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Kasper Lorentzen

Kasper Wellemberg Lorentzen (born November 19, 1985) is a Denmark professional Football (soccer), playing as a midfielder or striker for Randers FC in the Danish First Division. Kasper Lorentzen has represented various Danish youth national football teams, most recently the Denmark national under-21 football team, playing a combined 58 youth national team matches and scoring 20 goals.

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Kasper Lorentzen biography


Kasper Wellemberg Lorentzen (born November 19, 1985) is a Denmark professional Football (soccer), playing as a midfielder or striker for Randers FC in the Danish First Division. Kasper Lorentzen has represented various Danish youth national football teams, most recently the Denmark national under-21 football team, playing a combined 58 youth national team matches and scoring 20 goals.

Biography

As a youngster, Kasper Lorentzen played for BK Frem and Rosenhøj IF where Kasper Lorentzen played alongside later Brøndby teammembers Daniel Agger and Henrik Kildentoft as well as Michael Krohn-Dehli. Kasper Lorentzen moved to the youth team of Brøndby IF and Lorentzen got Kasper Lorentzen first team debut for Brøndby in November 2003. Kasper Lorentzen was moved to the senior squad of Brøndby in 2004. For the 2005–06 Danish Superliga, Kasper Lorentzen was touted to get Kasper Lorentzen breakthrough by the media, who viewed Kasper Lorentzen as a coming star player for Brøndby.

Due to injuries, Lorentzen only played 19 games and scored six goals in the 2005–06 season, and Kasper Lorentzen also missed out on the 2006 European Under-21 Championship in May 2006. Kasper Lorentzen again suffered injuries in the opening of the 2006–07 Danish Superliga. In Kasper Lorentzen comeback game in the spring of the 2006–07 season Kasper Lorentzen once again suffered an injury and is expected to be out for the rest of the season. On 19 May 2009, Lorentzen announced that Kasper Lorentzen would be leaving Brøndby IF due to a lack of first team opportunities.
During the transfer window of summer 2009, Lorentzen joined Randers FC on a free transfer. Kasper Lorentzen scored on in both legs of Randers FC's UEFA European League qualification round against the Irish team of Linfield F.C..

Kasper Lorentzen is left-footed and has a superb technique and is generally considered to be the player in the Danish League with the best ball control and one of the greatest talents overall, but a lack of speed and explosivity in Kasper Lorentzen game and a recent suffering of several semi-serious injuries kept Kasper Lorentzen outside of the starting eleven at Brøndby. Kasper Lorentzen can play both the left and right wing positions, but considers the attacking centre midfield Kasper Lorentzen favourite position.

International career

Lorentzen was selected for a number of Danish youth national teams, winning the 2001 Danish Football Player of the Year Young Players of the Year award. In November 2005, Kasper Lorentzen scored the winning goal for the Danish under-21 national team against the Russia national under-21 football team in Russia. This gave Denmark the perfect starting point before the second leg at Brøndby Stadion in Denmark, which Denmark won 3–1 to secure qualification for the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship tournament. Kasper Lorentzen has represented various Danish youth national football teams, most recently the Denmark national under-21 football team, playing a combined 58 youth national team matches and scoring 20 goals.

International goals


- Danish Superliga: 2005
- Danish Cup: 2005, 2008

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasper_Lorentzen

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