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Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Danish Dynamite, Olsen-Banden (The Olsen Gang)
Olsens Elleve[1] (Olsen's Eleven)
Association Danish Football Association
(Dansk Boldspil-Union)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Morten Olsen
Asst coach Peter Bonde
Torben Storm
Captain Jon Dahl Tomasson
Most caps Peter Schmeichel (129)
Top scorer Poul "Tist" Nielsen (52)
Home stadium Parken Stadium
FIFA code DEN
FIFA ranking 26
Highest FIFA ranking 3 (May 1997)
Lowest FIFA ranking 38 (March 2009)
Elo ranking T 17
Highest Elo ranking 1 (1912-1920)
Lowest Elo ranking 66 (May 1967)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Denmark Denmark 9–0 France 'B' France
(London, England; 19 October 1908)
Biggest win
Denmark Denmark 17–1 France France
(London, England; 22 October 1908)
Biggest defeat
Official: Germany Germany 8–0 Denmark Denmark
(Breslau, Germany; 16 May 1937)
Unofficial: Denmark Denmark B 1–11 Basque Country (autonomous community) Basque Country
(Denmark; 29 August 1937)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 1986)
Best result Quarter-finals, 1998
European Championship
Appearances 7 (First in 1964)
Best result Winners, 1992
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 1995)
Best result Winners, 1995

The Denmark national football team is controlled by the Danish Football Association and has represented the country of Denmark in international football competitions since 1908. The team has been a solidly competitive side in international football since the mid-1980s, with the triumph in the 1992 European Championships (Euro 1992) tournament as its most prominent victory, beating the the European champions in the semi-final, and the world champions in the final . They also won the Confederations Cup in 1995 defeating Argentina 2–0 in the final match.

On October 10, 2009, Denmark qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup by winning their qualification group with a victory over Sweden.[2]

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Teams

Apart from the men's senior team, Denmark competes with a women's national team, and has teams at various youth levels for both men and women, most prominently the under-21 national team. Additionally, there is a league national team, or B-team, of the best players from the domestic Danish Superliga, playing official games in the winter break of the national league, as well as an old-boys national team. Historically, the team competed in the Summer Olympics until and including the 1988 tournament, whereafter Olympic games count as under-21 national games.

History

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Amateur years

Denmark won an unofficial victory in the 1906 Intercalated Olympics,[3] and finished second in their first official tournament, the 1908 Olympics, an achievement copied four years later in the 1912 Olympics. Although Denmark figured fairly prominently in the pre-World Cup era, international success would elude them for years from the first World Cup in 1930 and forward. Despite the country's ability to produce outstanding footballing talent, a bronze medal in the 1948 Olympics was the only result of note in 50 years. As football remained an amateur pastime, most of the best Danish footballers moved abroad to make a living,[4] and foreign-based professionals were barred from the national team, in common with other Scandinavian countries.

In the 1960s, Denmark had a revival with a third set of Olympic silver at the 1960 Olympics, though the most notable performance was fourth place in the Euro 1964. Denmark took advantage of a comparatively easy draw, as they beat Malta and Luxembourg before losing to the USSR in the semi-final and Hungary in the bronze match. The national team rule of amateurism was abolished in 1971, which led to a vast improvement in the Danish team's performances. In 1978, professional football was introduced to the Danish leagues, which prompted the first sponsorship of the national team by Danish brewery Carlsberg, enabling the team to hire full-time coach Sepp Piontek from Germany in 1979.[4]

Danish Dynamite

In the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Denmark finished with 8 points from as many games, including a 3–1 win against eventual World Cup champions Italy, but Denmark failed to qualify for the final tournament despite the impressive result. Qualification for the Euro 1984 saw the team beat England at Wembley Stadium when Allan Simonsen converted a penalty kick for a 1–0 win. Denmark qualified for their first international tournament since 1964, and the team was dubbed "Danish Dynamite" in a competition for the official Danish Euro 1984 song.[4] Denmark's participation ended in the semi-final when the team lost on penalties to Spain, most remembered for Preben Elkjær's penalty miss, his shorts torn apart. Following the strong performance at the finals, the name of "Danish Dynamite" became a mainstay for the following decade of Danish national team football under coach Piontek.

