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Søren Larsen

Søren Larsen (; born 6 September 1981) is a Denmark professional Association football striker who is currently playing for Danish Superliga side Aarhus Gymnastikforening.

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Søren Larsen biography

Søren Larsen (; born 6 September 1981) is a Denmark professional Association football striker who is currently playing for Danish Superliga side Aarhus Gymnastikforening.


Larsen started Søren Larsen professional career at Danish club Køge Boldklub in Køge, Denmark. In 2001, Søren Larsen was sold to multiple Danish football champions winners Brøndby IF in the top-flight Danish Superliga. At Brøndby Søren Larsen did not enjoy much success, and only played a single game in the Danish Superliga 2001–02, which Brøndby went on to win, although Søren Larsen became well known for Søren Larsen Bellyflop goal celebration, a result of which Søren Larsen was injured. Søren Larsen was sent loan (football) to fellow Danish club BK Frem by then-Brøndby manager Michael Laudrup. In 2004, Søren Larsen was sold to Swedish club Djurgårdens IF Fotboll, playing just two matches before being sidelined for the remainder of 2004 with a groin injury. When Djurgården won 2005 Swedish Cup and the Allsvenskan 2005 Larsen was a key player until Søren Larsen was sold.

After a two month-long controversy Larsen was sold to Germany football club FC Schalke 04 on 31 July 2005, signing a four year contract. At Schalke 04, Søren Larsen earned the nickname "Der Dänische Joker" (The Danish joker), "The Blonde Bomber" and "Die Waffe" (The weapon), referring to Søren Larsen ability to come on as a substitute and score the game-tying or -winning goal. Søren Larsen was, however, not able to keep up the good performances due to injuries, and Søren Larsen later lost Søren Larsen place in the Schalke team. Søren Larsen became fed up with Søren Larsen role on the bench and decided to look for a new club.

On 18 July 2008 Søren Larsen moved to Toulouse FC as a replacement for the outgoing Johan Elmander. On 24 January 2009, Søren scored Søren Larsen first four goals for the club in a 8–0 win against amateur team Schirrhein in the Coupe de France 2008-09, but after one year Søren Larsen turned back to Germany and signed a one year loan deal with MSV Duisburg. Larsen scored five goals in ten games and returned to Toulouse. In 2011 Søren Larsen moved to Feyenoord on loan. On 12 July 2011, despite having two years remaining on Søren Larsen contract, Søren Larsen left Toulouse by mutual consent.

On 13 July 2011, Søren Larsen signed a three-year contract with the Danish Superliga side AGF Aarhus, and made Søren Larsen debut appearance for the first team only five days later, at home against Lyngby Boldklub.

On 30 July 2011, Søren Larsen scored Søren Larsen first goal, an important equalizer in the 2-2 draw home against Odense BK. In the first two games of September 2011, Larsen scored an impressive seven goals: On 1 September 2011 Søren Larsen scored four goals in a 5-2 win in a Cup match against 1. Division side Blokhus FC. Then on 12 September 2011, Søren Larsen made a hat-trick in a 4-2 win against FC Midtjylland.

International career

On 2 June 2005, Larsen was handed Søren Larsen international debut by Denmark manager Morten Olsen, when Søren Larsen came on as a Substitute (association football) in the 1–0 win over Finland national football team. Søren Larsen continued Søren Larsen good form by sensationally scoring six goals in Søren Larsen first five national team matches from June to September 2005. Larsen was named in Olsen's final 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Larsen has scored eleven goals in 20 games for Denmark.


- Danish Superliga: 2002

Djurgårdens IF:
- Swedish Cup: 2004
- Swedish Allsvenskan: 2005

International goals


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