Johan Absalonsen

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Johan Absalonsen
Personal information
Full name Johan Hindsgaul Absalonsen
Date of birth (1985-09-16) 16 September 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Flemløse, Denmark
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Youth career
Flemløse Boldklub
Glamsbjerg IF
B 1913
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 B 1913 2 (0)
2004–2006 Brøndby IF 44 (6)
2006–2010 OB 156 (25)
2011–2012 FC Copenhagen 9 (0)
2012AC Horsens (loan) 9 (1)
2012–2017 SønderjyskE 125 (27)
2017–2018 Adelaide United 12 (6)
2018– SønderjyskE 9 (1)
National team
2000–2001 Denmark U-16 5 (0)
2001–2002 Denmark U-17 15 (1)
2002 Denmark U-18 3 (2)
2003–2004 Denmark U-19 8 (2)
2004 Denmark U-20 2 (0)
2004–2006 Denmark U-21 10 (1)
2009 Denmark 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2018

Johan Hindsgaul Absalonsen (born 16 September 1985) is a Danish professional football player who plays for SønderjyskE.

He has played two games and scored one goal for the Denmark national football team.

Club career[edit]


Born in Flemløse near Glamsbjerg,[1] Absalonsen started playing football for local clubs, before he entered the youth scheme of B 1913. He played two senior matches for B 1913, before moving to the reserve team of defending Danish champions Brøndby IF in 2002.

Brøndby IF[edit]

Absalonsen joined Brøndby IF on 3 January 2003 at the age of 17.[2] He was a part of the 'talent-squad' at Brøndby, and extended his contract in January 2004.[3]

He made his Brøndby senior debut in the February 2004 UEFA Cup home game against FC Barcelona. He was a part of The Double winning team of both the 2004–05 Superliga championship and 2004–05 Danish Cup trophy, scoring four goals in 14 Superliga games that season. As he struggled to claim a starting position in the team, he moved on in summer 2006, having played a total 66 games for Brøndby.[4]


He joined Superliga rivals Odense Boldklub (OB), where he soon claimed a position as a first time regular, as he played 28 of 33 games in his first season at the club. He was named Danish Cup Fighter as OB won the 2006–07 Danish Cup.[5] He played his 100th Superliga game for OB in a 1–1 draw against SønderjyskE on March 13, 2010.

FC Copenhagen[edit]

In January 2011 he joined FC København.

Loan to AC Horsens[edit]

In January 2012 he joined AC Horsens on loan until summer 2012


In August 2012 he moved to SønderjyskE. He left the club in the summer 2017.[6]

Adelaide United[edit]

In July 2017, Absalonsen signed a one-year deal with Australian side Adelaide United.[7]

Return to SønderjyskE[edit]

Absalonsen returned to Denmark for family reasons, once again to play for SønderjyskE, in May 2018.[8]

International career[edit]

Absalonsen started his international career while at B 1913, when he made his debut for the Danish under-16 national team in November 2000. He played a total 43 matches for various Danish national youth teams until October 2006, including 10 games and one goal for the Denmark under-21 national team. He took part in all four Danish games at the 2002 European Under-17 Championship. In May 2006, he was selected for the under-21 national squad for the 2006 European Under-21 Championship tournament. He played one match at the tournament, coming on as a substitute for Jonas Kamper in Denmark's last game.

He was called up for the senior Denmark national football team by national manager Morten Olsen, for two friendly matches against South Korea and the United States in November 2009. He took part in both games, and scored his first national team goal in the 3–1 win against the United States.




  • Danish Cup Fighter: 2007


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  2. ^ Absalonsen til Brøndby,, 3 January 2003
  3. ^ Også Absalonsen forlænger i Brøndby‚, 6 January 2004
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  6. ^ Absalonsen er færdig i SønderjyskE‚, 19 June 2017
  7. ^ Adelaide add Danish attacker Absalonsen,, 18 July 2017
  8. ^ Radbourne-Pugh, Lucas (21 May 2018). "Star foreigner quits Adelaide for family reasons". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 21 May 2018.

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