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Flag of Denmark Denmark
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Nickname(s) Danish Dynamite
Association Dansk Boldspil-Union (DBU)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Flag of Denmark Kasper Hjulmand
Asst coach Flag of Denmark Morten Wieghorst
Captain Simon Kjær
Most caps Peter Schmeichel (129)
Top scorer Poul "Tist" Nielsen (52)
Jon Dahl Tomasson (52)
Ground Parken Stadium
FIFA code DEN
FIFA ranking 10 Steady (27 May 2021)
Highest FIFA ranking 3 (May 1997, August 1997)
Lowest FIFA ranking 51 (April 2017)
Elo ranking 9 Increase 7 (2 August 2021)
Highest Elo ranking 1 (June – October 1916)
Lowest Elo ranking 65 (May 1967)
First international Flag of Denmark Denmark 9–0 France 
(London, England; 19 October 1908)
Biggest win Flag of Denmark Denmark 17–1 France 
(London, England; 22 October 1908)
Biggest defeat Flag of Germany Germany 8–0 Denmark Flag of Denmark
(Breslau, Germany; 16 May 1937)
World Cup appearances 5 (First in 1986)
Best result Quarter finals, 1998
European Championship appearances 9 (First in 1964)
Best result Winners, 1992
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The Denmark national football team is the national association football team of Denmark and is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU), the governing body for football in Denmark. Denmark's home ground is Parken Stadium in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen, and their head coach is Kasper Hjulmand.

Since 1983, the team has continuously been visible as a solidly competitive side, with the triumph in the 1992 European Championship in Sweden as its most prominent victory, defeating defending champions the Netherlands in the semi-final and Germany in the final. Their best FIFA World Cup result was achieved in 1998, where they narrowly lost 3–2 in a quarter-final against Brazil.

Results and fixtures

2020

2020–21 UEFA Nations League 5 September Denmark  0–2  Belgium Copenhagen, Denmark  
20:45 UTC+2 Report Denayer Goal 9'
Mertens Goal 77'
Stadium: Parken Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
2020–21 UEFA Nations League 8 September Denmark  0–0  England Copenhagen, Denmark  
20:45 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Parken Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
Friendly 7 October Denmark  4–0  Faroe Islands Herning, Denmark  
18:00 UTC+2 Olsen Goal 22'
Eriksen Goal 27' (pen.)
Mæhle Goal 32'
Cornelius Goal 45'
Report Stadium: MCH Arena
Attendance: 207
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)
2020–21 UEFA Nations League 11 October Iceland  0–3  Denmark Reykjavík, Iceland  
20:45 UTC+2 Report Sigurjónsson Goal 45' (o.g.)
Eriksen Goal 46'
Skov Goal 61'
Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
Attendance: 59
Referee: Bojan Pandžić (Sweden)
2020–21 UEFA Nations League 14 October England  0–1  Denmark London, England  
18:45 UTC+2 Report Eriksen Goal 35' (pen.) Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
Friendly 11 November Denmark  2–0  Sweden Brøndby, Denmark  
18:00 UTC+2 Wind Goal 61'
Bah Goal 74'
Stadium: Brøndby Stadium
Attendance: 141
Referee: Espen Eskas (Norway)
2020–21 UEFA Nations League 15 November Denmark  2–1  Iceland Copenhagen, Denmark  
20:45 UTC+2 Eriksen Goal 12' (pen.)90+2' (pen.) Report Kjartansson Goal 85' Stadium: Parken Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)
2020–21 UEFA Nations League 18 November Belgium  4–2  Denmark Leuven, Belgium  
18:45 UTC+2 Tielemans Goal 3'
Lukaku Goal 57'69'
De Bruyne Goal 87'
Report Wind Goal 17'
Chadli Goal 86' (o.g.)
Stadium: Den Dreef
Attendance: 0
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

