List of Denmark international footballers

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Goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel (129 caps) is the most capped Danish footballer of all time, and the first Dane to reach 125 caps. He represented Denmark in four European Championships and the 1998 World Cup. He was on the 1992 European Championship winning team and was named World's Best Goalkeeper of the Year in 1992 and 1993.

This list of Denmark international footballers contains football players who have played for the Denmark national football team, listed according to their number of caps. As more than 750 players have played for the team since it started officially registering its players in 1908, only players with 25 or more official caps are included. Goalkeeper Sophus Hansen was the first Dane to reach 25 caps, doing so on June 5, 1919. Since then, more than 120 Danish footballers have reached 25 caps for the Danish national team.

Key
Tournament medalists at the:
Bold Currently available for selection. Correct as of November 15, 2012.
Pos Positions
GK Goalkeeper
DF Defender
MF Midfielder
FW Forward

List of players[edit]

Forward Jon Dahl Tomasson (112 caps) is the Danish top goalscorer of all time with 52 goals (joint with Poul "Tist" Nielsen). He was the Danish top goalscorer at the 2002 World Cup and 2004 European Championship with a combined seven goals in eight games. He played in a total four international tournaments.
Midfielder Michael Laudrup (104 caps) is officially named the best Danish footballer of all times by the Danish Football Association. He represented Denmark in three European Championships, won the 1995 Confederations Cup, and was the first Dane to have played two World Cups. He started his national team career as a forward, but eventually settled as a midfielder.
Defender Morten Olsen (102 caps) is the first Dane to reach 100 caps and set a record of 50 games as team captain. He represented Denmark at the 1986 World Cup and two European Championships. He later became national team manager and is the only person in football to reach 100 international caps as both player and manager.
Forward Brian Laudrup (82 caps) was in the winning team at the 1992 European Championship and 1995 Confederations Cup. He was the Danish top goalscorer at the 1996 European Championship with three goals in three games and also played at the 1998 World Cup. He won a record four Danish Footballer of the Year awards.
Forward Preben Elkjær (69 caps) was the Danish top goalscorer at the 1984 European Championship and 1986 World Cup with a combined six goals in eight games, and was named the third most outstanding player of that World Cup. He also represented Denmark at the 1988 European Championships.
Midfielder John "Faxe" Jensen (69 caps) was part of the 1992 European Championship winning team, and scored the first goal in the final. He represented Denmark in three European Championships.
Forward Ebbe Sand (66 caps) scored the fastest World Cup goal by a substitute (16 seconds) at the 1998 World Cup. He represented Denmark in two World Cups and two European Championships.
Forward Allan Simonsen (55 caps) is the first (and only) Dane to be named European Footballer of the Year. He played in all three major international tournaments; the 1972 Summer Olympics, 1984 European Championship and 1986 World Cup.
