Kasper Dolberg

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Kasper Dolberg
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Dolberg in training with Ajax in 2016
Personal information
Full nameKasper Dolberg Rasmussen
Date of birth (1997-10-06) 6 October 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Silkeborg, Denmark
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in) [1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Ajax
Number 25
Youth career
2005–2010 GFG Voel
2010–2015 Silkeborg IF
2015–2016 Ajax
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014–2015 Silkeborg IF 3 (0)
2016– Ajax 77 (33)
National team
2013 Denmark U16 7 (1)
2013–2014 Denmark U17 8 (5)
2015 Denmark U19 8 (2)
2016–2019 Denmark U21 1 (1)
2016– Denmark 13 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 16 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2019

Kasper Dolberg Rasmussen (Danish pronunciation:  [ˈtɒlpæːɐ̯] ; born 6 October 1997) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ajax and the Denmark national team. Dolberg made his senior debut at Silkeborg IF in May 2015. He joined Ajax in July 2015 and made his debut for the club in July 2016. He represented Denmark at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 level before making his senior international debut in November 2016.

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Club career

Silkeborg IF

On 17 May 2015, he made his senior debut for Silkeborg IF in a Danish Superliga game against Brøndby IF, replacing Adeola Lanre Runsewe after 63 minutes in a 2–0 home defeat. [2]

Danish Superliga sports league

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Brøndby IF association football club in Denmark

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Ajax

On 5 January 2015, Ajax announced that 17-year-old Dolberg would join from Silkeborg IF in the summer, signing a three-year contract valid from summer 2015 until summer 2018. [3] He had been spotted by Danish scout John Steen Olsen, the same scout who discovered players such as Zlatan Ibrahimović, Viktor Fischer, and Christian Eriksen for the Dutch capital club. [4] On 13 May 2016, Dolberg agreed to have his contract extended until 2021. [5]

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On 26 July 2016, Dolberg scored his first goal in European competition on his competitive debut for Ajax, in a 1–1 Champions League qualification match against PAOK. [6] He made his Eredivisie debut for the club on 7 August 2016 in a match against Sparta Rotterdam, coming on as a substitute for Mateo Cassierra. [7] The following week he was in the starting line-up for the league match against Roda JC and he scored both of Ajax' goals in the 2–2 draw, his first goals in the Eredivisie. [8] On 29 September 2016, Dolberg scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Standard Liège in a Europa League match. [9] He scored another goal in his first 'Klassieker' against Ajax' great rival Feyenoord on 23 October 2016, securing a 1–1 draw away in Rotterdam. [10] On 20 November 2016, he scored a first-half hat-trick in an Eredivisie match against NEC. [11] This made him the youngest non-Dutch player ever to score a hattrick for Ajax. [12] On 9 March 2017, Dolberg scored the equalizer in what ended in a 2–1 loss to F.C. Copenhagen in the round of 16 of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League campaign, thus ending a club record eight-month period in which Copenhagen had not conceded any goals at their home ground at Parken Stadium since 20 August 2016. [13]

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International career

In November 2016, Dolberg received his first call-up to the senior Denmark squad for matches against Kazakhstan and Czech Republic. [14] On 11 November 2016, he made his senior international debut, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 4–1 victory for Denmark over Kazakhstan. [15] On 10 June 2017, in a 1–3 away win against Kazakhstan in the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, he came on as a substitute for Yussuf Poulsen after 68 minutes and scored his first international goal in the 81st minute. [16]

Denmark national football team mens national association football team representing Denmark

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Kazakhstan national football team mens national association football team representing Kazakhstan

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Czech Republic national football team mens national association football team representing the Czech Republic

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In May 2018 he was named in Denmark’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. [17]

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Career statistics

Club

As of 16 May 2019 [18] [19]
ClubSeasonLeagueCupContinentalTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Denmark Superliga Danish Cup Continental1Total
Silkeborg IF 2014–15 300030
Netherlands Eredivisie KNVB Cup Continental1Total
Ajax 2016–17 2916201674723
2017–18 2363340309
2018–19 251141903812
Total77339429711544
Career total80339429711844

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

International

As of match played 10 June 2019 [20]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National teamYearAppsGoals
Denmark 201610
201731
201860
201932
Total133

International goals

As of match played 10 June 2019. Denmark score listed first, score column indicates score after each Dolberg goal. [20]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No.DateVenueCapOpponentScoreResultCompetition
110 June 2017 Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan3Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 3–13–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
210 June 2019 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark13Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 1–05–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
33–1

Honours

Club

Ajax [21]

Individual

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