The Danish team at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Denmark made their first World Cup appearance in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, and with the attacking duo of Michael Laudrup and Preben Elkjær the team surprised the world, sweeping the group, including a 6–1 thrashing of Uruguay. In the second round Denmark once again faced Spain, and once more Denmark lost out. The team received a trashing of their own, losing 5–1, including four goals by Emilio Butragueño. The first Spanish goal was caused by a miss-timed backpass by Jesper Olsen to Butragueño, an unfortunate action subsequently coined as "a real Jesper Olsen" (en rigtig Jesper Olsen). The phrase would live on for 13 years when an identical backpass was carried out by Jesper Grønkjær to Filippo Inzaghi in Grønkjær's 1999 debut game.[5]

After the glory days of 1986 came a period of transition with faltering results. The Euro 1988 tournament ended in early defeat as Denmark lost the group games to Spain, Germany, and Italy. When Denmark failed to qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup Sepp Piontek was replaced by his assistant coach Richard Møller Nielsen.

1992 European Champions

Denmark's finest hour in the international competitions came in the Euro 1992. The Danes initially failed to qualify, as they trailed Yugoslavia in their qualifying group. Michael Laudrup, the star of the team, decided to quit the national team during the qualification matches, following tactical differences with Coach Nielsen. However, due to international sanctions resulting from the Yugoslav wars, Yugoslavia was barred from the tournament, and Denmark entered as the second-placed team in its group. Contrary to popular belief[4] the team did not rally home from seaside vacations to compete, as the majority of players were already assembled to play a friendly match with the CIS when Denmark officially got the spot at the tournament.[6]

Relying heavily on goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and his defense, as well as creative spark Brian Laudrup, the Danish team created one of the biggest surprises in the event's history, as they went on to win the European Championship trophy under coach Richard Møller Nielsen's defensive playing style. Advancing from the group stage ahead of England and France, Denmark beat the Dutch defending Euro 1988 champions on penalties in the semi-final, and with the 2–0 win against reigning 1990 FIFA World Cup champions Germany in the final, Denmark had won its first trophy.

Following the Euro 1992 win, Michael Laudrup revived his national team career in 1993. The following years Denmark saw mixed results as they failed to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, before securing a King Fahd Cup win, beating Copa América champions Argentina in 1995. As defending champions at the Euro 1996, Denmark disappointed with a lacklustre performance and the team was eliminated in the group stage. As controversy had occurred over the prolonging of Richard Møller Nielsen's contract in fall 1995, including a strained relationship with the press, he was let go. The new coach was the sympathetic Swede Bo "Bosse" Johansson, who gave the team a more offensive strategy, and the 1998 FIFA World Cup saw the revival of the Danish team, starring both Laudrup brothers in their last international campaign. After beating Saudi Arabia 1–0, drawing with South Africa and losing 2–1 to later champions France in mediocre games the Danish team qualified to the knockout stages as second in the group. In the next game however Denmark played some of the best football of the tournament beating Nigeria 4–1 and thus qualified to the quarterfinals against Brazil. The Danes went out with a beautiful 2–3 defeat to the later silver medalists in a very close and emotional game. Following yet another disappointing European Championship in the Euro 2000, with many players selected for the squad despite injuries and poor form, "Bosse" decided not to prolong his contract.

The Olsen Gang

FIFA World Rankings evolution for Denmark national team (August 1993—July 2009).

