Bjørn Kristensen

Bjørn Kristensen

Infobox Football biography
playername= Bjørn Kristensen
fullname = Bjørn Kristensen

dateofbirth = Birth date and age|1963|10|10|mf=y
cityofbirth = Malling
countryofbirth = Denmark
position = Defender, midfielder
years = 1982-1989
clubs = Aarhus GF
Newcastle United
Bristol City
Portsmouth FC
Aalborg BK
Aarhus Fremad
caps(goals) = 165 (19)
80 (4)
4 (0)
71 (1)
nationalyears = 1983-1986
nationalteam = Denmark U-21
nationalcaps(goals) = 12 (0)
20 (2)

Bjørn Kristensen (born October 10, 1963) is a Danish former professional football player who most notably played for English club Newcastle United, where he was nicknamed "Benny". He played 20 matches and scored two goals for the Danish national team, and represented his country at the 1988 European Championship.


Born in Malling, Kristensen started his career with local top-flight team Aarhus GF (AGF) in 1982. His talent was soon discovered, as he played 12 games for the Danish under-21 national team from 1983 to 1986. While at AGF, Kristensen won the 1986 Danish championship as well as two Danish Cup trophies. He made his national team debut in May 1987, and took part in a single match at the 1988 European Championship.

He joined Newcastle United in March 1989, as a 25-year-old, and became a popular figure amongst the fans for his versatility; he could play as a defender or midfielder. He is also remembered by "Toon" fans for having a strong long-range shot. He was the first Newcastle player to gain caps for the Danish national team, playing two national team matches in 1991. He was loaned out to Bristol City in November 1992, before he permanently left Newcastle in February 1993. He moved to Portsmouth FC, before ending his career in Denmark.

He joined defending Danish champions Aalborg BK (AaB) in the summer 1995. He made fine displays in the central defense of AaB, and took part in AaB's campaign in the international 1996 UEFA Champions League tournament. Despite being an experienced player in a young squad, Kristensen suffered a number of injuries and only played a total of 22 games for AaB. He moved to Aarhus Fremad in January 1997, and helped the club win promotion for the top-flight Danish Superliga championship.


*Danish championship: 1986
*Danish Cup: 1987 and 1988

External links

* [ Danish national team profile]
*da icon [ AaB profile]
* [ National Football Teams profile]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bjorn — (English), Björn (Swedish and Icelandic), Bjørn (Norwegian and Danish), Beorn (Old English) or, rarely, Bjôrn, Biorn, or Latinized Biornus , is a Nordic male given name, or less often a surname, meaning bear , and may refer to: Infobox Given Name …   Wikipedia

  • Lisbeth Kristensen — (* 17. Februar 1972) ist eine dänische Triathletin. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Werdegang 2 Sportliche Erfolge 3 Einzelnachweise 4 Webli …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of Danish footballers — This is a list of Danish association football players:A* Kim Aabech * Johan Absalonsen * Daniel Agger * Nicolaj Agger * Muhammed Akinci * Martin Albrechtsen * Anders Alding * Steffen Algreen * Iddi Alkhag * Erik Bo Andersen * Emeka Andersen *… …   Wikipedia

  • Bathory (Groupe) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bathory. Bathory Pays d’origine  Suède …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bathory (groupe) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bathory. Bathory Pays d’origine  Suede ! …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bathory (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Bathory Img capt = Background = group or band Origin = Stockholm, Sweden Genre = Thrash metal, black metal, viking metal Years active = 1983 2004 Label = Black Mark, Noise URL = Bathory was a Swedish heavy metal band …   Wikipedia

  • Aarhus Gymnastikforening — Infobox Football club clubname = AGF fullname = Aarhus Gymnastikforening nickname = GF, De Hvide (The Whites) short name = AGF founded = 1880 ground = NRGi Park, Aarhus capacity = 21,000 chairman = Lars Windfeld manager = Ove Pedersen league =… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Newcastle United F.C. players — For a list of all Newcastle players, major or minor, with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Newcastle United F.C. players. For the current Newcastle first team squad, see Newcastle United F.C.#Current squad. Below is a list of notable footballers …   Wikipedia

  • Aarhus Fremad — Football club infobox clubname = Aarhus Fremad fullname = Aarhus Idræts Club Fremad nickname = founded = 1887 ground = Riisvangen Stadion, Aarhus capacity = 4,500 chairman = Jan Lindegaard manager = Krzysztof Popczyński‎ league = Danish 2nd… …   Wikipedia

  • Malta national under-21 football team — Malta Under 21 Nickname(s) Knights of St John Association Malta Football Association Head coach …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.