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Nicklas Bendtner
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Personal information
Full name Nicklas Bendtner
Date of birth 16 January 1988 (1988-01-16) (age 32)
Place of birth    Copenhagen, Flag of Denmark Denmark
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Flag of Denmark Tårnby FF's M+32
Number TBA
Youth clubs
1992–1998
1998–2004
2004–2005
Flag of Denmark Tårnby Boldklub
Flag of Denmark Kjøbenhavns Boldklub
England Arsenal
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2005–2014
2006–2007
2011-2012
2012-2013
2014-2016
2016–2017
2017–2019
2019–2020
2020–
England Arsenal
EnglandBirmingham City (loan)
EnglandSunderland (loan)
Flag of ItalyJuventus (loan)
Germany Wolfsburg
England Nottingham Forest
Flag of Norway Rosenborg
Flag of Denmark Copenhagen
Flag of Denmark Tårnby FF's M+32
108 0(24)
042 0(11)
028 00(8)
0000(0)
031 00(3)
015 00(2)
057 00(24)
0000(0)
0000(0)   
National team
2004
2004–2005
2006
2006
2006–
Flag of Denmark Denmark U16
Flag of Denmark Denmark U17
Flag of Denmark Denmark U19
Flag of Denmark Denmark U21
Flag of Denmark Denmark
0000(3)
015 00(6)
0000(1)
0000(2)
081 0(30)

Nicklas Bendtner (born 16 January 1988) is a Danish footballer who plays as a forward for Tårnby FF's M+32 team and the Denmark national team. His preferred position is centre-forward, but he has also played on the right side of attack, and occasionally on the left. A large, tall, and physically strong player, he is known for his ability in the air and possesses a powerful header.

Having progressed through the youth ranks at Tårnby Boldklub, Kjøbenhavns Boldklub and Arsenal, Bendtner signed his first professional contract with Arsenal in 2005. He made his professional debut in October 2005 in the Football League Cup, in a game against Sunderland. For the 2006–07 season, Bendtner was loaned out to Championship side Birmingham City, where he made 48 appearances. Following his return to Arsenal, he became a regular first team player, but began to slip out of favour during the 2010–11 season. As a result, he moved on loan to Premier League side Sunderland for the majority of the 2011–12 season, where he made 30 appearances. He then spent the entire 2012–13 season on loan to Serie A side Juventus, where he made 10 appearances, but failed to score. Bendtner was released by Arsenal in 2014, and subsequently joined Wolfsburg on a free transfer.

Bendtner has played internationally for Denmark at under-16, under-17, under-19, under-21 and senior levels. He made his senior international debut on 16 August 2006, in a friendly match against Poland, and scored his first international goal in that match. Since then, he has been capped 58 times, scoring 24 goals. He has also featured in Denmark's 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012 squads.

Honours

Clubs

Birmingham City

Juventus

Wolfsburg

Rosenborg

Individual

  • Danish Under-17 Player of the Year: 2004
  • Danish Talent of the Year: 2007
  • Danish Football Player of the Year: 2009
  • Eliteserien Top Scorer: 2017

External links

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Flag of Denmark Denmark
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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 – 2012 UEFA European Championship – 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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