Andreas Bjelland

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Andreas Bjelland
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Bjelland with FC Twente in 2012
Personal information
Full name Andreas Bjelland
Date of birth (1988-07-11) 11 July 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Vedbæk, Denmark
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
FC Twente
Number 3
Youth career
BSV
2001–2006 Lyngby
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Lyngby 46 (1)
2009–2012 FC Nordsjælland 72 (3)
2012– FC Twente 39 (0)
National team
2004 Denmark U16 1 (0)
2006 Denmark U18 1 (0)
2006 Denmark U19 3 (0)
2009–2011 Denmark U21 16 (0)
2010– Denmark 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2014

Andreas Bjelland (born 11 July 1988) is a Danish footballer. He plays at centre back for FC Twente in the Dutch Eredivisie. Bjelland has 18 senior caps for Denmark, as well as a total of 21 youth caps under four different age groups.

A versatile player, Bjelland can also play as a full back and in centre midfielder.

Early life[edit]

Andreas Bjelland, born in Vedbæk, to a Norwegian father and a Danish mother. He played for BK Søllerød-Vedbæk during his youth, before moving to Lyngby BK in November 2001, he would go on to appear for their U17 and U19 youth teams.

Bjelland has a younger brother named Thomas (born 1992) who plays for BSV, which is also Andreas' former club.

Senior career[edit]

Lyngby[edit]

20 September 2006 Bjelland made his senior debut for Lygnby in the Danish Cup. He would make 46 league appearances and score 1 goal for Lyngby.

F.C. Nordsjælland[edit]

Bjelland joined neighboring rivals F.C. Nordsjælland in the summer of 2009, quickly establishing himself in the first team. On January 2011, Andreas Bjelland turned down a move to Belgium team Club Brugge, though it is widely expected that he will eventually move to a bigger foreign club in the near future.[1]

FC Twente[edit]

6 November 2011 it was announced that Andreas Bjelland had signed a four-year contract with Dutch club FC Twente. He will join the former champions in the summer of 2012.[2]

International career[edit]

17 November 2010, Andreas Bjelland made his senior debut for Denmark in a 0–0 draw against the Czech Republic, playing a full 90 minutes. Bjelland was once again called up by manager Morten Olsen for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Cyprus and Portugal, where he played in both matches on 7 and 11 October 2011, respectively.

6 December 2011, Bjelland was called up for Denmark's tour of Thailand in January.[3]

Statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 June 2012 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen  Australia 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2 15 October 2013 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen  Malta 3–0 6–0 2014 World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Blond, Mikael (10 September 2011). "Hjulmand: Overraskende Bjelland er her" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Blond, Mikael (6 November 2011). "Bjelland solgt til Twente" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Helmin, Jesper (6 December 2011). "FCN-profiler jubler over udtagelse" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 6 December 2011. 

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