Carsten Fredgaard

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Carsten Fredgaard
Personal information
Full name Carsten Fredgaard
Date of birth (1976-05-20) May 20, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Blovstrød, Denmark
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left midfielder
Youth career
Blovstrød IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Lyngby BK 106 (29)
1999–2001 Sunderland 1 (0)
2000 West Bromwich (loan) 5 (0)
2000–2001 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 5 (0)
2001–2006 FC Copenhagen 50 (3)
2003–2004 FC Nordsjælland (loan) 29 (3)
2005 Randers FC (loan) 10 (0)
2006–2009 Randers FC 66 (4)
2009–2011 AB
2011–2014 HIK
2016– FC Græsrødderne
National team
1993–1995 Denmark u-19 3 (0)
1996–1997 Denmark u-21 10 (0)
1999 Denmark 1 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2011 AB (player assistant)[1]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Carsten Fredgaard (born May 20, 1976) is a Danish professional football player who currently plays for FC Græsrødderne.[2]

His position was on the left, mainly as midfielder, but could also act both as a fullback or a winger. He has played for a number of clubs in Danish and English football, winning two Danish Superliga titles with F.C. Copenhagen and the 2006 Danish Cup with Randers FC. He has played a single game for the Denmark national team, and has represented his country 13 times on the various national youth squads.


Fredgaard started his senior career with Lyngby Boldklub, whom he represented on the national under-19 and under-21 national teams. He made his debut in the Danish Superliga championship on September 3, 1995. He scored 16 goals in 31 games during the 1998-99 Superliga season, which prompted English club Sunderland AFC to offer Lyngby a £ 1,500,000 million transfer deal.

Fredgaard signed his first full-time professional contract at age 22, when he moved to Sunderland on March 24, 1999. While at Sunderland, he played his only Denmark national team game in August 1999. His time at Sunderland was not successful, earning the undeserved nickname Chocolate Fireguard, bringing only a single appearance in the Premier League. Despite some impressive League Cup showings that saw him score two brilliant goals against Walsall (his only goals for the club),[3] and in the next round complete a perfect cross for a Danny Dichio goal, Fredgaard failed to force his way into the first-team, making just one appearance in the league as a substitute away to Chelsea.[4] On February 9, 2000, he was loaned out to Division One side West Bromwich Albion. Back at Sunderland for the 2000-01 season, he was once more loaned out to a Division One team on November 17, 2000, this time playing two months for Bolton Wanderers.

In July 2001, Fredgaard moved back to Denmark, as F.C. Copenhagen (FCK) bought him in a £ 500,000 transfer deal.[5] Unable to hold down a place in the starting line-up in FCK's championship-winning 2002-03 Superliga season, Fredgaard went on loan to fellow Superliga teams FC Nordsjælland and Randers FC. He played one game as FCK won the 2005-06 Superliga championship. When his contract expired in January 2006, he moved to second-tier Danish 1st Division club Randers FC on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract. He was named "Man of the Match" as Randers won the 2006 Danish Cup, and he helped the club win promotion to the Superliga for the 2006-07 Superliga season. In July 2009, he moved on to 1st Division club Akademisk Boldklub.



  1. ^ "Fredgaard spillende assistenttræner i AB". 22 July 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Laudrups nye drøm: Skaber bedste Serie 4-hold nogensinde‚ eb, 6 December 2015
  3. ^ "Walsall 0 Sunderland 5 (Agg: 8-2)". Sporting Life. 21 September 1999. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Chelsea 4 Sunderland 0 - Chelsea jigsaw comes together". The Independent. 9 August 1999. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fredgaard leaves Sunderland". BBC Sport. 2001-05-15. Retrieved 2007-05-27. 

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