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Liverpool Legend Jan Molby Coming To New York City

Jan Molby is a player that I have a lot of time for. The Danish footballer was a maestro in midfield. While he’s best remembered as being a pivotal player for Liverpool during his time there between 1984 and 1996, he has a special place in my heart for being a pioneer with the club I support, Swansea City, where he introduced a beautiful style of play as player manager which laid the groundwork for Roberto Martinez’s arrival, much later, in 2007.

Judging by Molby’s artistry on the pitch with Liverpool and Swansea, it’s no surprise then that Molby’s early part of his career included two years playing with Ajax where he won the Dutch Championship in 1983 and played in the Ajax youth academy alongside Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Jesper Olsen. For those of you who had a chance to watch him play, either in person or on television, there was something magical about the way he played and how adept he was at passing the ball. To see just one example of his skill, watch the video above.

Fortunately for us, Molby will be visiting the United States next month where he’ll be making an appearance in New York City on December 19, 2009 at the 11th Street Bar. Molby will be available to sign autographs and memorabilia, as well as to pose for photographs. If you’re interested in attending or want to learn more details, visit the Liverpool FC New York Supporters Club website. Tickets to the Jan Molby appearance are $20 and tickets are limited, so sign up today if you want to meet the legend.

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5 Responses to Liverpool Legend Jan Molby Coming To New York City

  1. brn442 says:

    Jan Molby was certainly a legend. He had a decent level of movement for someone with his body weight

  2. LI Matt says:

    Just hope nobody lets him drive….

    “He’s fat! He’s round! His motor’s in the pound! Jan Molby, Jan Molby”

  3. mark richards says:

    It’s a shame i am in Phoenix, Arizona – I’m an exiled Swansea fan – and always keep an eye out for Liverpool’s results too.
    Molby was/is a legend.

  4. Sarah says:

    Wow, what a goal. Some of the older liverpool fans (and some comments here) I speak to always say how fat he was, but he looks totally normal in that video, am I missing something?

  5. The Gaffer says:

    Sarah, he started to put on the pounds later in his Liverpool career after he was sidelined with injuries. But yes, he looked quite slim and speedy in the above video.

    The Gaffer

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