Jan Kristiansen

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Jan Kristiansen
Jan Kristiansen 2007.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jan Kristiansen
Date of birth (1981-08-04) 4 August 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Ølgod, Denmark
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Vestsjælland
Number 27
Youth career
Ølgod IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 Esbjerg 178 (48)
2006–2008 1. FC Nürnberg 47 (0)
2008–2013 Brøndby 160 (20)
2013– FC Vestsjælland 14 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Denmark U19 3 (0)
2002 Denmark U20 4 (0)
2002–2003 Denmark U21 17 (3)
2003– Denmark 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jan Kristiansen (born 4 August 1981) is a Danish footballer who plays as a midfielder for FC Vestsjælland.[1] Kristiansen has played 11 matches for the Denmark national football team.

Kristiansen is a rare type of player and is one of few recognised as a complete utility midfielder. He is able to play as an attacking midfielder, a defensive midfielder, a central midfielder or a wide midfielder on both sides.


Kristiansen made his Danish Superliga debut for Esbjerg fB in the 1999–2000 season, which ended in the club being relegated to the Danish 1st Division. After a single season in the 1st Division, Kristiansen returned strongly to the Superliga and he would miss only two of 130 Superliga games over the following four seasons. Since November 2000 he was a member of various Danish national youth teams, and he was selected the 2002 Danish Under-21 Player of the Year. On 12 February 2003, he debuted for the senior Danish national team, coming on as a substitute in a 4–1 win against Egypt, and Kristiansen ended the 2002–03 season as joined Superliga top scorer, him and Søren Frederiksen both scoring 18 goals.

Halfway through the 2005–06 season, Kristiansen moved to Germany to play for 1. FC Nürnberg. He helped Nürnberg win the 2007 DFB-Pokal, scoring the winning goal in extra time, as Nürnberg beat VfB Stuttgart 3–2.

On 16 July 2008, it was announced that he had signed a five-year contract with Danish club Brøndby IF.

On 15 July 2013, he signed a half-year contract with FC Vestsjælland.



1. FC Nürnberg



  1. ^ "Jan Kristiansen". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 

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