2021

2022 World Cup qualification 25 March 2021 Israel  0–2  Denmark Tel Aviv, Israel  
18:00 Report Braithwaite Goal 13'
Wind Goal 67'
Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Craig Pawson (England)
2022 World Cup qualification 28 March 2021 Denmark  8–0  Moldova Herning, Denmark  
18:00 Dolberg Goal 19' (pen.)48'
Damsgaard Goal 21'29'
Larsen Goal 35'
Jensen Goal 39'
Skov Goal 81'
Ingvartsen Goal 89'
Report Stadium: MCH Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Aliyar Aghayev (Azerbaijan)
2022 World Cup qualification 31 March 2021 Austria  0–4  Denmark Vienna, Austria  
20:45 Report Skov Olsen Goal 58'74'
Mæhle Goal 63'
Højbjerg Goal 67'
Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Attendance: 0
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Friendly 2 June 2021 Germany  1–1  Denmark Innsbruck, Austria  
21:00 Neuhaus Goal 48' Report Poulsen Goal 71' Stadium: Tivoli Stadion
Attendance: 0
Referee: Julian Weinberger (Austria)
Friendly 6 June 2021 Denmark  2–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina Brøndby, Denmark  
18:00 Braithwaite Goal 18'
Cornelius Goal 73'
Report Stadium: Brøndby Stadium
Attendance: 7.459
Referee: Petri Viljanen (Finland)
UEFA Euro 2020 Group B 12 June 2021 Denmark  0–1  Finland Copenhagen, Denmark  
18:00 UTC+2 Report Pohjanpalo Goal 60' Stadium: Parken Stadium
Attendance: 15,200
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
UEFA Euro 2020 Group B 17 June 2021 Denmark  1–2  Belgium Copenhagen, Denmark  
18:00 UTC+2 Poulsen Goal 2' Report T. Hazard Goal 55'
De Bruyne Goal 70'
Stadium: Parken Stadium
Attendance: 23,395
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
UEFA Euro 2020 Group B 21 June 2021 Russia  1–4  Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark  
21:00 UTC+2 Dzyuba Goal 70' (pen.) Report Damsgaard Goal 38'
Poulsen Goal 59'
Christensen Goal 79'
Mæhle Goal 82'
Stadium: Parken Stadium
Attendance: 23,644
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Euro 2020 R16 26 June 2021 (2021-06-26) Wales  0–4  Denmark Amsterdam, Netherlands  
18:00 CEST (20:00 UTC+1) Report Dolberg Goal 27'48'
Mæhle Goal 88'
Braithwaite Goal 90+4'
Stadium: Johan Cruyff Arena
Attendance: 14,645
Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)
Euro 2020 QF 3 July 2021 Czech Republic  1–2  Denmark Baku, Azerbaijan  
20:00 UTC+4 Schick Goal 49' Report Delaney Goal 5'
Dolberg Goal 42'
Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 16,306
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Euro 2020 SF 7 July 2021 England  2–1  Denmark London, England  
20:00 UTC+1 Kjær Goal 39' (o.g.)
Kane Goal 104'
Report Damsgaard Goal 30' Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 64,950
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
2022 World Cup qualification 1 September 2021 Denmark  v  Scotland Denmark  
20:45 Report
2022 World Cup qualification 4 September 2021 Faroe Islands  v  Denmark Faroe Islands  
20:45 Report
2022 World Cup qualification 7 September 2021 Denmark  v  Israel Denmark  
Report
2022 World Cup qualification 9 October 2021 Moldova  v  Denmark Moldova  
20:45 Report
2022 World Cup qualification 12 October 2021 Denmark  v  Austria Denmark  
20:45 Report
2022 World Cup qualification 12 November 2021 Denmark  v  Faroe Islands Denmark  
20:45 Report
2022 World Cup qualification 15 November 2021 Scotland  v  Denmark Scotland  
20:45 Report


Team

Current squad

The following 26 players were named to the squad for the UEFA Euro 2020 and two preceding friendly matches against Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina on 2 and 6 June 2021, respectively.
Caps and goals updated as of 7 July 2021, after the match against England.

