Mia Brogaard

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Mia Brogaard
Personal information
Full name Mia Birkehøj Brogaard
Date of birth (1981-10-15) October 15, 1981 (age 35)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1986–1993 Hellas
1994–1995 Vanløse IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Hvidovre IF
1999–2013 Brøndby IF 253 (74)
National team
2002–2013 Denmark 76 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:03, 9 September 2012 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:03, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Mia Birkehøj Brogaard (née Olsen, born 15 October 1981) is a Danish former football defender. She played for the Denmark women's national football team and Elitedivisionen club Brøndby.

Club career[edit]

As of September 2012, Brogaard held the all-time appearance record for Brøndby with 327 across all competitions. Malene Olsen was in second place with 247. Having begun her career as a forward, before moving back into defence, Brogaard had scored 74 goals for the club.[1]

Brogaard took time out to have son Villads in 2010. She returned to Brøndby in spring 2012 after playing some games with FC Damsø in 2011 to build up her fitness.[2] In November 2013 Brogaard announced that she had retired from football.[3]

International career[edit]

Brogaard made her debut for the senior Denmark women's national football team on 15 August 2002, as a second-half substitute in a 4–0 friendly win over North Korea in Copenhagen. Eight days later she made her first competitive appearance in a 2–0 World Cup qualifying defeat to France at Stade Félix-Bollaert.

She did not play again until returning to the team in April 2005, but was then named in the squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2005.[4] Brogaard kept her place for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China and UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland, as Denmark exited both competitions in the first round.

After the latter tournament Brogaard announced her retirement from international football, but she relented and returned for the 2010 Algarve Cup.[5]

Ahead of UEFA Women's Euro 2013, Brogaard secured a place in the team at left back.[6] She was named in national coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller's squad for the final tournament in Sweden.[7] She scored Denmark's goal in their second group match, a 2–1 defeat to Italy. Denmark's goal in their final group match, a 1–1 draw with Finland, was also attributed to Brogaard after her shot was deflected in off Nora Heroum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kampstatistik på spillere" (in Danish). Brøndby IF. 9 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mia Brogaard" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Schou Nielsen, Pia (5 November 2013). "En ny kamp, en ny trup" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mia Brogaard". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Møller Riis, Helle; Schou Nielsen, Pia (4 February 2010). "Mia Brogaard tilbage på landsholdet" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Møller Riis, Helle (13 July 2013). "Mamma-Mia er tilbage i startopstillingen" (in Danish). Fagligt Fælles Forbund. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Bruun, Peter (21 June 2013). "Upbeat Heiner-Møller confirms Denmark squad". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

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