Nicklas Pedersen

  • Date of birth : 10/10/1987
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Denmark Denmark
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Nicklas Pedersen

Nicklas Pedersen

Clubs: Herfølge BK, FC Nordsjælland, FC Groningen, KV Mechelen, KAA Gent

A late inclusion in Denmark's UEFA EURO 2012 squad, Nicklas Pedersen has spent the past three years in the Eredivisie with FC Groningen. A tall, powerful striker, his goal output is far from prolific, but he represents a like-for-like alternative to regular Denmark centre-forward Nicklas Bendtner.

• Started out in the Danish second tier with Herfølge BK, the club his father Jesper played for with distinction over many years and later coached.

• Registered 12 goals in 19 league games in 2006/07 to earn a transfer to top-flight FC Nordsjælland, where he continued to develop his game under ex-Danish international Morten Wieghorst.

• Scored nine goals in 26 Superligaen matches for Nordsjælland and three in 12 Under-21 internationals for Denmark before joining Groningen in January 2009 on a four-year contract.

• On target in the fourth game of the 2009/10 campaign, a 2-2 draw against VVV Venlo, but managed just five goals all season, a figure he repeated in 2010/11; scored just once in 2011/12 – in a 6-1 defeat at PSV Eindhoven – though was often deployed in midfield.

• Made his senior debut for Denmark in a Copenhagen friendly against Germany on 11 August 2010 and started the team's opening three UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers as a stand-in for the injured Bendtner. Was a late inclusion in Denmark's squad for the finals but failed to make an appearance. 

• Moved to Belgium with Mechelen after EURO 2012 before switching allegiances to Gent a year later, a month after scoring his first international goal in a friendly against Georgia. 

UEFA honours

Last updated: 18/03/14 18.01CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/05/2014 02:01 CET
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundFYROMFYROM3-0DenmarkDenmark3700
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-4ArmeniaArmenia2500
27.07.2013Belgian First LeagueWaasland-BeverenWaasland-Beveren1-1GentGent9000
04.08.2013Belgian First LeagueGentGent2-1MechelenMechelen7600
11.08.2013Belgian First LeagueAnderlechtAnderlecht4-1GentGent9010
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPolandPoland3-2DenmarkDenmark4600
17.08.2013Belgian First LeagueGentGent2-1LierseLierse9000
25.08.2013Belgian First LeagueClub BruggeClub Brugge1-1GentGent9010
31.08.2013Belgian First LeagueGentGent1-0MonsMons9010
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundMaltaMalta1-2DenmarkDenmark9000
14.09.2013Belgian First LeagueKortrijkKortrijk3-0GentGent9000
21.09.2013Belgian First LeagueGentGent1-1OostendeOostende9000
28.09.2013Belgian First LeagueLeuvenLeuven1-1GentGent9000
30.10.2013Belgian First LeagueZulte WaregemZulte Waregem3-2GentGent2000
03.11.2013Belgian First LeagueGentGent0-1Standard LiègeStandard Liège9000
09.11.2013Belgian First LeagueCharleroiCharleroi0-1GentGent6300
23.11.2013Belgian First LeagueGentGent2-0Waasland-BeverenWaasland-Beveren3500
30.11.2013Belgian First LeagueMechelenMechelen0-1GentGent5300
04.12.2013Belgian CupSeventh roundGentGent3-0LeuvenLeuven6410
07.12.2013Belgian First LeagueLierseLierse1-3GentGent3300
15.12.2013Belgian First LeagueGentGent1-2AnderlechtAnderlecht9000
18.12.2013Belgian CupQuarter-finalsGentGent1-0KortrijkKortrijk9000
22.12.2013Belgian First LeagueGentGent1-3Club BruggeClub Brugge9010
26.12.2013Belgian First LeagueMonsMons1-0GentGent6500
14.01.2014Belgian CupQuarter-finalsKortrijkKortrijk1-0
18.01.2014Belgian First LeagueGentGent0-1KortrijkKortrijk2000
26.01.2014Belgian First LeagueGenkGenk1-2GentGent1100
01.02.2014Belgian First LeagueGentGent2-0LeuvenLeuven8310
05.02.2014Belgian CupSemi-finalsZulte WaregemZulte Waregem0-0GentGent7600
08.02.2014Belgian First LeagueOostendeOostende0-0GentGent2000
16.02.2014Belgian First LeagueGentGent1-1LokerenLokeren4500
16.03.2014Belgian First LeagueGentGent0-1Zulte WaregemZulte Waregem1500
12.04.2014Belgian First LeagueGentGent2-1Waasland-BeverenWaasland-Beveren1600
19.04.2014Belgian First LeagueWaasland-BeverenWaasland-Beveren2-4GentGent1600
26.04.2014Belgian First LeagueOostendeOostende1-1GentGent1900
03.05.2014Belgian First LeagueGentGent4-0LierseLierse9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Nicklas Pedersen
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/10/1987 (26)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 28
  • Club: Gent ( BEL)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First qualifying round)
    17/07/08: TVMK 0-3 Nordsjælland
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    07/09/07: Denmark 4-0 Lithuania

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Denmark U-2193

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 07/09/2013 01:19 CET
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