The new coach turned out to be the former national team captain from the successful team of the 1980s, Morten Olsen, and the team was quickly dubbed the "Olsen Gang", a reference to the series of Danish movies based around the main character Egon Olsen and his genius (criminal) plans. The nickname was also used for the Danish team when Olsen captained it. Under Olsen, who brought with him great experience from among others Ajax Amsterdam, Denmark's tactics shifted to an even more attacking style, with an emphasis on the speedy wingers available to him at the time, namely Jesper Grønkjær and Dennis Rommedahl, and Olsen stressed the importance of only using fit and on-form players in the team - a principle that he's later been forced to go back on somewhat, as the player material available in such a relatively small nation doesn't always provide many realistic options.

Denmark qualified both for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the Euro 2004, but despite impressive results in the group stage in both tournaments, especially the 2–0 win against reigning World Cup winners France in 2002, Denmark were defeated in the first post-group stage round in both tournaments. The Euro 2004 will be best remembered for an incident in the game with Italy, where Italian star Francesco Totti was caught on camera by a Danish cameraman, spitting on Danish player Christian Poulsen, and the joint elimination of Italy by Denmark and Sweden in the last group stage match when the two teams drew 2–2 following a Swedish goal in the 89th minute, making for the exact and famous result that would see the Italians eliminated.

Olsen's reign of the Danish national team has been the most successful in the time of professional coaches. As of March 2006, Morten Olsen has a winning share of 58,7%, and with three points for a victory and one for a draw, Olsen has an average of 2,03 points per game.[7] In comparison, Richard Møller Nielsen had a 54,8% winning share and a 1,89 point average,[8] and especially Olsen's attitude of taking every friendly match seriously has led to many good results, one notable example being a friendly 4–1 win over England in 2005, the worst loss for the English team since 1980 and a repetition of the impressive Danish 3–2 win on English ground at Old Trafford in 2003.

For the 2006 World Cup qualification, Denmark was paired with, among others, 2002 World Cup bronze winners Turkey and Euro 2004 champions Greece competing for only one guaranteed spot at the final tournament. Following a poor start of the qualification, Denmark were trailing both Turkey and surprise leaders Ukraine. Denmark needed Turkey to lose points in the final games in order for Denmark to clinch the 2nd place of the group and one last chance to qualify via two play-off games. Indeed, had Turkey lost points to Albania in their last game, Denmark would have gone through, but instead they had to settle for 3rd place in the group and a longer summer break.

After failing to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, coach Olsen considered leaving the job, having received several offers from club teams, but decided to stay and extended his contract until after the 2010 FIFA World Cup, spurred on by his and the team's popularity among the Danish population.[9]

Supporters

Apart from the national team, Denmark is equally famous for its traveling fans, known as roligans. The movement emerged during the 1980s as the declared opposition to hooliganism. The goal of the roligan movement is calm, yet cheerful, support during the matches, as rolig means calm in the Danish language. The roligans have since developed an image of easy-going nature and rabid support, and are often considered amongst the world's best national team fans, along with the Tartan Army of Scotland. They were collectively given the FIFA FairPlay Award at the 1984 European Championships.[10] Just before the 1986 World Cup, the roligan movement was organized in order to support the national team at the tournament.

The good reputation of the Danish supporters was sullied during a June 2, 2007 Euro 2008 qualifying game with Sweden, when an enraged Danish supporter invaded the pitch and attacked the referee following the expulsion of Christian Poulsen. The game was immediately abandoned and the supporter arrested.[11]

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (Group 1)

See also: List of Denmark national football team results, 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification - UEFA Group 1

Denmark has qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup by winning their group.

