Christian Poulsen

Date of birth28 February 1980
Place of birthAsnaes
NationalityDanish
Weight80 kg
Height1.82 m
PositionMidfielder

Following his move from Holbaek, Christian starred in the FC Copenhagen team that won the Danish Championship in 2001.

His consistent performances alerted top clubs around Europe and, after he appeared to be bound for Borussia Dortmund, he agreed to join Schalke 04 in July 2002 for £4million on a four-year contract.

An unselfish player who creates opportunities for his colleagues, Christian joined Liverpool in August 2010 with a three-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Holbaek 01 Jul 1999 01 Jul 2000
FC København 01 Jul 2000 01 Jul 2002
Schalke 04 01 Jul 2002 01 Jul 2006
Sevilla 01 Jul 2006 01 Jul 2008
Juventus 01 Jul 2008 12 Aug 2010
Liverpool 12 Aug 2010 31 Aug 2011
Évian Thonon Gaillard 31 Aug 2011 30 Jun 2012
Ajax 22 Aug 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 FC København UEFA Champions League 4
2001-02 FC København UEFA Cup 3
1
1
2002-03 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 24
1
6
1
2002-03 Schalke 04 UEFA Cup 5
1
1
2003-04 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 24
3
4
2003-04 Schalke 04 UEFA Cup 2
2004-05 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 26
6
8
1
2004-05 Schalke 04 UEFA Cup 1
2005-06 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 26
2
2
13
2
2006-07 Sevilla UEFA Cup 2
2007-08 Sevilla UEFA Champions League 2
2009-10 Juventus UEFA Europa League 1
2010-11 Liverpool Premier League 9
3
1
2010-11 Liverpool UEFA Europa League 9
2
2012-13 Ajax UEFA Champions League 6
1
2012-13 Ajax UEFA Europa League 1
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Jul 2001 Torpedo Kutaisi v FC København D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
01 Aug 2001 FC København v Torpedo Kutaisi D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Aug 2001 FC København v Lazio D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
21 Aug 2001 Lazio v FC København D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
18 Oct 2001 FC København v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Nov 2001 Ajax v FC København D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
22 Nov 2001 FC København v Borussia Dortmund L 0-1 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Denmark UEFA Under-18 1
1
2000-01 Denmark Friendship Tounament (UAE) 1
2000-01 Denmark UEFA Under-21 3
2000-01 Denmark UEFA Under-23 1
2000-01 Denmark Under-21 1
2001-02 Denmark FIFA World Cup 1
2
2
2001-02 Denmark International Friendly 3
1
2001-02 Denmark UEFA Under-21 3
1
2002-03 Denmark International Friendly 3
2002-03 Denmark UEFA European Championship 3
2002-03 Denmark UEFA Under-19 3
1
2003-04 Denmark International Friendly 2
1
2003-04 Denmark UEFA European Championship 3
1
2003-04 Denmark UEFA Under-21
1
2004-05 Denmark FIFA World Cup 8
1
2004-05 Denmark International Friendly 2
2005-06 Denmark FIFA World Cup 4
1
2
2005-06 Denmark International Friendly 4
2006-07 Denmark International Friendly 3
1
1
2006-07 Denmark UEFA European Championship 5
1
2007-08 Denmark International Friendly 4
1
1
2007-08 Denmark UEFA European Championship 4
2008-09 Denmark FIFA World Cup 6
2
1
2008-09 Denmark International Friendly 2
2009-10 Denmark FIFA World Cup 7
1
2009-10 Denmark International Friendly 6
1
2010-11 Denmark International Friendly 2
2010-11 Denmark UEFA European Championship 4
1
2011-12 Denmark International Friendly 2
3
2011-12 Denmark UEFA European Championship
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Oct 1998 Denmark v Portugal L 1-5 UEFA U18 Group 9
15 Oct 1998 Turkey v Denmark W 1-3 UEFA U18 Group 9
11 Feb 2001 Morocco v Denmark L 4-2 FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT (UAE)
23 Mar 2001 Malta v Denmark D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
27 Mar 2001 Czech Republic v Denmark L 3-0 UEFA U23 Group 3
24 Apr 2001 Denmark v Slovenia L 0-2 U21
01 Jun 2001 Denmark v Czech Republic L 3-4 UEFA U21 Group 3
05 Jun 2001 Denmark v Malta W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
31 Aug 2001 Denmark v Northern Ireland W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
04 Sep 2001 Bulgaria v Denmark L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
05 Oct 2001 Denmark v Iceland W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
06 Mar 2002 Denmark v Norway L 0-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Republic of Ireland v Denmark L 3-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Denmark v Israel W 3-1 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Denmark v Tunisia W 2-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Uruguay v Denmark W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
06 Jun 2002 Denmark v Senegal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Denmark v France W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
21 Aug 2002 Scotland v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Norway v Denmark D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
09 Oct 2002 Estonia v Denmark W 1-4 UEFA U19 Group 6
11 Oct 2002 Bulgaria v Denmark W 0-2 UEFA U19 Group 6
12 Oct 2002 Denmark v Luxembourg W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
13 Oct 2002 Denmark v Switzerland W 1-0 UEFA U19 Group 6
20 Nov 2002 Denmark v Poland W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Egypt v Denmark W 1-4 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Romania v Denmark W 2-5 UEFA European Championship Group 2
31 Mar 2003 Portugal v Denmark L 3-1 UEFA U19 Group 3
20 Aug 2003 Denmark v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
18 Nov 2003 Italy v Denmark D 0-0 UEFA U21 Play-off 2nd leg
30 May 2004 Estonia v Denmark D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Denmark v Croatia L 1-2 International Friendly
