Famous Danish Sportspersons

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 1 
Peter Schmeichel
(Football player)
Peter Schmeichel
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Birthdate: November 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gladsaxe Municipality, Denmark
 2 
Christian Eriksen
(Football Player)
Christian Eriksen
13
Birthdate: February 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Middelfart, Denmark
Five-time Danish Football Player of the Year Christian Eriksen has gained fame as a Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, and now plays for Inter Milan. He has been Hotspur’s Player of the Year twice and became the only player apart from Beckham to score 10+ assists in four successive Premier League seasons.
 3 
Kasper Schmeichel
(Footballer)
Kasper Schmeichel
6
Birthdate: November 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 4 
Michael Laudrup
(Footballer)
Michael Laudrup
6
Birthdate: June 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
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 5 
Brian Laudrup
(Football player)
Brian Laudrup
6
Birthdate: February 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
 6 
Kevin Magnussen
(Racing driver)
Kevin Magnussen
4
Birthdate: October 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roskilde, Denmark
 7 
Viktor Axelsen
(Badminton player)
Viktor Axelsen
6
Birthdate: January 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
 8 
Simon Kjær
(Footballer)
Simon Kjær
4
Birthdate: March 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Horsens
 9 
Nicklas Bendtner
(Danish Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Forward)
Nicklas Bendtner
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Birthdate: January 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nicklas Bendtner is a Danish football player. A tall and physically strong player, Nicklas Bendtner possesses a powerful header, which he often uses to good effect. Throughout the course of his career, he has played for popular teams like Arsenal Football Club and Juventus Football Club. He also represented his national team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

 10 
Kasper Dolberg
(Danish footballer)
Kasper Dolberg
5
Birthdate: October 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Silkeborg
 11 
Andreas Christensen
(Danish footballer)
Andreas Christensen
7
Birthdate: April 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lillerød, Denmark
 12 
Emre Mor
(Footballer winger or a forward)
Emre Mor
6
Birthdate: July 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brønshøj, Copenhagen, Denmark
 13 
Yussuf Poulsen
(Football player Striker)
Yussuf Poulsen
5
Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 14 
Daniel Agger
(Danish footballer)
Daniel Agger
3
Birthdate: December 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hvidovre
 15 
Caroline Wozniacki
(Tennis player)
Caroline Wozniacki
9
Birthdate: July 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
 16 
Mads Mikkelsen
(Danish Actor Known for His Role in Films: 'Pusher', 'Casino Royale' and the Series 'Hannibal')
Mads Mikkelsen
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Birthdate: November 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Østerbro, Denmark

Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor best known for his portrayal of Le Chiffre in the 2006 spy film Casino Royale, which earned him international recognition. One of the most celebrated and decorated Danish actors of his generation, Mads Mikkelsen has received several prestigious awards such as the Bodil Award, European Film Academy Achievement award, and Cannes Film Festival Award.

 17 
Anders Lindegaard
(Danish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Anders Lindegaard
4
Birthdate: April 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
 18 
Jon Dahl Tomasson
(Former Footballer forward)
Jon Dahl Tomasson
3
Birthdate: August 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 19 
Thomas Gravesen
(Footballer)
Thomas Gravesen
3
Birthdate: March 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vejle
 20 
Sven-Ole Thorsen
3
Birthdate: September 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 21 
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
(Football player - Midfielder)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
0
Birthdate: August 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 22 
Nadia Nadim
(Association football player)
Nadia Nadim
5
Birthdate: January 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan
 23 
Holger Rune
(Tennis player)
Holger Rune
2
Birthdate: April 29, 2003
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gentofte, Denmark
 24 
Winston Reid
(Association football player)
Winston Reid
3
Birthdate: July 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: North Shore

Winston Reid is a New Zealand football player and the current captain of the national football team. In 2011 and 2014, he was adjudged New Zealand Footballer of the Year. Apart from playing for his national team, Winston Reid has also represented popular clubs like West Ham United and Sporting Kansas City.

