Jan Molby

Former Professional Footballer and Manager

Jan Molby is a Danish former professional footballer, and manager.

As a player, he was a midfielder from 1982 to 1998. He notably spent twelve years playing in England with Liverpool. After starting his career with Kolding, he moved on to Ajax before spending more than a decade at Liverpool. He was capped 33 times by Denmark, scoring twice.

Born in Kolding, Mølby started his senior playing career at the biggest football club of his hometown of Kolding (Kolding), where he became team captain at the age of 19, before joining AFC Ajax, where he won the Dutch Championship in 1983.

Liverpool manager Joe Fagan invited Mølby to have a 10-day trial and finally signed him on 22 August 1984. He made his debut three days later on the 25th in the 3–3 league draw with Norwich City at Carrow Road. His first goal for Liverpool came on 1 December 1984 in the 3–1 league defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. He failed to shine for Liverpool in his first season as the team endured a comparatively poor season, failing to win a major trophy for the first time since 1975.

After leaving Liverpool he became player-manager of Swansea City, where he spent two years, and then managed Kidderminster Harriers, guiding them to promotion to the Football League in 2000. He later had a brief spell as manager of Hull City and then a brief spell back in charge of Kidderminster Harriers.

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