Denmark national football team statistics

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The Denmark national football team statistics show the accomplishments of the players and coaches of the Denmark national football team managers ever since the controlling organ of the team, the Danish Football Association (DBU), started registering official games at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

Most capped[edit]

As of 18 November 2014, players with 50 caps or more for Denmark are:

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Peter Schmeichel* 1987–2001 129 1
2 Dennis Rommedahl 2000–2013 126 21
3 Jon Dahl Tomasson 1997–2010 112 52
4 Thomas Helveg 1994–2007 108 2
5 Michael Laudrup 1982–1998 104 37
6 Morten Olsen 1970–1989 102 4
Martin Jørgensen 1998–2011 102 12
8 Thomas Sørensen 1997–2012 101 0
9 Christian Poulsen 2001–2012 92 6
10 John Sivebæk* 1982–1992 87 1
11 Jan Heintze 1987–2002 86 4
12 Lars Olsen* 1986–1996 84 4
13 Brian Laudrup* 1987–1998 82 21
14 Jesper Grønkjær 1999–2010 80 5
15 Kim Vilfort* 1983–1996 77 14
16 Per Røntved 1970–1982 75 11
17 Lars Jacobsen 2006–present 72 1
18 Jens Jørn Bertelsen 1976–1987 69 2
Preben Elkjær Larsen 1977–1988 69 38
John Jensen* 1987–1995 69 4
21 Søren Lerby 1978–1989 67 10
22 Brian Steen Nielsen 1990–2002 66 3
René Henriksen 1998–2004 66 0
Ebbe Sand 1998–2004 66 22
Thomas Gravesen 1998–2006 66 5
Daniel Agger 2005–present 66 12
27 Nicklas Bendtner 2006–present 64 26
28 Henning Munk Jensen 1966–1978 62 1
Flemming Povlsen* 1987–1994 62 21
Niclas Jensen 1998–2008 62 0
31 Søren Busk 1979–1988 61 2
Marc Rieper 1990–1998 61 1
33 Bent Hansen 1958–1965 58 1
34 Jes Høgh 1991–2000 57 1
35 Allan Simonsen 1972–1986 55 20
36 Henning Enoksen 1958–1966 54 29
Kent Nielsen* 1983–1992 54 3
38 Martin Laursen 2000–2008 53 2
William Kvist 2007–present 53 2
40 Frank Arnesen 1977–1987 52 14
Daniel Jensen 2002–present 52 3
42 Ivan Nielsen 1980–1989 51 0
43 Poul Pedersen 1953–1964 50 17
Ole Madsen 1958–1969 50 42


Players still playing or available for selection are in bold. * denotes members of the 1992 European Championship-winning team.

Goalscorers[edit]

As of 18 November 2014, the goalscoring statistics are:

Most goals[edit]

As of 18 November 2014, players with 10 goals or more for Denmark are:

# Player Career Goals Caps Pct.
1 Poul "Tist" Nielsen 1910–1925 52 38 1.368
Jon Dahl Tomasson 1997–2010 52 112 0.464
3 Pauli Jørgensen 1925-1939 44 47 0.936
4 Ole Madsen 1958-1969 42 50 0.84
5 Preben Elkjær Larsen 1977-1988 38 69 0.551
6 Michael Laudrup 1982–1998 37 104 0.356
7 Henning Enoksen 1958–1966 29 54 0.537
8 Nicklas Bendtner 2006–present 26 64 0.406
9 Michael Rohde 1915-1931 22 40 0.55
Ebbe Sand 1998–2004 22 66 0.333
11 Flemming Povlsen* 1987–1994 21 62 0.339
Brian Laudrup* 1987–1998 21 82 0.256
Dennis Rommedahl 2000–2013 21 126 0.184
14 Allan Simonsen 1972–1986 20 55 0.364
15 Jens Peter Hansen 1949–1961 18 38 0.474
16 Karl Aage Hansen 1943-1948 17 22 0.773
Karl Aage Præst 1945–1949 17 24 0.708
Poul Pedersen 1953–1964 17 50 0.34
19 Harald Nielsen 1959–1960 15 14 1.071
Kaj Uldaler 1927–1939 15 38 0.395
21 Frank Arnesen 1977-1987 14 52 0.269
Kim Vilfort* 1983–1996 14 77 0.182
23 Lars Elstrup* 1988–1993 13 34 0.382
24 Kaj Hansen 1936-1946 12 27 0.444
Martin Jørgensen 1998-2011 12 102 0.118
Daniel Agger 2005–present 12 66 0.182
26 Søren Larsen 2005–2010 11 20 0.55
Aage Rou Jensen 1945–1957 11 30 0.367
Kristen Nygaard 1970–1979 11 36 0.306
Per Røntved 1970–1982 11 75 0.147
30 Lars Bastrup 1975–1983 10 30 0.333
Helmuth Søbirk 1935–1945 10 30 0.333
Henry Hansen 1922–1934 10 38 0.263
Knud Lundberg 1943–1956 10 39 0.256
Søren Lerby 1978–1989 10 67 0.149

