Daniel Jensen

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Daniel Jensen
Personal information
Full name Daniel Monberg Jensen
Date of birth (1979-06-25) 25 June 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 B.93 44 (9)
1998–2003 Heerenveen 122 (16)
2003–2004 Murcia 28 (0)
2004–2011 Werder Bremen 133 (7)
2012 Novara 6 (0)
2013 F.C. Copenhagen 10 (0)
2013–2015 SønderjyskE 48 (3)
2015–2016 Lyngby BK 9 (0)
Total 400 (35)
National team
1995–1997 Denmark U19 16 (3)
1999–2002 Denmark U21 19 (2)
2002–2010 Denmark 52 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daniel Monberg Jensen (born 25 June 1979) is a retired Danish professional footballer. He was a central midfielder known for making good passes in the final third of the field. He played more than 50 matches and scored three goals for the Danish national team, and represented his country at the 2004 European Championship. He is the younger brother of a retired former Denmark international player Niclas Jensen.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Copenhagen, Daniel Jensen started playing football at B93 in the secondary Danish 1st Division. He was called up for Danish under-19 national team in September 1995, and made his senior debut for Boldklubben in the fall 1996. He played a total 16 matches and scored three goals for the under-19 national team, before he was sold to Dutch club Heerenveen in July 1998.


While at Heerenveen, he played 19 games and scored two goals for the Danish under-21 national team. In February 2002, he made his Danish national team debut under national coach Morten Olsen.

After more than 100 league matches for Heerenveen, his contract ran out in the summer 2003, and he left the club on a free transfer.


Jensen sought a move to a club in the Spanish La Liga championship, and signed a one-year contract with newly promoted team Real Murcia in August 2003. Murcia ended last in the 2003–04 La Liga season, and Jensen was reported on his way to a number of German clubs. He was called up to the Danish team for the 2004 European Championship (Euro 2004) in June 2004. He began the Euro 2004 tournament as a part of the Danish starting line-up, and played full-time in the first two matches against Italy and Bulgaria. He was replaced by Christian Poulsen during Denmark's third match, and saw the quarter-final defeat to the Czech Republic from the bench. Back from Euro 2004, Murcia used a clause in Jensen's contract to prolong it for another two years. The extension hindered Jensen from leaving the club on a free transfer, and he was sold to German club Werder Bremen for €1 million in July 2004.

Werder Bremen[edit]

In August 2006, he was a part of the German League Cup winning Werder Bremen team. In January 2008, Jensen signed an extension to his contract with Werder Bremen, that would keep him at the club until 2011.[2]

On 11 May 2011, Jensen was released from his contract a month early due to comments made about the coaching staff after being left out of the squad against Borussia Dortmund. "There was a discussion between him and coach Thomas Schaaf this morning and he has been released with immediate effect," sports director Klaus Allofs said in a statement, "He does not play any role in our planning any more."[3]

Later career[edit]

In December 2011, he joined Italian Serie A club Novara on trial, in an attempt to get a new contract.[4] In January 2012, Jensen signed a contract with Novara that kept him at the club until 2013.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 October 2006 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz  Liechtenstein 1–0 4–0 Euro 2008 qualification
2. 6 February 2007 Loftus Road, London  Australia 2–0 3–1 Friendly match
3. 10 September 2008 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon  Portugal 3–2 3–2 FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying



  1. ^ "Daniel Jensen". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jensen signs new Werder Bremen deal". Ontheminute.com. Retrieved 22 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Werder ditch Jensen after critical comments". fourfourtwo.com. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jensen sempre più vicino a Novara" (in Italian). La Stampa. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 

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