Ebbe Sand

Date of birth19 July 1972
Place of birthHadsund
NationalityDanish
Weight78 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

A skilful target man who holds the ball up well, Ebbe Sand won his first cap for Denmark against Norway in April 1998 and was used as a substitute in the 1998 Finals in France. He made an immediate impression when he scored against Nigeria only 24 seconds after coming on. He was the leading scorer in his country's qualifying games for the 2002 World Cup finals, including a hat-trick in the 5-0 win in Malta. At club level, he was a member of the Brøndby team that won the Danish championship in three successive seasons before joining Schalke 04 for £3.3million in 1999. Since overcoming a serious illness, Ebbe has gained a winners' medal in the German Cup in 2001 and twice been named the runner-up to the Bundesliga's Player of the Year. Denmark's targetman is not only good in the air, but is deadly in front of goal and has good awareness in the attacking third.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Schalke 04 01 Jul 1999

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Brøndby UEFA Champions League 2
1
1998-99 Danish League XI Unofficial 1
1
2000-01 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 33
22
3
2001-02 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 26
1
11
3
2001-02 Schalke 04 UEFA Champions League 3
1
1
2002-03 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 28
5
6
3
2002-03 Schalke 04 UEFA Cup 5
3
2003-04 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 25
5
8
4
2003-04 Schalke 04 UEFA Cup 1
1
2004-05 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 28
8
3
2004-05 Schalke 04 UEFA Cup 1
2005-06 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 11
18
4
2


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
21 Oct 1998 Brøndby v Manchester United L 2-6 UEFA Champions League Group D
04 Nov 1998 Manchester United v Brøndby L 5-0 UEFA Champions League Group D


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
1997-98 Denmark FIFA World Cup 2
3
1
1997-98 Denmark International Friendly 2
1997-98 Denmark Kings Cup 2
1
1998-99 Denmark International Friendly 3
2
1998-99 Denmark UEFA European Championship 3
2
1
1999-00 Denmark International Friendly 5
1999-00 Denmark UEFA European Championship 6
1
2000-01 Denmark FIFA World Cup 7
7
2000-01 Denmark International Friendly 3
2
2001-02 Denmark FIFA World Cup 6
2
2
2001-02 Denmark International Friendly 6
2
2002-03 Denmark International Friendly 2
1
2002-03 Denmark UEFA European Championship 6
1
1
2003-04 Denmark International Friendly 2
4
2
2003-04 Denmark UEFA European Championship 4
1


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
27 Jan 1998 Thailand v Denmark L 1-0 KINGS CUP
29 Jan 1998 Egypt v Denmark L 2-0 KINGS CUP
31 Jan 1998 Thailand v Denmark W 0-3 KINGS CUP 3rd place
22 Apr 1998 Denmark v Norway L 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 1998 Denmark v Cameroon L 1-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 1998 Saudi Arabia v Denmark W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 1998 Denmark v South Africa D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
24 Jun 1998 France v Denmark L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
28 Jun 1998 Nigeria v Denmark W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
03 Jul 1998 Brazil v Denmark L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
19 Aug 1998 Czech Republic v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 1998 Denmark v Wales L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
14 Oct 1998 Switzerland v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Feb 1999 Croatia v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Denmark v Italy L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
28 Apr 1999 Denmark v South Africa D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 Denmark v Belarus W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
09 Jun 1999 Wales v Denmark W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
18 Aug 1999 Denmark v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Denmark v Switzerland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
08 Sep 1999 Italy v Denmark W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Oct 1999 Denmark v Iran D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Nov 1999 Israel v Denmark W 0-5 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 Denmark v Israel W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
29 Mar 2000 Portugal v Denmark L 2-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Denmark v Sweden L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Denmark v Belgium D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 2000 France v Denmark L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
16 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Denmark L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
16 Aug 2000 Faroe Islands v Denmark W 0-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Iceland v Denmark W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Oct 2000 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2000 Denmark v Bulgaria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Nov 2000 Denmark v Germany W 2-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Malta v Denmark W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2001 Czech Republic v Denmark D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
25 Apr 2001 Denmark v Slovenia W 3-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Denmark v Czech Republic W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Denmark v Malta W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Aug 2001 France v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
05 Sep 2001 Bulgaria v Denmark W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Denmark v Iceland W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
10 Nov 2001 Denmark v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 Saudi Arabia v Denmark W 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
15 Jun 2002 Denmark v England L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
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
12 Oct 2002 Denmark v Luxembourg W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Nov 2002 Denmark v Poland W 2-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Romania v Denmark W 2-5 UEFA European Championship Group 2
02 Apr 2003 Denmark v Bosnia and Herzegovina L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
07 Jun 2003 Denmark v Norway W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
11 Jun 2003 Luxembourg v Denmark W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Aug 2003 Denmark v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Denmark v Romania D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
16 Nov 2003 England v Denmark W 2-3 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Turkey v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Denmark v Scotland W 1-0 International Friendly
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
18 Jun 2004 Bulgaria v Denmark W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
22 Jun 2004 Denmark v Sweden D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C


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