The latest question was from Owenspompey and the task – The real Christian name of Benny Kristensen was and why was his real name not used?
Well here goes – Benny Kristensen was signed from Newcastle United for £120,000 on 19 March 1993. Newcastle were then managed by Kevin Keegan and players were coming and going on an almost daily basis. In fact later that year Mark Stimpson made the same trip.
Benny’s real Christian name was Bjorn. The reason for not using that name is a bit more difficult, I believe he was a big Abba fan and Benny not Bjorn was his favourite but I am not sure how true that is.
Benny a Danish International played 83 games in all competitions for Pompey scoring 3 goals. Only one league goal in there at Bristol Rovers Easter Saturday 1993 in a 2-1 win.
I think our only other Danish International was the Great Escape hero Brian Priske.
Written by eastneydave.
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