Ole Kjær

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Ole Kjær (born 16 August 1954) is a Danish former football (soccer) player, who won the 1978 Danish Player of the Year award. He played as a goalkeeper, and most prominently represented Danish club Esbjerg fB, with whom he won the 1979 Danish Championship. He played 26 games for the Danish national team from 1977 to 1984, and represented Denmark at the 1984 European Championship.

Ole Kjær was a part of Danish national team manager Sepp Piontek's successful "Danish Dynamite" team in the early 1980s, where he competed for the starting goalkeeper spot with Ole Qvist and Troels Rasmussen. He played an important part as Denmark qualified for the 1984 European Championship. Especially the game against England at Wembley Stadium on September 21, 1983 saw Kjær make a number of saves, as Denmark beat England 1-0. After a 0-6 pre-tournament loss to the Netherlands, Kjær was replaced in the Danish goal by Ole Qvist, and he did not play any games at the 1984 European Championship main tournament.


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