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Simon Poulsen

Simon Poulsen

Simon Poulsen was Denmark's first-choice left-back at the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals, starting all three matches, and he has strengthened his case for an encore at UEFA EURO 2012 with some impressive displays for an AZ Alkmaar side challenging strongly in the 2011/12 Eredivisie title race.

• Started his career with Danish second-tier club HFK Sønderjylland (later SønderjyskE), helping them win promotion to the Superligaen in 2004/05.

• Moved to FC Midtjylland in 2005 and shortly after his arrival made his European debut in a UEFA Cup first round tie against holders PFC CSKA Moskva.

• A Danish international at Under-19, U20 and U21 level, he was handed his senior debut in a friendly against Germany in Duisburg on 28 March 2007; made two substitute appearances in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying but was discarded by national team boss Morten Olsen until just before the 2010 World Cup, where he was fielded from the start in all three games against the Netherlands, Cameroon and Japan.

• Left Midtjylland for AZ in January 2008, becoming the Danish club's record transfer, but he was only a bit-part player in AZ's 2008/09 Eredivisie title triumph under coach Louis van Gaal; appeared in both UEFA Champions League matches against Arsenal FC the following season under new boss Ronald Koeman.

• Enjoyed his most productive season yet at AZ in 2011/12 under Gertjan Verbeek, appearing consistently in both the Eredivisie and the UEFA Europa League.

Last updated: 21/03/12 14.42CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/07/2015 16:08 CET
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-3DenmarkDenmark9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark1-1BulgariaBulgaria9000
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-4ArmeniaArmenia9000
09.08.2014Dutch First DivisionHeraclesHeracles0-3AZAZ9000
17.08.2014Dutch First DivisionAZAZ1-3AjaxAjax9000
23.08.2014Dutch First DivisionWillem IIWillem II3-0AZAZ9000
30.08.2014Dutch First DivisionDordrechtDordrecht1-3AZAZ9000
13.09.2014Dutch First DivisionAZAZ0-1HeerenveenHeerenveen9000
21.09.2014Dutch First DivisionAZAZ1-0ZwolleZwolle9000
24.09.2014Dutch KNVB CupSecond roundEVVEVV0-1AZAZ9000
27.09.2014Dutch First DivisionDen HaagDen Haag2-3AZAZ9010
05.10.2014Dutch First DivisionAZAZ2-2TwenteTwente9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal3200
18.10.2014Dutch First DivisionPSVPSV3-0AZAZ9000
25.10.2014Dutch First DivisionAZAZ2-2GroningenGroningen9000
02.11.2014Dutch First DivisionAZAZ3-3ExcelsiorExcelsior9001
08.11.2014Dutch First DivisionNACNAC0-1AZAZ9000
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRomaniaRomania2-0DenmarkDenmark1100
22.11.2014Dutch First DivisionAZAZ1-0VitesseVitesse6200
29.11.2014Dutch First DivisionCambuurCambuur0-2AZAZ4500
14.12.2014Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord2-2AZAZ9000
17.12.2014Dutch KNVB CupFourth roundAZAZ2-1NECNEC2100
20.12.2014Dutch First DivisionAZAZ0-3UtrechtUtrecht9000
17.01.2015Dutch First DivisionAZAZ2-0DordrechtDordrecht9010
24.01.2015Dutch First DivisionZwolleZwolle1-1AZAZ9000
27.01.2015Dutch KNVB CupQuarter-finalsTwenteTwente3-0AZAZ7200
05.02.2015Dutch First DivisionAjaxAjax0-1AZAZ9001
08.02.2015Dutch First DivisionGroningenGroningen2-4AZAZ9000
13.02.2015Dutch First DivisionAZAZ2-4PSVPSV9000
21.02.2015Dutch First DivisionGo Ahead EaglesGo Ahead Eagles0-2AZAZ9010
28.02.2015Dutch First DivisionAZAZ2-0Willem IIWillem II4500
08.03.2015Dutch First DivisionUtrechtUtrecht6-2AZAZ9000
13.03.2015Dutch First DivisionVitesseVitesse3-1AZAZ9000
21.03.2015Dutch First DivisionAZAZ2-1CambuurCambuur9001
25.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark3-2USAUSA3800
29.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0DenmarkDenmark4500
05.04.2015Dutch First DivisionAZAZ1-4FeyenoordFeyenoord7500
11.04.2015Dutch First DivisionHeerenveenHeerenveen5-2AZAZ9000
18.04.2015Dutch First DivisionAZAZ3-1Den HaagDen Haag9000
26.04.2015Dutch First DivisionTwenteTwente0-2AZAZ9000
10.05.2015Dutch First DivisionAZAZ3-2NACNAC9000
17.05.2015Dutch First DivisionExcelsiorExcelsior1-4AZAZ9000
08.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark2-1MontenegroMontenegro7200
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-0SerbiaSerbia9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Simon Poulsen
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/10/1984 (30)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 15
  • Club: AZ ( NED)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 77kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    15/09/05: CSKA Moskva 3-1 Midtjylland
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    09/10/02: Estonia 1-4 Denmark

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Denmark U-2160
Denmark U-1950

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 14/06/2015 01:26 CET
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