Dennis Rommedahl

Dennis Rommedahl (Danish pronunciation: [ˈʁʌməˌtɛˀl]; born 22 July 1978) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a right winger. The second-most capped national player for Denmark, he appeared in 126 matches and scored 21 goals for his country, and was a member of the Danish squads at the 2002 World Cup, Euro 2004, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. He was nominated for Danish Footballer of the Year in 2007, but did not win the award until 2010.

Dennis Rommedahl
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Personal information
Full name Dennis Rommedahl
Date of birth (1978-07-22) 22 July 1978 (age 44)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Lyngby 26 (4)
1997–2004 PSV Eindhoven 160 (29)
1997–1998RKC Waalwijk (loan) 34 (5)
2004–2007 Charlton Athletic 75 (4)
2007–2010 Ajax 61 (9)
2008–2009NEC (loan) 14 (0)
2010–2011 Olympiacos 18 (1)
2011–2013 Brøndby 48 (6)
2013–2014 RKC Waalwijk 0 (0)
Total 436 (58)
National team
1996–1997 Denmark U19 4 (1)
1996–1999 Denmark U21 15 (4)
2000–2013 Denmark 126 (21)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Rommedahl was born in the Bispebjerg borough of Copenhagen. He played youth football for a number of clubs, including B. 93 and Lyngby. He made his senior debut in 1995 for Lyngby, playing in the Danish Superliga.

PSV Eindhoven and RKC WaalwijkEdit

In 1997, he was acquired by PSV Eindhoven, where he made his debut on 22 March in a 1–0 home loss against Heerenveen. After his second match, PSV loaned him to RKC Waalwijk for the 1997–98 season. He returned to PSV in 1998 where he became a success by outrunning defenders and providing dangerous crosses from the wing. He was a member of the PSV squad that won four Eredivisie championships and four Johan Cruijff Shields.

Charlton AthleticEdit

Rommedahl moved from Dutch to English football in the summer 2004 when he signed a four-year contract for Premier League side Charlton Athletic. His first season was spent settling in at The Valley, with a notable length of time spent on the substitute's bench and on the physiotherapist's table. During his second season, he took a leading role in helping Charlton climb the ladder in the Premier League.

Rommedahl was linked with several moves away from Charlton. In the summer of 2006, he was nearly sold to Zenit St. Petersburg. In December 2006, he was linked with a £1 million move to F.C. Copenhagen.[2] This link was resurrected as Charlton edged closer to relegation, with Rommedahl being discussed as a replacement for Michael Silberbauer, who was expected to leave Denmark to join a foreign club. In the summer of 2007, Galatasaray and Getafe expressed interest in signing him.[3] However, he finally left Charlton on 20 July 2007, moving to Ajax for fee of £680,000.

Ajax and NECEdit

With Ajax, Rommedahl immediately won his fifth career Johan Cruijff Shield in a 1–0 win over his former team, PSV Eindhoven. He was also one of five players nominated for the Danish Football Player of the Year in 2007. For the second half of the 2008–09 season, he went out on loan to NEC.[4] He finished his Ajax-career at the end of the season 2009–10.

OlympiacosEdit

In July 2010, Rommedahl signed a two-year contract with Super League Greece club Olympiacos.[5][6] On 30 August 2011, Olympiacos released Rommedahl to find another club.[7]

BrøndbyEdit

Rommedahl joined Brøndby on 30 August 2011 on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract and was given the number 11 shirt.

RKC WaalwijkEdit

Rommedahl signed with RKC Waalwijk in the summer of 2013.[8] Because of injuries he had never played an official match before he dissolved his contract with the club in January 2015.[9]

International careerEdit

 
Rommedahl playing against the Netherlands at the Euro 2012 tournament.

Rommedahl was selected to play for the Danish under-19 national youth team in July 1996. He went on to play a combined 19 matches and score five goals for the under-19 and under-21 national youth teams.

After the appointment of Morten Olsen, Rommedahl was immediately called up for his Denmark senior national team debut in August 2000. He played the next 38 Danish national team matches in a row, the first 32 games in the starting line-up. The 38 games included Denmark's four games at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he scored against defending world champions France in Denmark's 2–0 victory. He also played all four Danish matches at the Euro 2004. His unbroken run of national team games ended in February 2004 when he missed the friendly against Turkey.

On 28 May 2010, Olsen announced that Rommedhal would be part of the final squad of 23 participating in the 2010 World Cup.[10] He assisted Nicklas Bendtner's goal, and scored the winner himself, in a group stage game against Cameroon on 19 June 2010. Rommedahl was also inducted in the final squad for Euro 2012, where he once again participated in all of the Danish group matches.