Players still playing or available for selection are in bold. * denotes members of the 1992 European Championship-winning team.

Highest coefficient[edit]

Only people with at least five goals have been included.

# Player Career Goals/cap Goals Caps
1 Poul "Tist" Nielsen 1910–1925 1.37 52 38
2 Erik Dyreborg 1967 1.33 8 6
3 John Hansen 1948 1.25 10 8
4 Kaj Christiansen 1943–1948 1.20 6 5
Iver Schriver 1971 1.20 6 5
6 Harald Nielsen 1959–1960 1.07 15 14
7 Pauli Jørgensen 1925–1939 0.94 44 47
8 Anthon Olsen 1912–1927 0.88 14 16
9 Ole Madsen 1958–1969 0.84 42 50
10 Sophus "Krølben" Nielsen 1908–1919 0.80 16 20

Team captains[edit]

As of 3 September 2014, the ten players with the most caps as Danish team captains are:

# Player Captain years Caps (Total) Coefficient
1 Lars Olsen* 1987–1994 69 (84) 82.1%
2 Morten Olsen 1980–1989 50 (102) 49.0%
3 Per Røntved 1972–1982 38 (75) 50.7%
4 Jon Dahl Tomasson 2004–2010 36 (112) 32.1%
5 Peter Schmeichel* 1996–2001 30 (129) 23.3%
6 Ole Madsen 1962–1969 28 (51) 54.9%
Michael Laudrup 1994–1998 28 (104) 25.7%
8 Knud Lundberg 1947–1956 27 (39) 69.2%
9 Fritz Tarp 1923–1934 26 (44) 59.1%
10 René Henriksen 2002–2004 25 (66) 37.9%

Players still playing or available for selection are in bold. * denotes members of the 1992 European Championship-winning team.

Cards[edit]

As of 18 November 2014, the caution and sending-off statistics are:

Cautions[edit]

# Player Career Caps Cautions
1 Thomas Helveg 1994–2008 108 15
Thomas Gravesen 1998–2006 66 15
3 Preben Elkjær 1977–1988 69 12
4 Stig Tøfting 1993–2002 41 10
Christian Poulsen 2001–2012 92 10
6 John Jensen* 1986–1995 69 9
Søren Lerby 1978–1989 67 9
Peter Schmeichel* 1987–2001 129 9
Daniel Jensen 2002–present 52 9
10 Jes Høgh 1991–2000 57 7
Jon Dahl Tomasson 1997–2010 112 7

Players still playing or available for selection are in bold. * denotes members of the 1992 European Championship-winning team.

Sending-offs[edit]

# Player Career Caps Sending-offs
1 Morten Wieghorst 1994–2004 30 2
2 Frank Arnesen 1977–1987 52 1
Klaus Berggreen 1979–1988 46 1
Per Frandsen 1990–2003 23 1
Thomas Gravesen 1998–2003 66 1
Miklos Molnar 1990–2000 18 1
Torben Nielsen 1969–1972 26 1
Ernst Nilsson 1920–1937 40 1
Niclas Jensen 1998–2008 62 1
Per Røntved 1970–1982 75 1
Jesper Grønkjær 1999–2010 80 1
Christian Poulsen 2001–2012 92 1

Players still playing or available for selection are in bold. * denotes members of the 1992 European Championship-winning team.

