Ken Ilsø

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Ken Ilsø
Ilsø, Ken DÜS 12-13 WP.JPG
Personal information
Full name Ken Ilsø Larsen[1]
Date of birth (1986-12-02) 2 December 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Solrød Strand, Denmark
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Home United FC
Number 9
Youth career
BK Pioneren
BK Friheden
Kjøbenhavns Boldklub
0000–2004 Boldklubben Frem
2004–2007 SC Heerenveen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 SC Heerenveen 1 (0)
2006–2007 FC Zwolle (loan)
2007–2009 SønderjyskE 52 (12)
2009–2011 FC Midtjylland 39 (10)
2011 Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 16 (7)
2011–2013 Fortuna Düsseldorf 56 (6)
2013–2014 VfL Bochum 16 (2)
2013 VfL Bochum II 1 (0)
2014 Guangzhou R&F 10 (2)
2015- Home United FC 4 (4)
National team
2005 Denmark U19 3 (0)
2006 Denmark U20 1 (0)
2008 Denmark U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ken Ilsø Larsen (born 2 December 1986) is a Danish footballer,[3][4][5][6][7] who is currently playing for the Singaporean top contender Home United FC.

Career[edit]

Born in Copenhagen, Ilsø started his career at local amateur club Pioneren. His career progressed, and he played for different youth sides in Copenhagen. In 2004, he was signed as a youth player by Dutch side SC Heerenveen, being labelled as one of Denmark's finest talents.

However, Ilsø never managed to break through Heerenveen's reserve team, so he decided to return to Denmark to play for SønderjyskE.[8] His time at SønderjyskE was very successful, scoring 12 goals in 52 league matches for a SønderjyskE side that always feared relegation.[9]

In summer 2009, Ilsø was signed by FC Midtjylland,[10] who ended at the fourth spot in the Danish Superliga the season before. Ilsø has since his transfer been an important player for Midtjylland, for example scoring the decisive goal against Silkeborg IF in the 2010–11 season opener.[11]

In February 2014, Ilsø joined Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F, but he left the club after only three months due to a reduction in his playing time.[12]

In January 2015 he signed a contract with Home United FC for the remainder of the season. Before he signed the contract he attracted a multiple number of clubs in his home country, as well as Thailand but wanted another adventure far away from home. He signed for Home because he was sold on the youth development philosophy at Home United.[13]

Ilsø scored his first competitive goal for Home just 23 minutes into his S.League debut.[14] Ilsø scored his second goal for Home in his second match, finding the back of the net from the spot.[15] He continued his goalscoring start to the season by scoring his 3rd goal in the 3rd game of the season. He also laid on an assist for teammate Sirina Camara to secure his team's first win of the season over Tampines Rovers FC.[16] Ilsø notched his fourth of the season in his 4th consecutive league match for Home, scoring the first goal of a 2-2 draw against Brunei DPMM FC.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season S.League Singapore Cup League Cup ACL AFC Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Home United 2015 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 4
Total 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile" (in Danish). FC Midtjylland. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ken Ilsø" (in Danish). Tipsbladet. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ken Ilsø" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ken Ilsø Larsen" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ken Ilsö" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ilsö, Ken" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ilsö verlässt den VfL" [Ilsø leaves the VfL] (in German). VfL Bochum. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Heerenveens Larsen terug naar Denemarken" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 15 January 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2007. 
  9. ^ Carlskov, Thor (30 November 2008). "Ken Ilsø bankede Horsens i bund" (in Danish). Ekstra Bladet. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  10. ^ "Ken Ilsø skifter til FC Midtjylland" (in Danish). Sporten.dk. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Ilsø straffede Silkeborg" (in Danish). Sporten.dk. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Ken Ilsø er færdig i Kina" (in Danish). DR. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "From the Bundesliga to the S.League – How Ken Ilsø's wanderlust led him Home". fourfourtwo. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "S.League: Home United hoping to find form against Salim's Hougang". ESPNFC. 
  15. ^ "Report: Hougang Extend Unbeaten Streak Against Home". S.League. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  16. ^ Shawn, Lim (13 March 2015). "Aw Pleased With First Win Of The Season". S.League. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  17. ^ Dwyane, James (21 March 2015). "Ramdani Late Equaliser Deny DPMM Victory". S.League. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 

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