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|Full name||Dennis Rommedahl|
|Date of birth||22 July 1978|
|Place of birth||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right winger|
|1997–1998||→ RKC Waalwijk (loan)||34||(5)|
|2008–2009||→ N.E.C. (loan)||14||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Dennis Rommedahl (born 22 July 1978) is a Danish footballer, who currently plays as a right winger for RKC Waalwijk. He played 126 matches and scored 21 goals for Denmark, currently his country's second most capped national player. Rommedahl was selected for the Danish squads at the 2002 World Cup, Euro 2004, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. He was nominated for Danish Footballer of the Year in 2007, though he later won the award in 2010.
Rommedahl was born in the Bispebjerg borough of Copenhagen went on to play youth football for a number of clubs, including B 93 and Lyngby. He got his senior debut in 1995 for Lyngby, playing in the Danish Superliga championship.
PSV Eindhoven and RKC Waalwijk
In 1997, he was brought to the PSV Eindhoven, where he made his debut on 22 March in a 1–0 home loss against Heerenveen. After playing another match, PSV subsequently loaned him out to RKC Waalwijk for the 1997–98 season. He returned to PSV in 1998 and became a success by outrunning rival defenders with his fast wing-runs and excellent crossing ability. In total, he won four Eredivisie championships with PSV as well as four times the Johan Cruijff Shield. He was linked with a big-money move to Italy, which never happened despite the reported interest.
Rommedahl made the switch from Dutch to English football in the summer 2004, with Charlton Athletic beating Tottenham Hotspur to his signature, signing a four-year contract at The Valley. His first season was spent settling in, with a notable length of time spent on the bench and on the physio's table, but his second season saw him flourish as he took a leading role in helping Charlton up towards the top of the Premier League.
Rommedahl had been linked with several moves away from Charlton. In the summer of 2006, he was nearly sold to Zenit St. Petersburg. In December 2006, he was linked with a £1 million move to Copenhagen. This link was resurrected as Charlton edged closer to relegation, this time with Rommedahl being discussed as a replacement for Michael Silberbauer, who was expected to leave Denmark to join a foreign club. In the summer of 2007, Galatasaray and Getafe were interested in signing him. Eventually, he and Charlton agreed to sell him to Ajax on 20 July 2007 for fee of £ 680,000.
Ajax and NEC
With Ajax, Rommedahl immediately won his fifth career Johan Cruijff Shield in a 1–0 win over his former team PSV Eindhoven. He was also one of five players nominated Danish Football Player of the Year for 2007. For the second half of the 2008–09 season, he went out on loan to NEC. He ended his Ajax-career at the end of the season 2009–10.
Rommedahl joined Brøndby on 30 August 2011 on a free transfer, signing a 2-year contract and was given the number 11 shirt.
Rommedahl was selected to play for the Danish under-19 national youth team in July 1996. In all, he went on to play a combined 19 matches and score 5 goals for the under-19 and under-21 national youth teams.
After the appointment of Morten Olsen, Rommedahl was immediately called up for his Denmark debut in August 2000. Rommedahl went on to play the next 38 Danish national team matches in a row, the first 32 games in the starting line-up. The 38 games included Denmark's four games at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he scored a goal against defending world champions France in Denmark's 2–0 victory. His unbroken run of national team games was stopped in February 2004 when he missed the friendly against Turkey. He also played all four Danish matches at the Euro 2004.
On 28 May 2010, Olsen announced that the player would be part of the final squad of 23 participating in the 2010 World Cup. He scored the winning goal, and assisted Bendtner on 19 June 2010, in a group stage game against Cameroon. Rommedahl was also inducted in the final squad for Euro 2012, where he once again participated in all of the Danish group matches.
On 9 October 2014, after a long-term injury, Rommedahl announced that he would officially resign from the national team. He was given a farewell-ceremony before Denmarks match against Portugal on 14 October 2014.
|2004–05||Charlton Athletic||Premier League||26||2|
|2005–06||Charlton Athletic||Premier League||21||2|
|2006–07||Charlton Athletic||Premier League||28||0|
|2010–11||Olympiakos Piraeus||Super League||22||2|
|2011–12||Brøndby IF||Danish Superliga||20||3|
|2012–13||Brøndby IF||Danish Superliga||28||3|
- Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.
|1.||7 October 2000||Belfast, Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||1–1||1–1||2002 World Cup qualifier|
|2.||15 November 2000||Copenhagen, Denmark||Germany||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|3.||15 November 2000||Copenhagen, Denmark||Germany||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|4.||1 September 2001||Copenhagen, Denmark||Northern Ireland||1–0||1–1||2002 World Cup qualifier|
|5.||6 October 2001||Copenhagen, Denmark||Iceland||1–0||6–0||2002 World Cup qualifier|
|6.||17 April 2002||Copenhagen, Denmark||Israel||3–0||3–1||Friendly|
|7.||11 June 2002||Incheon, South Korea||France||1–0||2–0||2002 World Cup|
|8.||29 March 2003||Bucharest, Romania||Romania||1–1||5–2||Euro 2004 qualifier|
|9.||29 March 2003||Bucharest, Romania||Romania||5–2||5–2||Euro 2004 qualifier|
|10.||9 February 2005||Athens, Greece||Greece||1–2||1–2||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|11.||17 August 2005||Copenhagen, Denmark||England||1–0||4–1||Friendly|
|12.||16 August 2006||Odense, Denmark||Poland||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|13.||6 September 2006||Reykjavík, Iceland||Iceland||1–0||2–0||Euro 2008 qualifier|
|14.||6 June 2007||Riga, Latvia||Latvia||1–0||2–0||Euro 2008 qualifier|
|15.||6 June 2007||Riga, Latvia||Latvia||2–0||2–0||Euro 2008 qualifier|
|16.||17 October 2007||Copenhagen, Denmark||Latvia||3–1||3–1||Euro 2008 qualifier|
|17.||19 June 2010||Pretoria, South Africa||Cameroon||2–1||2–1||2010 World Cup|
|18.||11 August 2010||Copenhagen, Denmark||Germany||1–2||2–2||Friendly|
|19.||26 March 2011||Oslo, Norway||Norway||1–0||1–1||Euro 2012 qualifier|
|20.||7 October 2011||Nicosia, Cyprus||Cyprus||2–0||4–1||Euro 2012 qualifier|
|21.||7 October 2011||Nicosia, Cyprus||Cyprus||3–0||4–1||Euro 2012 qualifier|
- Eredivisie: 4
- 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003
- KNVB Cup: 1
- Olympiakos FC
- Danish Football Association's award: 2007 (won)
- Danish Football Association's award: 2010 (won)
- RKC haalt Rommedahl terug naar de Eredivisie
- Copenhagen to make bid for Charlton's Rommedahl, tribalfootball.com, 31 December 2006
- Færch Kvist, Thomas (2007). "Øst eller vest? Eller er hjemme bedst?". Tipsbladet Weekend (Week 18). pp. 14–15.
- Rommedahl naar NEC , nu.nl, 20 January 2000
- Rommedahl und Holebas gelandet – Int. Fußball – kicker online
- Denmark's Rommedahl signs with Olympiakos – Yahoo! Canada News
- Rommedahl released by Olympiakos
- "Olsen names final Denmark squad". UEFA. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010.
- Scoresway Profile
- Voetbal International profile (Dutch)
- Dennis Rommedahl career stats at Soccerbase
- Danish national team profile
- FootballDatabase career stats
- Complete League statistics at danskfodbold.com (Danish)