Magnus Troest

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Magnus Troest
Magnus Troest.jpg
Troest playing for Midtjylland in 2007
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-06-05) 5 June 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
2003–2005 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Midtjylland 75 (6)
2008–2009 Parma 28 (2)
2009–2012 Genoa 0 (0)
2009–2010 Recreativo (loan) 25 (1)
2010–2011 Atalanta (loan) 25 (1)
2011–2012 Varese (loan) 36 (2)
2012–2013 Varese 34 (5)
2013–2015 Lanciano 79 (3)
2015– Novara 17 (1)
National team
2002 Denmark U-16 3 (0)
2003–2004 Denmark U-17 12 (2)
2004 Denmark U-18 1 (0)
2005–2006 Denmark U-19 7 (1)
2006–2008 Denmark U-21 18 (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.[1] 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.[2] He initially had to struggle to make the FCM first team, but finally made his senior debut in October 2005.[3] 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.

He then moved to Parma FC in 2008 (Parma re-sold half of the contract to Genoa C.F.C. for €1.5M) and he again performed well, playing nearly 30 games and helping the club into Serie A.

Genoa bought back Troest in June 2009, for €900,000.[4] Troest was one-year loaned to Recreativo de Huelva on August 30, 2009.[5]


  1. ^ "15-årig til Villa", Fredericia Dagblad, 22 March 2003
  2. ^ "FCM snupper lille Troest", Ekstra Bladet, 28 May 2005
  3. ^ Jannik Stamm Mikkelsen, Troest tripper efter at komme på banen, 25 January 2006
  4. ^ "Genoa CFC Report and Accounts on 31 December 2009" (in Italian). 
  5. ^ "El central Magnus Troest refuerzo para la zaga del Recreativo" (in Spanish). Recreativo de Huelva. 30 August 2009. 

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