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

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Nicklas Pedersen
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/10/1987 (28)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Oostende ( BEL)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • 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

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Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 21/10/2015 01:24 CET