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 10 6 3 1 16 5 +11 21
 Portugal 10 5 4 1 17 5 +12 19
 Sweden 10 5 3 2 13 5 +8 18
 Hungary 10 5 1 4 10 8 +2 16
 Albania 10 1 4 5 6 13 −7 7
 Malta 10 0 1 9 0 26 −26 1
  Albania Denmark Hungary Malta Portugal Sweden
Albania  1 – 1 0 – 1 3 – 0 1 – 2 0 – 0
Denmark  3 – 0 0 – 1 3 – 0 1 – 1 1 – 0
Hungary  2 – 0 0 – 0 3 – 0 0 – 1 1 – 2
Malta  0 – 0 0 – 3 0 – 1 0 – 4 0 – 1
Portugal  0 – 0 2 – 3 3 – 0 4 – 0 0 – 0
Sweden  4 – 1 0 – 1 2 – 1 4 – 0 0 – 0

2008-09-06
19:45 UTC+2
Hungary  0 – 0  Denmark Stadium Puskás Ferenc, Budapest
Attendance: 18,984
Referee: Alain Hamer (Luxembourg)
Report

2008-09-10
20:45 UTC+1
Portugal  2 – 3  Denmark Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Nani Goal 42'
Deco Goal 86' (pen.)
Report Bendtner Goal 84'
C. Poulsen Goal 90'
Jensen Goal 90+2'

2008-10-11
20:00 UTC+2
Denmark  3 – 0  Malta Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Attendance: 33,124
Referee: Levan Paniashvili (Georgia)
Larsen Goal 10'47'
Agger Goal 29' (pen.)
Report

2009-03-28
20:00 UTC+1
Malta  0 – 3  Denmark Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Attendance: 6,235
Referee: Tomasz Mikulski (Poland)
Report Larsen Goal 12'23'
Nordstrand Goal 89'

2009-04-01
20:15 UTC+2
Denmark  3 – 0  Albania Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Attendance: 24,320
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Andreasen Goal 31'
Larsen Goal 37'
Poulsen Goal 80'
Report

2009-06-06
20:00 UTC+2
Sweden  0 – 1  Denmark Råsunda Stadium, Solna
Attendance: 33,619
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
Report Kahlenberg Goal 22'

2009-09-05
20:00 UTC+2
Denmark  1 – 1  Portugal Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Attendance: 37,998
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
Bendtner Goal 43' Report Liédson Goal 86'

2009-09-09
20:30 UTC+2
Albania  1 – 1  Denmark Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Cüneyt Çakir (Turkey)
Bogdani Goal 51' Report Bendtner Goal 40'

2009-10-10
20:00 UTC+2
Denmark  1 – 0  Sweden Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)
J. Poulsen Goal 79'

2009-10-14
20:45 UTC+2
Denmark  0 – 1  Hungary Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Referee: Florian Meyer (Germany)
Á. Buzsáky Goal 35'

Stadium

From a 2–1 friendly win over Germany in 1912, to a 0–2 Euro 1992 qualification loss to Yugoslavia in 1990, Denmark played most of their home games at Idrætsparken in Copenhagen, a total of 232 games, of which 125 were won.[12] During this time, various games were spread out across the country, with matches played in other parts of the country, like at Aalborg Stadion in Aalborg, NRGi Park (then known as Atletion) in Århus, and Fionia Park (then known as Odense Stadium) in Odense, Odense Stadium being the main venue for national games for a year after the abandonment of Idrætsparken.

On September 9, 1992, the rebuilt Idrætsparken, now called Parken, the biggest venue in Denmark with 42,000 seats, was opened with a 1–2 defeat by Germany. Parken has since been the sole stadium of the men's senior national team matches, with a contract on all men's senior matches until 2007. Meagre spectator support at some matches, which have attracted from 22,000 down to below 10,000 for the April 17, 2002 friendly 3–1 win over Israel, caused speculation that certain friendly matches might be moved to other stadiums around the country after 2007. In 2006 Parken's 13-year monopoly on national team matches was broken, for a May 27, 2006 friendly game at NRGi Park, with World Cup 2006 participants Paraguay the opponent, almost 19,000 of the 22,227 tickets were sold within the first hour of sale.[13] The game was a big success, support-wise, and another game at a new venue followed on September 1 at Brøndby Stadium. However, this match only attracted 13,186 spectators (in a 26,000 capacity stadium) and was deemed a relative failure. The reasons are thought to be a combination of the poor, rainy weather, and the fact that this stadium is located on the outskirts of Copenhagen, and as such does not attract a new demographic, as the travel distances and times to Parken are not much greater, if not lesser, for most of the population.

