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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: 15/12/2014 02:59 CET
08.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-0Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria1-1DenmarkDenmark9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundItalyItaly3-1DenmarkDenmark9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-3DenmarkDenmark9010
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark1-1BulgariaBulgaria9000
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-4ArmeniaArmenia9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundMaltaMalta1-2DenmarkDenmark9000
30.07.2014UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundGrasshoppersGrasshoppers0-2LOSCLOSC9000
05.08.2014UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundLOSCLOSC1-1GrasshoppersGrasshoppers9000
09.08.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC0-0MetzMetz9000
15.08.2014French Ligue 1CaenCaen0-1LOSCLOSC9000
20.08.2014UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsLOSCLOSC0-1PortoPorto9000
23.08.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC2-0LorientLorient9010
26.08.2014UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsPortoPorto2-0LOSCLOSC9000
30.08.2014French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-1LOSCLOSC9000
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-1ArmeniaArmenia5700
14.09.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC2-0NantesNantes9000
18.09.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLOSCLOSC1-1KrasnodarKrasnodar9010
24.09.2014French Ligue 1NiceNice1-0LOSCLOSC9000
27.09.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0BastiaBastia9000
02.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageWolfsburgWolfsburg1-1LOSCLOSC9000
11.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania1-1DenmarkDenmark9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal9000
18.10.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-2GuingampGuingamp9000
23.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLOSCLOSC0-0EvertonEverton9000
26.10.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-0LOSCLOSC9000
01.11.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9000
06.11.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageEvertonEverton3-0LOSCLOSC9000
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-3DenmarkDenmark9010
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRomaniaRomania2-0DenmarkDenmark4600
30.11.2014French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux1-0LOSCLOSC9000
03.12.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-1ParisParis9000
07.12.2014French Ligue 1LensLens1-1LOSCLOSC9000
11.12.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLOSCLOSC0-3WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
14.12.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC3-0ToulouseToulouse9000

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General info

  • Name: Simon Kjær
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/03/1989 (25)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: LOSC ( FRA)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    30/07/14: Grasshoppers 0-2 LOSC
  • 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
Denmark141
Denmark U-1971
Total212

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
LOSC40
Total40
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
LOSC51
Total51
Last updated: 12/12/2014 01:22 CET
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