Michael Krohn-Dehli

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Michael Krohn-Dehli
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Krohn-Dehli with Denmark at UEFA Euro 2012
Personal information
Full name Michael Krohn-Dehli
Date of birth (1983-06-06) 6 June 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Deportivo La Coruña
Number 14
Youth career
Rosenhøj BK
Hvidovre IF
2000–2002 Brøndby IF
2002–2004 AFC Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 RKC Waalwijk 48 (2)
2006–2008 Ajax 4 (0)
2006–2007Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 12 (1)
2008–2012 Brøndby IF 122 (26)
2012–2015 Celta 101 (3)
2015–2018 Sevilla 42 (2)
2018– Deportivo La Coruña 5 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Denmark U19 5 (0)
2002–2004 Denmark U20 10 (4)
2004–2006 Denmark U21 8 (2)
2006–2018 Denmark 59 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 2018

Michael Krohn-Dehli (Danish: [ˈmikæ:l kʁoːnˈdeːli]; born 6 June 1983) is a Danish professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Deportivo de La Coruña and the Denmark national team as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Copenhagen, Krohn-Dehli began playing football at Rosenhøj BK in Denmark. After that he played for Danish clubs Hvidovre IF and Brøndby IF.

In 2002, Krohn-Dehli joined Ajax from Brøndby. He excelled as a youth team player for Ajax under Danny Blind. In 2004, however, he was allowed to leave Ajax by manager Ronald Koeman and he joined RKC Waalwijk on a free transfer. There he made his professional debut on 15 August 2004 in a goalless draw against Groningen.

Return to Ajax[edit]

Two years later, Krohn-Dehli was re-signed by Ajax on a free transfer until 2009. The midfielder made his debut for Ajax on 17 September 2006 in a 2–0 league win against Roda JC Kerkrade. After the winter break with only three appearances for Ajax he was sent on loan to Sparta Rotterdam on 31 January 2007 for the remainder of the season. Five days later he made his first out of 12 appearances for Sparta against Roda JC Kerkrade. After his spell at Sparta and the summer break he returned to Ajax for the 2007–08 season.

Return to Brøndby[edit]

Ajax announced on 29 August 2008 that they would transfer Krohn-Dehli to Danish club Brøndby IF.[2] He made his debut two days later on 31 August against FC Copenhagen.

Celta[edit]

On 21 August 2012, it was announced that Krohn-Dehli would be joining Celta de Vigo after completing a medical.[3] His performances in 2014 led to interest from Newcastle United.[4]

Sevilla[edit]

On 1 June 2015, Krohn-Dehli officially signed a two-year contract with fellow La Liga team Sevilla.[5][6]

On 28 April 2016, he dislocated his left kneecap shortly after being subbed on in the first UEFA Europa League semi-final at Arena Lviv against Shakhtar Donetsk, much to the dismay of both teammates and opponents.[7][8] He had knee surgery performed the following day at Clínica Sagrado Corazón de Sevilla after having flown back home with the rest of the squad.[9] Later that day, following the surgery, Sevilla FC released a statement on the club's website, revealing that he would miss seven to eight months of action, depending on his rehabilitation.[10] Almost six months later to the day, on 27 October, Sevilla released footage of a recovering Krohn-Dehli running on one of the club's training grounds.[11] One month later, Krohn-Dehli was back on the training pitch with the rest of the squad.[12]

Deportivo La Coruña[edit]

On 29 January 2018, Krohn-Dehli joined La Liga side Deportivo La Coruña on a free transfer and a one-and-a-half-year contract.[13]

International career[edit]

Krohn-Dehli made his debut for the Denmark national football team in an Euro 2008 qualification match against Liechtenstein on 11 October 2006.

Krohn-Dehli scoring the winner against the Netherlands at Euro 2012

Krohn-Dehli scored the only goal in Denmark's 1–0 victory over the Netherlands in UEFA Euro 2012.[14] After that match, Krohn-Dehli said he was satisfied with scoring and told reporters after the game, "It's a little bit special for me as I played for eight years in Holland and have a Dutch girlfriend, so I think the whole family was cheering in Holland".[15] He also scored the lone goal for Denmark in the final group stage game against Germany, a 1–2 loss.

