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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 13.34CETær

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 27/11/2015 14:17 CET
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-1ArmeniaArmenia5700
11.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania1-1DenmarkDenmark9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal9000
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-3DenmarkDenmark9010
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRomaniaRomania2-0DenmarkDenmark4600
25.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark3-2USAUSA9000
29.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0DenmarkDenmark9000
08.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark2-1MontenegroMontenegro6100
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-0SerbiaSerbia9000
28.07.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
05.08.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
23.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
27.08.2015UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-0AtromitosAtromitos9000
30.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1AntalyasporAntalyaspor9000
04.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-0AlbaniaAlbania9000
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia0-0DenmarkDenmark8000
27.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageCelticCeltic2-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
04.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark9000
11.10.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundDenmarkDenmark1-2FranceFrance7300
18.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0AjaxAjax9000
25.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAjaxAjax0-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
08.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000
14.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-1DenmarkDenmark9000
17.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentDenmarkDenmark2-2SwedenSweden9000
21.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueMersinMersin1-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
26.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMoldeMolde0-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Simon Kjær
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/03/1989 (26)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Fenerbahçe ( TUR)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16
    • 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

Denmark U-1971

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 27/11/2015 01:15 CET