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William Kvist

William Kvist

A right-back who has been converted into a highly dependable defensive midfielder, William Kvist was the on-field architect of FC København's outstanding 2010/11 campaign, for which he was voted Danish Superligaen player of the year. Now at VfB Stuttgart, he will be a key man for Denmark at UEFA EURO 2012.

• Born in Jutland but moved to Copenhagen as a child and played both handball and football for Kjøbenhavns Boldklub before turning professional with FCK.

• Capped at various youth levels, he starred at the 2002 UEFA European Under-17 Championship on home soil, scoring three goals in four games; later graduated to senior international status, making his debut for Morten Olsen's team in August 2007 in a 4-0 home defeat by the Republic of Ireland.

• A versatile footballer, he worked his way to prominence at FCK, both as a right-back and in his preferred position of central midfield; mostly used as a substitute in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 Superligaen title triumphs, he came to the fore in the double-winning 2008/09 campaign, scoring the winning goal in the cup final against Aalborg BK.

• Ever-present in the club's 2009/10 title success and played in all 14 of the Lions' European games that season; went to the FIFA World Cup in South Africa but did not feature.

• Voted Danish footballer of the year in 2010, becoming the first FCK player to win the award and the first from a home-based club for seven years, and again in 2011; captained FCK through the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League group stage, playing every minute as the Lions reached the last 16.

Last updated: 05/06/12 19.11CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/12/2016 02:34 CET
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-1ArmeniaArmenia7400
11.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania1-1DenmarkDenmark9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal9000
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-3DenmarkDenmark9000
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-0SerbiaSerbia7700
04.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-0AlbaniaAlbania4600
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark4500
14.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-1DenmarkDenmark9000
13.07.2016UEFA Champions LeagueSecond qualifying roundCrusadersCrusaders0-3KøbenhavnKøbenhavn5900
16.07.2016Danish Super LeagueKøbenhavnKøbenhavn3-0LyngbyLyngby9000
23.07.2016Danish Super LeagueEsbjergEsbjerg0-4KøbenhavnKøbenhavn7400
27.07.2016UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundAstraAstra1-1KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
03.08.2016UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundKøbenhavnKøbenhavn3-0AstraAstra9000
13.08.2016Danish Super LeagueKøbenhavnKøbenhavn3-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland9000
16.08.2016UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsKøbenhavnKøbenhavn1-0APOELAPOEL9000
24.08.2016UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsAPOELAPOEL1-1KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
28.08.2016Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby1-1KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
31.08.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark5-0LiechtensteinLiechtenstein6500
04.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark1-0ArmeniaArmenia9000
10.09.2016Danish Super LeagueKøbenhavnKøbenhavn2-0OBOB9000
14.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stagePortoPorto1-1KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
21.09.2016Danish Super LeagueRandersRanders2-2KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
24.09.2016Danish Super LeagueKøbenhavnKøbenhavn2-0AGFAGF9000
27.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageKøbenhavnKøbenhavn4-0Club BruggeClub Brugge9000
02.10.2016Danish Super LeagueViborgViborg0-0KøbenhavnKøbenhavn7700
08.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundPolandPoland3-2DenmarkDenmark9000
15.10.2016Danish Super LeagueKøbenhavnKøbenhavn2-0SilkeborgSilkeborg9000
18.10.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLeicesterLeicester1-0KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
23.10.2016Danish Super LeagueOBOB0-3KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
30.10.2016Danish Super LeagueMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-3KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
02.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageKøbenhavnKøbenhavn0-0LeicesterLeicester9000
11.11.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark4-1KazakhstanKazakhstan9000
18.11.2016Danish Super LeagueAaBAaB1-2KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
22.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageKøbenhavnKøbenhavn0-0PortoPorto9000
26.11.2016Danish Super LeagueLyngbyLyngby0-1KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
29.11.2016Danish Super LeagueKøbenhavnKøbenhavn4-0ViborgViborg7800
03.12.2016Danish Super LeagueKøbenhavnKøbenhavn1-0RandersRanders9000
07.12.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageClub BruggeClub Brugge0-2KøbenhavnKøbenhavn9000
11.12.2016Danish Super LeagueAGFAGF0-1KøbenhavnKøbenhavn2300

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: William Kvist
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 24/02/1985 (31)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: København ( DEN)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
    • FIFA World Cup 2016/18

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    09/08/06: København 1-2 Ajax
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    27/04/02: Denmark 4-4 Netherlands

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Denmark U-2120
Denmark U-1930
Denmark U-1743

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 08/12/2016 01:05 CET