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Jakob Poulsen

Jakob Poulsen

A former right-back who now plays in midfield, Jakob Poulsen is most famous in Denmark for scoring the winning goal in a vital 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against neighbours Sweden. He managed just two UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying appearances but remains a contender for a squad place at the finals.

• Started out with Esbjerg fB, graduating from youth to first team during the 2002/03 campaign and becoming a regular the following season, missing just one Superligaen match as his club finished third.

• Left Esbjerg midway through the 2005/06 campaign to join Dutch club sc Heerenveen; injured shortly after his arrival and found it difficult to establish himself at first but managed 30 Eredivisie appearances, 19 from the start, in 2007/08 as Heerenveen finished fifth, thus qualifying for the UEFA Cup, for the second successive season.

• Returned to Denmark in 2008, joining AGF Århus, where he enjoyed an excellent first season that earned him international recognition from Denmark boss Morten Olsen, his first cap coming in a friendly against Greece on 11 February 2009.

• Enjoyed a terrific 2009/10 season with Denmark, scoring the winning goal against Sweden to take his country through to 2010 World Cup, where he made two substitute appearances, but he suffered shock relegation from the Superligaen with AGF.

• Named 2009 Danish player of the year, he shunned several offers to move abroad, preferring to stay in Denmark and join FC Midtjylland, for whom he enjoyed a productive 2011.

Last updated: 21/03/12 15.49CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 26/06/2015 02:17 CET
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria1-1DenmarkDenmark100
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundItalyItaly3-1DenmarkDenmark700
20.07.2014Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland3-1BrøndbyBrøndby9000
26.07.2014Danish Super LeagueAaBAaB2-0MidtjyllandMidtjylland2600
04.08.2014Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland3-1RandersRanders9000
10.08.2014Danish Super LeagueSønderjyskESønderjyskE1-3MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
15.08.2014Danish Super LeagueKøbenhavnKøbenhavn1-2MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
31.08.2014Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-0EsbjergEsbjerg4500
12.09.2014Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland3-2OBOB9000
21.09.2014Danish Super LeagueNordsjællandNordsjælland2-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
28.09.2014Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-0VestsjællandVestsjælland9000
03.10.2014Danish Super LeagueHobroHobro1-5MidtjyllandMidtjylland9010
19.10.2014Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-1SilkeborgSilkeborg9000
25.10.2014Danish Super LeagueSønderjyskESønderjyskE1-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
31.10.2014Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-0NordsjællandNordsjælland9000
01.12.2014Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-1VestsjællandVestsjælland2700
01.12.2014Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-1VestsjællandVestsjælland2700
07.12.2014Danish Super LeagueKøbenhavnKøbenhavn3-0MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
23.02.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland3-0OBOB9000
01.03.2015Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby1-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
08.03.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland3-0EsbjergEsbjerg8300
13.03.2015Danish Super LeagueRandersRanders1-2MidtjyllandMidtjylland9010
21.03.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland3-0HobroHobro9000
25.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark3-2USAUSA4600
05.04.2015Danish Super LeagueEsbjergEsbjerg3-3MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
12.04.2015Danish Super LeagueAaBAaB1-2MidtjyllandMidtjylland9020
27.04.2015Danish Super LeagueHobroHobro0-0MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
04.05.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland5-2RandersRanders9000
10.05.2015Danish Super LeagueOBOB3-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
17.05.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-0KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
21.05.2015Danish Super LeagueVestsjællandVestsjælland0-0MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
25.05.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-3BrøndbyBrøndby9000
31.05.2015Danish Super LeagueNordsjællandNordsjælland1-0MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
07.06.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-1SønderjyskESønderjyskE9000
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-0SerbiaSerbia2910

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Jakob Poulsen
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/07/1983 (31)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Midtjylland ( DEN)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 75kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Qualifying round)
    14/08/03: Esbjerg 5-0 FC Santa Coloma
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Play-off for Final Tournament)
    19/11/03: Italy 0-0 Denmark

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Denmark U-21121

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 14/06/2015 01:27 CET
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