Allan SIMONSEN | 1976-1977 & 1985-1986

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Allan SIMONSEN | 1976-1977 & 1985-1986

Postby brondbylove » 2009 Jun 04, 21:12



Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number: 10 (?)
Position: SS*, AMF, WF
Nationality: Danish _den
Age: 24
Era: 1976-1977

Foot: R
Side: R

Length: 165
Weight: 59

Attack: 85
Defence: 45
Balance: 70
Stamina: 84
Top Speed: 89
Acceleration: 89
Response: 87
Agility: 93
Dribble Accuracy: 90
Dribble Speed: 93
Short Pass Accuracy: 83
Short Pass Speed: 85
Long Pass Acc.: 85
Long Pass Speed: 84
Shot Accuracy: 87
Shot Power: 85
Shot Technique: 90
Free Kick Accuracy: 82
Curling: 87
Header: 75
Jump: 84
Technique: 90
Aggression: 87
Mentality: 82
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 86

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot frequency: 7
Consistency: 7

[] Speed Merchant
[] Mazing Run
[] Incisive Run
[] Talisman

*Quick Turn
*Scissor Dribble

Allan Simonsen, European Footballer of the Year 1977.



Club: Vejle BK
Position: SS*, AMF, WF
Nationality: Danish _den
Age: 33
Era: 1985-1986

Foot: R
Side: R

Length: 165
Weight: 59

Attack: 82
Defence: 50
Balance: 66
Stamina: 79
Top Speed: 77
Acceleration: 77
Response: 81
Agility: 86
Dribble Accuracy: 86
Dribble Speed: 78
Short Pass Accuracy: 85
Short Pass Speed: 84
Long Pass Acc.: 84
Long Pass Speed: 83
Shot Accuracy: 86
Shot Power: 84
Shot Technique: 84
Free Kick Accuracy: 78
Curling: 83
Header: 73
Jump: 74
Technique: 90
Aggression: 76
Mentality: 76
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 86

Injury Tolerance: C
Condition/Fitness: 5
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot frequency: 6
Consistency: 5

[] Incisive Run


Europe's best footballer 1977, Allan Simonsen had always been a mercurial talent. A glorious club career abroad in Borussia Mönchengladbach and Barcelona (along with a highly dubious move to then second division-settlers, Charlton FC) had together with the individual honour also seen him win several merits with his clubs, including UEFA and Cup Winner's Cups. However, nine years after the cementation of his place as Europe's best, Simonsen wasn't the immaculate player he had used to be. An unlucky broken leg in the opening game of the EURO 1984 had seen him sidelined for a half year and as a player already on decline before the injury, he would from then on find it increasingly difficult to reach anything like the level he had used to show on the European pitches. However, despite having aged considerably, Simonsen was by 1986 still a footballer sometimes capable of managing marvellous and dazzling moves albeit with an eternity of space between them as compared to the past.

He had been a consistent and loyal member of the Danish national for years, even before Sepp Piontek's start in 1979 and as such went all the long journey from the eternal defeats of the 70's team to the 80's team with an unheard of killer instinct for a Danish side. At first he was the player which much of the play was built around, being the by far greatest player of the nation, but Simonsen was gradually marginalized as time began to take it's toll on him and others took over. He was meant to be the key player and provider of magic in 1984 but his forced break had seen him pushed out of the starting XI and by 1986 he was by and large only a reserve. Even a reserve who many meant was travelling to Mexico solely as a tribute from coach Sepp Piontek's who wanted to reward Simonsen's long and dedicated work to his team with an appearence at a World Cup. He was still though a very valued player among his team mates.

Despite his fall from the top, Allan Simonsen's one most significant contribution to the 'Dynamite era' was one of huge importance which shouldn't be underestimated. In 1983 it was Simonsen who scored the penalty against England on Wembley to give Denmark the 1-0 win required to qualify for the European Championship the year after. A tournament that would set the foundation for the team's magnificent display in Mexico two years after, even after poor Simonsen's leg break.

Last edited by brondbylove on 2011 Apr 18, 22:34, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Allan SIMONSEN | 1976-1977 & 1985-1986

Postby Brezza » 2009 Sep 07, 05:27

Added 85/86 set + discussion:

brondbylove wrote:
coolactive wrote:Great post. I remember his glorious, techniqally mortal precise shot. :)
That is why I would raise ST for a few points !


And Shot Technique raised a bit.

