Mark Strudal

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Mark Strudal
Personal information
Full name Mark Agner Boecking Strudal
Date of birth (1968-04-29) 29 April 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Glostrup, Denmark
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Brøndby IF (assistant and forward coach)
Youth career
Holbæk B&I
Bramsnæs
FC Roskilde
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Hvidovre IF 27 (7)
1988 Næstved IF 26 (14)
1989 Borussia Dortmund 12 (1)
1989–1991 Grasshopper 51 (21)
1991–1993 Vejle BK 10 (6)
1992 Næstved IF (loan) 15 (8)
1993 FC Copenhagen (loan) 3 (0)
1993 BK Frem (loan) 9 (8)
1993–1995 Brøndby IF 58 (25)
1995–1996 Næstved IF 23 (7)
1996 Skoda Xanthi 0 (0)
Total 142 (65)
National team
1988–1989 Denmark U21 11 (3)
1988–1995 Denmark 9 (3)
Teams managed
2000–XXXX Køge BK (youth)[1]
2004–2006 FC Zulu[2]
2006–2009 FC Nordsjælland U19[3]
2009–2015 FC Nordsjælland (forward coach)[4]
2015– Brøndby IF (assistant)[5]
2015– Brøndby IF (forward coach)[5]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mark Agner Boecking Strudal (born 29 April 1968 in Glostrup) is a retired Danish footballer who played as a striker and scored three goals in nine games for the Danish national team. He became known for his extravagant lifestyle, but in later years he reentered the minds of the Danish public as the manager of FC Zulu.

He is currently working as assistant manager and forward coach for Brøndby IF.

Biography[edit]

Strudal got his national breakthrough while playing for Næstved IF in the Danish 1st Division championship. He made his debut for the Danish national team in May 1988, and was named 1988 Revelation of the Year as Næstved finished runners-up in the 1st Division. He moved abroad to play professionally for German team Borussia Dortmund in the winter 1988. He played half a season at Dortmund, but had a controversy with manager Horst Köppel. He moved on to play for Grasshoppers Zürich in Switzerland in the summer 1989, and won three trophies in his two years at the club. When the Grasshoppers squad faced 20% wage cuts, Strudal decided to leave the club in July 1991.

In September 1991, he moved back to Denmark to play for Vejle Boldklub in a transfer deal worth more than DKK 4 million. It was later to be known that his contract with Vejle had a clause which secured Vejle approximately DKK 4 million if he ever was to be sold to a club abroad. His stay at Vejle was short, as he suffered injuries and the club was relegated. He underwent a series of loan deals to other Danish teams; first to former club Næstved IF in the fall 1992, then to F.C. Copenhagen in February 1993, and finally to BK Frem in April 1993.

When his Vejle contract ran out in the summer 1993, he moved on to league rivals Brøndby IF on a free transfer in July 1993. Strudal helped Brøndby win the 1994 Danish Cup and he was a part of the Denmark national team which won the 1995 King Fahd Cup. He stayed two years at Brøndby, before he left the club in July 1995. Despite his credentials, the Vejle clause kept him from moving to a foreign club. He moved back to Næstved IF, where he suffered a knee injury which kept him out for five months. He tried to move abroad in the summer 1996, but a four-year contract with Greek club Skoda Xanthi was terminated without pay when Strudal was injured in a pre-season game. He underwent recovery, and made a short comeback to football on an amateur basis at Danish a local club in Hagested in August 1997.

After his active career he has worked mostly as a coach of youth teams and forwards.

Honours[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Strudal træner i Køge" (in Danish). bold.dk. 19 September 2000. 
  2. ^ "FC Zulu mister træner til SAS Liga-klub" (in Danish). bold.dk. 21 December 2005. 
  3. ^ "Mark Strudal fra FC Zulu til FC Nordsjælland" (in Danish). tipsbladet.dk. 
  4. ^ "FCN forfremmer Mark Strudal" (in Danish). bold.dk. 14 December 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Mark Strudal skal give flere Brøndby-mål" (in Danish). brondby.com. 4 June 2015.