Søren Busk

Søren Busk
Personal information
Full name Søren Thomas Busk[1]
Date of birth (1953-04-10) 10 April 1953
Place of birth Glostrup, Denmark
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1960–1973 Glostrup IC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1976 Glostrup IC
1977–1979 Westfalia Herne[2] 105 (16)
1979–1982 MVV Maastricht 72 (0)
1982–1985 K.A.A. Gent 64 (0)
1985–1986 MVV Maastricht 30 (4)
1986–1987 AS Monaco 37 (3)
1987–1988 Wiener SC 26 (1)
1988–1990 Herfølge BK 22 (3)
National team
1979–1988 Denmark[3] 61 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Søren Thomas Busk (born 10 April 1953) is a former Danish football defender who played professionally for a number of European clubs, and helped K.A.A. Gent win the Belgian Cup. He played 61 games and scored two goals for the Denmark national football team and represented Denmark at the Euro 1984, 1986 World Cup, and Euro 1988 tournaments. Busk usually played either right-back or central defence.


Born in Glostrup,[1] Busk started his senior career with local club Glostrup IC. He moved abroad in 1976, 23 years of age, to play professionally with Westfalia Herne in the German 2. Bundesliga.[4] In his first season with Herne, Busk scored 12 goals in 32 games.[2] He stayed three seasons with Herne, playing a total 105 games and scoring 16 goals for the club in the 2. Bundesliga.[2] While at Herne, Busk was called up for the Danish national team, and he made his international debut in May 1979.[3] He played three international games while at Herne.[1] In the summer 1979, Busk moved to Dutch club MVV Maastricht in the Eredivisie championship.[4] With MVV, he finished 11th in the Eredivisie 1979–80 season and eighth in the 1980–81 Eredivisie season. MVV finished 16th in the 1981–82 Eredivisie season and were relegated to the secondary Eerste Divisie league, and Busk left the club in the summer 1982.[4]

He moved to Belgian club K.A.A. Gent in the Belgian First Division. He was named Gent's player of the year, each of his three years at the club,[5] and helped Gent win the 1984 Belgian Cup trophy. Busk was called up to represent Denmark at the 1984 European Championships.[6][7] He operated as a right-back in Denmark's first three games against France, Yugoslavia, and Belgium, but switched to the other flank for the Danes' dramatic semi-final against Spain in Lyon, with John Sivebæk coming in on the other side of the defence. In the summer 1985, Busk moved back to play for MVV Maastricht.[4] While playing for MVV,[1] he was a part of the Denmark team at the 1986 World Cup.[6] Busk played well in the first round as Denmark topped the group, but endured a torrid time during their second-round 5–1 defeat to Spain, and conceded one of the two penalties given away by the Danes in the second half.

After the World Cup, Busk moved to play for French club AS Monaco in the Ligue 1 championship in the summer 1986.[4] He played one season with Monaco, before leaving the club in the summer 1987. He joined Austrian club Wiener SC in the Austrian Football Bundesliga, playing one season for the club. While at Wiener SC,[1] Busk represented Denmark at the 1988 European Championships,[6] playing in Denmark's first game at the tournament.[3] After the European Championship, Busk ended his international career, and moved back to Denmark in the summer 1988.

He started playing for Herfølge BK in 1988. In 1989, he was named sports director of Herfølge, occupying the job for one-and-a-half year.[5] He continued his active career while being sports director, and ended his playing career in 1990.[8]

He went on to a job as a sales director in SELECT Sport A/S.[5]



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  2. 1 2 3 "Sören Busk" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  3. 1 2 3 "Søren Busk – A-Landshold (Alle kampe)" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 "Søren Busk". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  5. 1 2 3 "SØREN BUSK" (in Danish). Showstars.dk. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  6. 1 2 3 Slutrundetrupper 1908–2004 at Danish Football Association
  7. "Slutrundetrupper 1908–2004" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  8. "Søren Busk" (in Danish). bt.dk. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
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