On 9 October 2014, after a long-term injury, Rommedahl announced that he would officially retire from the national team.[11] He was given a farewell ceremony before Denmark's match against Portugal on 14 October 2014.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[12]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lyngby 1995–96 Danish Superliga 9 0 9 0
1996–97 Danish Superliga 17 4 4 0 21 4
Total 26 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 30 4
PSV Eindhoven 1996–97 Eredivisie 2 0 0 0 2 0
1998–99 Eredivisie 19 2 7 2 26 4
1999–2000 Eredivisie 23 0 6 0 29 0
2000–01 Eredivisie 30 5 1 0 9 2 1[a] 0 41 7
2001–02 Eredivisie 34 12 12 0 1[b] 1 47 13
2002–03 Eredivisie 33 6 6 1 1[c] 0 40 7
2003–04 Eredivisie 19 4 6 0 1[d] 0 26 4
Total 160 29 1 0 0 0 46 5 4 1 211 35
RKC Waalwijk (loan) 1997–98 Eredivisie 34 5 34 5
Charlton Athletic 2004–05 Premier League 26 2 1 0 0 0 27 2
2005–06 Premier League 21 2 3 2 1 0 25 4
2006–07 Premier League 28 0 1 0 3 0 32 0
Total 75 4 5 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 84 6
Ajax 2007–08 Eredivisie 30 3 3 1 4 1 5[e] 1 42 6
2008–09 Eredivisie 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10 Eredivisie 28 6 6 1 7 2 41 9
Total 61 9 9 2 0 0 11 3 5 1 86 15
NEC (loan) 2008–09 Eredivisie 14 0 2 0 16 0
Olympiacos 2010–11[13] Super League Greece 18 1 3 0 2 1 23 2
Brøndby IF 2011–12[13] Danish Superliga 20 3 1 0 0 0 21 3
2012–13[13] Danish Superliga 28 3 3 1 0 0 31 4
Total 48 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 7
RKC Waalwijk 2013–14 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Eerste Divisie 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 436 58 24 5 4 0 63 9 9 2 536 74
  1. ^ Appearance in 2000 Johan Cruyff Shield
  2. ^ Appearance in 2001 Johan Cruyff Shield
  3. ^ Appearance in 2002 Johan Cruyff Shield
  4. ^ Appearance in 2003 Johan Cruyff Shield
  5. ^ One appearance in 2007 Johan Cruyff Shield; four appearances, one goal in Eredivisie play-offs for the Champions League

InternationalEdit

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Rommedahl goal.
List of international goals scored by Dennis Rommedahl
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 October 2000 Belfast, Northern Ireland   Northern Ireland 1–1 1–1 2002 World Cup qualifier
2 15 November 2000 Copenhagen, Denmark   Germany 1–0 2–1 Friendly
3 2–0
4 1 September 2001 Copenhagen, Denmark   Northern Ireland 1–0 1–1 2002 World Cup qualifier
5 6 October 2001 Copenhagen, Denmark   Iceland 1–0 6–0 2002 World Cup qualifier
6 17 April 2002 Copenhagen, Denmark   Israel 3–0 3–1 Friendly
7 11 June 2002 Incheon, South Korea   France 1–0 2–0 2002 World Cup
8 29 March 2003 Bucharest, Romania   Romania 1–1 5–2 Euro 2004 qualifier
9 5–2
10 9 February 2005 Athens, Greece   Greece 1–2 1–2 2006 World Cup qualifier
11 17 August 2005 Copenhagen, Denmark   England 1–0 4–1 Friendly
12 16 August 2006 Odense, Denmark   Poland 2–0 2–0 Friendly
13 6 September 2006 Reykjavík, Iceland   Iceland 1–0 2–0 Euro 2008 qualifier
14 6 June 2007 Riga, Latvia   Latvia 1–0 2–0 Euro 2008 qualifier
15 2–0
16 17 October 2007 Copenhagen, Denmark   Latvia 3–1 3–1 Euro 2008 qualifier
17 19 June 2010 Pretoria, South Africa   Cameroon 2–1 2–1 2010 World Cup
18 11 August 2010 Copenhagen, Denmark   Germany 1–2 2–2 Friendly
19 26 March 2011 Oslo, Norway   Norway 1–0 1–1 Euro 2012 qualifier
20 7 October 2011 Nicosia, Cyprus   Cyprus 2–0 4–1 Euro 2012 qualifier
21 3–0

HonoursEdit

PSV

Ajax

Olympiacos

Individual

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Copenhagen to make bid for Charlton's Rommedahl Archived 8 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine, tribalfootball.com, 31 December 2006
  3. ^ Færch Kvist, Thomas (2007). "Øst eller vest? Eller er hjemme bedst?". Tipsbladet Weekend. No. Week 18. pp. 14–15.
  4. ^ Rommedahl naar NEC , nu.nl, 20 January 2000
  5. ^ "Rommedahl und Holebas gelandet".
  6. ^ Denmark's Rommedahl signs with Olympiakos – Yahoo! Canada News[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "BT Sport - Få alle sportsnyheder, stillinger og resultater fra sportens verden - www.bt.dk".
  8. ^ RKC haalt Rommedahl terug naar de Eredivisie Archived 21 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Rommedahl weg bij RKC Waalwijk (Dutch). 13 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Olsen names final Denmark squad". UEFA. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  11. ^ "Striker Rommedahl retires from Denmark". 9 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Dennis Rommedahl » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  13. ^ a b c Dennis Rommedahl at Soccerway
  14. ^ "Καλύτερος Δανός ο Ρόμενταλ!".
  15. ^ [1][permanent dead link]

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