Competitive record

World Cup

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Italy 1934 Did not enter - - - - - - -
France 1938 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 1950 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Switzerland 1954 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Chile 1962 Did not enter - - - - - - -
England 1966 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Spain 1982 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Mexico 1986 Round of 16 9 4 3 0 1 10 6
Italy 1990 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1994 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
France 1998 Quarter-finals 8 5 2 1 2 9 7
South KoreaJapan 2002 Round of 16 10 4 2 1 1 5 5
Germany 2006 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
South Africa 2010 Qualified
Total 4/19 13 7 2 4 24 18

European Championship

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
France 1960 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Spain 1964 Fourth place 4 2 0 0 2 1 6
Italy 1968 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Belgium 1972 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Yugoslavia 1976 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Italy 1980 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
France 1984 Semi-finals 3 4 2 1 1 9 4
West Germany 1988 Round 1 7 3 0 0 3 2 7
Sweden 1992 Champions 1 5 2 2 1 6 4
England 1996 Round 1 9 3 1 1 1 4 4
BelgiumNetherlands 2000 Round 1 16 3 0 0 3 0 8
Portugal 2004 Quarter-finals 8 4 1 2 1 4 5
AustriaSwitzerland 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
PolandUkraine 2012 - - - - - - -
Total 7/13 1 title 24 6 6 12 26 38

FIFA Confederations Cup

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Saudi Arabia 1995 Champions 3 2 1 0 5 1
Saudi Arabia 1997 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Mexico 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
South KoreaJapan 2001 Did not qualify - - - - - -
France 2003 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Germany 2005 Did not qualify - - - - - -
South Africa 2009 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 1/8 3 2 1 0 5 1

Summer Olympic

Players

The players are freely chosen by the national team manager. They are normally assembled, from their respective club teams, at Hotel Marienlyst in Elsinore for a week-long training camp preluding the upcoming game. Games are typically played on a Wednesday or Saturday evening.

Current squad

Squad called up for the friendly match against Austria on 3 March 2010, respectively. Below is the preliminary squad.[15]

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Kim Christensen July 16, 1979 (1979-07-16) (age 30) 0 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg
GK Thomas Sørensen June 12, 1976 (1976-06-12) (age 33) 86 0 England Stoke City
DF Daniel Agger December 12, 1984 (1984-12-12) (age 25) 29 3 England Liverpool
DF Jim Larsen November 6, 1985 (1985-11-06) (age 24) 0 0 Denmark Silkeborg
DF Leon Jessen June 11, 1986 (1986-06-11) (age 23) 2 0 Denmark Midtjylland
DF Michael Lumb January 9, 1988 (1988-01-09) (age 22) 2 0 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
DF Per Krøldrup July 31, 1979 (1979-07-31) (age 30) 28 0 Italy Fiorentina
DF Simon Kjær March 26, 1989 (1989-03-26) (age 20) 8 0 Italy Palermo
DF William Kvist February 24, 1985 (1985-02-24) (age 25) 12 0 Denmark Copenhagen
MF Christian Eriksen February 14, 1992 (1992-02-14) (age 18) 1 0 Netherlands Ajax
MF Daniel Jensen June 25, 1979 (1979-06-25) (age 30) 47 3 Germany Werder Bremen
MF Martin Ørnskov October 10, 1985 (1985-10-10) (age 24) 0 0 Denmark Silkeborg IF
MF Michael Silberbauer July 7, 1981 (1981-07-07) (age 28) 14 1 Netherlands Utrecht
MF Peter Nymann August 22, 1982 (1982-08-22) (age 27) 1 0 Denmark Esbjerg
MF Søren Rieks April 7, 1987 (1987-04-07) (age 22) 3 1 Denmark Esbjerg
MF Thomas Kahlenberg March 20, 1983 (1983-03-20) (age 26) 29 3 Germany Wolfsburg
FW Dennis Rommedahl July 22, 1978 (1978-07-22) (age 31) 93 16 Netherlands Ajax
FW Michael Krohn-Dehli June 6, 1983 (1983-06-06) (age 26) 4 0 Denmark Brøndby
FW Nicklas Bendtner January 16, 1988 (1988-01-16) (age 22) 32 11 England Arsenal
FW Rajko Lekic July 3, 1981 (1981-07-03) (age 28) 1 0 Denmark Silkeborg IF

Recent call-up

In addition to the above, the following players have been called up during 2010:

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
DF Anders Møller Christensen July 26, 1977 (1977-07-26) (age 32) 6 0 Denmark OB
MF Jakob Poulsen July 7, 1983 (1983-07-07) (age 26) 10 1 Denmark AGF
FW Jesper Grønkjær August 12, 1977 (1977-08-12) (age 32) 76 5 Denmark Copenhagen
FW Jon Dahl Tomasson August 29, 1976 (1976-08-29) (age 33) 107 51 Netherlands Feyenoord
FW Martin Jørgensen October 6, 1975 (1975-10-06) (age 34) 93 12 Denmark AGF

Coaching staff

Payment

Each player in the national team receives a set amount of money per game, including bonuses for games won and qualification for the European Championship and World Cup tournaments. Through the years, these money prizes have gone from around €1,340 for a game win in 1987 and around €26,800 for the Euro 1988 participation alone, to around €67,000 for the 1998 World Cup and up to €107,000 for the 2002 World Cup participations, per player.[16] Currently, the win bonus for friendly games are €1,340 per player, with start money for an away game at €670 per player, while a home win before a sellout crowd of 42,000, can possibly wield €7,600 per player, including the win bonus, due to spectator-dependent bonuses. In the qualification matches for the international tournaments, the bonuses are increased for both home and away wins, with a bonus also being paid for away draws.[17]

Player names and numbers

Shirt numbers became quickly associated with a certain position, so to describe someone as 'Denmark's number 9' would be to describe a player as the best choice for centre forward. This terminology continues today, and the team has kept to the tradition of numbering players from 1 to 11 (12 upwards for substitutes), outside of major tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Football Championship, where permanent squad numbers are required.

Numbers are traditionally associated with a certain position, but there are no set rules. Furthermore, established players will tend to use the same number whenever they play. Martin Jørgensen, for example, retains the Denmark number 10 no matter what position he plays in. However, when Jørgensen does not play, another player will be number 10.

Best players of all time

In November 2006, the Danish Football Association nominated eight Danish national team footballers for the "Best Danish Footballer of All Time" award. The public could vote for the nominated players through the TV 2 broadcasting channel, and Michael Laudrup won the award with 58% of the votes.[18]

The nominated players were, arranged after year of debut:

Hall of Fame

Managers

Ever since the Danish Football Association started registering official games at the 1908 Summer Olympics, assigned football managers who have coached the team at official tournaments. From 1911 to 1961, 169 matches were played without an assigned national team coach.

Manager Year(s) Games Win Draw Loss Win %
England Charles Williams 1908–1910 4 3 0 1 75.0%
Denmark Axel Andersen Byrval 1913–1918 16 14 1 1 87.5%
caretaker managers 1920–1956 19 10 3 6 52.6%
Denmark Arne Sørensen 1956–1961 41 20 8 13 48.8%
Denmark Poul Petersen 1962–1966 47 17 8 22 36.2%
caretaker managers 1967–1969 28 13 4 11 46.4%
Austria Rudi Strittich 1970–1975 61 20 11 30 32.8%
Denmark Kurt "Nikkelaj" Nielsen 1976–1979 31 13 6 12 41.9%
Germany Sepp Piontek 1979–1990 115 52 24 39 45.2%
Denmark Richard Møller Nielsen 1987–1988[22]
1990-1996
73 40 18 15 54.8%
Sweden Bo Johansson 1996–2000 40 17 9 14 42.5%
Denmark Morten Olsen a 2000– 100 54 28 18 54%

a) Accurate up to and including February 6, 2008.