Managers[edit]

As of 17 November 2010, the management statistics are:

Note that not all matches played by the Denmark national football team have had a manager assigned.

Name Years Played Won Drawn Lost GF[1] GA[2] Win %
Charles Williams 1908-1910 4 3 0 1 28 4 75.0%
Axel Andersen Byrval 1913-1915
1917-1918
16 14 1 1 68 12 87.5%
John Carr (caretaker) 1920 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0%
Edward Magner (caretaker) 1939 2 2 0 0 11 3 100.0%
Sophus Nielsen (caretaker) 1940 2 0 2 0 4 4 0.0%
J.D. Butler (caretaker) 1946 2 1 0 1 4 3 50.0%
Axel Bjerregaard & Ove Bøje (caretakers) 1948 3 2 0 1 12 2 66.7%
Robert Mountford (caretaker) 1948 4 3 0 1 15 11 75.0%
Axel Bjerregaard (caretaker) 1952 3 2 0 1 7 6 66.7%
Alf Young (caretaker) 1956 1 0 0 1 1 2 0.0%
Lajos Szendrödi (caretaker) 1956 1 0 1 0 1 1 0.0%
Arne Sørensen 1956-1961 41 20 8 13 94 78 48.8%
Poul Petersen 1962-1966 47 17 8 22 85 94 36.2%
Erik Hansen & Ernst Netuka (caretaker) 1967 8 4 2 2 29 11 50.0%
Erik Hansen & Henry From (caretaker) 1968-1969 11 4 1 6 21 17 36.4%
John Hansen & Henry From (caretaker) 1969 9 5 1 3 20 12 55.6%
Rudi Strittich 1970-1975 61 20 11 30 80 102 32.8%
Kurt "Nikkelaj" Nielsen 1976-1979 31 13 6 12 55 45 41.9%
Sepp Piontek 1979-1990 115 52 24 39 167 123 45.2%
Richard Møller Nielsen 1987-1988[3]
1990-1996
73 40 18 15 116 55 54.8%
Bo Johansson 1996-2000 40 17 9 14 51 43 42.5%
Morten Olsen[4] 2000–present 150 75 38 37 235 147 50.0%
Managers total 1908–present 589 278 122 189 1104 776 47.2%
no manager various[5] 169 73 25 71 366 331 43.2%
Grand total 1908–present 791 366 154 271 1470 1107 46.2%

Matches[edit]

Note that Average points per game is calculated by using 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. Up to date as of 30 May 2014.


Decade Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff %Won %Drawn %Lost Average Points
per game
1900s 3 2 0 1 26 3 +23 67% 0% 33% 2.00
1910s 30 23 1 6 108 33 +75 77% 3% 20% 2.33
1920s 40 17 9 14 75 61 +14 43% 23% 35% 1.50
1930s 46 21 5 20 119 99 +20 46% 11% 43% 1.48
1940s 42 21 7 14 105 76 +29 50% 17% 33% 1.67
1950s 72 25 14 33 138 163 -25 35% 19% 46% 1.24
1960s 91 40 13 38 195 160 +35 44% 14% 42% 1.46
1970s 97 35 19 43 140 152 -12 36% 20% 44% 1.28
1980s 115 56 22 37 187 119 +68 49% 19% 32% 1.65
1990s 102 52 27 23 140 83 +57 51% 26% 23% 1.79
2000s 109 54 30 25 171 98 +73 50% 28% 23% 1.76
2010s 48 20 10 18 67 62 +5 42% 21% 38% 1.58
Total 795 366 157 272 1471 1109 +362 49% 16% 31% 1.58

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ GF = Goals for
  2. ^ GA = Goals against
  3. ^ Richard Møller Nielsen coached 8 games in the 1988 Summer Olympics qualifications campaign, winning 6, drawing 1 and losing 1, with the combined score 25-3.
  4. ^ [6] Last updated 30 June 2014.
  5. ^ In all 169 matches, played through 1911-12 (5 matches), 1916 (4), 1919-20 (6), 1920-38 (77), 1939 (4), 1940-45 (12), 1946-47 (10), 1948-52 (24), 1952-56 (24), 1957 (1), 1959 (1) and 1961 (1).

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