Kristian Bak Nielsen

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Kristian Bak Nielsen
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-10-20) 20 October 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Aaskov, Denmark
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Midtjylland
Number 32
Youth career
Kibæk
Ikast
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Midtjylland 138 (8)
2007–2010 Heerenveen 72 (6)
2010– Midtjylland 91 (9)
National team
2003 Denmark U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 March 2012

Kristian Bach Bak Nielsen (born 20 October 1982) is a Danish professional footballer who currently plays for FC Midtjylland in the Danish Superliga. Bak Nielsen usually plays central defender, but he has a past as a striker. He has played one game for the Danish under-21 national team.

Biography[edit]

Bak Nielsen started his senior career with FC Midtjylland (FCM) in 2000. He helped FCM win the 2000 Danish 1st Division and gain promotion for the Danish Superliga. In his first years at FCM, he played as a striker, but eventually settled as a central defender.

He played all FCM's matches during the 2003–04 Superliga season, and was called up for the Danish under-21 national team in October 2003. He played a single under-21 national match, against the Bosnia & Herzegovina under-21s. He replaced Thomas Kahlenberg in the extra time of the second half, in a match which Denmark won 3–0.

He prolonged his FCM contract in November 2004, and went on to become captain of FCM during 2005. On 20 November 2006, he was called up for the Danish league national team, playing unofficial games against the United States, El Salvador and Honduras in January 2007, by national team manager Morten Olsen. He was called up for the Danish national team in March 2007.

On 19 June 2007, he signed a four-year contract with the Dutch team SC Heerenveen. He was sidelined with an ankle injury from the end of the December 2007. He made his league return in October 2008, against Ajax.

In 2012 Bak Nielsen moved back to FC Midtjylland.

Honours[edit]

2009

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mikkel Thygesen
F.C. Midtjylland captain
2011–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent