Andreas Laudrup, who turns 30 on November 10, managed to become a professional football player and play at a high level.
Exactly like big brother Mads Laudrup, who a few years older also stopped his career in 2015.
The two younger members of the Laudrup family did not write themselves into the history books in the same way as the previous generations who became legends. But smaller ones might as well do it.
As the youngest of Michael Laudrup’s sons, he created his own name as first a youth talent at Real Madrid and Lyngby and then as a professional at FC Nordsjælland.
In the Farum club, Andreas Laudrup managed to play 77 matches. Here, the fast and technically strong offensive player won both the Danish championship and two cup titles with the Farum club.
Andreas Laudrup also managed to represent all the Danish youth national teams from U16 to U21.
The short career as a player also offered a short stay abroad in French Saint-Étienne.
But in the French club, the technician never managed to play significant matches due to the many injuries that in large parts of his career put an end to the player’s development.
The injuries escalated with an operation in the spring of 2014, where the doctors told the mere 24-year-old Andreas Laudrup that he had a serious arthritis disorder.
The consequence was that he could become disabled if he continued his football career, which therefore ended after 12 matches for AGF.
– I love playing football and it has filled most of my life since I was a little boy.
– But with the long course I have gradually been through with disease in my joints, I am completely clear that this is how it must be, he said at the time.
Andreas Laudrup continued his life off the football field with studies in economics and trade.
Since then, he became a football expert and is today employed at TV2 Sport, where he, among other things, knows Spanish football.
He is married to Pauline, and together they have two smaller children – the boy Maximilian and the girl Flora.
Source: The Nordic Page