Ulrik Laursen became a fans' favourite after signing for Alex McLeish’s Hibs side in 2000 from OB Odense.
Scoring five goals in 82 appearances, Laursen helped the Club reach the 2001 Scottish Cup Final against Celtic.
An impressive two years in Leith saw Laursen sign for Celtic in a £1.3 million deal in August 2002. His first season in Glasgow saw him enjoy an extended run in the first team. The defender made more than 30 appearances for the Hoops during the 2002/03 season, including an appearance in the 2003 UEFA Cup Final against FC Porto. After a 2-2 scoreline over 90 minutes, Celtic eventually lost the European showpiece 3-2 after extra time.
Laursen moved back to hometown team OB Odense in the summer of 2005 before transferring to F.C. Copenhagen in January 2008 and retiring at the end of the 2009/10 season.
The defender became only the second player to feature both for and against Hibernian in European competition. The defender played in Hibernian's UEFA Cup home and away legs against AEK Athens, whilst also lining up for OB Odense against the Leith side in the same competition in 2006.
Full name Ulrik Rosenløv Laursen
Date of birth 28th February 1976
Place of birth Odense, Denmark
Height 6ft 31/2in