Thomas Gravesen

Date of birth11 March 1976
Place of birthVejle
NationalityDanish
Weight75 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

It was Thomas' performances during the Euro 2000 finals that clinched his £2.5million move from SV Hamburg to Everton.

He soon confirmed his competitive reputation to the Goodison fans when he was sent-off in a pre-season friendly.

His hardman image was further enhanced when his performance against Iceland in a World Cup qualifier attracted an unlikely admirer.

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson wore the tough midfielder's shirt whilst in Denmark prior to his fight with Brian Nielsen.

Thomas had spent three seasons in the Bundesliga with Hamburg after leaving his home town club, Vejle BK.

His will-to-win and desire to be in the thick of the action make him a tremendous team leader and crowd favourite.

Thomas joined Real Madrid in January 2005 with a contract to June 2008.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Vejle BK 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1997
Hamburger SV 01 Jul 1997 09 Aug 2000
Everton 09 Aug 2000 14 Jan 2005
Real Madrid 14 Jan 2005 30 Aug 2006
Celtic 30 Aug 2006
Everton 30 Aug 2007 31 May 2008 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Everton FA Cup 2
2
2000-01 Everton League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Everton Premier League 30
2
2
7
1
2001-02 Everton FA Cup
1
2001-02 Everton Premier League 22
3
2
7
1
2002-03 Everton FA Cup 1
1
2002-03 Everton League Cup 1
2002-03 Everton Premier League 30
3
1
12
2003-04 Everton FA Cup 3
2003-04 Everton League Cup 3
1
2003-04 Everton Premier League 29
1
2
5
2004-05 Everton FA Cup
1
2004-05 Everton League Cup 1
1
2004-05 Everton Premier League 20
1
4
3
2004-05 Real Madrid Primera Liga 15
2
1
8
2005-06 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 2
1
2006-07 Celtic UEFA Champions League 2
1
2007-08 Everton FA Cup 1
2007-08 Everton League Cup
1
2007-08 Everton Premier League 1
7
1
2007-08 Everton UEFA Cup 1
2
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
23 Aug 2000 Everton v Charlton Athletic W 3-0 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Everton v Derby County D 2-2 Premier League
05 Sep 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton L 3-2 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Middlesbrough v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Everton v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
24 Sep 2000 Leicester City v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
27 Sep 2000 Bristol Rovers v Everton D 1-1
Agg: 2-2 (2-4)
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Everton v Ipswich Town L 0-3 Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Everton v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
21 Oct 2000 Newcastle United v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
29 Oct 2000 Liverpool v Everton L 3-1 Premier League
05 Nov 2000 Everton v Aston Villa L 0-1 Premier League
11 Nov 2000 Bradford City v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
04 Dec 2000 Sunderland v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
09 Dec 2000 Manchester City v Everton L 5-0 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Everton v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
23 Dec 2000 Charlton Athletic v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Everton v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Derby County v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
06 Jan 2001 Watford v Everton W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Premier League
27 Jan 2001 Everton v Tranmere Rovers L 0-3 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Everton v Middlesbrough D 2-2 Premier League
03 Feb 2001 Manchester United v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
07 Feb 2001 Everton v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Everton v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
24 Feb 2001 Ipswich Town v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
03 Mar 2001 Everton v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
17 Mar 2001 Southampton v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
31 Mar 2001 West Ham United v Everton W 0-2 Premier League
08 Apr 2001 Everton v Manchester City W 3-1 Premier League
14 Apr 2001 Aston Villa v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Arsenal v Everton L 4-1 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Everton v Bradford City W 2-1 Premier League
19 May 2001 Everton v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
18 Aug 2001 Charlton Athletic v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
20 Aug 2001 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
15 Sep 2001 Everton v Liverpool L 1-3 Premier League
22 Sep 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
29 Sep 2001 Everton v West Ham United W 5-0 Premier League
20 Oct 2001 Everton v Aston Villa W 3-2 Premier League
27 Oct 2001 Everton v Newcastle United L 1-3 Premier League
03 Nov 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Everton D 2-2 Premier League
18 Nov 2001 Everton v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
24 Nov 2001 Leicester City v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
02 Dec 2001 Everton v Southampton W 2-0 Premier League
08 Dec 2001 Fulham v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
15 Dec 2001 Everton v Derby County W 1-0 Premier League
22 Dec 2001 Sunderland v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2001 Everton v Manchester United L 0-2 Premier League
23 Feb 2002 Liverpool v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
