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Denmark team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.13CET
Since qualifying for the 1984 finals at England's expense, Denmark have competed in every EURO bar one (2008) and memorably lifted the Henri Delaunay Cup in Sweden in 1992.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.13CET

Denmark team profile

Since qualifying for the 1984 finals at England's expense, Denmark have competed in every EURO bar one (2008) and memorably lifted the Henri Delaunay Cup in Sweden in 1992.

Best result: winners 1992
Coach: Morten Olsen
Leading scorers: all-time – Poul Nielsen, Jon Dahl Tomasson (52); current – Nicklas Bendtner (24)
Most appearances: all-time – Peter Schmeichel (129); current – Dennis Rommedahl (126)
Association formed: 1889
Nickname: None
Where they play: Parken, Copenhagen

Denmark boast a proud UEFA European Championship record. Since qualifying for the 1984 finals at England's expense, they have competed in every tournament bar one (2008) and memorably lifted the Henri Delaunay Cup in neighbouring Sweden in 1992, the team having failed to qualify in the first instance before being reinstated in place of Yugoslavia. The famous 1980s 'Dynamite' side starring, among others, strike duo Preben Elkjær and Michael Laudrup, is fondly remembered, not least as the first Denmark team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. There have been three further participations since then, including a quarter-final at France '98.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P132 W57 D29 L46 F207 A173
Final tournament: P27 W7 D6 L14 F30 A43
Qualifying: P105 W50 D23 L32 F177 A130

Denmark's finest hour came in Sweden after the suspension of Yugoslavia handed them a second chance they grasped with both hands. Having had just ten days to prepare they eliminated England and France in the group stage, then the Netherlands in a semi-final shoot-out. Goals from John Jensen and Kim Vilfort saw off Germany in the showpiece.

Denmark were no strangers to the latter stages of the competition, though, having reached the last four in 1964 and 1984. Morten Olsen's charges again overcame the initial hurdle in 2004, but three Czech Republic goals early in the second half ended their interest in the quarter-finals. Having failed to qualify for the 2008 edition, Denmark returned in 2012 but fell at the group stage despite upsetting the Netherlands in their opening match.

Memorable EURO matches
22/06/04: Denmark 2-2 Sweden, UEFA EURO 2004 group stage
Jon Dahl Tomasson twice gave Denmark the lead as a draw took them through to the last eight.

26/06/92: Denmark 2-0 Germany, EURO '92 final
Goals from Jensen and Vilfort completed the fairy tale for Richard Møller Nielsen's last-minute entrants.

19/05/84: Denmark 3-2 Belgium, 1984 UEFA European Championship group stage
Trailing 2-0 after 40 minutes, Sepp Piontek's side recovered to book a place in the semis.

Did you know?
Denmark have appeared in all 14 UEFA European Championship qualifying competitions, playing their first game in September 1959, a 2-2 draw with Czechoslovakia in Copenhagen.

*Last updated on 07/01/2014

Last updated: 13/02/14 23.24CET

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Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/12/2014 23:48 CET
Denmark0-0Czech Republic
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER) – Stadium: Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
04/18/2013 14:23:33
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA) – Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
04/18/2013 14:23:03
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan (ITA)
04/18/2013 14:23:03
Czech Republic0-3Denmark
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR) – Stadium: Andruv Stadión, Olomouc (CZE)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Referee: Fırat Aydınus (TUR) – Stadium: Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Referee: Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS) – Stadium: Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
07/25/2013 10:53:59
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) – Stadium: Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
09/11/2013 07:07:21
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) – Stadium: Hrazdan Central Stadium, Yerevan (ARM)
10/27/2014 14:59:07
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) – Stadium: Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
12/16/2013 12:35:54
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD) – Stadium: Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
12/16/2013 12:36:08
3 September 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16 (Group A)
Referee: not available
11/03/2014 14:24:51
7 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU) – Stadium: FC København Stadium, Copenhagen (DEN)
10/13/2014 19:03:52
11 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) – Stadium: Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)
10/13/2014 19:02:11
14 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) – Stadium: FC København Stadium, Copenhagen (DEN)
10/17/2014 10:26:37
14 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) – Stadium: Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB)
11/18/2014 09:22:01
18 November 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16 (Group A)
Referee: not available – Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
12/04/2014 16:10:08
29 March 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
Referee: TBD
10/17/2014 18:58:53
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:36
4 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Referee: TBD – Stadium: FC København Stadium, Copenhagen (DEN)
10/08/2014 17:36:19
7 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:36:59
8 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:26
11 October 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
Referee: TBD
10/17/2014 19:03:23

General info

  • Founded : 1889
  • Stadium : Parken
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, Friendly matches 2014/2016

Trophy cabinet

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    12/10/1983, Denmark 6-0 Luxembourg, Copenhagen
  • Biggest defeat:
    21/09/1966, Hungary 6-0 Denmark, Budapest
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 15
  • Player with most appearances: 39
    Peter Schmeichel (DEN)
  • Top scorers: 21
    Jon Dahl Tomasson (DEN)
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