Mikkel Andersen

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Mikkel Andersen
Mikkel Andersen 2017.jpg
Andersen with Lyngby in 2017
Personal information
Full name Mikkel Andersen
Date of birth (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Herlev, Denmark
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
FC Midtjylland
Number 31
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Akademisk BK 7 (0)
2007–2015 Reading 5 (0)
2008Torquay United (loan) 3 (0)
2008Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 3 (0)
2008Brentford (loan) 1 (0)
2009Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010Bristol Rovers (loan) 39 (0)
2010–2011Bristol Rovers (loan) 19 (0)
2012Portsmouth (loan) 18 (0)
2013–2014Randers (loan) 10 (0)
2015–2017 Midtjylland 42 (0)
2017–2018 Lyngby BK 25 (0)
2018– Midtjylland 0 (0)
National team
2007 Denmark U19 2 (0)
2007 Denmark U20 1 (0)
2009–2010 Denmark U21 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Mikkel Andersen (born 17 December 1988) is a Danish football goalkeeper who plays for FC Midtjylland in the Danish Superliga. He has played 14 games for the Denmark national under-21 football team, from which 4 unofficial games at the Toulon Tournament, made him receive the Best Keeper award. From The remaining 10 U21 National Denmark games, 3 of them were at The U21 Euro2011.

He has played 17 international UEFA games, amongst which are vs Rubin Kazan, S.S.C.Napoli, Club Brugge, Legia Warzaw, Manchester United(EL last 32), Slovan Bratislava and FC Krasnodar.

Club career[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Andersen began his career with Danish club AB Copenhagen and became the youngest goalkeeper to play in Danish senior football.[1] He joined Reading on a two-and-a-half-year contract on 26 January 2007, having played seven times for AB.[2]

Reading[edit]

Andersen signed a loan deal with Torquay United on 26 February 2008,[3] making his debut the same day in a 1–1 draw at home to Altrincham.

He returned to Reading having played three times for Torquay during his one-month on loan and looked set to remain with Reading for the remainder of the season. However, he joined Rushden & Diamonds on a seven-day emergency loan on 15 April 2008,[4] making his Rushden debut in a 2–1 win at home to Torquay. He also played in the defeats against Exeter City and Oxford United before returning to Reading.

In December 2008, he was again signed on an emergency loan, this time for Brentford, whose first-choice keeper Ben Hamer, also borrowed from Reading, was suspended. He was named MOTM and Team of the week for his performance in this one game.[5]

On 6 March 2009, it was revealed that Andersen had joined League One side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan for one month.[6]

On 20 September 2014, he made his full debut for the club in a 1-0 defeat away to Sheffield Wednesday. [7]

Bristol Rovers (loan)[edit]

On 1 September 2009, deadline day, Andersen was signed on loan by Bristol Rovers until 1 January. He made his debut against Millwall which Bristol Rovers won 2–0, keeping a clean sheet.[8]

On 20 March, Andersen played against two other on-loan Reading players Scott Davies and Alex McCarthy. He kept a clean sheet from that game which ended 3–0 to Bristol Rovers. On 5 April, he saved a penalty from Milton Keynes Dons' Jermaine Easter as Rovers won 1–0, keeping another clean sheet this penalty save was his first ever one.

Andersen played 58 League games for The Pirates. He was awarded the League One side's Young Player of the Year trophy, and was also ranked third in the overall Player of the Year poll. For his performances and awards he was named In The BBC Team of The Year as well.[9]

Andersen finished his loan spell with Bristol Rovers on 5 January 2011.

Portsmouth (loan)[edit]

On 17 August, Andersen joined Portsmouth on loan for one month.[10] He made his debut in an Npower League 1 game against Bournemouth, the game ended in a 1–1 draw.