26 Feb 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Everton W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
03 Mar 2002 Everton v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
06 Mar 2002 West Ham United v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
16 Mar 2002 Everton v Fulham W 2-1 Premier League
23 Mar 2002 Derby County v Everton W 3-4 Premier League
29 Mar 2002 Newcastle United v Everton L 6-2 Premier League
06 Apr 2002 Chelsea v Everton L 3-0 Premier League
13 Apr 2002 Everton v Leicester City D 2-2 Premier League
20 Apr 2002 Southampton v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
28 Apr 2002 Everton v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 Premier League
17 Aug 2002 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 Premier League
24 Aug 2002 Sunderland v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
28 Aug 2002 Everton v Birmingham City D 1-1 Premier League
31 Aug 2002 Manchester City v Everton L 3-1 Premier League
11 Sep 2002 Southampton v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
14 Sep 2002 Everton v Middlesbrough W 2-1 Premier League
22 Sep 2002 Aston Villa v Everton L 3-2 Premier League
28 Sep 2002 Everton v Fulham W 2-0 Premier League
07 Oct 2002 Manchester United v Everton L 3-0 Premier League
19 Oct 2002 Everton v Arsenal W 2-1 Premier League
09 Nov 2002 Everton v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 Premier League
17 Nov 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
23 Nov 2002 Everton v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 Premier League
01 Dec 2002 Newcastle United v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
04 Dec 2002 Chelsea v Everton L 4-1 League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 2002 Everton v Chelsea L 1-3 Premier League
14 Dec 2002 Everton v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
22 Dec 2002 Liverpool v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2002 Birmingham City v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
28 Dec 2002 Everton v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2003 Everton v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
04 Jan 2003 Shrewsbury Town v Everton L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 2003 Everton v Sunderland W 2-1 Premier League
08 Feb 2003 Charlton Athletic v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
22 Feb 2003 Everton v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
01 Mar 2003 Middlesbrough v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
15 Mar 2003 Everton v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
23 Mar 2003 Arsenal v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
06 Apr 2003 Everton v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
12 Apr 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
19 Apr 2003 Everton v Liverpool L 1-2 Premier League
21 Apr 2003 Chelsea v Everton L 4-1 Premier League
26 Apr 2003 Everton v Aston Villa W 2-1 Premier League
03 May 2003 Fulham v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
11 May 2003 Everton v Manchester United L 1-2 Premier League
16 Aug 2003 Arsenal v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
30 Aug 2003 Everton v Liverpool L 0-3 Premier League
13 Sep 2003 Everton v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
21 Sep 2003 Middlesbrough v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
24 Sep 2003 Everton v Stockport County W 3-0 League Cup 2nd round
28 Sep 2003 Everton v Leeds United W 4-0 Premier League
04 Oct 2003 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton L 3-0 Premier League
19 Oct 2003 Everton v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
25 Oct 2003 Aston Villa v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
29 Oct 2003 Everton v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 2003 Everton v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
10 Nov 2003 Blackburn Rovers v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
22 Nov 2003 Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 Premier League
29 Nov 2003 Bolton Wanderers v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
03 Dec 2003 Middlesbrough v Everton L 0-0 (4-5) League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 2003 Everton v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
13 Dec 2003 Portsmouth v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
20 Dec 2003 Everton v Leicester City W 3-2 Premier League
26 Dec 2003 Manchester United v Everton L 3-2 Premier League
28 Dec 2003 Everton v Birmingham City W 1-0 Premier League
03 Jan 2004 Everton v Norwich City W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Jan 2004 Everton v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
25 Jan 2004 Everton v Fulham D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2004 Liverpool v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
04 Feb 2004 Fulham v Everton L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
07 Feb 2004 Everton v Manchester United L 3-4 Premier League
11 Feb 2004 Birmingham City v Everton L 3-0 Premier League
21 Feb 2004 Southampton v Everton D 3-3 Premier League
28 Feb 2004 Everton v Aston Villa W 2-0 Premier League
20 Mar 2004 Leicester City v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
27 Mar 2004 Everton v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
03 Apr 2004 Newcastle United v Everton L 4-2 Premier League
09 Apr 2004 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 Premier League
13 Apr 2004 Leeds United v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
17 Apr 2004 Chelsea v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
24 Apr 2004 Everton v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 Premier League