In May 2018 he was named in Denmark's preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, returning after a 3 years absence.[16][17]

After the World Cup, he announced his retirement from the national team.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 7 January 2018[19][20]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
RKC Waalwijk 2004–05 Eredivisie 31 2 31 2
2005–06 17 0 17 0
Total 48 2 0 0 0 0 48 2
Ajax 2006–07 Eredivisie 3 0 3 0
2007–08 1 0 1 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Sparta Rotterdam 2006–07 Eredivisie 12 1 12 1
Brøndby IF 2008–09 Superligaen 28 5 2 1 30 6
2009–10 32 4 6 0 38 4
2010–11 29 12 5 0 34 12
2011–12 27 5 1 0 2 1 30 6
2012–13 6 0 6 0
Total 122 26 1 0 15 2 138 28
Celta Vigo 2012–13 La Liga 34 1 3 0 37 1
2013–14 31 0 2 0 33 0
2014–15 36 1 2 0 38 1
Total 101 2 7 0 0 0 108 2
Sevilla 2015–16 La Liga 27 1 6 3 14 0 47 4
2016–17 2 0 0 0 2 0
2017–18 13 1 2 0 3 0 18 1
Total 42 2 8 3 17 0 67 5
Career total 329 33 16 3 32 2 377 38

Notes

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 1 July 2018.[21]
Denmark
Year Apps Goals
2006 1 0
2007 0 0
2008 2 0
2009 0 0
2010 6 0
2011 10 4
2012 11 2
2013 11 0
2014 7 0
2015 9 0
2016 0 0
2017 0 0
2018 3 0
Total 60 6

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 March 2011 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Slovakia 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2. 7 October 2011 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Cyprus 3–0 4–1 Euro 2012 qualifier
3. 11 October 2011 Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark  Portugal 1–0 2–1
4. 11 November 2011 Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark  Sweden 2–0 2–0 Friendly
5. 9 June 2012 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine  Netherlands 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2012
6. 17 June 2012 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine  Germany 1–1 1–2

Honours[edit]

Sevilla

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "AFC Ajax" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 31 August 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2008.
  3. ^ "Krohn-Dehli completes Spanish medical" (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Krohn-Dehli being chased by Newcastle United". Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  5. ^ "EL SEVILLA FC FIRMA A MICHAEL KROHN-DEHLI PARA LAS DOS PRÓXIMAS TEMPORADAS". Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Sevilla confirm signing of Michael Krohn-Dehli". AS.com. ESPN.com. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2016/matches/round=2000662/match=2017223/postmatch/report/index.html
  8. ^ http://www.marca.com/futbol/sevilla/2016/04/28/5722770d268e3e50198b4618.html
  9. ^ http://www.sevillafc.es/es/actualidad/noticias/krohn-dehli-sufre-fractura-arrancamiento-del-polo-inferior-de-la-rotula
  10. ^ http://www.sevillafc.es/es/actualidad/noticias/krohn-dehli-entre-siete-y-ocho-meses-de-baja
  11. ^ Sevilla Fútbol Club [@SevillaFC] (27 October 2016). "Krohn-Dehli sigue dando pasos adelante en su recuperación 💪" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Sevilla Fútbol Club [@SevillaFC] (25 November 2016). "📣 Krohn-Dehli ya entrena con el equipo ¡Nos alegra que estés de vuelta! 👏🔝" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "Oficial: el Depor cierra la incorporación de Krohn-Dehli". Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Netherlands 0–1 Denmark". BBC Sport. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  15. ^ "Denmark match-winner Krohn-Dehli relishes goal against Netherlands". Goal.com. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  16. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced?". Goal. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Krohn-Dehli called for Denmark's pre-selection | Página Oficial del R.C. Deportivo de La Coruña". Krohn-Dehli called for Denmark’s pre-selection | Página Oficial del R.C. Deportivo de La Coruña. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  18. ^ "Kvist and Krohn-Dehli retire after Croatia loss". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  19. ^ "M. Krohn-Dehli". Voetbal International (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  20. ^ "M. Krohn-Dehli". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  21. ^ Michael Krohn-Dehli at National-Football-Teams.com

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