Kasper Lorentzen

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Kasper Lorentzen
Personal information
Full name Kasper Wellemberg Lorentzen
Date of birth (1985-11-19) November 19, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Hvidovre, Denmark
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Brøndby IF 88 (10)
2009–2012 Randers 70 (5)
2012 F.C. Nordsjælland (loan) 14 (3)
2012–2015 F.C. Nordsjælland 13 (3)
National team
2000–2001 Denmark U-16 5 (1)
2001–2002 Denmark U-17 19 (6)
2002 Denmark U-18 3 (0)
2003–2004 Denmark U-19 14 (7)
2004 Denmark U-20 4 (2)
2004–2006 Denmark U-21 13 (4)
2010–2012 Denmark 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 October 2012

Kasper Wellemberg Lorentzen (born November 19, 1985) is a Danish retired professional footballer, who played as a midfielder or forward. He has represented various Danish youth national football teams, most recently the Danish under-21 national team, playing a combined 58 youth national team matches and scoring 20 goals.

Biography[edit]

As a youngster, he played for BK Frem and Rosenhøj IF where he played alongside later Brøndby teammembers Daniel Agger and Henrik Kildentoft as well as Michael Krohn-Dehli. He moved to the youth team of Brøndby IF and Lorentzen got his first team debut for Brøndby in November 2003. He was moved to the senior squad of Brøndby in 2004. For the 2005–06 season, he was touted to get his breakthrough by the media, who viewed him as a coming star player for Brøndby.

Due to injuries, Lorentzen only played 19 games and scored six goals in the 2005–06 season, and he also missed out on the 2006 European Under-21 Championship in May 2006. He again suffered injuries in the opening of the 2006–07 season. In his comeback game in the spring of the 2006–07 season he once again suffered an injury and is expected to be out for the rest of the season. On 19 May 2009, Lorentzen announced that he would be leaving Brøndby IF due to a lack of first team opportunities. During the transfer window of summer 2009, Lorentzen joined Randers FC on a free transfer. He scored on in both legs of Randers FC's UEFA European League qualification round against the Irish team of Linfield.

Kasper Lorentzen is left-footed and has a superb technique and is generally considered to be the player in the Danish League with the best ball control and one of the greatest talents overall, but a lack of speed and explosivity in his game and a recent suffering of several semi-serious injuries kept him outside of the starting eleven at Brøndby. He can play both the left and right wing positions, but considers the attacking centre midfield his favourite position.

On 3 February 2015, Lorentzen announced that he would retire from professional football due to injuries, which had annoyed him throughout his career.[1]

International career[edit]

Lorentzen was selected for a number of Danish youth national teams, winning the 2001 Danish Under-17 Player of the Year award. In November 2005, he scored the winning goal for the Danish under-21 national team against the Russia under-21 team in Russia. This gave Denmark the perfect starting point before the second leg at Brøndby Stadion in Denmark, which Denmark won 3–1 to secure qualification for the 2006 European Under-21 Championship tournament.[2] He has represented various Danish youth national football teams, most recently the Danish under-21 national team, playing a combined 58 youth national team matches and scoring 20 goals.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 October 12, 2010 Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark  Cyprus 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Brøndby IF
F.C. Nordsjælland

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kasper Lorentzen stopper karrieren". FC Nordsjælland. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Danish national team profile

External links[edit]