Lucas Andersen

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Lucas Andersen
Personal information
Full name Lucas Qvistorff Andersen
Date of birth (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Aalborg, Denmark
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Winger
Club information
Current team
Grasshopper
Number 10
Youth career
Aalborg Freja
AaB
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 AaB 41 (3)
2012–2016 Ajax 37 (2)
2013–2016 Jong Ajax 23 (7)
2015–2016 Willem II (loan) 30 (6)
2016– Grasshopper 0 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Denmark U16 7 (1)
2010–2011 Denmark U17 21 (2)
2011 Denmark U18 1 (0)
2011–2012 Denmark U19 14 (0)
2012– Denmark U21 20 (5)
2014– Denmark 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 June 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 February 2015

Lucas Qvistorff Andersen (born 13 September 1994) is a Danish footballer who currently plays as a winger for Swiss side Grasshopper.

Club career[edit]

Aalborg BK[edit]

Andersen started playing youth football with Aalborg Freja, before moving to Aalborg BK (AaB) at the age of 10.[1] He penned his first professional contract with AaB in September 2009.[2] Andersen made his debut for AaB on 5 March 2011 at the age of 16 years and 174 days, making him the youngest player ever to play for AaB in the top-flight Danish Superliga championship[3] and the second youngest player ever to play in the Danish Superliga.

Andersen was usually employed as a right winger, but was capable of playing on the left, as well as an attacking midfielder/playmaker behind the forwards. He was touted as the most promising player to come through the AaB youth ranks since Jesper Grønkjær, by AaB director of football Lynge Jakobsen[4] A number of foreign clubs wanted to sign him by 2012, but Lynge Jakobsen did not want to sell Andersen at too young an age.[1]

AFC Ajax[edit]

On 31 August 2012, Andersen signed with Ajax for an undisclosed fee, with a view to join the squad of Jong Ajax at first. AaB's good relationship with Ajax, having sold Jesper Grønkjær to Ajax as well, was emphasized by Lynge Jakobsen as a reason for the deal materializing.[1] Andersen got his debut 8 December, coming in against FC Groningen, where he almost had a dream debut, hitting the post in the 90th min.

Grasshopper[edit]

On 4 July 2016, Ajax announced that Andersen had been sold to Grasshopper.[5]

International career[edit]

He was a part of the Denmark under-17 squad at the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

On 8 January 2012, he was called up for the Denmark League XI national football team for their matches in the 2011 King's Cup. With his age of only 17 years and 4 months, he is the youngest player ever to have been a part of the Danish League XI squad.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Denmark League Danish Cup Europe1 Other Total
2010–11 Aalborg BK Superligaen 11 0 0 0 11 0
2011–12 22 1 1 0 23 1
2012–13 7 2 0 0 7 2
Netherlands League KNVB Beker Europe Other2 Total
2012–13 Ajax Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 9 0 2 1 4 0 1 0 16 1
2014–15 27 2 2 1 7 1 1 0 37 4
2015-16 Willem II (loan) 32 9 3 1 2 3 36 13
Totals Denmark 40 3 1 0 41 3
Netherlands 57 8 7 3 11 1 4 3 78 15
Career totals 97 11 8 3 11 1 4 3 119 18
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 16 May 2016.[7]

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes Johan Cruijff Shield and promotion/relegation play-offs matches.

Reserves performance
Club performance League Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League Total
2013–14 Jong Ajax Jupiler League 18 6 18 6
2014–15 2 1 2 1
2015-16 3 0 3 0
Total Netherlands 23 7 23 7
Career total 23 7 23 7

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax[8]

References[edit]

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