 25 
Peter Gade
(Badminton player)
Peter Gade
5
Birthdate: December 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark
 26 
Thomas Delaney
(Footballer defensive midfielder)
Thomas Delaney
0
Birthdate: September 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
 27 
Lasse Schöne
(Footballer midfielder or winger)
Lasse Schöne
3
Birthdate: May 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glostrup, Denmark
 28 
Mikkel Kessler
3
Birthdate: March 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 29 
Pione Sisto
(Football wingers)
Pione Sisto
3
Birthdate: February 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
 30 
Viktor Fischer
(Footballer)
Viktor Fischer
4
Birthdate: June 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aarhus
 31 
Pernille Harder
(Football Player)
Pernille Harder
3
Birthdate: November 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ikast, Denmark
 32 
Daniel Wass
(Danish footballer)
Daniel Wass
3
Birthdate: May 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gladsaxe Municipality
 33 
Jan O. Jorgensen
(Badminton player)
Jan O. Jorgensen
2
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Svenstrup, Aalborg Municipality, Denmark
 34 
David Heinemeier Hansson
3
Birthdate: October 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

David Heinemeier Hansson is a Danish programmer best known as the creator of the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework. Along with Dave Thomas, he co-wrote Agile Web Development with Rails. He is a partner at the web-based software development firm Basecamp. Also a car racing enthusiast, he took part in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

 35 
Bent Larsen
(Chess player)
Bent Larsen
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Birthdate: March 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thisted, Denmark
Died: September 9, 2010
 36 
Aron Nimzowitsch
(Danish Chess Player)
Aron Nimzowitsch
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Birthdate: November 7, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: March 16, 1935

Latvian-born Aron Nimzowitsch escaped to Berlin and then to Copenhagen to avoid being drafted into the army during the Russian Revolution. He is best known for his cult classic book My System, which promotes the Hypermodern school of chess. In spite of repeated attempts, he failed to secure a world title.

 37 
Mikkel Hansen
(Handball player)
Mikkel Hansen
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Birthdate: October 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Helsingør, Denmark
 38 
Nicolai Jørgensen
(Danish footballer)
Nicolai Jørgensen
3
Birthdate: January 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ballerup
 39 
Nicolas Dalby
(Danish Mixed martial artist)
Nicolas Dalby
3
Birthdate: November 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Silkeborg, Denmark
 40 
Louise Eriksen
(Football player)
Louise Eriksen
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Birthdate: September 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolding, Denmark
 41 
Jannik Vestergaard
(Footballer centre back)
Jannik Vestergaard
0
Birthdate: August 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hvidovre, Denmark
 42 
Jesper Grønkjær
(Former Footballer winger)
Jesper Grønkjær
3
Birthdate: August 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Godthåb, Greenland
 43 
Morten Frost
(Badminton player)
Morten Frost
2
Birthdate: April 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark
 44 
Thomas Sørensen
(Footballer)
Thomas Sørensen
3
Birthdate: June 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fredericia
 45 
Torben Ulrich
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Birthdate: October 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

Torben Ulrich is a Danish former professional tennis player turned writer, musician, and filmmaker. As a tennis player, he was the top-ranked senior player in the world in the mid-1970s. He became a writer after retirement and primarily wrote on music, film, athletics, and culture. He eventually founded a New Orleans-type jazz band and made films as well. 

 46 
Mathias Jørgensen
(Footballer centre back)
Mathias Jørgensen
3
Birthdate: April 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 47 
Philip Billing
(Footballer central midfielder)
Philip Billing
0
Birthdate: June 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 48 
Tom Kristensen
(Racing driver)
Tom Kristensen
1
Birthdate: July 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hobro, Denmark
 49 
Christian Poulsen
(Danish footballer)
Christian Poulsen
3
Birthdate: February 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Asnæs
 50 
Kim Kold
(Actor)
Kim Kold
3
Birthdate: August 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark