Rangers idol Brian Laudrup in cancer fight
Brian Laudrup has vowed to win a cancer battle after revealing that he has been diagnosed with a mild form of lymphoma.
The former Denmark star, who won three league titles in four seasons at Rangers, including a double in 1996, announced yesterday that he is undergoing treatment and is determined that he will fight his way back to full health.
“I am obviously shocked by the diagnosis, but also know that there is now a tough battle ahead of me — a battle I will win,” said Laudrup, now 41 years old.
“Fortunately, I have had very optimistic reports from doctors to support me.
“I now want to use my energy to get over the shock and take time with my family and those closest to me, so together we can move forward after this diagnosis.”
The classy Laudrup, younger brother of Juventus star Michael, was an Ibrox hero during his four years at Rangers, but failed to reproduce that form when he moved to Chelsea, leaving Stamford Bridge after a single season and seven appearances.
His career high came when Denmark won the 1992 European Championships.