Rasmus Christensen

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Rasmus Christensen
Personal information
Full name Rasmus Lynge Christensen
Date of birth (1991-08-12) 12 August 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Denmark
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Arendal
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2006 Jyderup Boldklub
2006–2007 Holbæk B&I
2007–2010 FC Midtjylland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 FC Midtjylland 1 (0)
2012 FC Fredericia (loan) 6 (0)
2013 Hobro IK (loan) 8 (0)
2013–2016 Hobro IK 36 (1)
2016– Arendal 11 (10)
National team
2007 Denmark U-17 2 (1)
2008 Denmark U-18 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2017.

Rasmus Christensen (born 12 August 1991) is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Arendal in the Norwegian second-tier OBOS-ligaen.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Christensen came through the youth system at FC Midtjylland. He made his first team debut near the end of the 2010-11 season, coming on as a second-half substitute for Adigun Salami in a 5–2 defeat away to eventual champions FC Copenhagen.[2]

FC Midtjylland finished the season in fourth place, earning qualification to the following season's UEFA Europa League. In July 2011, Christensen was named in the squad to face Welsh club The New Saints in the second qualifying round of the 2011–12 Europa League.[3]

In a friendly match warm up for this European tie, against German 2.Bundesliga side St Pauli, Christensen suffered a cruciate ligament injury. It is expected that he will be out of the game for around nine months and be unable to participate in most of the 2011–12 campaign.[4]

International career[edit]

Christensen has gained international recognition for Denmark at under-17 and under-18 levels.[3] He played two games in the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship qualifying round, scoring once in a 2–0 victory against the Ukraine under-17s.[5] With the under-18s, he scored one goal in six appearances in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rasmus Lynge trives i norske Arendal‚ bold.dk, 16 August 2016
  2. ^ "Denmark SAS: FC Copenhagen 5–2 FC Midtjylland". ESPN Soccernet. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "UEFA competition profile: Rasmus Christensen, FC Midtjylland". Uefa.com. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bad luck for Rasmus Christensen". FC Midtjylland. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "U-17:Ukraine 0–2 Denmark". Uefa.com. 19 September 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 

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