Claus Madsen

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Claus Madsen
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Claus Madsen in April 2012.
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-03-11) March 11, 1975 (age 39)[1]
Place of birth Odense, Denmark
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Nørre Aaby IK[2]
1996-1998 B 1913[2]
1998-2002 Odense BK[3] 56 (6)
2002-2010 FC Midtjylland[3] 126 (8)
Teams managed
2013–2014 Skive IK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Claus Madsen (born March 11, 1975) is a Danish football coach and former player in the midfielder position. He was most recently head coach of Skive IK. In his active career, Madsen played for Danish Superliga clubs FC Midtjylland and Odense BK, winning the 2002 Danish Cup with Odense.

Madsen made his Superliga debut with Odense BK in July 1999,[1] and spent three seasons with the club, winning the 2002 Danish Cup. When Odense manager Troels Bech moved to league rivals FC Midtjylland (FCM) in the summer 2002, Madsen joined him, and went on to become a mainstay in the FCM.[1] Madsen spent seven seasons with FCM, scoring eight goals in 126 Superliga games for the club.[3] Known for a good technique,[1] he suffered from an increasing number of injuries, and decided to end his career in January 2010.[4] He went on to coach second-tier club Skive IK, with former FCM teammate Michael Hansen as manager.[5] On June 24, 2013 got promoted and was assigned lead manager of Skive IK, as the club got relegated and the former manager left the club, leaving the manager seat empty. The club had many candidates but found that Claus Madsen was the perfect choice and the right manager to lead Skive IK to win the division and earn promotion to move back up to the Danish 1st Division. On 5 March 2014 he resigned as manager of Skive due to personal reasons.[6]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Nr.21 - Claus Madsen at FC Midtjylland
  2. ^ a b Stærkere end i de unge år, FC Midtjylland, April 21, 2007
  3. ^ a b c Claus Madsen at DanskFodbold.com
  4. ^ FCM spiller stopper karrieren, Politiken, October 6, 2009.
  5. ^ Morten Espersen, Claus Madsen klar som assistenttræner, Onside.dk, December 3, 2009
  6. ^ Søren Houlind, Skive ophæver kontrakten med cheftræneren, bold.dk, March 5, 2014
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Denmark Kristian Bak Nielsen
F.C. Midtjylland captain
2007-2008
Succeeded by
Denmark Mikkel Thygesen