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Allan Simonsen

Professional Footballer
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Born Dec 15, 1952

Allan Rodenkam Simonsen is a former Danish footballer and manager. He most prominently played for German team Borussia Mönchengladbach, winning the 1975 and 1979 UEFA Cups, as well as for Barcelona from Spain, winning the 1982 Cup WInners' Cup. Allan Simonsen is the only footballer to have scored in the European Cup, UEFA Cup, and Cup Winners' Cup finals, and he was named 1977 European Footballer of the Year.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1952 Birth Born on December 15, 1952.
1963 10 Years Old Born in Vejle, Simonsen started playing football with Vejle FC, before he joined the youth team of local top-flight club Vejle BK (VB) in 1963.

TEENAGE

1971 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He made his senior debut for VB on 24 March 1971 in a 3–1 home win against Karlskoga FF.
…  He represented Denmark at the 1972 Summer Olympics, 1984 European Championship and 1986 World Cup tournaments.

TWENTIES

1974 21 Years Old 1 More Event
He broke into the starting line-up for the 1974–75 season. … Read More
In the following season, Simonsen scored 16 goals as Mönchengladbach won the 1975–76 season.
1976 - 1977 2 More Events
He won another international trophy with Mönchengladbach in 1979, when he scored eight goals in eight games to guide the club to the final games of the 1978–79 UEFA Cup.
1980 27 Years Old Simonsen's 10 goals saw him as third top goalscorer behind new players Quini (20) and Bernd Schuster (11), as Barcelona finished in fifth place in the 1980–81 La Liga.
1981 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Simonsen was second goal scorer behind Quini, as the club finished second in the 1981–82 La Liga.
1982 29 Years Old 1 More Event
When Barcelona signed Argentinian forward Diego Maradona in 1982, Spanish league restrictions meant Simonsen was to compete with Maradona and Bernd Schuster for only two places allowed for foreign players in each starting line-up. … Read More

THIRTIES

1983 30 Years Old Simonsen then chose to return to his childhood club VB in 1983.
He missed the last half of the 1984 season for VB because of an injury he sustained at the 1984 European Championship, but the club managed to win the 1984 Danish championship without him. … Read More
1986 33 Years Old 1 More Event
He was once more a part of the Danish national team at the 1986 World Cup, Denmark's first World Cup participation. … Read More
1991 38 Years Old Following his retirement, Simonsen went on to coach his former club Vejle Boldklub from 1991 to 1994. … Read More

FORTIES

1994 41 Years Old He later coached the national teams of the Faroe Islands from 1994 to 2001 and Luxembourg from 2001 to 2004. … Read More

FIFTIES

2008 55 Years Old He was voted into the Danish Football Hall of Fame in November 2008.
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