Kvist during practice with Stuttgart in June 2011.
|Full name||William Kvist Jørgensen|
|Date of birth||24 February 1985|
|Place of birth||Odder, Denmark|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|Current club||VfB Stuttgart|
|1990–1992||Thorsager Rønde IF|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
He has totally played 43 matches and scored four goals for various youth national teams and is now an important player for the senior team.
Born in Odder in Jutland, Kvist started his football career at the local club Thorsager Rønde IF at the age of five. Two years later he moved to Copenhagen where he started in KB, one of the two clubs behind F.C. Copenhagen. While at KB, he made his debut for the Danish youth national teams in November 2000 and played four matches at the 2002 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.
Kvist was promoted to the first team in 2004. He debuted on 23 April 2005 in a match against FC Nordsjælland where he replaced an injured Ole Tobiasen on the right back position. His first F.C. Copenhagen goal came on 22 October 2006 in a 3–0 win against Viborg FF, where he scored the last goal from long range.
Against Ajax in the UEFA Champions League third qualification round 2006 it was Kvist's pass that deflected off Ajax-defender Thomas Vermaelen for an own-goal. This goal eventually sent F.C. Copenhagen through to the Champions League Group Stage.
In the season 2005–06, he often came in as substitute on mostly the left wing – a position he didn't enjoy playing. He has also played in defence and other midfield positions.
Kvist was called up for the league national team, which played a number of unofficial national team games in the United States, El Salvador and Honduras in January 2007, by national team manager Morten Olsen. He was in the starting lineup for all three games of the tour, including a 3–1 loss to the United States national team on 20 January 2007.
After the right-back Lars Jacobsen travelled to 1. FC Nuremberg in the summer 2007, Kvist was nominated by coach Solbakken to be the new right back in the club, after having looked at about 50 different players, without result. On 13 August, Kvist proved that he only wished to play the position until Christmas, when he rather would evolve as a central midfield player, where he himself thinks he is best.
In the 2010–11 season, Kvist secured a starting place on the central midfield playing very well together with newly arrived Brazilian midfield, Claudemir de Souza, where he pushed the captain and the player with the most matches for F.C. Copenhagen, Hjalte Bo Nørregaard, out on the bench and taking a leading role reminding fans and media of the former leader and captain, Peter Nielsen. Kvist is the model central midfield player. He rarely concedes possession and uses the ball intelligently, is combative in the tackle and has the vision to pick out key passes.
On 16 June 2011, it was announced that Kvist had been sold to the German Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart for an undisclosed fee. He has signed a four year contract. During his second season at the Baden-Wuertenburg Club, Kvist found his starting place under threat and found chances more limited. During the 2013 close season he has been heavily linked with a €7m move to Atletico Madrid.
Kvist was first called up on 17 August 2007 to the friendly match against Ireland on 22 August and has gone on to represent his country at European Championships and World Cups and is a firmly established member of the side. His solitary goal for the Danes came against Italy in a 3-1 defeat in 2012.
- Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.
|1.||16 October 2012||Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan||Italy||1–2||1–3||2014 World Cup qualifier|
- Danish Superliga Player of the Year: 2010
- Danish Football Player of the Year: 2010, 2011
- Schrøder, Rene; Carlskov, Thor (9 July 2007). "Ny højre back i FCK" (in Danish). Ekstra Bladet. Retrieved 9 July 2007. [dead link]
- "houlind" (19 July 2007). "Ståle: Vi har kigget på 50 højre backs" (in Danish). bold.dk. Retrieved 17 August 2007.
- Pyndt, Thomas (13 August 2007). "William Kvist: Jeg er kun back til jul" (in Danish). Tipsbladet. Retrieved 18 August 2007.
- "A Dane for VfB". VfB Stuttgart. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
- "Kvist departs for Stuttgart". F.C. Copenhagen. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
- Berendt, Lars (17 August 2007). "Fire Ligalandsholdsspillere med mod Irland" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 17 August 2007.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to William Kvist.|
- Danish national team profile (Danish)
- William Kvist at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Official Danish Superliga stats (Danish)
|F.C. Copenhagen captain
Mathias "Zanka" Jørgensen