It was so 'low' because the general base for this version of Allan Simonsen was that he still was a player of fantastic technical ability but also very much getting on. He had become very fragile and did not possess the same talisman skills as he had prior to 1986. I would say that it was that leg-break in 1984 which was the turning point. At 31 he had still been immense albeit slightly declining - but after the leg-break, he never really recovered football-wise. So my assumption was that his ST, the ability to shoot from difficult angles requiring a lot of physical strain, would be harder for him by 1986.
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Re: Allan SIMONSEN | 1976-1977 & 1985-1986

Postby cocopie » 2011 Sep 12, 21:18

great video.
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Re: Allan SIMONSEN | 1976-1977 & 1985-1986

Postby Turambur » 2019 Aug 10, 03:34

Don't know what happened with this post.
Anyway, here's what I've posted before it was deleted.
First time I watch about him I was expecting to see a selfish player with lot of tricks and feints, but I was so wrong. Simonsen was a team player, a mix of speed, intelligence and good team work, all in the body of a nine years old kid.
His DA and TEC been something difficult to apreciate, because everytime he took the ball everybody tried to foul him, so he just atemp to run forward or give a pass, and if he tried to dribble someone he was fauled most of the times. Now, I really don't think he was nothing more than 88-90 in DA. If we compare him with Rob Rensenbrink, both had similar stiles, but can't see Allan at the same level of Rob's DA, plus Rob's EP was better.
Allan main weappon was his combo of ACC and DS, with more than decent TS, had good change of rithm (Cruyff stile) and good speed on the run, I been playing him with TS 88, ACC 93 and DS 95 (when he was given a chance to run he cluld really demostrate this one). AGI is difficult to rate, because when he attempted to feint with pure AGI, it looked like he lose ball's control. So, I would go for something like 90, but it could be more.
Phisically he was so weak, small and looks like he couldn't charge against no one, I gave him 70 just because of his height and weight, that makes him already some weak.
His JUMP was ok, sometimes he attemped to win in the air (?) but his HA was bad, nothing more than 68.
Now, his understanding of the game, his attitude and his passing are what made him a good player. his off-the-ball moves were so good, wasn't expecting it from a Winger from the 70's, I been playing him with 83 in TW and MEN and 84 in RES, as he was not a static player, allways looking for spaces to recive the ball and moving all over the side.
ATT is ok at 88, as he could be really dangerous at times and sometimes it looked like he didn't know what to do and then make a pass back, but didn't found him as the kind of player that make bad decissions. And the combo of 88 in ATT and 83 in TW and 84 in RES makes him better looking for holes to recive a pass.
His passing skills. Most of his passes where shot passes with low SPS, but really acurates, can't remmember him loosing a single pass. Was consistant, but wouldn't say they were dangerous, on the other hand, he could play some exceptional long balls from the left side with more than decent speed, but didn't attemp them very ofthen. So, I gave him 84 SPA, 73 SPS and 87 LPA and 78 LPS.

Name: Allan SIMONSEN
Shirt Name: SIMONSEN
Positions: ★ WF, SS, AM

Nationality: Danish
Age: 22

Height: 165 cm
Weight: 60 kg

Injury Tolerance: B
Foot: R
Side: B

Attack: 88
Defence: 45
Balance: 70
Stamina: 84
Top Speed: 88
Acceleration: 93
Response: 84
Agility: 90
Dribble Accuracy: 90
Dribble Speed: 94
Short Pass Accuracy: 84
Short Pass Speed: 76
Long Pass Accuracy: 87
Long Pass Speed: 78
Shot Accuracy: 82
Shot Power: 73
Shot Technique: 82
Free Kick Accuracy: 75
Curling: 84
Header: 68
Jump: 76
Technique: 89
Aggression: 88
Mentality: 83
Keeper Skills: 50
Teamwork: 83

Condition/Fitness: 5
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5

P04 - Darting Run
P10 - Incisive Run
P14 - Dummy Runner
P18 - Talisman
S01 - Marauding
S06 - Outside Curve
S15 - Shoulder Feint Skills
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Re: Allan SIMONSEN | 1976-1977 & 1985-1986

Postby Joesing » 2020 May 11, 07:16

After his time in Barcelona ( was relegated by Maradona ) he sign with Charlton Athletic ( im a big fan! ) in that time was in the championship league, the old fans who remember his performance they told me that he was a player of another class, he was always man of the match and that he filled the stadium just to see him.

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