The Laudrup name certainly carries some credence in Danish football. Michael and Brian Laudrup are two of the most gifted footballers the country has ever produced.
Michael, a former Real Madrid and Barcelona star, is also well known for managing Swansea City. He also has a very talented footballing son - Andreas.
In January 2013 it was reported he had turned down Liverpool by the Liverpool Echo. Instead, he went to French outfit Saint-Etienne from FC Nordsjaelland - who he had helped win the Danish league title and in their Champions League adventure.
But now the 24-year-old once linked with moves to clubs such as Chelsea and Liverpool has retired from football.
Laudrup joined AGF Aarhus last summer in search of regular football and a kick-start to his career. Unfortunately that idea has been cut short. It was confirmed yesterday that Laudrup Jr had retired from football because of chronic rheumatoid arthritis. A debilitating illness, it has caused the young midfielder pain in his joints for years. With no cure in sight, he has had to make the unfortunate decision to stop playing.
A real shame for one so young, but perhaps he can follow in the footsteps of his father and become a successful manager in the future.