Kurt "Nikkelaj" Nielsen

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Kurt "Nikkelaj" Nielsen
Personal information
Full name Kurt Børge Nikolaj Nielsen
Date of birth (1924-09-02)2 September 1924
Place of birth Skovshoved, Denmark
Date of death 17 July 1986(1986-07-17) (aged 61)
Place of death Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1953 Skovshoved IF
1954–1956 Marseille 3 (1)
1954–1955 Aix (loan) 16 (7)
National team
1952–1953 Denmark 3 (3)
Teams managed
19XX–19XX Skovshoved IF
1961–1965 B 1901
1965–1967 Frederikshavn fI
1967–1975 B 1901
1976–1979 Denmark
1978–1980 Herfølge BK
1980–1981 B 1901
198X–198X Fakse BK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kurt Børge Nikolaj "Nikkelaj" Nielsen (September 2, 1924 in Skovshoved – July 17, 1986 in Nykøbing Falster) was a Danish professional football (soccer) player and manager, who most prominently coached the Danish national football team from 1976 to 1979.

He started his career for Danish club Skovshoved IF, before he moved abroad to play professionally for French clubs Olympique de Marseille and AS Aix. He played three matches and scored three goals for the Danish national team during 1952 and 1953, before his professional career hindered further games. Following his retirement in 1956, Nikkelaj coached a number of Danish clubs, before he was appointed Danish national team manager in 1976. He coached Denmark to 13 wins in his 31 games in charge, but did not manage to qualify Denmark for any major tournaments.

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