Povlsen did not play more than three matches for Köln in the —90 season though, as he was bought by Dutch club PSV Eindhoven in He played the remainder of the season at PSV, going on to win the Dutch cup and finishing second in the League.
He moved back to Germany, where he settled down at Borussia Dortmund in Povlsen experienced his greatest success while at Dortmund, and quickly became a fan favourite.
However, in an April game for Dortmund against 1. FC Köln, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the knee, and was out for recovery until October of the same year, when he made his come-back against Wattenscheid FC Kaiserslautern he suffered a cruciate ligament injury in his other knee, and though he had a short appearance in March against Eintracht Frankfurt , and thus was a part of the —95 Bundesliga winning Dortmund side, Povlsen had to end his career due to his knee injuries.
When he won the European Championship with the Danish national team, his reputation was on the rise. Povlsen played all five Denmark matches in the tournament, and scored once in the semi-final penalty shootout against Netherlands , after an intense battle of nerves with Dutch keeper Hans van Breukelen , Povlsen's former PSV teammate.
He was a constant part of the Denmark national football team from his debut in until he retired. He scored 21 goals in his 62 international appearances for Denmark, and played at the European Championship Euro as well as Euro , a tournament which Denmark won.
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Join stars and starlets! Eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund… This formulation at the beginning of official BVB communications evokes, often both knowingly and proudly, the long and glorious history of the ball sports club founded in These successes were brought about by players who would subsequently become black and yellow legends.
One such example is Roman Weidenfeller, goalkeeper at BVB for 16 years and part of the successful team that won the German title in , celebrated the domestic double of league and cup a year later, and which also made it to the final of the Champions League 12 months further on.
But return he did in September It is very unusual to miss such a short amount of time with such a serious injury.
The fact that Povlsen made such a quick recovery was typical of the player who ran himself into the ground for his team, and he had obviously done the same in the treatment and physio rooms.
But fate can be a cruel mistress and, in April , Povlsen would suffer the same injury in the opposite knee during a game against Kaiserslautern.
This injury was far more serious and would keep him out until March the following year. He would make his comeback against Eintracht Frankfurt, which would finally earn him a league winners medal when Borussia Dortmund won their first Bundesliga in 26 years at the end of the season.
But this injury would prove to be too much for Flemming Povlsen to recover from and he announced his retirement from professional football in May His love for football would lead him back into the game as he sporadically played in the Danish lower leagues for his hometown club, Brabrand IF, making 40 appearances between and Flemming would eventually move into coaching and directorial roles though, and is currently coaching with Aarhus.
Dickel, as mentioned earlier, came to the club at the right time in his career. Povlsen was a player who made the most out of what he had.
His technique at times was an eyesore and he never scored many goals.