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Jan Sørensen

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Full nameJan Sørensen
Playing positionstriker

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Jan Sørensen (born 14 May 1955) is a Danish former football (soccer) player, who played in the striker position. He most notably played professionally for Belgian club Club Brugge as well as FC Twente, Feyenoord and Ajax in the Netherlands. He played 11 matches and scored three goals for the Denmark national football team from 1977 to 1980.

Sørensen started his career with Glostrup IC before joining BK Frem in Denmark before the 1977 season. He proceeded to move abroad to play professionally for Belgian team Club Brugge in 1977. He reached the 1978 European Cup final with Club Brugge, which was lost to English club Liverpool. He played six seasons at Club Brugge, scoring a total of 63 goals in 185 matches, and winning two Belgian Jupiler League championships. He left the club in 1983, and moved to the Netherlands to play for FC Twente, Feyenoord, Excelsior and Ajax. He ended his active career with Portimonense SC in Portugal.

Following his retirement, he was appointed manager of Walsall FC in June 1997. He spent 11 months at the club, leaving again in May 1998. He later became sports director of Danish club Hvidovre IF.

Jan now runs a pub called the Prince of Wales with his partner in the Tamworth area.




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