Jan Heintze

Date of birth17 August 1963
Place of birthTornby
NationalityDanish
Weight67 kg
Height1.71 m
PositionDefender

Comfortably the most senior member of the Denmark squad, Jan will be 39 shortly after the 2002 World Cup is completed and was the oldest player to be selected for the entire 32-country tournament.

It seemed Euro 2000 would be his swan song, but the most reliable of left backs made 28 appearances for the PSV Eindhoven side that won the Dutch Championship in 2000-01 and was an ever-present in Denmark's qualifying campaign for the Far East. Most of his club career has been spent with PSV for whom he has made over 350 appearances in two spells and won a European Champions Cup winners medal in 1988. Jan also spent five seasons playing in the Bundesliga for KFC Uerdingen and Bayer Leverkusen in between his spells at the Phillips Stadion. A regular in the 1998 Finals, he often played along side present coach Morten Olsen after making his international debut against Finland in 1987. Jan has announced that he will retire from international football after the 2002 World Cup then spend one final season with PSV.

Appearances in World Cup Qualification: 10

Goals in World Cup Qualification: 1.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
PSV Eindhoven 01 Jul 1994
Bayer Uerdingen 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1995
KFC Uerdingen 05 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1996
Bayer Leverkusen 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1999
PSV Eindhoven 01 Jul 1999

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League 2
2000-01 PSV Eindhoven Dutch KPN Telecompetitie 27
1
2000-01 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League 6
1
2000-01 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Cup 5
2001-02 PSV Eindhoven Dutch KPN Telecompetitie 12
1
2001-02 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League 4
2001-02 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Cup 4
1
2002-03 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League 3


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
28 Sep 1999 PSV Eindhoven v Rangers L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group F
20 Oct 1999 Rangers v PSV Eindhoven L 4-1 UEFA Champions League Group F
19 Aug 2000 De Graafschap v PSV Eindhoven L 2-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
27 Aug 2000 FC Utrecht v PSV Eindhoven W 1-3 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
05 Sep 2000 PSV Eindhoven v Willem II D 2-2 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
08 Sep 2000 Fortuna Sittard v PSV Eindhoven W 0-3 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
13 Sep 2000 PSV Eindhoven v Dynamo Kiev W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
16 Sep 2000 PSV Eindhoven v Sparta Rotterdam W 2-1 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
19 Sep 2000 Anderlecht v PSV Eindhoven L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group G
26 Sep 2000 PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United W 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
01 Oct 2000 FC Groningen v PSV Eindhoven W 0-1 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
14 Oct 2000 PSV Eindhoven v NEC Nijmegen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
18 Oct 2000 Manchester United v PSV Eindhoven L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
24 Oct 2000 Dynamo Kiev v PSV Eindhoven W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
29 Oct 2000 PSV Eindhoven v Ajax D 1-1 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
01 Nov 2000 PSV Eindhoven v Vitesse Arnhem W 2-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
04 Nov 2000 Twente Enschede v PSV Eindhoven W 0-2 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
08 Nov 2000 PSV Eindhoven v Anderlecht L 2-3 UEFA Champions League Group G
12 Nov 2000 PSV Eindhoven v Feyenoord W 1-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
18 Nov 2000 Heerenveen v PSV Eindhoven W 1-4 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
23 Nov 2000 PSV Eindhoven v PAOK Salonika W 3-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
26 Nov 2000 PSV Eindhoven v NAC Breda W 2-1 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
01 Dec 2000 Roda JC v PSV Eindhoven W 1-2 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
07 Dec 2000 PAOK Salonika v PSV Eindhoven W 0-1
Agg: 0-4
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
12 Dec 2000 RKC Waalwijk v PSV Eindhoven D 1-1 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
27 Jan 2001 PSV Eindhoven v RBC Roosendaal W 6-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
31 Jan 2001 PSV Eindhoven v FC Groningen W 3-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
04 Feb 2001 Sparta Rotterdam v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
10 Feb 2001 PSV Eindhoven v AZ Alkmaar W 3-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
15 Feb 2001 PSV Eindhoven v Parma W 2-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
18 Feb 2001 NAC Breda v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
22 Feb 2001 Parma v PSV Eindhoven L 3-2
Agg: 4-4
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
25 Feb 2001 Feyenoord v PSV Eindhoven W 1-2 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
03 Mar 2001 PSV Eindhoven v Roda JC D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
08 Mar 2001 1.FC Kaiserslautern v PSV Eindhoven L 1-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
08 Apr 2001 Ajax v PSV Eindhoven W 0-1 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
15 Apr 2001 Vitesse Arnhem v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
06 May 2001 PSV Eindhoven v Heerenveen W 3-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
20 May 2001 PSV Eindhoven v De Graafschap W 3-2 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
27 May 2001 NEC Nijmegen v PSV Eindhoven W 2-4 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
11 Sep 2001 Nantes v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
29 Sep 2001 PSV Eindhoven v Vitesse Arnhem D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
09 Oct 2001 AZ Alkmaar v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
12 Oct 2001 Roda JC v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
16 Oct 2001 Lazio v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
20 Oct 2001 PSV Eindhoven v De Graafschap D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
24 Oct 2001 PSV Eindhoven v Nantes D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
27 Oct 2001 PSV Eindhoven v RKC Waalwijk D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
30 Oct 2001 Galatasaray v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
17 Nov 2001 PSV Eindhoven v NEC Nijmegen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
22 Nov 2001 PAOK Salonika v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
25 Nov 2001 Ajax v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
28 Nov 2001 FC Utrecht v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
01 Dec 2001 PSV Eindhoven v AZ Alkmaar D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
06 Dec 2001 PSV Eindhoven v PAOK Salonika D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
09 Dec 2001 PSV Eindhoven v Twente Enschede D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
16 Dec 2001 Feyenoord v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
22 Dec 2001 PSV Eindhoven v FC Groningen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
14 Mar 2002 PSV Eindhoven v Feyenoord D 1-1 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
21 Mar 2002 Feyenoord v PSV Eindhoven D 1-1
Agg: 2-2
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
17 Sep 2002 Auxerre v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
25 Sep 2002 PSV Eindhoven v Arsenal L 0-4 UEFA Champions League Group A
22 Oct 2002 Borussia Dortmund v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A


