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Martin Laursen

Martin Laursen
Laursen playing for Aston Villa,
sporting the team captain's armband
Personal information
Full nameMartin Laursen
Date of birth26 July 1977(age 39)
Place of birthFårvang, Denmark
Height1.90 m
Playing positionDefender

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Martin Laursen (born 26 July 1977) is a Danish former footballer who played in the centre back position. He played three seasons for Italian club AC Milan, with whom he won the 2003 UEFA Champions League and the 2004 Serie A championship. He also played for Italian clubs Hellas Verona and Parma FC, and was the team captain of English club Aston Villa. He is the current manager of BK Søllerød-Vedbæk.

Laursen was capped 53 times and scored two goals for the Denmark national team from 2000 to 2008, and he was named 2008 Danish Football Player of the Year. He represented Denmark at the 2000 European Championship, 2002 FIFA World Cup, and 2004 European Championship tournaments.

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