Rasmus Ankersen

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Rasmus Ankersen (born 22 September 1983 in Herning, Denmark) is an author, public speaker and business consultant.[1] He currently serves as Director of Football at Brentford FC.[2]

Ankersen also has a part-time role as chairman of Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland.[3]

Published work[edit]

Ankersen has published several books, including; A Winner's DNA, Mid-level DNA, Education of a Winner, The Gold Mine Effect and Hunger in Paradise with Danish publisher Turbulenz.[4]

In his books he draws on experiences traveling around the world to live with, work with and inspect some of the world's best talent environments in sports. Due to the popularity of his books, he has been dubbed a 'high performance expert'.[5]

The attention gained from his written work has led to many high profile public speeches, appearing in popular media outlets CNN[5] & Sky.[6]

Early Football Career[edit]

Ankersen had a short career as a professional football player with FC Midtjylland in Denmark, before suffering a serious knee injury in his first senior game.[7] He then studied for UEFA's A Licence, and became the assistant-coach for the under 17 team at a club.[3]

He remained on the coaching staff until departing to travel the world as part of the research for his published works.

He later returned to take up the role of chairman. The club was subsequently purchased by Matthew Benham, who also owns Brentford FC.

Brentford FC[edit]

Ankersen was appointed as co-director of football at Brentford FC in the summer of 2015, along with Phil Giles. Their responsibility is to oversee the football operations of the Club as well as being responsible for managing the recruitment of new players and technical staff.

Of his appointment, Ankersen stated: "I am convinced that this is the start of a journey to something special at Brentford Football Club."


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  2. ^ "BRENTFORD FC LIMITED – Officers (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Q & A with Rasmus Ankersen". p. End of answer to question one. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Forlaget Turbulenz – Guldminerne". Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b "YouTube Interview". CNN. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  6. ^ "YouTube Interview". Sky News. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  7. ^ "So much for "the table never lies" – data unravels football's biggest lie of all". www.newstatesman.com. Retrieved 22 August 2019.