# Pos Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kasper Schmeichel (vice-captain) 5 November 1986 (1986-11-05) (age 34) 71 0 Flag of England Leicester City
16 1GK Jonas Lössl 1 February 1989 (1989-02-01) (age 32) 1 0 Flag of Denmark Midtjylland
22 1GK Frederik Rønnow 4 August 1992 (1992-08-04) (age 29) 8 0 Flag of Germany Union Berlin
2 2DF Joachim Andersen 31 May 1996 (1996-05-31) (age 25) 8 0 Flag of England Crystal Palace
3 2DF Jannik Vestergaard 3 August 1992 (1992-08-03) (age 29) 28 1 Flag of England Southampton
4 2DF Simon Kjær (captain) 26 March 1989 (1989-03-26) (age 32) 113 3 Flag of Italy Milan
5 2DF Joakim Mæhle 20 May 1997 (1997-05-20) (age 24) 16 4 Flag of Italy Atalanta
6 2DF Andreas Christensen 10 April 1996 (1996-04-10) (age 25) 47 2 Flag of England Chelsea
13 2DF Mathias Jørgensen 23 April 1990 (1990-04-23) (age 31) 35 2 Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe
17 2DF Jens Stryger Larsen 21 February 1991 (1991-02-21) (age 30) 42 2 Flag of Italy Udinese
26 2DF Nicolai Boilesen 16 February 1992 (1992-02-16) (age 29) 21 1 Flag of Denmark Copenhagen
7 3MF Robert Skov 20 May 1996 (1996-05-20) (age 25) 10 5 Flag of Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
8 3MF Thomas Delaney 3 September 1991 (1991-09-03) (age 30) 60 6 Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund
10 3MF Christian Eriksen 14 February 1992 (1992-02-14) (age 29) 109 36 Flag of Italy Internazionale
15 3MF Christian Nørgaard 10 March 1994 (1994-03-10) (age 27) 9 0 Flag of England Brentford
18 3MF Daniel Wass 31 May 1989 (1989-05-31) (age 32) 35 0 Flag of Spain Valencia
23 3MF Pierre-Emile Højbjerg 5 August 1995 (1995-08-05) (age 26) 47 4 Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur
24 3MF Mathias Jensen 1 January 1996 (1996-01-01) (age 25) 12 1 Flag of England Brentford
25 3MF Anders Christiansen 8 June 1990 (1990-06-08) (age 31) 4 0 Flag of Sweden Malmö
9 4FW Martin Braithwaite 5 June 1991 (1991-06-05) (age 30) 56 10 Flag of Spain Barcelona
11 4FW Andreas Skov Olsen 29 December 1999 (1999-12-29) (age 21) 8 3 Flag of Italy Bologna
12 4FW Kasper Dolberg 6 October 1997 (1997-10-06) (age 24) 30 10 Flag of France Nice
14 4FW Mikkel Damsgaard 3 July 2000 (2000-07-03) (age 21) 8 4 Flag of Italy Sampdoria
19 4FW Jonas Wind 7 February 1999 (1999-02-07) (age 22) 9 3 Flag of Denmark Copenhagen
20 4FW Yussuf Poulsen 15 June 1994 (1994-06-15) (age 27) 59 10 Flag of Germany RB Leipzig
21 4FW Andreas Cornelius 16 March 1993 (1993-03-16) (age 28) 32 6 Flag of Italy Parma

