Asbjørn Sennels

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Asbjørn Sennels
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Asbjørn Sennels in March 2012.
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-01-17) 17 January 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Brabrand, Denmark
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Viborg FF
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Skovbakken IK
1999–2004 Viborg FF 108 (2)
2004–2007 Brøndby IF 74 (1)
2007–2010 Viborg FF 59 (2)
2012 Viborg FF 11 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Denmark U21 10 (0)
2003–2004 Denmark 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 April 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 April 2012

Asbjørn Sennels (born 17 January 1979) is a former Danish professional football (soccer) player, who played as a left back for Viborg FF in the Danish Superliga championship. He has played two games for the Denmark national football team.


Born in Brabrand, Sennels played for local lower-league clubs Brabrand IF and IK Skovbakken. He got his breakthrough with Superliga club Viborg FF in the 1999-00 Superliga season, and was soon called up for the Danish under-21 national team. He played 108 league games for Viborg, and was called up for the Danish national team in August 2003. In February 2004, during the 2003–04 winter transfer window, he was bought by league rivals Brøndby IF.

Brøndby manager Michael Laudrup bought Sennels to replace Aurelijus Skarbalius on the left back position. Sennels made his Brøndby debut in the 2004 UEFA Cup matches with FC Barcelona. He was called up for his second and last national team game in April 2004. His first time playin in the Brøndby was less than perfect, and it did not help him that he was replacing the fan favourite Skarbalius. Sennels found his feet and played all 33 Brøndby matches in the 2004–05 Superliga season, as the club won the championship title, as well as the Danish Cup trophy. Laudrup bought Joseph Elanga to challenge Sennels for the left back position, and he played 19 of 33 matches in the following season.

When Laudrup was replaced by Rene Meulensteen as Brøndby manager, Sennels was sent further down the pecking order by on-loan left back Adam Eckersley. When Meulensteen left Brøndby halfway through the 2006–07 Superliga season, Sennels was told by replacement manager Tom Køhlert that he had no future at the club. In the summer 2007, he moved back to Viborg FF.


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