Jess Thorup

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Personal information
Date of birth (1970-02-21) 21 February 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Copenhagen (head coach)
Youth career
–1989 OB
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1989–1996 OB 134 (29)
1996–1998 KFC Uerdingen 05 39 (3)
1998 FC Wacker Tirol 13 (3)
1998–2005 Esbjerg fB 203 (58)
2005 HamKam 12 (1)
2006 Esbjerg fB 1 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2013 Esbjerg fB
2013–2015 Denmark U-20
2013–2015 Denmark U-21
2015–2018 FC Midtjylland
2018–2020 Gent
2020 Genk
2020– Copenhagen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jess Thorup (born 21 February 1970) is a Danish former professional football forward and the current head coach of Danish Superliga club FC Copenhagen.

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As a player he played for the two Danish Superliga sides OB and Esbjerg fB. He also played for German club KFC Uerdingen 05, the Austrian club FC Wacker Tirol and the Norwegian club HamKam.

He was head coach of Esbjerg fB starting with the resignation of Ove Pedersen on 14 March 2011.

On 21 February 2013 it was announced that starting 1 June 2013 he would be the manager of the Denmark under-21 national football team, and thereby leaving Esbjerg fB.

Managerial statistics

As of match played 20 December 2020 [1]
Managerial record by team and tenure
TeamNatFromToRecord
GWDLGFGAGDWin %
Esbjerg fB (caretaker) Flag of Denmark.svg 17 November 20081 January 2009312043+1033.33
Esbjerg fB Flag of Denmark.svg 14 March 20111 June 20138446182014084+56054.76
Denmark U-21 Flag of Denmark.svg 1 June 201312 July 20152313645125+26056.52
FC Midtjylland Flag of Denmark.svg 12 July 201510 October 2018165933240321195+126056.36
Gent Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 10 October 201820 August 202082391924146102+44047.56
Genk Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 24 September 20202 November 20205320115+6060.00
Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg 2 November 2020Present84221110+1050.00
Total3701998190684424+260053.78

Honours

As player

As manager

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References

  1. Jess Thorup at FootballDatabase.eu