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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: 30/05/2016 02:07 CET
25.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark3-2USAUSA4600
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-0SerbiaSerbia2910
14.07.2015UEFA Champions LeagueSecond qualifying roundMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-0LincolnLincoln9001
21.07.2015UEFA Champions LeagueSecond qualifying roundLincolnLincoln0-2MidtjyllandMidtjylland9001
24.07.2015Danish Super LeagueSønderjyskESønderjyskE1-2MidtjyllandMidtjylland400
28.07.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-2APOELAPOEL9010
31.07.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-0OBOB9000
04.08.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundAPOELAPOEL0-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9001
10.08.2015Danish Super LeagueAaBAaB0-2MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
14.08.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland0-0KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
20.08.2015UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsSouthamptonSouthampton1-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
23.08.2015Danish Super LeagueEsbjergEsbjerg1-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9001
27.08.2015UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
30.08.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-0HobroHobro9000
04.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-0AlbaniaAlbania4400
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia0-0DenmarkDenmark9000
13.09.2015Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby0-0MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
17.09.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-0LegiaLegia9001
20.09.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland0-1NordsjællandNordsjælland9000
27.09.2015Danish Super LeagueRandersRanders0-2MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageClub BruggeClub Brugge1-3MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
04.10.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-0AGFAGF9001
11.10.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundDenmarkDenmark1-2FranceFrance4600
16.10.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-1RandersRanders9001
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-4NapoliNapoli9000
25.10.2015Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby2-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9010
28.10.2015Danish DBU CupFourth roundRoskildeRoskilde3-2MidtjyllandMidtjylland5100
31.10.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-4ViborgViborg9000
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageNapoliNapoli5-0MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
08.11.2015Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland5-1EsbjergEsbjerg9010
20.11.2015Danish Super LeagueOBOB1-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
26.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLegiaLegia1-0MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
04.12.2015Danish Super LeagueAGFAGF2-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
10.12.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-1Club BruggeClub Brugge9000
25.02.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32Man. UnitedMan. United5-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
29.02.2016Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-1AaBAaB9010
03.03.2016Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland0-1KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
14.03.2016Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland3-0HobroHobro9000
03.04.2016Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-0BrøndbyBrøndby9000
08.04.2016Danish Super LeagueViborgViborg1-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
18.04.2016Danish Super LeagueEsbjergEsbjerg0-2MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
22.04.2016Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland2-0OBOB9000
01.05.2016Danish Super LeagueKøbenhavnKøbenhavn5-3MidtjyllandMidtjylland9020
08.05.2016Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-1AGFAGF9000
11.05.2016Danish Super LeagueHobroHobro1-4MidtjyllandMidtjylland9010
14.05.2016Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland3-2SønderjyskESønderjyskE9000
22.05.2016Danish Super LeagueRandersRanders1-2MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
26.05.2016Danish Super LeagueAaBAaB0-0MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
29.05.2016Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland4-1NordsjællandNordsjælland9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Jakob Poulsen
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/07/1983 (32)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Midtjylland ( DEN)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16
    • 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 Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 26/02/2016 01:07 CET