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Denmark Football Great Carl Aage Praest Dies

Copenhagen, Nov 23: Carl Aage Praest, a former Juventus striker who also won an Olympic bronze medal with Denmark at the 1948 London Games, has died. He was 89.A death notice published in Wednesday's Politiken

India TV News Desk [ Updated: November 23, 2011 18:14 IST ]
denmark football great carl aage praest dies
denmark football great carl aage praest dies

Copenhagen, Nov 23: Carl Aage Praest, a former Juventus striker who also won an Olympic bronze medal with Denmark at the 1948 London Games, has died. He was 89.


A death notice published in Wednesday's Politiken newspaper said Praest died Saturday.

Praest scored 17 times in 24 games for Denmark. A year after the Olympics, he signed a professional contract with Juventus, and was thus banned from Denmark's amateur-only side.

Praest left Juventus in 1956 after 232 games. He switched to Italian rival Lazio for one season before returning to Denmark, where he worked as a brewery employee.

In 2008, Praest was elected to Danish football's Hall of Fame, joining Denmark greats Michael and Brian Laudrup, Allan Simonsen and Harald Nielsen, among others.

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