Jesper Christiansen

Date of birth24 April 1978
Place of birthRoskilde
NationalityDanish
Weight86 kg
Height1.92 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Like Peter Kjaer, Jesper played club football in Scotland. He joined Rangers from OB Odense in October 2000 although, due to limited opportunities with the Ibrox giants, he later returned to Denmark in a loan spell at Vejle.

He remained the third-choice keeper at Rangers, his same ranking in the national squad. However, with time still on his side, Jesper became the latest Danish goalie to carry the 'new Peter Schmeichel' tag.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
OB Odense 23 Oct 2000
Rangers 23 Oct 2000
Vejle BK 28 Jan 2002 01 Jun 2002 L
VfL Wolfsburg 23 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2003 L
Burnley 22 Dec 2003 26 Dec 2003 T

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2000-01 Rangers Scottish League Cup 1 1
2000-01 Rangers Scottish Premier League 3 4
2000-01 Rangers UEFA Champions League 2 4
2006-07 Denmark League XI International Friendly 1 3
2006-07 FC København UEFA Champions League 2 1 3
2008-09 FC København UEFA Cup 2 4


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 Oct 2000 Sturm Graz v Rangers L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
28 Oct 2000 Rangers v Kilmarnock L 0-3 Scottish Premier League
31 Oct 2000 Rangers v Dundee United W 2-0 Scottish League Cup Quarter-final
04 Nov 2000 Rangers v St Mirren W 7-1 Scottish Premier League
07 Nov 2000 Rangers v AS Monaco D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
12 Nov 2000 Aberdeen v Rangers W 1-2 Scottish Premier League


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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1998-99 Denmark Under-21 1 1
1999-00 Denmark Under-23 3 2 4
2001-02 Denmark International Friendly
1
2004-05 Denmark International Friendly
1
2005-06 Denmark FIFA World Cup
1
2005-06 Denmark International Friendly 2 3
2006-07 Denmark International Friendly
1
2006-07 Denmark UEFA European Championship 1
1
1
2007-08 Denmark International Friendly 2 5
2009-10 Denmark International Friendly
2
2010-11 Denmark International Friendly 1 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
19 Dec 1998 Argentina v Denmark L 1-0 U21
01 Dec 1999 Argentina v Denmark L 4-0 U23
04 Dec 1999 Paraguay v Denmark W 0-2 U23
07 Dec 1999 Paraguay v Denmark D 1-1 U23
06 Mar 2002 Denmark v Norway L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2005 Finland v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2005 Kazakhstan v Denmark W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
27 May 2006 Denmark v Paraguay D 1-1 International Friendly
31 May 2006 France v Denmark L 2-0 International Friendly
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
28 Mar 2007 Germany v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
22 Aug 2007 Denmark v Republic of Ireland L 0-4 International Friendly
29 May 2008 Netherlands v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Aug 2009 Denmark v Chile L 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 2010 Denmark v Senegal W 2-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2011 Slovakia v Denmark W 1-2 International Friendly


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