14 Jun 2004 Denmark v Italy D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
22 Jun 2004 Denmark v Sweden D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
27 Jun 2004 Czech Republic v Denmark L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
18 Aug 2004 Poland v Denmark W 1-5 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Denmark v Ukraine D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
09 Oct 2004 Albania v Denmark W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
13 Oct 2004 Denmark v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
17 Nov 2004 Georgia v Denmark D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
09 Feb 2005 Greece v Denmark L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
26 Mar 2005 Denmark v Kazakhstan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
30 Mar 2005 Ukraine v Denmark L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
02 Jun 2005 Finland v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2005 Denmark v Albania W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
17 Aug 2005 Denmark v England W 4-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Turkey v Denmark D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
07 Sep 2005 Denmark v Georgia W 6-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
08 Oct 2005 Denmark v Greece W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
12 Oct 2005 Kazakhstan v Denmark W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
01 Mar 2006 Israel v Denmark W 0-2 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Denmark v Paraguay D 1-1 International Friendly
31 May 2006 France v Denmark L 2-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2006 Denmark v Portugal W 4-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2006 Iceland v Denmark W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Oct 2006 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Oct 2006 Liechtenstein v Denmark W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group F
15 Nov 2006 Czech Republic v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Feb 2007 Australia v Denmark W 1-3 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Spain v Denmark L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
28 Mar 2007 Germany v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 Denmark v Sweden L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
13 Oct 2007 Denmark v Spain L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Oct 2007 Denmark v Latvia W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Nov 2007 Northern Ireland v Denmark L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
21 Nov 2007 Denmark v Iceland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2008 Slovenia v Denmark W 1-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Denmark v Czech Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
29 May 2008 Netherlands v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Poland v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Denmark v Spain L 0-3 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Hungary v Denmark D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Sep 2008 Portugal v Denmark W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
11 Oct 2008 Denmark v Malta W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
11 Feb 2009 Greece v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Malta v Denmark W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
01 Apr 2009 Denmark v Albania W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
06 Jun 2009 Sweden v Denmark W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
12 Aug 2009 Denmark v Chile L 1-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Denmark v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
09 Sep 2009 Albania v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Oct 2009 Denmark v Sweden W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
14 Oct 2009 Denmark v Hungary L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
14 Nov 2009 Denmark v Korea Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Nov 2009 Denmark v USA W 3-1 International Friendly
27 May 2010 Denmark v Senegal W 2-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2010 Australia v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2010 South Africa v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Denmark L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
19 Jun 2010 Cameroon v Denmark W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
24 Jun 2010 Denmark v Japan L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
07 Sep 2010 Denmark v Iceland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group H
08 Oct 2010 Portugal v Denmark L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group H
12 Oct 2010 Denmark v Cyprus W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group H
17 Nov 2010 Denmark v Czech Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2011 Denmark v England L 1-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 2011 Norway v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group H
04 Jun 2011 Iceland v Denmark W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group H
10 Aug 2011 Scotland v Denmark L 2-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2011 Cyprus v Denmark W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group H
11 Oct 2011 Denmark v Portugal W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group H
11 Nov 2011 Denmark v Sweden W 2-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2011 Denmark v Finland W 2-1 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 Denmark v Russia L 0-2 International Friendly
26 May 2012 Denmark v Brazil L 1-3 International Friendly
17 Jun 2012 Denmark v Germany L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.