Michael Lumb (footballer)
|Full name||Michael Lumb|
|Date of birth||9 January 1988|
|Place of birth||Aarhus, Denmark|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|Current club||FC Vestsjælland|
|2010–2012||Zenit Saint Petersburg||3||(0)|
|2010–2011||→ Feyenoord (loan)||2||(0)|
|2011||→ AaB (loan)||14||(0)|
|2012||→ SC Freiburg (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Lumb was born in Aarhus, Denmark to a Danish mother and an English father. He is left-footed and plays left back. He came from AGFs 1988-born Danish Youth Championship-winning team, a side that included Morten Beck Andersen, Frederik Krabbe, Michael Vester, Niels Kristensen, Jesper Blicher and Anders Syberg. Lumb was named the young gun "Shooting Star" of the autumn season 2007–08 by the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.
Lumb signed a three-year contract with Sine-Belo-Golubye. In Zenit, Lumb faced a tough competition for a left back position with likes of Slovak international Tomáš Hubočan, and as a result didn't play much. Lumb played for the first team just twice in the first half of 2010 season, and the arrival of another international left defender Aleksandar Luković meant he had to move to get any playing minutes.
Lumb was initially loaned out to Dutch side Feyenoord, but the move proved unsuccessful, as he was of cause relegated to the bench and then in the stands. He was subsequently recalled and loaned to his homeland club AaB Fodbold.
Lumb returned to Zenit in summer 2011, to a team that, in addition to Hubočan and Luković, had signed Italy national team left wing-back Domenico Criscito. Lumb spend the rest of the year playing for the reserves, occasionally as a centre-back.
As of 22 May 2013[update]
|2010||FC Zenit||Premier League||2||0||1||0||0||0||3||0|
|2011–12||FC Zenit||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012–13||FC Zenit||Premier League||1||0||0||0||2||0||3||0|
|2012–13||VfL Bochum||2. Bundesliga||13||0||1||0||—||14||0|
Zenit St. Petersburg
- "Zenit sign Danish defender". ontheminute.com. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- ""Зенит" дозаявил Евгения Башкирова и Микаэля Ламба" ["Zenit" registered Evgeny Bashkirov and Michael Lumb] (in Russian). fc-zenit.ru. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- "Микаэль Ламб переехал в "Ольборг"" [Michael Lumb loaned to "Aalborg"] (in Russian). fc-zenit.ru. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- Kübler, René (5 January 2012). "SC Freiburg holt Michael Lumb ins Trainingslager". Badische Zeitung. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- "Freiburg verpflichtet Innenverteidiger Lumb". FOCUS. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- "Lumb unterschreibt beim VfL" [Lumb signs with VfL] (in German). VfL Bochum. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- "FCV er blevet enig med meget stærk back" [FCV have signed with a strong back] (in Danish). FC Vestsjælland. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Michael Lumb.|
- Profile at the official FC Zenit St. Petersburg website (Russian)
- Danish national team profile (Danish)
- Official Danish league stats at danskfodbold.com (Danish)
- Michael Lumb at National-Football-Teams.com
- Michael Lumb at fussballdaten.de (German)