Simon Kjær

  • Date of birth : 26/03/1989
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Denmark Denmark
 
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Simon Kjær

Simon Kjær

A first-choice defender for Denmark at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Simon Kjær is in jeopardy of losing his place at UEFA EURO 2012 following an indifferent season with AS Roma, where he arrived on an extended loan from VfL Wolfsburg in August 2011. Courted by several big clubs as a youngster, he left his homeland after just one Danish Superligaen campaign.

• Born in Horsens, he developed fast with FC Midtjylland and the Danish Under-18 and U19 teams and made just 19 top-flight appearances for the Herning-based club before US Città di Palermo beat off the competition to take him to Sicily.

• Made his Serie A debut against ACF Fiorentina on 26 October 2008 and scored his first goal, against AC Chievo Verona, a week later; soon became a regular in the side and was rewarded at the end of his debut Italian campaign with his first senior cap for Denmark – as a replacement for the injured Per Krøldrup in a crucial FIFA World Cup qualifying win away to Sweden (1-0).

• Helped Denmark qualify for the World Cup in South Africa, where he played in the opening two games but collected yellow cards in both and thus missed the decisive third group match against Japan through suspension.

• An excellent 2009/10 Serie A campaign for Palermo, in which he made 35 starts and scored two goals, proved to be his last with the club as Wolfsburg lured him to Germany for a €10m-plus fee; his first Bundesliga goal, the winner against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 22 January 2011, brought manager Steve McClaren his last victory as Wolfsburg coach before he was replaced by Felix Magath.

• Returned to Italy and Roma on a season-long loan at the end of the summer 2011 transfer window, replacing AC Milan-bound Philippe Mexès, and started the wins against Norway (2-0), Cyprus (4-1) and Portugal (2-1) that sealed Denmark's UEFA EURO 2012 qualification.

Last updated: 23/05/12 13.34CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/04/2014 02:00 CET
08.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-0Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria1-1DenmarkDenmark9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundItalyItaly3-1DenmarkDenmark9000
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundFYROMFYROM3-0DenmarkDenmark5300
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-3DenmarkDenmark9010
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark1-1BulgariaBulgaria9000
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-4ArmeniaArmenia9000
10.08.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0LorientLorient9000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPolandPoland3-2DenmarkDenmark6400
17.08.2013French Ligue 1ReimsReims2-1LOSCLOSC6500
25.08.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9000
31.08.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-0LOSCLOSC9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundMaltaMalta1-2DenmarkDenmark9000
15.09.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC0-2NiceNice9000
24.09.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC3-0ÉvianÉvian9000
28.09.2013French Ligue 1LyonLyon0-0LOSCLOSC9000
05.10.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC3-0AjaccioAjaccio9000
19.10.2013French Ligue 1MontpellierMontpellier0-1LOSCLOSC9000
25.10.2013French Ligue 1NantesNantes0-1LOSCLOSC9000
03.11.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC2-0MonacoMonaco9000
09.11.2013French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp0-0LOSCLOSC9000
24.11.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0ToulouseToulouse9000
30.11.2013French Ligue 1ValenciennesValenciennes0-1LOSCLOSC9000
03.12.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0MarseilleMarseille9000
08.12.2013French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux1-0LOSCLOSC9000
15.12.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC2-1BastiaBastia9000
12.01.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-2ReimsReims9000
17.01.2014French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne2-0LOSCLOSC9000
21.01.2014French CupTenth roundCroixCroix0-3LOSCLOSC9010
02.02.2014French Ligue 1NiceNice1-0LOSCLOSC9000
08.02.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC2-0SochauxSochaux9001
16.02.2014French Ligue 1ÉvianÉvian2-2LOSCLOSC9000
02.03.2014French Ligue 1AjaccioAjaccio2-3LOSCLOSC9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundEnglandEngland1-0DenmarkDenmark6200
15.03.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC0-0NantesNantes9000
23.03.2014French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-1LOSCLOSC9000
27.03.2014French CupQuarter-finalsRennesRennes2-0LOSCLOSC9000
30.03.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0GuingampGuingamp9000
05.04.2014French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse1-2LOSCLOSC9000
12.04.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0ValenciennesValenciennes9000

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General info

  • Name: Simon Kjær
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 26/03/1989 (24)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: LOSC ( FRA)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Qualifying round)
    20/10/06: Denmark 0-1 France

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Denmark100
Denmark U-1971
Total171
Last updated: 08/01/2014 04:45 CET
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