Nikolai Laursen

Nikolai Laursen




Country: Denmark

Date of birth: 19/02/1998 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Denmark

Height: 183cm

Youth career: Brøndby IF, PSV Eindhoven (since 2015)

Current club: PSV Eindhoven

Squad number: —

Current national team: Denmark U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by 50.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2018

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Andriy Yarmolenko & Érik Lamela



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Style of play:

– explosive winger

– likes to dribble

– often cuts inside on his left foot to move to a more central attacking position, and uses uses his speed and skill to take on defenders until he finds the space to make an attempt on goal

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control

– unpredictable for his opponents

– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players

– counter attack threat

– specializes in beating players over a short distance

– likes to make late runs into the opposition box

– great physical and technical prowess

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– gets fouled often


He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.







League summary:

Danish Superliga 2014/2015: 3 matches/1 goal (Brøndby IF)



Nikolai Laursen is considered as one of the greatest talents in Denmark. He comes from Brøndby IF youth academy. He made his Superligaen debut on 26 April 2015 against FC Vestsjælland, in which he replaced Alexander Szymanowski after 84 minutes in a 4-0 home win. He moved to PSV Eindhoven during the summer transfer window 2015 for a fee of about €1,3 million. History and examples of Christian Eriksen, Viktor Fischer and Nicolai Boilesen show that the Eredivisie is a very good direction for young Danish players and it seems that Nikolai made a good decision to join the Dutch champions.



“I feel the time has come to test my talent in a big European club and at PSV Eindhoven I have the chance to take the next step in my career.”

(Nikolai Laursen – after signing a contract with PSV)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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