Jan Kristiansen

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Jan Kristiansen
Jan Kristiansen 2007.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jan Kristiansen
Date of birth (1981-08-04) 4 August 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Ølgod, Denmark
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Ølgod IF
Esbjerg fB
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 Esbjerg fB 178 (48)
2006–2008 1. FC Nürnberg 47 (0)
2008–2013 Brøndby IF 160 (20)
2013–2015 FC Vestsjælland 56 (1)
2015–2016 FC Roskilde 29 (3)
National team
2000–2001 Denmark U19 3 (0)
2002 Denmark U20 4 (0)
2002–2003 Denmark U21 17 (3)
2003–2007 Denmark 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2015

Jan Kristiansen (born 4 August 1981) is a retired Danish footballer.

Kristiansen is a rare type of player and is one of few recognised as a complete utility midfielder. He is able to play as an attacking midfielder, a defensive midfielder, a central midfielder or a wide midfielder on both sides.


Kristiansen made his Danish Superliga debut for Esbjerg fB in the 1999–2000 season, which ended in the club being relegated to the Danish 1st Division. After a single season in the 1st Division, Kristiansen returned strongly to the Superliga and he would miss only two of 130 Superliga games over the following four seasons. Since November 2000 he was a member of various Danish national youth teams, and he was selected the 2002 Danish Under-21 Player of the Year. On 12 February 2003, he debuted for the senior Danish national team, coming on as a substitute in a 4–1 win against Egypt, and Kristiansen ended the 2002–03 season as joined Superliga top scorer, him and Søren Frederiksen both scoring 18 goals.

On 12 January 2006, it was announced that Kristiansen would leave Esbjerg fB with immediate effect and move abroad to 1. FC Nürnberg, at that time in the playing Bundesliga.[1] In the 2006–07 seasons, he won the DFB-Pokal with the Franconians, scoring the winning goal in extra time, as Nürnberg beat VfB Stuttgart 3–2.

In July 2008, he returned to his homeland when he signed a five-year contract with Brøndby IF.

On 15 July 2013, he signed a half-year contract with FC Vestsjælland.

On 5 August 2016 Kristiansen announced, that he would retire and continue working as a realtor.[2]



1. FC Nürnberg



  1. ^ Biechele, Christian (12 January 2006). "Kristiansen-Deal perfekt, Glauber im Test". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jan Kristiansen stiller støvlerne på hylden". bold.dk (in Danish). 5 August 2016. 

External links

  • Danish national team profile (in Danish)
  • Official Danish Superliga stats (in Danish)
  • Jan Kristiansen at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  • Jan Kristiansen at Soccerway
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