Flemming Lund

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Flemming Lund
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-10-06) 6 October 1952 (age 64)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1972 B 1903
1972–1976 Royal Antwerp[2] 124 (20)
1976–1977 Rot-Weiss Essen[3] 34 (2)
1977–1979 Fortuna Düsseldorf[3] 62 (5)
1979–1981 Dallas Tornado 85 (2)
1979–1980 Detroit Lightning (indoor) 32 (7)
1980–1981 Dallas Tornado (indoor) 18 (7)
1981–1983 Buffalo Stallions (indoor) 59 (7)
1983 Vancouver Whitecaps 7 (0)
1983 Tampa Bay Rowdies 17 (0)
1983–1984 Tampa Bay Rowdies (indoor)
1984–1985 Cleveland Force (indoor) 11 (0)
1985 New York Cosmos (indoor) 5 (1)
1985 Wichita Wings (indoor) 9 (0)
National team
1969–1971 Denmark U-19[4] 7 (1)
1972–1974 Denmark U-21[4] 6 (0)
1972–1979 Denmark[4] 20 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Flemming Lund (born 6 October 1952) is a former Danish professional football player in the midfielder position, who played both in Europe and the United States. He played for Royal Antwerp in Belgium and German teams Rot-Weiss Essen and Fortuna Düsseldorf, winning the 1979 DFB-Pokal trophy with Düsseldorf. Lund played 20 games and scored two goals for the Denmark national football team from 1972 to 1979. He moved to the United States in 1979 and played for a number of American teams in the North American Soccer League and the Major Indoor Soccer League.

European career[edit]

Born in Copenhagen,[5] Lund started his career with local top-flight club B 1903. He was called up for the Danish national under-19 team in September 1969, and went on to play seven games and score one goal for the under-19 national team until June 1971.[4] He played six games for the Danish national under-21 team between June 1972 and May 1974.[4] Simultaneously, he debuted for the senior Denmark national team in June 1972 and went on to play 20 games and score two goals for his country until May 1979.[4]

In the summer of 1972,[1] Lund moved abroad to play professionally with Belgian club Royal Antwerp. He made his Antwerp debut in August 1972, and went on to play 124 games and score 20 goals for Antwerp in the Belgian First Division.[2] After four seasons with Antwerp, Lund went to Rot-Weiss Essen in the German Bundesliga championship in 1976. Lund played 34 games and scored two goals for Essen in the 1976–77 Bundesliga season,[3] but could not prevent Essen from being relegated to the 2. Bundesliga at the end of the season. Lund left Essen and moved to Bundesliga club Fortuna Düsseldorf. He played two seasons at Düsseldorf, and won the 1979 DFB-Pokal trophy with the team. After 62 games and five goals for Düsseldorf in the Bundesliga,[3] Lund left the club in the summer 1979.

American career[edit]

In 1979, Lund signed with the Dallas Tornado of the North American Soccer League. He would remain with Dallas through three outdoor seasons. In the fall of 1979, he joined the Detroit Lightning of the Major Indoor Soccer League and was named a first team All Star.[6] He then played the 1980–81 indoor season with the Tornado. He returned to the MISL in the fall of 1981 with the Buffalo Stallions. In 1983, he joined the Vancouver Whitecaps. Seven games into the 1983 season, the Whitecaps sent Lund to the Tampa Bay Rowdies. He finished the season in Tampa Bay, then played the 1983–84 NASL indoor season with them. On 27 April 1984, the Rowdies released Lund.[7] In October 1985, he joined the Cleveland Force for the 1984–85 MISL season. In February 1985, the Force sent Lund to the New York Cosmos in exchange for a second round draft pick.[8] In March, the Cosmos released Lund who then signed with the Wichita Wings.[9]


He is the father of international equestrian Tina Lund.[10] He has won the Zealand championship in badminton with world champion Lene Køppen as his mixed-double partner.[11]



  1. ^ a b "Flemming Lund .:. Club career". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Spelersprofiel – Lund, Flemming" (in Dutch). RAFCmuseum.be. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Fleming Lund" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Flemming Lund – Alle hold (Alle kampe)" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "FLEMMING LUND" (in Danish). haslund.info. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. 
  6. ^ "MISL: 1979–1980" (in German). oursportscentral.com. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rowdies Trade Debrito For Kozic, Release Lund". news.google.com. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Lloyd, Wilander advance to third round". The San Diego Union (CA). 9 February 1985. 
  9. ^ "WICHITA PICKS UP 2 COSMOS PLAYERS". Chicago Tribune. 8 March 1985. 
  10. ^ Ankerdal, Steen (3 August 2002). "Danske ryttere til EM Spring for U/21" (in Danish). heste-nettet.dk. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Flemming Lund ny Team Manager for DRF" (in Danish). Hesteinfo.dk. 4 July 2003. Archived from the original on 24 February 2005. 

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