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 Allan SIMONSEN 1974-1979 
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Location: Vancouver, BC
Name: Allan Rodenkam Simonsen


Country: :DEN: Denmark
Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Position: *SS, WF, AMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 22-27 years (15/12/1952)

Height: 165 cm
Weight: 60 kg

Attack: 87
Defence: 48
Balance: 73
Stamina: 83
Top Speed: 86
Acceleration: 93
Response: 78
Agility: 95
Dribble Accuracy: 95
Dribble Speed: 92
Short Pass Accuracy: 87
Short Pass Speed: 80
Long Pass Accuracy: 84
Long Pass Speed: 78
Shot Accuracy: 85
Shot Power: 84
Shot Technique: 88
Free Kick Accuracy: 77
Curling: 84
Header: 75
Jump: 81
Technique: 91
Aggression: 84
Mentality: 80
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 82

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot frequency: 7
Growth Type: Standard Lasting

P05: Trickster
P06: Speed Merchant
P12: Incisive Run
P16: Dummy Runner
S01: Reaction
S04: PK Taker
S05: 1-touch play
S14: Quick Turn

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Tactical Dribble - Playmaking - Reaction - Penalties - 1 touch Pass

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


For a period in the 1970s nobody could touch Allan Simonsen and Borussia Moenchengladbach. The brilliant pint-sized Dane, with more tricks than a circus, won three consecutive titles and two UEFA Cups in Die Fohlen's most successful decade and was crowned European Footballer of the Year in 1977. Simonsen scored a cracking equaliser against Liverpool in the European Cup final of the same year but still finished on the losing side. Holds the unique record of being the only player to score in the final of every European competition (UEFA Cup, Cup Winners' Cup & European Cup). Moenchengladbach fans went into mourning when he departed for Barcelona in 1979 and their fortunes have never been the same again. Allan Simonsen is one of the best Danish forwarders of all-time. He was a technically gifted, quick forward, and quite durable. He is the only Danish player in history to win Ballon d’Or award. The race for the award was tight, and Simonsen squeezed past English midfielder Kevin Keegan by three points and French midfielder Michel Platini by four points to win the prestigious prize. He won that award during playing with Munchengladbach in their glory year, was the first-rate German club. Later, He was transferred to play for Barcelona for four seasons but he finally was transfer listed due to coming of Diego Maradona and the rule of Spanish restricted foreign player at that time. He finally settled down to play in his homeland with Vejle. He debuted for the Danish national team under manager Rudi Strittich in the July 1972 friendly match against Iceland. He scored two goals as Denmark won 5-2, and Simonsen was included in the Danish squad for the 1972 Summer Olympics. At the Olympics, he scored three goals in the first three matches to help Denmark advance beyond the first group stage. In the second group stage, Simonsen ran out of steam and he was substituted at half time in two of the last three games as Denmark were eliminated. He played a crucial part for the Danish national team under manager Sepp Piontek, in Denmark's qualifying campaign for the 1984 European Championship. Denmark led their qualifying group with a single point over second placed England before the two teams met at England's home ground Wembley Stadium in September 1983. Simonsen scored one of the most important Danish goals ever, as he converted a penalty kick against English goalkeeper Peter Shilton. The 1-0 win eventually secured the Danish national team qualification for their first international tournament since the 1972 Olympic Games, and the first European Championship participation since the 1964 tournament. It effectively ended England's hopes of qualification for the tournament.] He subsequently finished third in the vote for the 1983 European Footballer of the Year award. The 1984 European Championship main tournament was a short experience for Simonsen, as he broke his leg in a challenge by Yvon Le Roux in Denmark's first match against France.[5] Even without Simonsen, Denmark reached the semi-finals. He was once more a part of the Danish national team at the 1986 World Cup, Denmark's first World Cup participation. He only played a single match at the tournament, coming on as a substitute against West Germany, as younger players had surpassed him. He played a farewell match against Germany in September 1986 before ending his national team career. Simonsen played a total 55 games for the Danish national team and scored 20 goals, according to the Danish Football Association. However, some sources chose to include Simonsen's appearance in a February 1981 charity match, to tally his national team career as 21 goals in 56 games.[5] The match was Italy vs. Europe for the benefit of the Irpinia earthquake victims. Simonsen started the game, scored a goal, and was substituted at half time as Europe won 3-0. Following his retirement, Simonsen went on to coach his former club Vejle Boldklub from 1991 to 1994. During his time at the club, VB were relegated from the new top-flight Danish Superliga to the now second-tier Danish 1st Division. He later coached the national teams of the Faroe Islands from 1994 to 2001 and Luxembourg from 2001 to 2004.

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