Lasse Schöne

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Lasse Schöne
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Schöne training with Denmark in 2014
Personal information
Full name Lasse Schöne[1][2][3]
Date of birth (1986-05-27) 27 May 1986 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Glostrup, Denmark
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ajax
Number 20
Youth career
Lyngby
2002–2006 Heerenveen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 De Graafschap 70 (12)
2008–2012 NEC 107 (24)
2012– Ajax 201 (49)
National team
2001 Denmark U16 3 (1)
2002–2003 Denmark U17 6 (0)
2003–2004 Denmark U18 4 (1)
2007–2008 Denmark U21 9 (1)
2009– Denmark 42 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:22, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Lasse Schöne (Danish pronunciation: [læsə ˈɕøːnə]; alternative spelling: Schøne; born 27 May 1986) is a Danish professional footballer currently playing for Dutch club Ajax and the Denmark national team as a midfielder or winger. He is known for his free-kick and shooting ability.

Schöne has spent his entire professional career in the Netherlands, with De Graafschap, NEC and Ajax, scoring over 60 league goals.

Schöne scored on his full international debut in 2009 and was part of the Danish squad at UEFA Euro 2012 and FIFA World Cup 2018.

Club career[edit]

De Graafschap[edit]

Born in Glostrup, Schöne began playing youth football with Himmelev-Veddelev BK and moved on to B70 and then Lyngby. In 2002, he moved to the youth team of Eredivisie club Heerenveen. He spent four years with the team without playing any league matches then moved to Eerste Divisie club De Graafschap in 2006. In his first season, he helped De Graafschap win promotion to the Eredivisie. In his two seasons with De Graafschap, he scored 12 goals in 70 matches.

N.E.C.[edit]

Schöne signed for NEC in summer 2008. He scored the winning goal for NEC away at Spartak Moscow in December 2008, which sent the team through to the next round of the UEFA Cup. The club and the fans picked him as NEC's player of the year, a title he also won at his previous club, De Graafschap.[citation needed]

Ajax[edit]

On 18 April 2012, Schöne joined Ajax on a contract valid until 2015.[4][5] A number of other Danish players had played for Ajax, including Michael Laudrup, who had been a role model for him throughout his career.[6] The club and the fans picked him as the player of the year in 2014.[7] On 2 March 2015, he signed a new contract lasting until summer 2017, and on 22 February 2017, he signed a new contract lasting until summer 2019. On 27 February 2019, he became the international player with the most games played for Ajax, by surpassing Søren Lerby's 269 games.[8]

On 5 March 2019, in the UEFA Champions League, Schöne scored Ajax's final goal of the Round of 16-second leg against Real Madrid, by converting a direct free kick that went past the Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. The victory completed a surprise comeback, the Dutch side winning 4–1 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and 5–3 on aggregate to knock the European Champions out of the Champions League.[9]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Schöne began his international career with the Denmark national under-16 team, scoring a goal on his debut in August 2001. He played a total of ten matches and scored one goal for the under-17 and under-18 teams from July 2002 to March 2004. After joining De Graafschap, Schöne made his debut for the under-21 team in March 2007. He played a total nine matches and scored one goal for the under-21s until October 2008.

Senior[edit]

On 12 August 2009, on his debut for the Denmark senior team in a friendly against Chile, Schöne scored less than a minute after being put into action in the second half. The goal was the equaliser in an eventual 1–2 loss at the Brøndby Stadium.

He was unable to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa because of a knee injury.[10]

In 2018 he was named in Denmark's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[11] He played in three matches, starting in one, but did not score.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 16 May 2019
Schöne lining up for Ajax in March 2015
Club Season League KNVB Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Heerenveen 2005–06 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
De Graafschap 2006–07 Eerste Divisie 36 5 2 1 - - - - 38 6
2007–08 Eredivisie 34 7 2 3 - - - - 36 10
Total 70 12 4 4 0 0 0 0 74 16
NEC 2008–09 Eredivisie 34 6 4 4 7 1 - - 45 11
2009–10 5 0 0 0 - - - - 5 0
2010–11 34 7 1 1 - - - - 35 8
2011–12 34 11 4 2 - - 2 1 40 14
Total 107 24 9 7 7 1 2 1 125 33
Ajax 2012–13 Eredivisie 32 6 4 1 7 0 1 0 44 7
2013–14 29 9 5 3 6 2 1 0 41 14
2014–15 29 8 0 0 8 3 1 0 38 11
2015–16 24 4 2 0 7 1 0 0 33 5
2016–17 27 7 2 1 14 1 0 0 43 9
2017–18 30 10 2 0 4 1 0 0 36 11
2018–19 30 5 4 0 17 2 0 0 51 7
Total 201 49 19 5 63 10 3 0 286 64
Jong Ajax 2013–14 Eerste Divisie 1 0 1 0
Career total 379 85 32 16 70 11 5 1 486 113

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes Johan Cruyff Shield matches.

[13]

International[edit]

Schöne playing for Denmark in 2012
As of 16 November 2018[14]
Denmark national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 1 1
2010 1 0
2011 6 1
2012 5 0
2013 3 0
2014 4 1
2015 2 0
2016 5 0
2017 5 0
2018 10 0
Total 42 3

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 August 2009 Brøndby Stadion, Copenhagen, Denmark  Chile
1–1
1–2
Friendly
2. 4 June 2011 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Iceland
0–1
0–2
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group H
3. 22 May 2014 Nagyerdei Stadion, Debrecen, Hungary  Hungary
2–2
2–2
Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

De Graafschap[15]

Ajax[15]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Landsholdsdatabase – spillerinformation: Lasse Schöne". dbu.dk. Danish FA. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Lasse Schöne paspoort" (in Dutch). [[Barcelona ]]. Retrieved 17 August 2012. line feed character in |publisher= at position 12 (help)
  3. ^ Kraul, Andreas. "Fodboldmagasinet – DR (status update)" (in Danish). Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Official: Ajax announce Schone capture". Goal.com. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Ajax snap up Schone". SkySports. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Denmark midfielder Schøne to shine at Ajax by Berend Scholten". UEFA.com. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Lasse Schöne årets spiller i Ajax". Bold.dk (in Danish). 3 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Lasse Schöne nieuwe recordhouder Ajax; mijlpaal voor Matthijs de Ligt". Voetbalzone (in Dutch). 27 February 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Dusan Tadic inspires Ajax to stunning defeat of champions Real Madrid". The Guardian. 5 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Lasse Schone". 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. FIFA. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". Goal.com. 4 June 2018.
  12. ^ "#20 Lasse Schone". Fox Sports Soccer. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Lasse Schöne – Voetbal International profile". Voetbal International.
  14. ^ "Lasse Schöne". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  15. ^ a b "Lasse Schöne - Career Honours". Soccerway.
  16. ^ "2016/17: United win it for Manchester". UEFA. 30 May 2017.

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