Michael Krohn-Dehli

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Michael Krohn-Dehli
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 33)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 7
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)
2006–2007 Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 12 (1)
2008–2012 Brøndby IF 122 (26)
2012–2015 Celta 101 (3)
2015– Sevilla 27 (1)
National team
2000–2001 Denmark U19 5 (0)
2002–2004 Denmark U20 10 (4)
2004–2006 Denmark U21 8 (2)
2006– Denmark 55 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 May 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2015

Michael Krohn-Dehli (born 6 June 1983) is a Danish professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Sevilla FC and Denmark national team as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Copenhagen, he began playing football at Rosenhøj BK in Denmark, after that he played for Danish clubs Hvidovre IF and Brøndby IF. The midfielder made his debut for Ajax on 17 September 2006 in the league match Roda JC – Ajax (2–0). Krohn-Dehli played for a number of Danish clubs before joining Ajax from Brøndby IF. Krohn-Dehli 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 FC Groningen. Two years later, he was re-signed by Ajax on a free transfer until 2009. He made his debut for the Denmark national football team in an Euro 2008 qualification match against Liechtenstein on 11 October 2006. 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. After his spell at Sparta and the summer break he returned to Ajax for the 2007–08 season.

Ajax announced on 29 August 2008 that they would transfer Krohn-Dehli to Danish club Brøndby IF.[1] He made his debut two days later on 31 August against FC Copenhagen.

On 21 August 2012 it was announced, Krohn-Dehli would be joining Celta de Vigo after completing a medical.[2] His performances in 2014 led to interest from Newcastle United.[3]

On 1 June 2015, Krohn-Dehli officially signed a two-year contract with fellow La Liga team Sevilla FC.[4][5]

On 28 April 2016, Krohn-Dehli 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.[6][7] Krohn-Dehli had knee surgery performed the following day at Clínica Sagrado Corazón de Sevilla after having flown back home with the rest of the squad.[8] Later that day, following the surgery, Sevilla FC released a statement on the club's website, revealing that Krohn-Dehli would miss seven to eight months of action, depending on his rehabilitation.[9]

International career[edit]

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.[10] 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. I found space to move in, and I'm very happy I was able to score one against the Dutch. It's now not so necessary to win the rest [of the group games] in order to advance to the knockout stage.".[11] He also scored the lone goal for Denmark in the final group stage game against Germany, a 1–2 loss.


Season Club Competition Apps Goals
2004–05 RKC Waalwijk Netherlands Eredivisie 31 2
2005–06 RKC Waalwijk Netherlands Eredivisie 17 0
2006–07 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 3 0
2006–07 Sparta Rotterdam Netherlands Eredivisie 12 1
2007–08 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 1 0
2008–09 Brøndby IF Denmark Superligaen 28 5
2009–10 Brøndby IF Denmark Superligaen 32 4
2010–11 Brøndby IF Denmark Superligaen 29 12
2011–12 Brøndby IF Denmark Superligaen 27 5
2012–13 Brøndby IF Denmark Superligaen 6 0
2012–13 Celta Vigo Spain La Liga 34 2
2013–14 Celta Vigo Spain La Liga 31 0
2014–15 Celta Vigo Spain La Liga 36 1
2015-16 Sevilla FC Spain La Liga 25 1
Total 312 35

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 match
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 Euro 2012 qualifier
4. 11 November 2011 Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark  Sweden 2–0 2–0 Friendly match
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 UEFA Euro 2012




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