Jan Sørensen

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Jan Sørensen
Persdag Ajax v.l.n.r. de nieuwe spelers Henny Meijer, Frank Stapleton en Jan Sorenson, Bestanddeelnr 934-0324.jpg
Hennie Meijer, Frank Stapleton and Jan Sorensen
Personal information
Full name Jan Johnsen Sørensen
Date of birth (1955-05-14) 14 May 1955 (age 64)
Place of birth Glostrup, Denmark
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Glostrup IC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1977 BK Frem 11 (6)
1977–1983 Club Brugge 156 (50)
1983–1985 FC Twente 73 (18)
1985–1986 Feyenoord 25 (9)
1986–1987 Excelsior 27 (7)
1987 Ajax 5 (0)
1987–1989 Portimonense 33 (5)
National team
1977–1980 Denmark 11 (3)
Teams managed
1989–1990 Portimonense
1991–1992 Algarve United
1997–1998 Walsall
2000–2000 Hvidovre (sports director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jan Johnsen Sørensen (born 14 May 1955) is a Danish former football player, who played in the striker position. He most notably played professionally for Belgian club Club Brugge as well as FC Twente, Feyenoord and Ajax in the Netherlands. He played 11 matches and scored three goals for the Denmark national football team from 1977 to 1980.

Sørensen started his career with Glostrup IC before joining BK Frem in Denmark before the 1977 season. He proceeded to move abroad to play professionally for Belgian team Club Brugge in 1977. He reached the 1978 European Cup final with Club Brugge, which was lost to English club Liverpool. He played six seasons at Club Brugge, scoring a total of 63 goals in 185 matches, and winning two Belgian Jupiler League championships. He left the club in 1983, and moved to the Netherlands to play for FC Twente, Feyenoord, Excelsior and Ajax. He ended his active career with Portimonense SC in Portugal.

Following his retirement, he was appointed manager of Walsall FC in June 1997. He spent 11 months at the club, leaving again in May 1998. He later became sports director of Danish club Hvidovre IF.

Jan now runs a pub called the Prince of Wales in the Tamworth area.

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 January 1977 Box Bar Stadium, Banjul, Gambia  Gambia 1–4 Won Friendly
2. 13 April 1977 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria  Bulgaria 3–1 Lost Friendly
3. 1 June 1977 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Norway 0–2 Won Friendly
Correct as of 7 October 2015[1]


  1. ^ "Football PLAYER: Jan Sørensen". eu-football.info. Retrieved 7 October 2015.

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