Danish Football Player of The Year

Danish Football Player Of The Year

The Danish Player of the Year award is an annual prize, which has been given to the best Danish football (soccer) player by the Danish Football Association since 1963. The winner is decided in a vote amongst the professional Danish footballers.

Jens Petersen was the first player to win the award in 1963. When receiving the award in 1975, Henning Munk Jensen became the first player to win the prize for a second time. Up until 1978, the Danish Football Association's rule of amateurism meant only players in the domestic league could win the prize. Even after the emergence of paid football in Denmark in 1978, no players in foreign clubs were eligible for the award - in part, the reason why 1977 European Footballer of the Year striker Allan Simonsen didn't win the award, as he played overseas from 1972 to 1983. When the award was finally opened to all Danish players in 1983, national team captain Morten Olsen was the first player to win the award. Record title holder is Brian Laudrup, with four "Danish Player of the Year" honours to his name. Brøndby IF is the football club with most players selected for the award: In total, the honour was given on eight occasions to a player who played that year at Brøndby.

Since 2000, there has also been an award for the top female player. The winner is decided by a vote amongst all Elitedivisionen players.

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