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
1980-81 Denmark Inter Tourn 3
1980-81 Denmark UEFA 3
1
1980-81 Denmark Under-18 1
1981-82 Denmark Inter Tourn 3
2
1981-82 Denmark UEFA Under-18 2
1981-82 Denmark Under-18 2
1981-82 Denmark Under-18 International Tournament 3
1
1981-82 Denmark Under-21 3
1982-83 Denmark UEFA Under-21 3
1982-83 Denmark Under-21 2
1983-84 Denmark UEFA Under-21 3
1983-84 Denmark Under-21 1
1984-85 Denmark UEFA Under-21 1
1985-86 Denmark UEFA Under-21 5
1986-87 Denmark UEFA European Championship 1
1987-88 Denmark International Friendly 4
1987-88 Denmark UEFA European Championship 4
1988-89 Denmark FIFA World Cup 3
1988-89 Denmark International Friendly 2
1
1988-89 Denmark Tri Tournament 1
1
1989-90 Denmark FIFA World Cup 1
1989-90 Denmark International Friendly 1
1
1990-91 Denmark International Friendly 1
1
1990-91 Denmark UEFA European Championship 3
1992-93 Denmark FIFA World Cup 3
1992-93 Denmark International Friendly
1
1996-97 Denmark FIFA World Cup 3
1996-97 Denmark International Friendly 1
1997-98 Denmark FIFA World Cup 6
2
1997-98 Denmark International Friendly 4
1998-99 Denmark International Friendly 3
1998-99 Denmark UEFA European Championship 6
1
1999-00 Denmark International Friendly 5
1999-00 Denmark UEFA European Championship 7
2000-01 Denmark FIFA World Cup 7
1
1
2000-01 Denmark International Friendly 3
2001-02 Denmark FIFA World Cup 5
1
2001-02 Denmark International Friendly 6
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
28 Feb 1981 France v Denmark D 1-1 INTER TOURN
01 Mar 1981 Portugal v Denmark W 0-2 INTER TOURN
03 Mar 1981 Belgium v Denmark D 0-0 INTER TOURN
14 Mar 1981 East Germany v Denmark L 4-0 U18
25 May 1981 Bulgaria v Denmark D 2-2 UEFA Group C
27 May 1981 France v Denmark L 2-1 UEFA Group C
29 May 1981 Denmark v Italy W 2-1 UEFA Group C
14 Jul 1981 Denmark v Norway W 5-0 U18 INTER TOURN
16 Jul 1981 Denmark v Poland L 0-2 U18 INTER TOURN
18 Jul 1981 Denmark v Netherlands W 2-1 U18 INTER TOURN
22 Sep 1981 Denmark v Poland D 0-0 U18
24 Sep 1981 Norway v Denmark W 2-4 U18
14 Oct 1981 Denmark v Czechoslovakia D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 6
29 Oct 1981 Czechoslovakia v Denmark L 3-0 UEFA U18 Group 6
20 Feb 1982 Belgium v Denmark L 2-1 INTER TOURN
22 Feb 1982 Israel v Denmark W 0-1 INTER TOURN
23 Feb 1982 Portugal v Denmark W 0-3 INTER TOURN
05 May 1982 Sweden v Denmark D 1-1 U21
15 Jun 1982 Denmark v Norway L 0-1 U21
23 Jun 1982 Iceland v Denmark D 1-1 U21
31 Aug 1982 Romania v Denmark L 2-1 U21
21 Sep 1982 Denmark v England L 1-4 UEFA Under-21 Group
26 Apr 1983 Denmark v Greece D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group
19 May 1983 Norway v Denmark D 1-1 U21
31 May 1983 Denmark v Hungary W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group
20 Sep 1983 England v Denmark L 4-1 UEFA Under-21 Group
25 Oct 1983 Hungary v Denmark L 5-1 UEFA U21 Group
15 Nov 1983 Greece v Denmark L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group
05 Jun 1984 Sweden v Denmark L 3-1 U21
04 Jun 1985 Denmark v USSR W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
24 Sep 1985 USSR v Denmark L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
08 Oct 1985 Denmark v Switzerland W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
16 Oct 1985 Norway v Denmark W 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 6
12 Mar 1986 Denmark v England L 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
26 Mar 1986 England v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
