Michael Laudrup


A Danish legend of football, Michael Laudrup has enjoyed an illustrious transcontinental sporting career as both a player and manager. A wonderful football speaker, Laudrup recalls anecdotal tales of his times at some of the largest clubs in the world, as well as provide valuable advice in areas such as leadership determination and success maximisation. These topics make Michael one of the most desirable personalities on the after dinner speaker circuit.

Playing for giants of the sport, Michael featured on the team sheet for Ajax, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus throughout his career. Perhaps best known for his exploits at Barcelona, joining the side in 1989, Laudrup enjoyed tremendous success under Cruyff’s leadership. Winning La Liga four times, consecutively, Michael showed the drive and determination of a true champion. Utilising these attributes during his talks as a football speaker thanks to their relevance to both business and social environments elevates his discussions above similar speakers.

After a spell at Real Madrid between 1994 and 1995, Michael went on to play for Vissel Kobe and Ajax for two more seasons before retiring from professional football. Michael’s retirement sparked an exciting new career in the world of football management. Initially starting as an assistant coach for the Danish national side, Michael went on to manage Brondby, Getafe, Spartak Moscow, and RCD Moscow. Joining Premiership side Swansea City in 2012, Michael guided a successful season thanks to a number of key signings such as Michu and de Guzman.

Winning his first trophy with Swansea City in 2013 at Wembley, Michael’s capture of the Football League Cup was hailed as the greatest achievement of his career to date. Additionally, as a player, he was named in the 100 Greatest Players of All Time and chosen as a UEFA Golden Player for being the Greatest Danish Footballer of the last 50 Years.

Laudrup’s knowledge of management and leadership, at an elite level, make him a wonderful sports speaker, describing how to keep a team of high performing athletes as a collective group in the heat of competition. His discussions are ideal for a corporate audience as he delves into the qualities required to be a success, in an accessible and transferable way.

To book Michael for your event, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Michael is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Maximising Success

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