# Name Pos First cap Last cap Caps Goals Medals
1 Schmeichel, PeterPeter Schmeichel GK 1987 2001 129 1 1992 EC 1
2 Rommedahl, DennisDennis Rommedahl FW 2000 2013 126 21
3 Tomasson, Jon DahlJon Dahl Tomasson FW 1997 2010 112 52
4 Helveg, ThomasThomas Helveg DF 1994 2007 108 2
5 Laudrup, MichaelMichael Laudrup MF 1982 1998 104 37 1995 CC 1
6 Olsen, MortenMorten Olsen DF 1970 1989 102 4
6 Jørgensen, MartinMartin Jørgensen MF 1998 2011 102 12
8 Sørensen, ThomasThomas Sørensen GK 1999 2012 101 0
9 Poulsen, ChristianChristian Poulsen MF 2001 2012 92 6
10 Sivebæk, JohnJohn Sivebæk DF 1982 1992 87 1 1992 EC 1
11 Heintze, JanJan Heintze DF 1987 2002 86 4
12 Olsen, LarsLars Olsen DF 1986 1996 84 4 1992 EC 1
13 Laudrup, BrianBrian Laudrup FW 1987 1998 82 21 1992 EC 1
1995 CC 1
14 Grønkjær, JesperJesper Grønkjær FW 1999 2010 80 5
15 Vilfort, KimKim Vilfort MF 1983 1996 77 14 1992 EC 1
16 Røntved, PerPer Røntved DF 1970 1982 75 11
17 Bertelsen, Jens JørnJens Jørn Bertelsen MF 1976 1987 69 2
17 Elkjær, PrebenPreben Elkjær FW 1977 1988 69 38
17 Jensen, John "Faxe"John "Faxe" Jensen MF 1986 1995 69 4 1992 EC 1
17 Jacobsen, LarsLars Jacobsen DF 2006 2014 69 1
21 Lerby, SørenSøren Lerby MF 1978 1989 67 10
22 Gravesen, ThomasThomas Gravesen MF 1998 2006 66 5
22 Henriksen, RenéRené Henriksen DF 1998 2004 66 0
24 Nielsen, Brian SteenBrian Steen Nielsen MF 1990 2002 66 3 1995 CC 1
24 Sand, EbbeEbbe Sand FW 1998 2004 66 22
26 Agger, DanielDaniel Agger DF 2005 2014 65 12
27 Jensen, Henning MunkHenning Munk Jensen DF 1966 1978 62 1
28 Jensen, NiclasNiclas Jensen DF 1998 2008 62 0
29 Povlsen, FlemmingFlemming Povlsen FW 1987 1994 62 21 1992 EC 1
30 Busk, SørenSøren Busk DF 1979 1988 61 2
31 Rieper, MarcMarc Rieper DF 1990 1998 61 2 1995 CC 1
32 Bendtner, NicklasNicklas Bendtner FW 2006 2014 60 24
33 Hansen, BentBent Hansen MF 1958 1965 58 1 1960 OG 2
34 Høgh, JesJes Høgh DF 1991 2000 57 1 1995 CC 1
35 Simonsen, AllanAllan Simonsen FW 1972 1986 55 20
36 Enoksen, HenningHenning Enoksen FW 1958 1966 54 29 1960 OG 2
37 Nielsen, KentKent Nielsen DF 1983 1992 54 3 1992 EC 1
38 Laursen, MartinMartin Laursen DF 2000 2008 53 2
39 Arnesen, FrankFrank Arnesen MF 1977 1987 52 14
40 Jensen, DanielDaniel Jensen MF 2002 2010 52 3
41 Nielsen, IvanIvan Nielsen DF 1980 1989 51 0
42 Madsen, OleOle Madsen FW 1958 1969 50 42
43 Pedersen, PoulPoul Pedersen FW 1953 1964 50 17 1960 OG 2
44 Kvist, WilliamWilliam Kvist MF 2007 2014 49 2
45 Jensen, ClausClaus Jensen MF 2000 2007 47 8
45 Jørgensen, PauliPauli Jørgensen FW 1925 1939 47 44
47 Berggreen, KlausKlaus Berggreen MF 1979 1988 46 5
47 Eriksen, ChristianChristian Eriksen MF 2010 2014 46 5
49 Hansen, JohnnyJohnny Hansen DF 1965 1978 45 3
50 Laursen, ValdemarValdemar Laursen MF 1918 1934 44 1
50 Nielsen, AllanAllan Nielsen MF 1995 2002 44 7
50 Krohn-Dehli, MichaelMichael Krohn-Dehli MF 2006 2014 44 6
50 Schjønberg, MichaelMichael Schjønberg DF 1995 2000 44 3 1995 CC 1
50 Tarp, FritzFritz Tarp DF 1918 1934 44 0
55 Olsen, JesperJesper Olsen MF 1980 1990 43 5
55 Kahlenberg, ThomasThomas Kahlenberg MF 2003 2014 43 5
57 Olesen, JørgenJørgen Olesen MF 1951 1962 42 2
57 Kjær, SimonSimon Kjær DF 2009 2014 42 1
59 Jensen, SvendSvend Jensen GK 1927 1939 41 0
59 Rasmussen, OleOle Rasmussen MF 1975 1984 41 1
59 Tøfting, StigStig Tøfting MF 1993 2002 41 2
62 Nilsson, ErnstErnst Nilsson FW 1920 1937 40 8
62 Rohde, MichaelMichael Rohde FW 1915 1931 40 22
