Mathias Nielsen

Mathias Aaris Kragh Nielsen (born 2 March 1991) is a Danish footballer. He plays at centre back for HB Køge. Nielsen has 1 youth cap for Denmark, playing for the Danish under-20s.

Mathias Nielsen
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Personal information
Full name Mathias Aaris Kragh Nielsen
Date of birth (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 30)
Place of birth Nuuk, Greenland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
HB Køge
Number 8
Youth career
1995–2009 Herfølge BK
2009–2010 HB Køge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Nordsjælland 2 (0)
2012Viborg (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2014 Næstved
2014–2019 Horsens 117 (4)
2019–2021 Randers 49 (1)
2021– HB Køge 0 (0)
National team
2010 Denmark U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:49, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

A versatile player, Nielsen's preference is playing as a defensive midfielder,[1] though mostly utilized at centre back and occasionally right back.

Early lifeEdit

Mathias Nielsen spent his entire youth career with Herfølge Boldklub, joining the club at 4 years of age, he went on to sign a contract with this childhood club in the summer of 2007.[2] During the winter he would play indoor football with the team's indoor division, playing as goalkeeper.[1] When Herfølge BK merged with Køge BK, Nielsen was carried over in to the newly formed club HB Køge.

Senior careerEdit

F.C. NordsjællandEdit

1 July 2010 Nielsen moved to Superliga team F.C. Nordsjælland on a free transfer, signing a 1 year contract.[3] He made his debut the following month as a substitute during the second leg of FCN's third qualifying round of the Europa League, against Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. Amid interest from Italian clubs Parma and Napoli in March 2011, the young defender extended his contract with FCN for another two years.[4]

17 July 2012, Nielsen left FCN for Næstved BK, having made a single appearance for the Farum club.

Næstved BKEdit

After getting his contract with FC Nordsjælland terminated, he joined Danish 2nd Division club Næstved BK.[5] After only a few months in his new club, he got his contract extended until the summer 2015.[6] However, he was sold in 2014.

AC HorsensEdit

AC Horsens announced in July 2014, that they had signed Nielsen.[7] His contract was extended with two years in July 2015 and once again in September 2016, this time until 2019.[8] During his second season in the club, he became the captain of the team.

In March 2017, Nielsen suffered a knee injury and that resulted in aa operation, that kept him out for the rest of the season.

Randers FCEdit

Already in January 2019 it was confirmed, that Nielsen would join Randers FC for the 2019/20 season.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of July 1, 2012
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
F.C. Nordsjælland 2010–11 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2011–12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Viborg FF 2011–12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Career total 10 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 14 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Nordsjælland

Randers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "INTERVIEW MED MATHIAS NIELSEN" (in Danish). Dansk Eliteungdomsfodbold. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  2. ^ Nielsen, Kasper (27 August 2007). "Herfølge skriver med syv ungdomsspillere" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  3. ^ Houlind, Søren (10 April 2010). "FC Nordsjælland henter forsvarstalent" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  4. ^ Helmin, Jesper (4 March 2011). "Italiensk interesse for FCN-spiller" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  5. ^ FCN'er ophæver og fortsætter i 2. division, bold.dk, 19 July 2012
  6. ^ Nøglespiller i Næstved til 2015, bold.dk, 16 November 2012
  7. ^ AC Horsens køber ind i Næstved‚ bold.dk, 19 July 2014
  8. ^ Mathias Nielsen forlænger i Horsens‚ bold.dk, 9 July 2015
  9. ^ Randers bekræfter: Henter Horsens-anfører, bold.dk, 7 January 2019

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