15 Aug 2004 Everton v Arsenal L 1-4 Premier League
21 Aug 2004 Crystal Palace v Everton W 1-3 Premier League
28 Aug 2004 Everton v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 Premier League
11 Sep 2004 Manchester City v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
19 Sep 2004 Everton v Middlesbrough W 1-0 Premier League
26 Sep 2004 Portsmouth v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
02 Oct 2004 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
16 Oct 2004 Everton v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
23 Oct 2004 Norwich City v Everton W 2-3 Premier League
30 Oct 2004 Everton v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
06 Nov 2004 Chelsea v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
09 Nov 2004 Arsenal v Everton L 3-1 League Cup 4th round
13 Nov 2004 Birmingham City v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
20 Nov 2004 Everton v Fulham W 1-0 Premier League
28 Nov 2004 Newcastle United v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
04 Dec 2004 Everton v Bolton Wanderers W 3-2 Premier League
11 Dec 2004 Everton v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
18 Dec 2004 Blackburn Rovers v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2004 Everton v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
28 Dec 2004 Charlton Athletic v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2005 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton L 5-2 Premier League
04 Jan 2005 Everton v Portsmouth W 2-1 Premier League
08 Jan 2005 Plymouth Argyle v Everton W 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
01 Sep 2007 Bolton Wanderers v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
25 Oct 2007 Everton v Larissa W 3-1 UEFA Cup Group A
31 Oct 2007 Luton Town v Everton W 0-1 League Cup 4th round
03 Nov 2007 Everton v Birmingham City W 3-1 Premier League
11 Nov 2007 Chelsea v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
20 Dec 2007 AZ Alkmaar v Everton W 2-3 UEFA Cup Group A
23 Dec 2007 Manchester United v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2007 Everton v Bolton Wanderers W 2-0 Premier League
05 Jan 2008 Everton v Oldham Athletic L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Mar 2008 Everton v Fiorentina W 2-0
Agg: 2-2 (2-4)
UEFA Cup Round of 16 2nd leg
12 Apr 2008 Birmingham City v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
17 Apr 2008 Everton v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
11 May 2008 Everton v Newcastle United W 3-1 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 Goals Y R
1994-95 Denmark Under-19 2
1995-96 Denmark Under-21 3
1996-97 Denmark UEFA Under-21 4
3
1996-97 Denmark Under-21 2
1997-98 Denmark UEFA Under-21 3
1
1998-99 Denmark International Friendly 2
1
1998-99 Denmark UEFA European Championship
2
1999-00 Denmark International Friendly
1
1999-00 Denmark UEFA European Championship 1
1
2000-01 Denmark FIFA World Cup 6
1
2000-01 Denmark International Friendly 2
2001-02 Denmark FIFA World Cup 5
2
2001-02 Denmark International Friendly 6
2002-03 Denmark International Friendly 4
1
2002-03 Denmark UEFA European Championship 6
2
2003-04 Denmark International Friendly 4
1
2003-04 Denmark UEFA European Championship 5
1
1
2004-05 Denmark FIFA World Cup 7
3
2004-05 Denmark International Friendly 2
2005-06 Denmark FIFA World Cup 3
1
2005-06 Denmark International Friendly 4
1
2006-07 Denmark International Friendly 2
2006-07 Denmark UEFA European Championship 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
14 Feb 1995 Portugal v Denmark D 1-1 U19
16 Feb 1995 Portugal v Denmark D 0-0 U19
18 Oct 1995 Denmark v France L 0-2 U21
27 Jan 1996 Chile v Denmark L 3-2 U21
01 Jun 1996 Denmark v Turkey L 1-2 U21
13 Aug 1996 Sweden v Denmark L 3-2 U21
31 Aug 1996 Slovenia v Denmark W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 1
08 Oct 1996 Denmark v Greece L 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 1
28 Mar 1997 Croatia v Denmark L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
21 May 1997 Norway v Denmark W 1-3 U21
08 Jun 1997 Denmark v Bosnia-Herzegovina W 5-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
20 Aug 1997 Bosnia-Herzegovina v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Sep 1997 Denmark v Croatia W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
10 Oct 1997 Greece v Denmark W 2-3 UEFA U21 Group 1
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
10 Feb 1999 Croatia v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 1999 Denmark v South Africa D 1-1 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
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
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
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
11 Jun 2002 Denmark v France W 2-0 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
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
02 Apr 2003 Denmark v Bosnia and Herzegovina L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
30 Apr 2003 Denmark v Ukraine W 1-0 International Friendly
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
11 Oct 2003 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Denmark D 1-1 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
31 Mar 2004 Spain v Denmark L 2-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Denmark v Croatia L 1-2 International Friendly
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
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
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
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
16 Aug 2006 Denmark v Poland W 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


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