olsen
  • Date of birth: 14/08/1949
  • Country: Denmark
  • Team: Denmark (Denmark DEN)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA European Football Championship 2010/12
  • Friendlies 2010/12

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    07/09/02: Norway 2-2 Denmark
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (First round)
    19/09/90: Brøndby 5-0 Eintracht

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPWDL
Denmark271467
Total271467

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPWDL
Brøndby4112
Ajax6213
Total10325
UEFA Europa League
ClubPWDL
Ajax8323
Brøndby10523
Total18846
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPWDL
Köln4121
Total4121
Last updated: 16/10/2013 03:35 CET
 
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