Mathias Nielsen

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Mathias Nielsen
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Personal information
Full name Mathias Aaris Kragh Nielsen
Date of birth (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 23)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Næstved BK
Number 25
Youth career
1995-2009 Herfølge BK
2009-2010 HB Køge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010-12 FC Nordsjælland 1 (0)
2012 Viborg FF (loan) 9 (0)
2012- Næstved BK 14 (0)
National team
2010 Denmark U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 January 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 August 2011

Mathias Aaris Kragh Nielsen (born 2 March 1991) is a Danish footballer. He plays at centre back for Næstved BK in the Danish 2nd Division. Nielsen has 1 youth cap for Denmark, playing for the Danish under-20s.

A versatile player, Nielsen's preference is playing as a defensive midfielder,[1] though mostly utilized at centre back and occasionally right back.

Early life[edit]

Mathias Nielsen spent his entire youth career with Herfølge Boldklub, joining the club at 4 years of age, he went on to sign a contract with this childhood club in the summer of 2007.[2] During the winter he would play indoor football with the team's indoor division, playing as goalkeeper.[1] When Herfølge BK merged with Køge BK, Nielsen was carried over in to the newly formed club HB Køge.

Senior career[edit]

F.C. Nordsjælland[edit]

1 July 2010 Nielsen moved to Superliga team F.C. Nordsjælland on a free transfer, signing a 1 year contract.[3] He made his debut the following month as a substitute during the second leg of FCN's third qualifying round of the Europa League, against Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. Amid interest from Italian clubs Parma and Napoli in March 2011, the young defender extended his contract with FCN for another two years.[4]

17 July 2012, Nielsen left FCN for Næstved BK, having made a single appearance for the Farum club.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of July 1, 2012
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
F.C. Nordsjælland 2010–11 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2011–12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Viborg FF 2011–12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Career total 10 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 14 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "INTERVIEW MED MATHIAS NIELSEN" (in Danish). Dansk Eliteungdomsfodbold. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Nielsen, Kasper (27 August 2007). "Herfølge skriver med syv ungdomsspillere" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Houlind, Søren (10 April 2010). "FC Nordsjælland henter forsvarstalent" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Helmin, Jesper (4 March 2011). "Italiensk interesse for FCN-spiller" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 

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