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Thomas Kahlenberg

Thomas Kahlenberg

Clubs: Brøndby IF (twice), AJ Auxerre, VfL Wolfsburg, Évian Thonon Gaillard FC (loan)

Back in favour with Morten Olsen after a lengthy absence from the Danish national team, Thomas Kahlenberg will appear in his third major tournament at UEFA EURO 2012. A clever, experienced midfield playmaker with an eye for goal, he has enjoyed a productive spell on loan with French club Évian Thonon Gaillard FC.

• Born in Hvidovre, he joined Brøndby IF in his mid-teens and became a regular for the Superligaen club in 2002/03 under coach Michael Laudrup, winning the Danish Cup at the end of that campaign with a 3-0 win against FC Midtjylland in the final.

• Finished as Brøndby's top league scorer in 2003/04 (11 goals) and 2004/05 (13), winning the league title and a second Danish Cup in the latter campaign.

• First capped at senior international level in a friendly against Ukraine in April 2003, he did not become a regular in Olsen's side until the 2006/07 season, by which stage he had established himself as a star of France's Ligue 1 with AJ Auxerre; appeared in all 12 of Denmark's UEFA EURO 2008 qualifiers.

• Made 130 Ligue 1 appearances for Auxerre, scoring 19 goals, before leaving in 2009 to join German champions VfL Wolfsburg; suffered a serious injury shortly after his arrival and struggled to make an impact, eventually reviving his career in 2012 after a return to France with Évian.

• Scored a momentous winning goal against Sweden in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier and played in all three games at the finals in South Africa, but made just one appearance en route to UEFA EURO 2012 – the opening fixture versus Iceland, in which he struck the only goal.

• After a lengthy absence from the Danish national team returned to Morten Olsen's squad for the finals of UEFA EURO 2012 but did not make an appearance at the showpiece. 

• Spent a season on the bench at Wolfsburg after returning from loan before moving back to first club Brøndby.

UEFA honours
None 

Last updated: 28/07/14 16.26CET

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General info

  • Name: Thomas Kahlenberg
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 20/03/1983 (31)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Brøndby ( DEN)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 72kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    31/07/02: Brøndby 1-0 Dinamo Tirana
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    06/09/02: Norway 3-0 Denmark

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Denmark173
Denmark U-21199
Total3612

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Brøndby40
Total40
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Brøndby140
Auxerre50
Total190
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Auxerre21
Total21
Last updated: 15/11/2014 01:27 CET
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