Johan Absalonsen

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Johan Absalonsen
Personal information
Full name Johan Hindsgaul Absalonsen
Date of birth (1985-09-16) September 16, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Flemløse, Denmark
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Number 11
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)
2012 AC Horsens (loan) 9 (1)
2012– SønderjyskE 98 (20)
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 29 May 2016.

Johan Absalonsen (born 16 September 1985) is a Danish football player, who plays for the Danish Superliga club SønderjyskE. He has played two games and scored a 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. 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.[2]

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.[3] He played his 100th Superliga game for OB in a 1–1 draw against SønderjyskE on March 13, 2010.

In January 2011 he joined FC København.

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

In August 2012 he moved to SønderjyskE.

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.



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