Hjalte Nørregaard

Hjalte Bo Nørregaard (born 8 April 1981) is a Danish professional football manager and former player. He is the caretaker manager of Danish Superliga club FC Copenhagen. As a player, he played as a midfielder and spent most of his career with FC Copenhagen.

Hjalte Nørregaard
Hjalte Nørregaard 2008.jpg
Nørregaard with Copenhagen in 2008
Personal information
Full name Hjalte Bo Nørregaard
Date of birth (1981-04-08) 8 April 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Copenhagen (caretaker)
Youth career
0000–1999 KB
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Copenhagen 89 (12)
2005–2006 Heerenveen 17 (2)
2006–2010 Copenhagen 130 (10)
2011–2014 AGF 66 (2)
2014–2015 Vendsyssel 15 (2)
Total 317 (28)
National team
1997 Denmark U17 8 (0)
1999–2000 Denmark U19 10 (3)
2002 Denmark U20 1 (0)
2003 Denmark U21 2 (0)
2007 Danish League XI 3 (0)
2008–2009 Denmark 4 (0)
Teams managed
2018–2020 Copenhagen (U19)
2020– Copenhagen (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nørregaard is son of former Danish footballer Klaus Nørregaard. In November 2018, he was appointed manager for the under-19 team of FC Copenhagen. In October 2020, he was appointed caretaker manager of the club.

BiographyEdit

Nørregaard started his career in Kjøbenhavns Boldklub (KB) and was in 1999 promoted to the first team, F.C. Copenhagen (FCK). He played for FCK until 2005 most famous for his 91st-minute goal against the archrivals Brøndby IF at Brøndby Stadium in the so-called "championship final" in 2003. Since then, fans of F.C. Copenhagen have dubbed Brøndby stadium, "Hjalte Park." The same year he was awarded as "cup fighter" after the win in the Danish Cup. He got a total of 120 matches, 17 goals and 3 Danish championships in 2001, 2003 and 2004, before moving to Dutch SC Heerenveen.

The stay at Heerenveen was no success, as coach Gertjan Verbeek thought he was a supporting striker. After only one year in Heerenveen, he moved back to FCK for competing in their UEFA Champions League 2006-07 campaign.

Nørregaard was called up for the January 2007 league national team, which played 3 unofficial national team games in the United States, El Salvador and Honduras in January 2007, by national team manager Morten Olsen. He played in all three games of the tour, including a 3–1 loss to the United States national team and a 1–0 loss to El Salvador.

In September 2008, after some strong league performances he was called up for the Danish national team, for the second time, for the matches against Hungary and Portugal to help Denmark in their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. However, in the match against Hungary, he wasn't even picked for substitution.

On 4 January 2011, Nørregaard signed a deal with the Danish football club AGF. The contract is for three and a half years.

In August 2014, Nørregaard moved to Vendsyssell FF on a free transfer.[1]

On 10 October 2020, Nørregaard was appointed interim manager of FC Copenhagen after the Ståle Solbakken was sacked.[2]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

FC Copenhagen

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hjalte Bo Nørregaard til Vendsyssel FF". Tipsbladet (in Danish). 15 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Kæmpe bombe: FCK fyrer Ståle Solbakken" (in Danish). bold.dk. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Ulrik Laursen
F.C. Copenhagen captain
2009–2010
Succeeded by
  William Kvist