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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 (29)
Most appearances: all-time – Peter Schmeichel (129); current – Lars Jacobsen (79)
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: P140 W60 D32 L48 F215 A178
Final tournament: P27 W7 D6 L14 F30 A43
Qualifying: P113 W53 D26 L34 F185 A135

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 15 UEFA European Championship qualifying competitions, playing their first game in September 1959, a 2-2 draw with Czechoslovakia in Copenhagen.

*Last updated on 13/10/2015

Last updated: 13/10/15 16.47CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/11/2016 11:45 CET
7 September 2014 07 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Denmark2-1Armenia
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
05/31/2016 13:19:29
11 October 2014 11 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Albania1-1Denmark
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) Stadium: Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)
09/05/2016 18:02:31
14 October 2014 14 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Denmark0-1Portugal
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
05/31/2016 13:19:29
14 November 2014 14 Nov - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Serbia1-3Denmark
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) Stadium: Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB)
05/26/2016 10:08:49
13 June 2015 13 Jun - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Denmark2-0Serbia
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
05/31/2016 13:19:30
4 September 2015 04 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Denmark0-0Albania
Referee: William Collum (SCO) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
09/05/2016 18:04:08
7 September 2015 07 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Armenia0-0Denmark
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, Yerevan (ARM)
08/11/2016 12:25:25
8 October 2015 08 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Portugal1-0Denmark
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG) Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR)
01/08/2016 08:06:26
14 November 2015 14 Nov - UEFA EURO, Play-off for Final Tournament
Sweden2-1Denmark
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
06/17/2016 18:06:02
17 November 2015 17 Nov - UEFA EURO, Play-off for Final Tournament
Denmark2-2Sweden
Aggregate: 3-4 (agg: 3-4)
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) Stadium: Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
05/31/2016 13:19:23
31 August 2016 31 Aug - Friendlies 2016-18
Denmark5-0Liechtenstein
Referee: not available Stadium: Horsens Idrætspark, Horsens (DEN)
10/11/2016 17:16:03
4 September 2016 04 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Denmark1-0Armenia
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT) Stadium: Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
11/18/2016 14:57:54
8 October 2016 08 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Poland3-2Denmark
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) Stadium: Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw (POL)
10/09/2016 08:45:28
11 October 2016 11 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Denmark0-1Montenegro
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) Stadium: Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
11/18/2016 14:57:55
11 November 2016 11 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
Denmark4-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR) Stadium: Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
11/18/2016 14:57:55
15 November 2016 15 Nov - Friendlies 2016-18
Czech Republic1-1Denmark
Referee: not available Stadium: Mestsky stadion, Slany (CZE)
11/16/2016 10:45:53
26 March 2017 26 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group E)
RomaniaDenmark
Referee: TBD Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
11/22/2016 14:10:49
KazakhstanDenmark
Referee: TBD
10/12/2016 09:59:31
1 September 2017 01 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group E)
DenmarkPoland
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:31
4 September 2017 04 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group E)
ArmeniaDenmark
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
5 October 2017 05 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group E)
MontenegroDenmark
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
8 October 2017 08 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group E)
DenmarkRomania
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59

General info

  • Founded : 1889
  • Stadium : Telia Parken
  • Currently playing : Friendly matches 2014/2016, World Cup 2016/2018

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)