Thomas Kristensen

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Thomas Kristensen
Thomas Kristensen (2015).jpg
Thomas Kristensen in 2015
Personal information
Full name Thomas Fauerskov Kristensen
Date of birth (1983-04-17) 17 April 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Virum, Denmark
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
Number 7
Youth career
Virum-Sorgenfri
Søllerød-Vedbæk
AB
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Lyngby BK 42 (8)
2005–2008 FC Nordsjælland 96 (18)
2008–2014 FC Copenhagen 154 (5)
2014–2016 ADO Den Haag 48 (2)
2016– Brisbane Roar 43 (6)
National team
2008–2012 Denmark 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 October 2012

Thomas Fauerskov Kristensen (born 17 April 1983) is a Danish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Brisbane Roar in the A-League. Kristensen has been capped eleven times for the Danish national team.

Biography

Club career

In January 2005 Kristensen moved from Lyngby Boldklub in Danish 2nd Division to the Danish Superliga team FC Nordsjælland.[1] Although it was a big step up, Kristensen became a regular first team player from the beginning.[2]

In both the 2007–08 winter and 2008 summer transfer windows, Kristensen had been rumoured to be in the process of a deal with F.C. Copenhagen (FCK).[3][4] On 9 July 2008 TV 2 Sporten reported that Kristensen had agreed with FCK, and only the transfer fee needed to be agreed.[5]

in the beginning, FCK and Nordsjælland could not agree on a transfer fee, so it was announced that Kristensen would join F.C. Copenhagen on 1 January 2009 on a free transfer.[6] The clubs subsequently agreed on a transfer fee the next day, and on 15 July 2008 Kristensen became a F.C. Copenhagen player.[7]

Only two days later Kristensen played his first match for FCK. It was a UEFA Cup qualifier against Cliftonville at Mourneview Park, where he replaced William Kvist in the 69th minute.[8]

In May 2014 Thomas Kristensen secured a 3–2 Victory against Odense Boldklub in the 86th minute. This meant that FCK finished 2nd, in the league table that season.

On 22 June 2014, it was announced that Kristensen had signed a two-year deal with Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag.

On 27 July 2016, Kristensen was signed to A-League side Brisbane Roar.[9]

International career

In January 2007 Kristensen was called upon by the Danish national team, which was touring north and central America in a string of friendly games in the United States, El Salvador and Honduras, by team manager, Morten Olsen.[10] He played the two last games of the tour against El Salvador and Honduras.[11]

In August 2007 Kristensen again was again selected by Olsen, for an A national friendly against Ireland, though he sat on the bench the whole match in the 0–4 defeat.[12] Half a month later he was called up again for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Sweden and Liechtenstein. Kristensen was subsequently scratched from the team due to an injury.[13]

In January 2008 Kristensen was called upon for the league national team again. This time for a tour of the Middle East.[14]

Kristensen's A national team debut came on 2008-03-26 against Czech Republic. He started the game in central midfield next to Sevilla FC player Christian Poulsen and played the first 65 minutes. In the 26th minute he made the assist to Nicklas Bendtner's goal.[15]

Kristensen was also in the squad for the friendlies against Netherlands and Poland.[16] In these two matches he only played the last 27 minutes against Poland.[11]

Honours

References

  1. ^ "Thomas Kristensen" (in Danish). FC Nordsjælland. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Thomas Kristensen" (in Danish). DR Sporten. Archived from the original on 27 August 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  3. ^ Rydzu, Mikkel (22 December 2007). "Prica og Kristensen rygtes til FCK" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  4. ^ Horn, Jakob (7 July 2008). "Thomas Kristensen forhandler med FCK" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  5. ^ Hansen, Kasper (9 July 2008). "Thomas Kristensen nærmere FCK" (in Danish). TV 2 Sporten. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  6. ^ "Thomas Kristensen til FCK ved årsskiftet" (in Danish). F.C. Copenhagen. 14 July 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2008.
  7. ^ "TK skifter med øjeblikkelig virkning" (in Danish). F.C. Copenhagen. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2008.
  8. ^ "17.07. Cliftonville FC – F.C. København" (in Danish). F.C. Copenhagen. 17 July 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  9. ^ "BRFC sign Danish midfielder Thomas Kristensen". Brisbane Roar. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  10. ^ Berendt, Lars (20 November 2006). "21 spillere i Ligalandsholdstrup" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  11. ^ a b "Thomas F. Kristensen". Landsholdsdatabasen (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  12. ^ "Danmark – Irland 0–4". Landsholdsdatabasen (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  13. ^ Berendt, Lars (2 September 2007). "Nørregaard og Priske nye i landsholdstruppen" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  14. ^ Berendt, Lars (18 December 2007). "Morten Olsen tester 20 spillere" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  15. ^ "Danmark – Tjekkiet 1–1". Landsholdsdatabasen (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  16. ^ Berendt, Lars (13 May 2008). "Martin Vingaard på landsholdet" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 9 July 2008.

External links

  • Thomas Kristensen Ado Den Haag profile
  • Danish national team profile
  • Career statistics
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