Michael Silberbauer

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Michael Silberbauer
Personal information
Full name Michael Kappelgaard Silberbauer
Date of birth (1981-07-07) 7 July 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Støvring, Denmark
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Biel-Bienne
Youth career
Støvring IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 AaB 105 (20)
2004–2008 FC København 129 (19)
2008–2011 FC Utrecht 90 (6)
2011–2014 Young Boys 31 (1)
2012–2013 Odense (loan) 24 (1)
2014- Biel 0 (0)
National team
1997 Denmark U17 12 (2)
1998–1999 Denmark U19 8 (2)
2002 Denmark U20 5 (1)
2000–2003 Denmark U21 24 (2)
2002– Denmark 25 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:27, 26 October 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:27, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Michael Silberbauer (born 7 July 1981) is a Danish professional footballer, currently playing for FC Biel-Bienne Swiss Challenge League. He can play as right wing and central midfielder. Recently he has played left back for the Danish national team.

Career[edit]

Silberbauer has previously played more than a 100 games for each Danish club Aalborg BK and FC Copenhagen, winning three Danish Superliga titles with FC Copenhagen. He has been capped 25 times for the Denmark national football team, scoring a single goal. C Young Bo

Aalborg BK[edit]

Born in Støvring, Silberbauer started his career playing youth football for local amateur team Støvring IF, before moving to nearby top-flight club Aalborg BK (AaB).[1] He made his Danish Superliga debut for AaB in the 3–2 win against defending Superliga champions Herfølge BK on 26 July 2000, and he played 28 of 33 games during the 2000-01 Danish Superliga season.[2] Silberbauer played a total 105 Superliga games for AaB until December 2003, and was named AaB player of the year in both 2001 and 2002.[1]

FC Copenhagen[edit]

In January 2004, Silberbauer moved on to Superliga rivals FC Copenhagen (FCK) in a transfer deal reportedly worth between 7–10 million DKK.[1] In his first six months with FCK, he won both the 2003-04 Danish Superliga championship and the 2003-04 Danish Cup trophy. In the spring of 2005, he was in top form, scoring four goals in two games, before he suffered an injury in a game against arch rivals Brøndby IF.[3] He won a further two Danish Superliga titles with FCK, before leaving the club as his contract expired in the Summer 2008.[4]

FC Utrect[edit]

Silberbauer then moved abroad to play for Dutch Eredivisie club FC Utrecht. He was eventually named team captain of Utrecht, and was seen as a leader figure for the young team.[5] With his contract running out in the Summer 2011, Utrecht looked to sell him in the Winter 2010 transfer window, with a number of British clubs reportedly interested.[5]

Young Boys Bern[edit]

Silberbauer was not sold, and eventually agreed a free transfer move to Swiss Super League club Young Boys Bern in April 2011, effective from July 2011. Silberbauer is on contract until 2015, but is on a loan to Odense Boldklub until summer 2013.[6]

Odense Boldklub[edit]

Silberbaur joined OB 3 September 2012 on a one year loan contract.

International career[edit]

At the age of 16, Silberbauer made his international debut for the Danish under-17 national team in August 1997. He participated in the 1998 European Under-16 Championship. Up until November 2003, he played a total 56 games and scored seven goals for the various Danish youth selections, including 24 games and two goals for the Danish under-21 national team.[7]

Silberbauer was selected for the senior Danish national team under national team manager Morten Olsen, and made his debut in the 1–0 friendly game win against Scotland in August 2002. It would be two-and-a-half years and a move to FCK before he added the second game to his tally. It came in March 2005, as he took part in the 3–0 win against Kazakhstan in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament. Silberbauer scored his first international goal in his fourth game, a 1–0 friendly win against Finland in June 2005.[8] It came as a surprise to many commentators that Silberbauer was not included in Olsen's squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and Silberbauer himself was so disappointed that he considered ending his international career.[9] Following the World Cup, he was called up for the national team again.

Silberbauer has also represented the Denmark League XI national football team, a selection of the best domestic Danish Superliga players managed by Morten Olsen for a number of unofficial international matches. Silberbauer has played an aggregated seven games and scored one goal for the League XI team in 2002, 2004, and 2006.[10]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 June 2005 Tampere, Finland  Finland 1–0 1–0 Friendly match

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