Dennis Rommedahl

  • Date of birth : 22/07/1978
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Denmark Denmark
 
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Dennis Rommedahl

Dennis Rommedahl has been a central figure throughout Morten Olsen's long stint as Denmark coach and is now his country's most capped outfield player, with only goalkeeping legend Peter Schmeichel ahead of him in the all-time listings. The winger started all eight UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers, scoring three goals.

• Born in Copenhagen, he made his debut for Lyngby BK at 17 and was transferred to PSV Eindhoven at 18. He helped the Eredivisie outfit win three Dutch titles in four seasons, though his best individual campaign came in 2001/02 when he scored 11 goals in 34 league appearances as PSV finished runners-up to Ajax.

• Enjoyed an impressive introduction to international football, making his debut for Denmark in Olsen's first game in charge, against the Faroe Islands in August 2000, scoring both goals in a 2-1 friendly triumph over Germany three months later and starting 32 internationals in a row.

• His unbroken run lasted almost three years and incorporated the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he excelled, scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 defeat of France that eliminated the holders; he was later voted 2002 Danish footballer of the year.

• Represented Denmark at UEFA EURO 2004, starting the first two matches and coming on as substitute in the next couple after losing his place to Jesper Grønkjær.

• Left PSV for English Premier League club Charlton Athletic FC but returned to the Netherlands in 2007 to join Ajax, with whom he won the Dutch Cup in 2009/10.

• Impressed again for his country at the 2010 World Cup, playing every minute; Denmark's group stage exit left him on 99 caps but he reached a century that August in a Copenhagen friendly against Germany, marking the occasion with his 18th international goal.

• Won the Greek title in 2010/11, his one and only season with Olympiacos FC, after which he signed a two-year deal with Brøndby and returned to his homeland after 14 years abroad.

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General info

  • Name: Dennis Rommedahl
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/07/1978 (35)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Club: Brøndby ( DEN)

  • Height: 177cm
  • Weight: 68kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Qualifying round)
    20/08/96: Mura 0-2 Lyngby
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    31/08/96: Slovenia 0-3 Denmark

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Denmark339
Denmark U-21104
Total4313

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Ajax20
PSV333
Total353
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
PSV132
Olympiacos21
Lyngby30
Ajax93
Total276
Last updated: 17/07/2014 08:55 CET
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