Troest playing for Midtjylland in 2007
|Date of birth||5 June 1987|
|Place of birth||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2009–2010||→ Recreativo (loan)||25||(1)|
|2010–2011||→ Atalanta (loan)||25||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ Varese (loan)||36||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2016.
Magnus Troest (born 5 June 1987 in Copenhagen) is a Danish professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for Novara. His main assets are his physical strength and heading ability. Troest is the younger brother of AB player Jonas Troest.
Troest started playing football in different Copenhagen clubs. He debuted for the Danish under-16 national team in October 2002, while playing for club B.93. In the summer 2003, the 16-year-old Troest moved abroad to play for English club Aston Villa. The club reportedly wanted to sign his big brother Jonas Troest from B.93 as well. Magnus signed a three-year contract. He played two years in the youth academy, but did not get his senior debut for Aston Villa.
In May 2005 he transferred back home to Denmark, to play for FC Midtjylland (FCM) in the top-flight Danish Superliga championship. He initially had to struggle to make the FCM first team, but finally made his senior debut in October 2005. He won the 2005 Danish under-19 Player of the Year award. From the second half of the 2005–06 season, he became a regular in the starting line-up. He scored his first two goals for FCM, as the club beat Aarhus GF 2–1 in March 2006.
- "15-årig til Villa", Fredericia Dagblad, 22 March 2003
- "FCM snupper lille Troest", Ekstra Bladet, 28 May 2005
- Jannik Stamm Mikkelsen, Troest tripper efter at komme på banen, 25 January 2006
- "Genoa CFC Report and Accounts on 31 December 2009" (in Italian).
- "El central Magnus Troest refuerzo para la zaga del Recreativo" (in Spanish). Recreativo de Huelva. 30 August 2009.