VIDEO: Top 10 Danish football talents
Kristian Hastrup Larsen · 5 Oct 2014, 08:02
Published: 05 Oct 2014 08:02 GMT+02:00
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It's been a long time since the crop of Danish football talents has looked as promising as it does in 2014, leading to hopes that Denmark could soon emulate the nurturing talents of Germany, Belgium and Spain.
The sheer quantity of football talent in Denmark today bears a striking resemblance to the crop seen back in the early 1980's when Denmark made their first remarkable display on the world stage of football in recent history as the class of '86 played and charmed their way into the hearts of fans everywhere during the World Cup in Mexico, led by the likes of Michael Laudrup, Morten Olsen (Denmark's current national coach), and Allan Simonsen.
Whether or not Denmark's new crop of talents will reach same heights remains to be seen, but the quality and sheer amount of talented youngsters holding a Danish passport these days has put the football world on notice. With these rising new stars, the red-bloused northerners could once again be a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.
Here are The Local's picks for the top 10 football talents from Denmark.