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Preben Elkjær Larsen

Preben Elkjær, June 1, 2011 in Viborg (Photo: Lars Schmidt)
Personal information
Full namePreben Elkjær Larsen
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11.6 in)
Playing positionStriker

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Preben Elkjær Larsen (born 11 September 1957), known as Preben Elkjær, is a Danish former professional footballer, who played in the striker position.

Amongst others, he played with Hellas Verona in Italy, helping it to the only major title of its history, the 1985 Serie A. Additionally, Elkjær scored nearly 40 goals for the Danish national team in 11 years, being a leading figure for the country at both UEFA Euro 1984 and the 1986 FIFA World Cup (a first ever appearance), winning the Bronze Ball award at the latter competition. In 1984, Elkjær finished third (coming in second the following year) in the European Footballer of the Year awards.

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