The TEam

Elite Consulting consists of Allan Bak, Søren Barslund and Thomas Gaardsøe who all have a background as professional footballers with a wide knowledge of the football industry.


Søren Barslund

Søren was born and raised in Tarm in Jutland. Søren has played in the best youth teams in Ikast FS.

He has played as a professional in Ikast FS, FC Midtjylland and Esbjerg fB, but had to tahe an involuntary break from football for three years due to major injury problems in FC Midtjylland. 

He returned to football in 2003 and played for two years in Esbjerg fB before his career had to end for the second time due to a knee injury.

Søren has a MSc. degree in economics and marketing, where one semester was spent at the University of South Australia in Adelaide.

He has also worked as an investment adviser in Danske Bank Financial Center in Esbjerg as well as an investment and wealth adviser in Danske Bank International in Luxembourg.

Søren is a players agent with a license issued by DBU.

Søren Barslund
CELL: +45 25300489



Allan was born and raised in Tjørring close to Herning. Allan has played on the best youth teams in Ikast FS and has played in various youth national teams.

He has played as a professional in Ikast FS and FC Midtjylland. In the summer of 2001 he was sold to SC Heerenveen in Holland. He retired from football in 2004 after a long period of injuries.

Subsequently, Allan worked for three years as a real estate agent in Nybolig in Copenhagen, alongside with the work as a scandinavian scout for SC Heerenveen.

Allan established his own football agency Elite Consulting, in 2007 and is a players agent with a license issued by DBU.

CELL: +45 26409694


Thomas Gaardsøe

Thomas was born and raised in Randers. He has played youth football in Randers Freja, before he moved to Aalborg BK. Thomas has also played in various youth national teams and has appeared twice in the Danish senior national team.

He has played as a professional in Aalborg BK, Ipswich Town FC, West Bromwich Albion FC and Esbjerg fB.

Due to injuries Thomas ended his career in England in 2007, but he returned to professional football in 2009. He played until the summer of 2012 where he chose to end his career.


Alongside the job at Elite Consulting, Thomas works as a football expert on the Discovery. 

With experience at the highest level in Denmark and England Thomas is very competent in his role as a personal football advisor and scout. He is registered as “mellemmand” at DBU. 

Thomas Gaardsøe
CELL: +45 23961177