Stefan Schmidt

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Stefan Schmidt
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-11-07) 7 November 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Holbæk, Denmark
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Græsrødderne[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Næstved BK 30
1997–1998 Aarhus GF 1 (0)
1998–2000 Holbæk B&IF (loan)
2000–2001 Farum BK
2001 Lyngby FC 16 (2)
2001–2004 Aalborg BK 56 (5)
2004–2007 Brøndby IF 21 (0)
2007–2009 Silkeborg IF 34 (3)
2009–2010 FC Roskilde 13 (3)
2010–2012 Brønshøj BK
2012–????[2] Skovshoved IF
2016– FC Græsrødderne
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stefan Schmidt (born 7 November 1975) is a Danish professional footballer who plays for FC Græsrødderne. Generally playing a defensive midfielder and central midfielder role, Schmidt is a midfield workhorse with a strong tackle and good technical and passing skills. His long range shooting ability has earned him quite a few goals.

Biography[edit]

Schmidt signed his first contract, when he was brought to Danish 1st Division club Næstved BK from lower league club Holbæk B&IF in the summer 1996. He played 30 games for the club, and was brought to Aarhus GF (AGF) under manager Peter Rudbæk in August 1997. He played his only game in his two years at AGF, in the top-flight Danish Superliga championship on 29 August 1997. A recurring knee injury kept him from playing, and in July 1998 he suffered a bout of salmonella. When he recovered, Schmidt was loaned out to his youth club Holbæk B&IF in the Danish 2nd Division from October 1998 and the year out, when his AGF contract would be mutually terminated.

He played at Holbæk until he was brought to 1st Division club Farum BK in July 2000. He played one year at Farum, before moving back to the Danish Superliga to play for Lyngby FC in June 2001. When Lyngby went bankrupt in December 2001, Schmidt was brought to league rivals Aalborg Boldspilklub (AaB) by Peter Rudbæk in January 2002. Despite Lyngby only playing half a season, Schmidt was voted as player of the year by the Lyngby FC fanclub. His longest and arguably most successful period as a footballer came during his stay in AaB. He initially had a hard time forcing his way into the team in competition with midfielder Rasmus Würtz, but the 2003-04 season would be his national breakthrough. Schmidt scored five goals in 27 Superliga games, as AaB finished in fifth place, and helped the club to the 2004 Danish Cup final.

When his contract ran out in July 2004, he moved on to Superliga rivals Brøndby IF on a free transfer. He was brought to the club as a replacement for the aging star Morten Wieghorst. In his first game for the club in July 2004, Schmidt suffered a serious knee injury which forced him out for a year of recovery. He returned in August 2005, but received limited playing time at Brøndby. Schmidt did not have many first team appearances, following small injuries and the competition with Martin Retov, Marcus Lantz and Kim Daugaard for the central midfield places in the Brøndby squad. In December 2006, he announced his intent to leave Brøndby when his contract was set to expire in June 2007. He moved to league rivals Silkeborg IF on a free transfer in January 2007.

He returned to his former strength there and become the best player at Silkeborg, but the club was relegated to the Danish first division. Schmidt had offers from Superliga clubs but was offered a very good contract and decided to stay at Silkeborg though playing in the second tier league.

In 2009, he moved to Danish 1st Division club FC Roskilde. In 2010 Roskilde got Carsten Broe as new manager, and he stated that Schmidt was not a part of his future plans for the club, and Schmidt's contract was annulled. In September 2010 he signed with Brønshøj Boldklub.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PROFFERNE VENDER TILBAGE TIL RØDDERNE‚ tipperen.dk, 16 February 2016
  2. ^ Superligaerfaring til Skovshoved IF‚ gentofte.lokalavisen.dk, 6 August 2012

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