Recent call-ups

The following list of active players were not called up for the latest match of the national team, but were called up for an A-level match within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Oliver Christensen 22 March 1999 (1999-03-22) (age 22) 1 0 Flag of Denmark OB v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
GK Jesper Hansen 31 March 1985 (1985-03-31) (age 36) 0 0 Flag of Denmark AGF v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
GK Thomas Mikkelsen 27 August 1983 (1983-08-27) (age 38) 0 0 Flag of Denmark Lyngby v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
DF Henrik Dalsgaard 27 July 1989 (1989-07-27) (age 32) 27 1 Flag of Denmark Midtjylland v.  Moldova, 28 March 2021
DF Alexander Scholz 24 October 1992 (1992-10-24) (age 28) 0 0 Flag of Japan Urawa Red Diamonds v.  Belgium, 18 November 2020
DF Rasmus Kristensen 11 July 1997 (1997-07-11) (age 24) 0 0 Flag of Austria Red Bull Salzburg v.  Belgium, 18 November 2020
DF Erik Sviatchenko 4 October 1991 (1991-10-04) (age 30) 5 1 Flag of Denmark Midtjylland v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
DF Jakob Ahlmann 18 January 1991 (1991-01-18) (age 30) 3 0 Flag of Denmark AaB v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
DF Andreas Maxsø 18 March 1994 (1994-03-18) (age 27) 1 0 Flag of Denmark Brøndby v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
DF Victor Nelsson 14 October 1998 (1998-10-14) (age 23) 1 0 Flag of Denmark Copenhagen v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
DF Kristian Pedersen 4 August 1994 (1994-08-04) (age 27) 1 0 Flag of England Birmingham City v.  Faroe Islands, 7 October 2020
MF Jens Jønsson 10 January 1993 (1993-01-10) (age 28) 3 0 Flag of Spain Cádiz v.  Austria, 31 March 2021
MF Lasse Schöne 27 May 1986 (1986-05-27) (age 35) 51 3 Flag of Netherlands Nijmegen v.  Moldova, 28 March 2021
MF Philip Billing 11 June 1996 (1996-06-11) (age 25) 1 0 Flag of England Bournemouth v.  Israel, 25 March 2021
MF Alexander Bah 9 December 1997 (1997-12-09) (age 23) 1 1 Flag of Czech Republic Slavia Prague v.  Belgium, 18 November 2020
MF Rasmus Falk 15 January 1992 (1992-01-15) (age 29) 2 0 Flag of Denmark Copenhagen v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
MF Oliver Abildgaard 10 June 1996 (1996-06-10) (age 25) 1 0 Flag of Russia Rubin Kazan v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
MF Jesper Lindstrøm 29 February 2000 (2000-02-29) (age 21) 1 0 Flag of Germany Eintracht Frankfurt v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
MF Lukas Lerager 12 July 1993 (1993-07-12) (age 28) 10 1 Flag of Denmark Copenhagen v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
MF Carlo Holse 2 June 1999 (1999-06-02) (age 22) 0 0 Flag of Norway Rosenborg v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
MF Magnus Kofod Andersen 10 May 1999 (1999-05-10) (age 22) 0 0 Flag of Denmark Nordsjælland v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
FW Marcus Ingvartsen 4 January 1996 (1996-01-04) (age 25) 1 1 Flag of Germany Union Berlin v.  Moldova, 28 March 2021
FW Pione Sisto 4 February 1995 (1995-02-04) (age 26) 25 1 Flag of Denmark Midtjylland v.  Belgium, 18 November 2020
FW Lucas Andersen 13 September 1994 (1994-09-13) (age 27) 7 0 Flag of Denmark AaB v.  Belgium, 18 November 2020
FW Anders Dreyer 2 May 1998 (1998-05-02) (age 23) 0 0 Flag of Denmark Midtjylland v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
FW Patrick Mortensen 13 July 1989 (1989-07-13) (age 32) 0 0 Flag of Denmark AGF v.  Sweden, 11 November 2020
FW Christian Gytkjær 6 May 1990 (1990-05-06) (age 31) 9 5 Flag of Italy Monza v.  England, 14 October 2020
FW Jacob Bruun Larsen 19 September 1998 (1998-09-19) (age 23) 1 0 Flag of Germany 1899 Hoffenheim v.  England, 8 September 2020

INJ Injured or recovering from surgery.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Retired from the national team.

Current coaching staff

Coaching staff Name
Head Coach Flag of Denmark Kasper Hjulmand
Assistant Coach Flag of Denmark Morten Wieghorst
Goalkeeper Coach Flag of Denmark Lars Høgh
Fitness Coach Flag of England Ben Rosen
Doctor Flag of Denmark Thøger Persson Krogh
Match Analyst Flag of Denmark Mounir Akhiat

Alumni

Former players

Main List of Denmark international players

Managers

Main List of Denmark international managers

Honours

External links

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UEFA European Championship winners

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FIFA Confederations Cup finals Champions

1992:  Argentina · 1995:  Denmark · 1997:  Brazil · 1999:  Mexico · 2001:  France · 2003:  France · 2005:  Brazil · 2009:  Brazil · 2013:  Brazil · 2017:  Germany ·

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Denmark national football team - Managers

Williams (1908–10) • Byrval (1913–15) • Byrval (1917–18) • Carr (1920) • Magner (1939) • S. Nielsen (1940) • Butler (1946) • Bjerregaard & Bøje (1948) • Mountford (1952) • Young (1956) • Szendrődi (1956) • Sørensen (1956–61) • Petersen (1962–66) • E. Hansen & Netuka (1967) • E. Hansen & From (1968–69) • J. Hansen & From (1969) • Strittich (1970–75) • K. Nielsen (1976–79) • Piontek (1979–90) • R. Nielsen (1990–96) • Johansson (1996–2000) • Olsen (2000–15) • Hareide (2016–)

Football in Denmark
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1st Division List of clubs Danish Supercup
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(Denmark Series · Copenhagen Series · Funen Series · Jutland Series · Zealand Series)
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Denmark – 1986 FIFA World Cup –

1. 

