David Jensen (footballer)

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David Jensen
Personal information
Full name David Raagaard Jensen
Date of birth (1992-03-25) 25 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Hillerød, Denmark
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
FC Utrecht
Number 16
Youth career
Hillerød GI
FC Nordsjælland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 FC Nordsjælland 66 (0)
2012 FC Fredericia (loan) 4 (0)
2013 AB (loan) 12 (0)
2016– FC Utrecht 3 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Denmark U16 2 (0)
2008–2009 Denmark U17 10 (0)
2009 Denmark U18 5 (0)
2010–2011 Denmark U19 8 (0)
2011–2012 Denmark U20 3 (0)
2014–2015 Denmark U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2015.

David Raagaard Jensen (born 25 March 1992) is a Danish footballer. He plays as a goalkeeper for FC Utrecht. Jensen has amassed a total 27 youth caps for Denmark under five different age groups.

Early life[edit]

Jensen was born in Hillerød, Denmark, he began his youth career at Hillerød GI[1] before going on to F.C. Nordsjælland where he has played since he was 13 years old, signing his first contract with the club at age 16.[2] He would later go on trial with Celtic, but decided against a move to the Scottish club stating that though moving to a large foreign club would be a dream move, moving at 16 years of age was too young and that staying at FCN would be better for his development.[3]

Senior career[edit]

F.C. Nordsjælland[edit]

David Jensen was promoted to reserve goalkeeper as backup to first choice Jesper Hansen in 2010. On 2 August 2011, he signed a new contract with FCN, keeping him at the club until 2014.[2] On 31 August 2011, Jensen made his senior debut in goal against hometown team Hillerød Fodbold in the second round of the Danish Cup, keeping a clean sheet with a 5-0 win. He would play his second match for the senior team in the following round of the Danish Cup on 21 September, in a 2-0 win over 1st Division side FC Hjørring. David Jensen would go on to make his Superliga debut on 24 September, coming on as a 44th-minute substitute for the injured Jesper Hansen, in a 1-0 loss to AGF. He would make his first league start on 2 October, in a 1-0 win over SønderjyskE, but had to come off at half time because of an injury to his knees from a collision with another player. He is expected to be out of action anywhere between 4 and 6 weeks.[4]

International career[edit]

Jensen was part of the Danish under-20 team that won the 2011 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of October 2, 2011
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
F.C. Nordsjælland 2011–12 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Honours[edit]

National team[edit]

Personal life[edit]

David Jensen has an older brother Daniel Jensen, a former FCN defender who currently plays for FC Fredericia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "To danmarksmestre fra Hillerød" (in Danish). HGI92.webbyen.dk (Hillerød GI). 26 June 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "FCN: David Jensen forlænger" (in Danish). FCN.dk (F.C. Nordsjælland). 2 August 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Pedersen, Kim (10 July 2008). "FCN forlænger med ung keeper" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Blond, Mikael (5 October 2011). "FCN-reservekeeper foran længere pause" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Denmark beat Northern Ireland in Milk Cup Elite final". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 

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