Daniel Jensen life and biography

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Daniel Jensen biography

Date of birth : 1979-06-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality : Danish
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-05-05
Credited as : Football player Werder Bremen, World Cup, Denmark National football team

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Daniel Monberg Jensen (born 25 June 1979 in Copenhagen) is a Danish professional football player who plays as a midfielder for Werder Bremen in the German Bundesliga. He has played more than 40 matches and scored three goals for the Danish national team, and represented his country at the 2004 European Championship. He is the younger brother of fellow national team player Niclas Jensen.

Born in Copenhagen, Daniel Jensen started playing football at B93 in the secondary Danish 1st Division. He was called up for Danish under-19 national team in September 1995, and made his senior debut for Boldklubben in the fall 1996. He played a total 16 matches and scored three goals for the under-19 national team, before he was sold to Dutch club Heerenveen in July 1998. While at Heerenveen, he played 19 games and scored two goals for the Danish under-21 national team. In February 2002, he made his Danish national team debut under national coach Morten Olsen.

After more than 100 league matches for Heerenveen, his contract ran out in the summer 2003, and he left the club on a free transfer. He sought a move to a club in the Spanish La Liga championship, and signed a one-year contract with newly promoted team Real Murcia in August 2003. Murcia ended last in the 2003-04 La Liga season, and Jensen was reported on his way to a number of German clubs. He was called up to the Danish team for the 2004 European Championship (Euro 2004) in June 2004. He began the Euro 2004 tournament as a part of the Danish starting line-up, and played full time in the first two matches against Italy and Bulgaria. He was replaced by Christian Poulsen during Denmark's third match, and saw the quarter-final defeat to the Czech Republic from the bench.

Back from Euro 2004, Murcia used a clause in Jensen's contract to prolong it for another two years. The extension hindered Jensen from leaving the club on a free transfer, and he was sold to German club Werder Bremen for €1 million in July 2004. In August 2006, he was a part of the German League Cup winning Werder Bremen team. In January 2008, Jensen signed an extension to his contract with Werder Bremen, that will keep him at the club until 2011.

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