  • Manager: Flag of ? [[]]
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Denmark – 1988 UEFA European Championship – Group stage

1. Rasmussen 2. Sivebæk 3. Busk 4. M. Olsen (c) 5. Nielsen 6. Lerby 7. Helt 8. Frimann 9. Heintze 10. Elkjær 11. Laudrup 12. L. Olsen 13. Jensen 14. J. Olsen 15. Povlsen 16. Schmeichel 17. Berggreen 18. Eriksen 19. Kristensen 20. Vilfort

  • Manager: Flag of Poland Sepp Piontek
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Denmark – 1992 UEFA European Championship –

1. Schmeichel 2. Sivebæk 3. K. Nielsen 4. Olsen (c) 5. Andersen 6. Christofte 7. Jensen 8. Mølby 9. Povlsen 10. Elstrup 11. Laudrup 12. Piechnik 13. Larsen 14. Frank 15. Christensen 16. Krogh 17. Christiansen 18. Vilfort 19. P. Nielsen 20. Bruun

  • Manager: Flag of Denmark Richard Møller Nielsen
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Denmark – 1996 UEFA European Championship –

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  • Manager: Flag of ? [[]]
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Denmark – 1998 FIFA World Cup –

1. 

  • Manager: Flag of ? [[]]
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Denmark – 2000 UEFA European Championship –

1. 

  • Manager: Flag of ? [[]]
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Denmark – 2002 FIFA World Cup –

1. 

  • Manager: Flag of ? [[]]
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Denmark – 2004 UEFA European Championship – Group stage

1. 

  • Manager: Flag of ? [[]]
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Denmark – 2010 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Sørensen 2. C. Poulsen 3. Kjær 4. Agger 5. Kvist 6. Jacobsen 7. Jensen 8. Grønkjær 9. Tomasson (c) 10. Jørgensen 11. Bendtner 12. Kahlenberg 13. Krøldrup 14. J. Poulsen 15. S. Poulsen 16. Andersen 17. Beckmann 18. Larsen 19. Rommedahl 20. Enevoldsen 21. Eriksen 22. Christiansen 23. Mtiliga

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Denmark – UEFA Euro 2012 – Group stage

1. Andersen 2. C. Poulsen 3. Kjær 4. Agger (c) 5. S. Poulsen 6. Jacobsen 7. Kvist 8. Eriksen 9. Krohn-Dehli 10. Rommedahl 11. Bendtner 12. Bjelland 13. Okore 14. Schöne 15. Silberbauer 16. Lindegaard 17. Pedersen 18. Wass 19. J. Poulsen 20. Kahlenberg 21. Zimling 22. Schmeichel 23. Mikkelsen

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Denmark – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16

1. Schmeichel 2. Krohn-Dehli 3. Vestergaard 4.  Kjær (c) 5. Knudsen 6. Christensen 7. Kvist 8. Delaney 9. N. Jørgensen 10. Eriksen 11. Braithwaite 12. Dolberg 13. M. Jørgensen 14. Dalsgaard 15. Fischer 16. Lössl 17. Stryger Larsen 18. Lerager 19. Schöne 20. Poulsen 21. Cornelius 22. Rønnow 23. Sisto

  • Manager: Flag of Norway Åge Hareide
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Denmark – UEFA Euro 2020 – Semi-finals

1. Lössl 2. Rønnow 3. Schmeichel (c) 4. Andersen 5. Boilesen 6. Christensen 7. Jørgensen 8. Kjær 9. Mæhle 10. Stryger Larsen 11. Vestergaard 12. Christiansen 13. Delaney 14. Eriksen 15. Højbjerg 16. Jensen 17. Nørgaard 18. Wass 19. Braithwaite 20. Cornelius 21. Damsgaard 22. Dolberg 23. Poulsen 24. R. Skov 25. Skov Olsen 26. Wind

  • Manager: Flag of Denmark Kasper Hjulmand
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