|Full name||Jan Kristiansen|
|Date of birth||4 August 1981|
|Place of birth||Ølgod, Denmark|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Current club||FC Vestsjælland|
|2006–2008||1. FC Nürnberg||47||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
- "Jan Kristiansen". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
- Danish national team profile (Danish)
- Official Danish Superliga stats (Danish)
- Jan Kristiansen at fussballdaten.de (German)
- an Kristiansen at Brøndby IF (Danish)