Thomas Fauerskov Kristensen (born 17 April 1983) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He is currently working as a transition coach at Lyngby BK and as an assistant coach for the Danish U-18 national team.
Thomas Kristensen in 2015
|Full name||Thomas Fauerskov Kristensen|
|Date of birth||17 April 1983|
|Place of birth||Virum, Denmark|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
Lyngby (transition coach)|
Denmark U-18 (assistant)
|2014–2016||ADO Den Haag||48||(2)|
|2020–2021||Lyngby (U19 assistant)|
|2020||Lyngby (U19 caretaker)|
|2021–||Denmark U-18 (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Kristensen has been capped eleven times for the Denmark national team.
In January 2005 Kristensen moved from Lyngby Boldklub in Danish 2nd Division to the Danish Superliga team FC Nordsjælland. Although it was a big step up, Kristensen became a regular first team player from the beginning.
In both the 2007–08 winter and 2008 summer transfer windows, Kristensen had been rumoured to be in the process of a deal with F.C. Copenhagen (FCK). On 9 July 2008 TV 2 Sporten reported that Kristensen had agreed with FCK, and only the transfer fee needed to be agreed.
In the beginning, FCK and Nordsjælland could not agree on a transfer fee, so it was announced that Kristensen would join F.C. Copenhagen on 1 January 2009 on a free transfer. The clubs subsequently agreed on a transfer fee the next day, and on 15 July 2008 Kristensen became a F.C. Copenhagen player.
In May 2014 Thomas Kristensen secured a 3–2 victory against Odense Boldklub in the 86th minute. This meant that FCK finished 2nd, in the league table that season.
On 19 March 2017, against Adelaide United with late drama, Brisbane's goalkeeper, Michael Theo had been sent off along with Marcelo Carrusca for Adelaide. The referee (Stephan Lucas) had also pointed to the penalty spot. The Roar were ready to make their change. However, they used up their three substitutes, so their other goalkeeper, Jamie Young could not come on to the field. Kristensen was chosen to be their backup goalkeeper and switched jerseys from outfield to goalkeeper jersey as he faced Sergio Cirio into a penalty kick which was converted by the Adelaide striker in the 98th minute which ended into a 2–1 win for Adelaide United.
On 7 August 2020, Kristensen announced his retirement from football.
In January 2007 Kristensen was called upon by the Danish national team, which was touring north and central America in a string of friendly games in the United States, El Salvador and Honduras, by team manager, Morten Olsen. He played the two last games of the tour against El Salvador and Honduras.
In August 2007 Kristensen again was again selected by Olsen, for an A national friendly against Ireland, though he sat on the bench the whole match in the 0–4 defeat. Half a month later he was called up again for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Sweden and Liechtenstein. Kristensen was subsequently scratched from the team due to an injury.
Kristensen's A national team debut came on 2008-03-26 against Czech Republic. He started the game in central midfield next to Sevilla FC player Christian Poulsen and played the first 65 minutes. In the 26th minute he made the assist to Nicklas Bendtner's goal.
After retiring, Kristensen was hired as an assistant coach for the U19s of his former club Lyngby Boldklub. After Lyngby's first team coach, Christian Nielsen, was hit by a ball in the face in November 2020 and therefore was on sick live, U-19 manager Carit Falch was promoted as manager for the Danish Superliga-team. Kristensen then took charge of the U19s for the rest of 2020.
Alongside being the head coach of the U19s, Kristensen also helped Carit Falch on the Superliga-team until Christmas 2020. From 1 January 2021, a new U-19 head coach was appointed, and Kristensen continued in his role as assistant coach for the U19s and also became a permanent part of the first team staff under Falch. However, it became too time consuming for Kristensen, and he decided to give up his position on the U-19 team, to focus as part of the staff on the first team under Falch.
On 26 June 2021, Kristensen accepted a new role at Lyngby as a transition coach, a role that aims to be the link between the youth players and the first team. On 16 August 2021, Kristensen was also hired as an assistant coach for the Danish U-18 national team.
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- Thomas Kristensen bliver ny U19-assistent, lyngby-boldklub.dk, 7 August 2020
- TK er blevet en fast del af Lyngbys SL-hold, bold.dk, 20 March 2021
- TK er ny transitionstræner i Lyngby, bold.dk, 26 June 2021
- U-LANDSHOLD FÅR NYE ASSISTENTTRÆNERE, dbu.dk, 16 August 2021