Flemming Østergaard

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Flemming Østergaard
Born Flemming Ammentorp Østergaard
(1943-10-31) 31 October 1943 (age 74)
Det Gule Palæ, Ordrup, Denmark
Residence Skodsborg, Denmark
Other names Don Ø
Education Stockbroker
Occupation Retired
Spouse(s) Inge Østergaard
Children Peter & Nikolaj Østergaard
Parent(s) Wedell Østergaard & Doris Ammentorp

Flemming Ammentorp Østergaard (born 31 October 1943 in Det Gule Palæ (Danish: The Yellow Palace), Ordrup) is a retired businessman, best known as long-time chairman of Parken Sport & Entertainment, who owns the football club F.C. Copenhagen. He is also known as Don Ø due to his sometimes Southern European paternal appearance, a nickname he received in the 1990s, by the editors of the fanwebsite: "Fusionsnipserne".

In the eighties he suffered leg injuries from a traffic accident. Although his doctor told him, that he would never walk again, he refused to give up, and managed to work and train his leg, so that he not only walked again, but also was able to win a club championship in his tennis club.[1]

Although recognized as a first-class businessman and tough negotiator, Flemming Østergaard has primarily been in charge of the turn-around and rise of F.C. Copenhagen, to its present status as one of the leading football teams in Denmark.

Career[edit]

Book publications[edit]

  • Don Ø, 2002
  • Varmt hjerte, koldt blod (Warm heart, cold blood), 2005
  • Manden bag myten (The man behind the myth), 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Østergaard, Flemming; Werge, Lars (2002). Don Ø (in Danish). Copenhagen: Ekstra Bladet. ISBN 87-7731-148-5.