64 Larsen, HenrikHenrik Larsen MF 1989 1996 39 5 1992 EC 1
64 Lundberg, KnudKnud Lundberg FW 1943 1956 39 10 1948 OG 3
64 Hansen, Jens JørgenJens Jørgen Hansen DF 1962 1971 39 0
64 Helt, JohnJohn Helt MF 1982 1990 39 0
64 Qvist, OleOle Qvist GK 1979 1986 39 0
69 Hansen, HenryHenry Hansen FW 1922 1934 38 10
69 Hansen, Jens PeterJens Peter Hansen FW 1949 1961 38 18
69 Nielsen, Poul "Tist"Poul "Tist" Nielsen FW 1910 1925 38 52 1912 OG 2
72 Uldaler, KajKaj Uldaler FW 1927 1939 38 15
73 Le Fevre, UlrikUlrik Le Fevre FW 1965 1976 37 7
74 Nygaard, KristenKristen Nygaard FW 1970 1979 36 11
75 Rasmussen, TroelsTroels Rasmussen GK 1982 1991 35 0
76 Elstrup, LarsLars Elstrup FW 1988 1993 34 13 1992 EC 1
77 Petersen, PoulPoul Petersen DF 1946 1952 34 0 1948 OG 3
78 Ahlberg, FlemmingFlemming Ahlberg DF 1972 1978 33 0
79 Krøldrup, PerPer Krøldrup MF 2004 2010 33 0
80 Mølby, JanJan Mølby MF 1982 1990 33 2
81 Bartram, JanJan Bartram MF 1985 1991 32 5
82 Jensen, PoulPoul Jensen DF 1959 1962 32 0 1960 OG 2
83 From, HenryHenry From GK 1957 1961 31 0 1960 OG 2
84 Grøthan, ChristianChristian Grøthan DF 1915 1923 31 3
85 Hansen, HeinoHeino Hansen MF 1972 1978 31 5
86 Hansen, SophusSophus Hansen GK 1911 1920 31 0 1912 OG 2
87 Sørensen, JørnJørn Sørensen FW 1958 1961 31 6 1960 OG 2
88 Andersen, HenrikHenrik Andersen DF 1985 1994 30 2 1992 EC 1
89 Bastrup, LarsLars Bastrup FW 1975 1983 30 10
90 Jensen, PoulPoul Jensen DF 1921 1931 30 0
91 Jensen, Aage RouAage Rou Jensen FW 1945 1957 30 11
92 Kleven, EyolfEyolf Kleven MF 1930 1942 30 8
93 Søbirk, HelmuthHelmuth Søbirk FW 1935 1945 30 10
94 Sørensen, ArneArne Sørensen MF 1937 1946 30 4
95 Wieghorst, MortenMorten Wieghorst MF 1994 2004 30 3 1995 CC 1
96 Poulsen, JakobJakob Poulsen MF 2009 2012 30 1
97 Andresen, SvendSvend Andresen DF 1970 1975 29 0
98 Larsen, JanJan Larsen DF 1968 1971 29 0
99 Rasmussen, JørgenJørgen Rasmussen DF 1971 1975 29 0
100 Goldbæk, BjarneBjarne Goldbæk MF 1987 2001 28 0
100 Jørgensen, OscarOscar Jørgensen MF 1932 1945 28 0
102 Nielsen, BennyBenny Nielsen FW 1970 1980 28 7
102 Nielsen, EigilEigil Nielsen GK 1940 1951 28 0 1948 OG 3
102 Nielsen, LeifLeif Nielsen GK 1964 1967 28 0
104 Andersen, StephanStephan Andersen DF 2007 2013 28 0
105 Blicher, Steen SteensenSteen Steensen Blicher DF 1918 1927 27 5
106 Colding, SørenSøren Colding DF 1996 2004 27 0
107 Danielsen, JohnJohn Danielsen FW 1958 1964 27 7 1960 OG 2
108 Hansen, KajKaj Hansen FW 1936 1946 27 12
109 Lauridsen, JohnJohn Lauridsen MF 1981 1988 27 3
110 Lykke, IvarIvar Lykke DF 1911 1920 27 0 1912 OG 2
112 Berth, PaulPaul Berth MF 1911 1922 26 1 1912 OG 2
113 Christensen, BentBent Christensen FW 1989 1994 26 8 1992 EC 1
114 Kjær, OleOle Kjær GK 1977 1984 26 0
115 Nielsen, FlemmingFlemming Nielsen MF 1954 1960 26 4 1960 OG 2
116 Nielsen, TorbenTorben Nielsen DF 1969 1972 26 0
117 Nielsen, VernerVerner Nielsen DF 1955 1958 26 0
118 Thorst, KjeldKjeld Thorst FW 1963 1969 26 6
119 Hansen, Poul L.Poul L. Hansen DF 1935 1946 25 0
120 Jensen, IvanIvan Jensen MF 1945 1949 25 2 1948 OG 3
121 Laursen, JacobJacob Laursen DF 1995 1999 25 0 1995 CC 1
122 Nielsen, Hans ChristianHans Christian Nielsen DF 1958 1961 25 0 1960 OG 2
123 Silberbauer, MichaelMichael Silberbauer MF 2002 2012 25 1
124 Sørensen, OleOle Sørensen FW 1961 1969 25 7
125 Ziegler, StenSten Ziegler MF 1971 1981 25 1
126 Poulsen, SimonSimon Poulsen DF 2007 2013 25 0

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