Danish striker who led the Italian Hellas Verona club to its only Serie A title and scored nearly 40 goals with the Danish national team.
He joined FC Koln, one of Europe's top teams, in his sophomore season.
He displayed a carefree attitude in contrast to his Dutch team's rigid discipline, which sometimes got him in trouble with management.
He grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark.
His headstrong aggression matched up well with Dutch teammate Michael Laudrup's patience and vision.