Mikkel Andersen

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Mikkel Andersen
Personal information
Full name Mikkel Andersen
Date of birth (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Herlev, Johnson A.J
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 31
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Akademisk BK 5 (0)
2007– Reading 2 (0)
2008 Torquay United (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Brentford (loan) 1 (0)
2009 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010 Bristol Rovers (loan) 39 (0)
2010–2011 Bristol Rovers (loan) 19 (0)
2012 Portsmouth (loan) 18 (0)
2013–2014 Randers (loan) 10 (0)
National team
2007 Denmark U19 2 (0)
2007 Denmark U20 1 (0)
2009–2010 Denmark U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:17, 22 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:55, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Mikkel Andersen (born 17 December 1988) is a Danish football goalkeeper who currently plays for Reading. He has played three games for the Denmark national under-21 football team.

Club career[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Andersen began his career with Danish club AB Copenhagen and became the youngest goalkeeper to play in Danish senior football.[1] He joined Reading on a two-and-a-half-year contract on 26 January 2007, having played seven times for AB.[2]

Reading[edit]

Andersen signed a loan deal with Torquay United on 26 February 2008,[3] making his debut the same day in a 1–1 draw at home to Altrincham.

He returned to Reading having played three times for Torquay during his one month on loan and looked set to remain with Reading for the remainder of the season. However, he joined Rushden & Diamonds on a seven-day emergency loan on 15 April 2008,[4] making his Rushden debut in a 2–1 win at home to Torquay. He also played in the defeats against Exeter City and Oxford United before returning to Reading.

In December 2008, he was again signed on an emergency loan, this time for Brentford, whose first-choice keeper Ben Hamer, also borrowed from Reading, was suspended. He was named MOTM and Team of the week for his performance in this one game.[5]

On 6 March 2009, it was revealed that Andersen had joined League One side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan for one month.[6]

On 20th September 2014, he made his full debut for the club in a 1-0 defeat away to Sheffield Wednesday since arriving in 2007. [7]

Bristol Rovers (loan)[edit]

On 1 September 2009, deadline day, Andersen was signed on loan by Bristol Rovers until 1 January. He made his debut against Millwall which Bristol Rovers won 2–0, keeping a clean sheet, and went on to play in all eighteen of The Pirates' league games during his initial four-month spell. Shortly before the deal expired, it was extended for a further four weeks, Rovers wanting to keep him until the end of the season, but managerless Reading wanted to appoint a new boss before committing him to a longer term move.[8]

At the end of January, Andersen finally extended his loan spell until the end of the season, as Reading appointed caretaker boss Brian McDermott on a permanent basis. On 20 March, Andersen played against two other on-loan Reading players Scott Davies and Alex McCarthy. He kept a clean sheet from that game which ended 3–0 to Bristol Rovers. On 5 April, he saved a penalty from Milton Keynes Dons' Jermaine Easter as Rovers won 1–0, keeping another clean sheet this penalty save was his first ever one.

By the time his loan spell in Bristol had finished, Andersen had played 39 League games for The Pirates. He was awarded the League One side's Young Player of the Year trophy, and was also ranked third in the overall Player of the Year poll.[9]

On 2 August 2010, Bristol Rovers re-signed him as they cancelled the loan of West Brom goalkeeper Luke Daniels because of a back injury.

Andersen finished his loan spell with Bristol Rovers on 5 January 2011.

Portsmouth (loan)[edit]

On 17 August, Andersen joined Portsmouth on loan for one month.[10] He made his debut in an Npower League 1 game against Bournemouth, the game ended in a 1–1 draw. Andersen's loan was extended for another month on 18 September and again extended in October.[11] Andersen's loan came to an end and he returned to Reading following Portsmouth's 2–3 defeat to Leyton Orient on 20 November 2012.

Randers (loan)[edit]

On 11 June 2013 Andersen joined Danish Superliga side Randers on loan for the 2013–14 season.[12] Andersen made his debut on 20 July 2013 against Viborg in a game that ended 2-2.[13]

International career[edit]

After signing for Reading, Andersen played three games for the Danish national under-19 and under-20 teams during 2007. He made his debut for the Denmark national under-21 football team in February 2009, replacing Jonas Lössl at half-time.[14] While on loan at Bristol Rovers, Andersen re-entered the under-21s for an October 2009 friendly against Georgia, but served as back-up for Lössl.[15] He replaced Lössl for the Under-21 games in November 2009 and March 2010, playing a total of three under-21 national team games. In May 2010, he joined the under-21 team for a series of unofficial games at the international 2010 Toulon Tournament. He made four appearances as Denmark finished runners-up, and was named goalkeeper of the tournament.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 October 2013.[17][18][19][20]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Akademisk Boldklub 2006–07 Danish 1st Division 5 0 0 0 5 0
Reading 2007–08 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torquay United (loan) 2007–08 Conference Premier 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 2007–08 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Brentford (loan) 2008–09 League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2008–09 League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2009–10 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0
2010–11 19 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 22 0
Total 58 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 61 0
Portsmouth (loan) 2012–13 League One 18 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 19 0
Randers (loan) 2013–14 Danish Superliga 10 0 0 0 2[b] 0 12 0
Career total 103 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 109 0
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in the Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reading snap up keeper Andersen". BBC Sport. 26 January 2002. Retrieved 26 January 2007. 
  2. ^ "Royals complete signing of young Danish goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen". readingfc.co.uk. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 27 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Gulls sign Dane Andersen on loan". BBC Sport. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Rushden bring in Andersen on loan". BBC Sport. 15 April 2008. Retrieved 15 April 2008. 
  5. ^ Pink, Stuart (9 December 2008). "Scott solves Bees keeper crisis". Sutton Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  6. ^ Seagulls Net Reading Keeper, Seagulls World, 6 March 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2009
  7. ^ http://www.swfc.co.uk/news/article/report-sheffield-wednesday-1-0-reading-1930506.aspx
  8. ^ "Andersen extends stay". Bristol Rovers Football Club. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "Campbell wins player of the year". Bristol Rovers Football Club. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Portsmouth sign four players on loan". BBC. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Loan Update". Reading F.C. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Mikkel makes loan move". Reading F.C. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Viborg 2-2 Randers". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.dbu.dk/news/newsShow.aspx?id=250620
  15. ^ http://www.dbu.dk/news/newsShow.aspx?id=252082
  16. ^ http://www.dbu.dk/news/newsShow.aspx?id=253440
  17. ^ "Mikkel Andersen" (in Danish). danskfodbold.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Mikkel Andersen career statistics". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Mikkel Andersen". rdfc1992.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  20. ^ "Mikkel Andersen profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

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