Dennis Rommedahl

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Dennis Rommedahl
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Personal information
Full name Dennis Rommedahl
Date of birth (1978-07-22) 22 July 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[1]
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current club RKC Waalwijk
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Lyngby 26 (4)
1997–2004 PSV 161 (27)
1997–1998 RKC Waalwijk (loan) 34 (5)
2004–2007 Charlton Athletic 75 (9)
2007–2010 Ajax 61 (9)
2008–2009 N.E.C. (loan) 14 (1)
2010–2011 Olympiakos 22 (2)
2011–2013 Brøndby 48 (6)
2013– RKC Waalwijk 0 (0)
National team
1996–1997 Denmark U19 4 (1)
1996–1999 Denmark U21 15 (4)
2000– Denmark 127 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2014

Dennis Rommedahl (born 22 July 1978) is a Danish footballer, who currently plays as a right winger for RKC Waalwijk.[2] He has played 125 matches and scored 21 goals for the Danish national side. 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.

Club career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] Eventually, he and Charlton agreed to sell him to Ajax on 20 July 2007 for fee of £ 680,000.

Ajax and NEC[edit]

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.[5] He ended his Ajax-career at the end of the season 2009–10.

Olympiakos[edit]

In July 2010, Rommedahl signed a two-year contract with Olympiakos F.C..[6][7] On August, 30th 2011, Olympiakos released Rommedahl to find another club.[8]

Brøndby[edit]

Rommedahl joined Brøndby on 30 August 2011 on a free transfer, signing a 2-year contract and was given the number 11 shirt.

International career[edit]

Rommedahl playing against the Netherlands at the Euro 2012 tournament.

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.[9] He scored the winning goal, and assisted Bendtner on 19 June 2010, in a group stage game against Cameroon.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Competition Apps Goals
1995–96 Lyngby Denmark Danish Superliga 9 0
1996–97 Lyngby Denmark Danish Superliga 17 4
1996–97 PSV Eindhoven Netherlands Eredivisie 2 0
1997–98 RKC Waalwijk Netherlands Eredivisie 34 5
1998–99 PSV Eindhoven Netherlands Eredivisie 19 2
1999–2000 PSV Eindhoven Netherlands Eredivisie 23 0
2000–01 PSV Eindhoven Netherlands Eredivisie 31 5
2001–02 PSV Eindhoven Netherlands Eredivisie 34 12
2002–03 PSV Eindhoven Netherlands Eredivisie 33 6
2003–04 PSV Eindhoven Netherlands Eredivisie 19 4
2004–05 Charlton Athletic England Premier League 26 2
2005–06 Charlton Athletic England Premier League 21 2
2006–07 Charlton Athletic England Premier League 28 0
2007–08 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 30 2
2008–09 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 3 0
NEC Netherlands Eredivisie 14 0
2009–10 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 28 6
2010–11 Olympiakos Piraeus Greece Super League 22 2
2011–12 Brøndby IF Denmark Danish Superliga 20 3
2012–13 Brøndby IF Denmark Danish Superliga 28 3
Total 419 56

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

Honours[edit]

PSV
1997, 2000, 2001, 2003
1998, 2000, 2001, 2003
Ajax
2010
2007
Olympiakos FC
2011
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://brondby.com/player.asp?sid=303&id=33
  2. ^ RKC haalt Rommedahl terug naar de Eredivisie
  3. ^ Copenhagen to make bid for Charlton's Rommedahl, tribalfootball.com, 31 December 2006
  4. ^ Færch Kvist, Thomas (2007). "Øst eller vest? Eller er hjemme bedst?". Tipsbladet Weekend (Week 18). pp. 14–15. 
  5. ^ Rommedahl naar NEC , nu.nl, 20 January 2000
  6. ^ Rommedahl und Holebas gelandet – Int. Fußball – kicker online
  7. ^ Denmark's Rommedahl signs with Olympiakos – Yahoo! Canada News
  8. ^ Rommedahl released by Olympiakos
  9. ^ "Olsen names final Denmark squad". UEFA. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
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