Randers (loan)[edit]

On 11 June 2013 Andersen joined Danish Superliga side Randers on loan for the 2013–14 season.[11] Andersen made his debut on 20 July 2013 against Viborg in a game that ended 2-2.[12]

Midtjylland[edit]

On 25 June 2015, Andersen signed a two-year contract with FC Midtjylland.[13] Andersen played all 6 matches in the Europa League group stages against Club Brugge, Legia Warsaw and S.S.C.Napoli, where FC Midtjylland finished runners up to qualify for Europa League final rounds. In February 2016 FC Midtjylland and Andersen beat Manchester United 2-1 at MCH Arena and lost 5-1 at Old Trafford in the second game in the 1/16 Europa League final. Andersen saved a penalty from Juan Mata and his general performances made him MOM alongside Man United's Memphis Depay in those two games. In the same 15/16 season Mikkel Andersen kept an average score of under 1 goal against in the Superliga, where FC Midtjylland finished 3 and won the bronze medals. In addition to his performances at the Europa League group stages and final, that made him the best single goalkeeper in the Danish League and the best goalkeeper in FC Midtjyllands history. Mikkel Andersen announced to the medias, that he would leave the club in the summer 2017.[14]

Lyngby BK[edit]

Andersen signed a three-year contract with Lyngby Boldklub on 24 June 2017.[15]

International career[edit]

After signing for Reading, Andersen played three games for the Danish national under-19 and under-20 teams during 2007. He made his debut for the Denmark national under-21 football team in February 2009, replacing Jonas Lössl at half-time. In May 2010, he joined the under-21 team for a series of unofficial games at the international 2010 Toulon Tournament. He made four appearances as Denmark finished runners-up, and was named goalkeeper of the tournament.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 April 2015.[17][18][19][20]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Akademisk Boldklub 2006–07 Danish 1st Division 5 0 0 0 5 0
Reading 2007–08 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
Total 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Torquay United (loan) 2007–08 Conference Premier 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 2007–08 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Brentford (loan) 2008–09 League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2008–09 League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2009–10 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0
2010–11 19 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 22 0
Total 58 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 61 0
Portsmouth (loan) 2012–13 League One 18 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 19 0
Randers (loan) 2013–14 Danish Superliga 10 0 0 0 2[b] 0 12 0
Career total 103 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 109 0
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in the Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reading snap up keeper Andersen". BBC Sport. 26 January 2002. Retrieved 26 January 2007.
  2. ^ "Royals complete signing of young Danish goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen". readingfc.co.uk. 26 January 2007. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Gulls sign Dane Andersen on loan". BBC Sport. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Rushden bring in Andersen on loan". BBC Sport. 15 April 2008. Retrieved 15 April 2008.
  5. ^ Pink, Stuart (9 December 2008). "Scott solves Bees keeper crisis". Sutton Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  6. ^ Seagulls Net Reading Keeper, Seagulls World, 6 March 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2009
  7. ^ Report: Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Reading
  8. ^ "Andersen extends stay". Bristol Rovers Football Club. 30 December 2009. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  9. ^ "Campbell wins player of the year". Bristol Rovers Football Club. 10 May 2010. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  10. ^ "Portsmouth sign four players on loan". BBC. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  11. ^ "Mikkel makes loan move". Reading F.C. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Viborg 2-2 Randers". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  13. ^ "FC Midtjylland henter Mikkel Andersen". http://www.bold.dk/ (in Danish). bold. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  14. ^ At the point of the announcement Mikkel Andersen had been FC Midtjylland best keeper in the Clubs history keeping an average score of under 1 goal against. Those statistics also made him the best keeper in the Superliga 15/16 including most match winning safes and most precise kicking and throwing.Mikkel Andersen forlader FCM til sommer‚ bold.dk, 14 March 2017
  15. ^ Lyngby henter Mikkel Andersen‚ lyngby-boldklub.dk, 24 June 2017
  16. ^ [1][dead link]
  17. ^ "Mikkel Andersen" (in Danish). danskfodbold.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  18. ^ "Mikkel Andersen career statistics". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  19. ^ "Mikkel Andersen". rdfc1992.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  20. ^ "Mikkel Andersen profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 September 2013.

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