See also

Past squads and campaigns

Footnotes

  1. ^ Primarily used by the Danish FA. Behrendt, Lars (28 September 2005). "Genvalg til Olsens Elleve". dbu.dk. Danish FA. http://dbu.dk/news/newsShow.aspx?id=37483. Retrieved 9 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Denmark land finals spot". ESPN. 2009-10-10. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=236539&cc=5739. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  3. ^ a b The Danish Football Association (DBU) decided not to send a competing team, so instead the Copenhagen Football Association (KBU), sent an unofficial team which won the tournament under the team name of Denmark.
  4. ^ a b c d Birger B. Peitersen, Danish Football, Denmark.dk
  5. ^ (Danish) Rasmus Bech, "Den aften, da Jesper Olsen blev glemt", Politiken article, March 28, 1999
  6. ^ Peter Schmeichel with Egon Balsby, "Schmeichel: The Autobiography", Virgin, 1999, ISBN 0-7535-0444-8, pp. 97-98 of Danish version (ISBN 87-7901-122-5)
  7. ^ Morten Olsen coach profile at DBU.dk
  8. ^ Richard Møller Nielsen coach profile at DBU.dk
  9. ^ (Danish) Jens Gjesse Hansen, "Morten Olsen forlænger med fire år", Danmarks Radio, November 21, 2005
  10. ^ (Danish) Historie at RoliganKlubben.dk
  11. ^ (Danish) [1]
  12. ^ Landskampsstatistik Idrætsparken (København) at DBU.dk
  13. ^ (Danish) Christian Bové, "Landskamp for fulde huse i Århus", TV 2 (Denmark), February 24, 2006
  14. ^ The team did not compete in the final tournament, following the discovery that Dane Per Frimann was not eligible for the 2–0 win over Poland. Denmark was penalised the points of the win, which cost the spot at the final tournament.
  15. ^ "Danish National Team" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. http://www.dbu.dk/page.aspx?id=1144. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  16. ^ (Danish) Jan Heintze, "Tyve år på toppen", Cicero, 2002, ISBN 87-7714-459-7 Values are translated from Danish kroner.
  17. ^ Players bonus at DBU.dk
  18. ^ Michael Laudrup løb med hæderen, TV 2 Sporten, November 13, 2006
  19. ^ a b Schou Nielsen, Pia (2008-10-01). "Fodbolden får egen Hall of Fame" (in Danish). Danish FA. http://www.dbu.dk/news/newsShow.aspx?id=248749. 
  20. ^ a b "Danish Fodbold Award 2008" (in Danish). Danish FA. http://www.dbu.dk/page.aspx?id=6670. 
  21. ^ Schou Nielsen, Pia (2009-09-29). "Danish Dynamite hædret" (in Danish). Danish FA. http://www.dbu.dk/page.aspx?id=252086. 
  22. ^ Richard Møller Nielsen coached 8 games in the 1988 Summer Olympics qualifications campaign, winning 6, drawing 1 and losing 1.

Literature

  • (Danish) Palle "Banks" Jørgensen, "Landsholdets 681 profiler fra 1908 til i dag", TIPS-Bladet, 2002, ISBN 87-91264-01-4

External links

Titles

Preceded by
1992 Argentina Argentina
Confederations Cup Winners
1995 (First title)
Succeeded by
1997 Brazil Brazil
Preceded by
1988 Netherlands Netherlands
European Champions
1992 (First title)
Succeeded by
1996 Germany Germany

Simple English

Denmark
Association Danish Football Association
Confederation UEFA
Coach Morten Olsen
Most caps Peter Schmeichel (129)
Top scorer Poul Nielsen (52)
World Cup
Appearances 3
First Apps 1986
Best result Quarterfinals (1998)

Denmark national football team is the national football team of Denmark.


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