29 Apr 1987 Finland v Denmark W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
23 Sep 1987 West Germany v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 1987 Denmark v Wales W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
27 Apr 1988 Austria v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1988 Denmark v Czechoslovakia L 0-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1988 Denmark v Belgium W 3-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 1988 Denmark v Spain L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
14 Jun 1988 Germany v Denmark L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 1988 Denmark v Italy L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
14 Sep 1988 England v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
28 Sep 1988 Denmark v Iceland W 1-0 International Friendly
19 Oct 1988 Greece v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
02 Nov 1988 Denmark v Bulgaria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
22 Feb 1989 Italy v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Apr 1989 Bulgaria v Denmark W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 1
14 Jun 1989 Denmark v Sweden W 6-0 TRI TOURNAMENT
18 Jun 1989 Denmark v Brazil W 4-0 TRI TOURNAMENT
06 Sep 1989 Netherlands v Denmark D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 1989 Denmark v Romania W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
05 Sep 1990 Sweden v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
10 Oct 1990 Denmark v Faroe Islands W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
17 Oct 1990 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Nov 1990 Denmark v Yugoslavia L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Apr 1991 Denmark v Bulgaria D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Aug 1992 Latvia v Denmark D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
09 Sep 1992 Denmark v Germany L 1-2 International Friendly
14 Oct 1992 Denmark v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1992 Northern Ireland v Denmark W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
09 Nov 1996 Denmark v France W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1997 Croatia v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
30 Apr 1997 Denmark v Slovenia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
08 Jun 1997 Denmark v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
20 Aug 1997 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Denmark L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
10 Sep 1997 Denmark v Croatia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
11 Oct 1997 Greece v Denmark D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
25 Mar 1998 Scotland v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Denmark v Norway L 0-2 International Friendly
28 May 1998 Sweden v Denmark L 3-0 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 South Africa v Denmark 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
05 Sep 1998 Belarus v Denmark D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
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
21 Jun 2000 Denmark v Czech Republic L 0-2 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
27 Mar 2002 Republic of Ireland v Denmark L 3-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Denmark v Israel W 3-1 International Friendly
17 May 2002 Denmark v Cameroon W 2-1 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


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