Torben Frank

Torben Frank
Personal information
Full name Torben Frank
Date of birth (1968-06-16) 16 June 1968
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Vallensbæk IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Brøndby IF 111 (52)
1991–1992 Lyngby BK 32 (15)
1992–1995 Olympique Lyonnais 0 (0)
1995–1997 Lyngby FC 13 (1)
1997–1998 BK Frem 48 (19)
1998 Køge BK 4 (1)
National team
1988–1989 Denmark U-21 7 (2)
1991–1992 Denmark 5 (0)

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

Torben Frank (born 16 June 1968 in Copenhagen) is a Danish former footballer, who played in the striker role. He most successfully played for Danish clubs Lyngby Boldklub and Brøndby IF, and won four Danish championships. In addition, Frank received 5 international caps for the Denmark national football team and was a part of the Danish team that won the 1992 European Championship.

Frank started playing football for Vallensbæk IF. In 1986, he signed his first contract with Brøndby IF, with whom he went on to win three Danish championships. He moved to league rivals Lyngby Boldklub in January 1991. In April, he made his debut for the Danish national team, in a friendly match against Bulgaria, and was a part of the Danish championship winning Lyngby team in 1992. He was selected to represent Denmark at the 1992 UEFA European Championship, and played in two of five games, as Denmark won the tournament.

After Euro 92, Frank moved abroad to play for Olympique Lyonnais in France. He was injured during preliminary physical tests in Lyon, and never got to play for the club. Lyon wanted out of the contract, and a legal battle between club and FIFA ensued. In 1995, Frank moved on, returning to Lyngby, but never recovered his form prior to the injury. He went on to play for Boldklubben Frem in 1997, and ended his career in 1998.


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