Thomas Villadsen

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Thomas Villadsen
Personal information
Full nameThomas Villadsen
Date of birth (1984-09-04) 4 September 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Lyngby BK (goalkeeper coach)
Youth career
1997–2000 Nordsjælland
2000–2006 KB
Senior career*
2006–2007 F.C. Copenhagen 0 (0)
2007–2009 FC Emmen 61 (0)
2010–2012 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 56 (0)
2012–2014 Nordsjælland 0 (0)
2013–2014AC Horsens (loan) 12 (0)
2014–2016 FC Vestsjælland 0 (0)
2015–2016FC Roskilde (loan) 17 (0)
2016–2018 Nykøbing FC 39 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Villadsen (born 4 September 1984) is a retired Danish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is currently the goalkeeper coach of Lyngby BK

Denmark Constitutional monarchy in Europe

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

The goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football. It is the most specialised position in the sport. The goalkeeper's primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring. This is accomplished by the goalkeeper moving into the path of the ball and either catching it or directing it away from the vicinity of the goal line. Within the penalty area goalkeepers are able to use their hands, making them the only players on the field permitted to handle the ball. The special status of goalkeepers is indicated by them wearing different coloured kits from their teammates.



Villadsen started in Vanløse IF, and played there until the junior age. He moved to Farum Boldklub, but here were two good keepers on the junior team. He moved on to Kjøbenhavns Boldklub (KB), the reserve team of top-flight Danish Superliga club F.C. Copenhagen. In his time at KB, he was called up for the Danish under-20 [1] and under-21 squads, [2] but served as an un-used back-up to Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard. [3]

Vanløse IF is a Danish football club currently playing in Danish 2nd Division. The club has a rich history with former players like Preben Elkjær and Michael Laudrup and have won the Danish Cup in 1974. It currently has about 1000 members.

Kjøbenhavns Boldklub or KB is a Danish sports club based in Copenhagen. The club was founded 26 April 1876 on the grassy fields in outer Copenhagen which later became Fælledparken. Tennis has been played since 1883. The club hosted, in 1921, one of the early tennis majors: the World Covered Court Championships, won by William Laurentz that year. Today, along with the sports already mentioned, the club also has facilities for badminton, swimming and pétanque.

In sports, particularly association football, a reserve team is a team composed of players under contract to a club but who do not normally play in matches for the first team. Reserve teams often include back-up players from the first team, young players who need playing time to improve their skills, as well as members of the first team recovering from injury. In some countries, reserve or development teams compete in entirely separate competitions from first teams, while some countries allow reserve teams or farm teams to compete in the same league system as their club's first team, although usually in separate divisions.

He served as F.C. Copenhagen's third choice goalkeeper after Magnus Kihlstedt and Benny Gall, [4] while playing in the KB team which won promotion to the Danish 2nd Division in 2005. [5] He signed a full-time contract with F.C. Copenhagen starting April 2006, [6] and continued to play for KB, even scoring a penalty kick goal in a 6-0 win against Greve Fodbold. [7] He played his only competitive game for F.C. Copenhagen in the 2006 Viasat Cup, and was an unused part of the F.C. Copenhagen first-team squad in the championship-winning 2006-07 Superliga season.

Magnus Kihlstedt is a former Swedish football goalkeeper. As of 2004 he had 13 matches for the national team. He has become Danish league and cup champion with FC København.

Benny Gall is a Danish former football goalkeeper and currently the manager of Danish 2nd Division club BK Avarta. He has previously been the manager of B93's 2nd Division East team and Elite 3000 Helsingør. Before his job at B93, he was the manager of F.C. Copenhagen's secondary team, Kjøbenhavns Boldklub.

Promotion and relegation Process where teams are transferred between divisions

In sports leagues, promotion and relegation is a process where teams are transferred between multiple divisions based on their performance for the completed season. The best-ranked team(s) in the lower division are promoted to the higher division for the next season, and the worst-ranked team(s) in the higher division are relegated to the lower division for the next season. In some leagues, playoffs or qualifying rounds are also used to determine rankings. This process can continue through several levels of divisions, with teams being exchanged between levels 1 and 2, levels 2 and 3, levels 3 and 4, and so on. During the season, teams that are high enough in the league table that they would qualify for promotion are sometimes said to be in the promotion zone, and those at the bottom are in the relegation zone.

As his contract ended in the summer 2007, he signed a contract with the Dutch club FC Emmen in the second-tier Eerste Divisie. In his first season with the club, Villadsen was voted both Eerste Divisie goalkeeper of the year and the FC Emmen player of the year. [8] He did not play any league games for the club, before he moved to Romanian club Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ in February 2010.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands, sometimes known as Holland, is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba—it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

FC Emmen Dutch association football club

FC Emmen is a Dutch football club based in Emmen, Drenthe, playing in the Eredivisie, the first tier of football in the Netherlands.

Eerste Divisie association football league

The Eerste Divisie is the second-highest tier of football in the Netherlands. It is linked with the top-level Eredivisie and with the third-level Tweede Divisie via promotion/relegation systems. It is also known as the Keuken Kampioen Divisie due to sponsorship, while previously it was known as Jupiler League for the same reason.

Coaching career

In February 2016, HB Køge signed a contract with DanKeepers DK, which was professional goalkeeper coaching, which was co-owned by Villadsen. Villadsen worked at the club as a coach until the summer of 2018. [9] He worked at HB Køge while he also played for Nykøbing FC.

HB Køge association football club

HB Køge is a professional Danish football club based primarily in the town of Herfølge, and secondly in the town of Køge, both in the Køge Municipality, part of 'Region of Zealand', in the eastern part of Zealand, south of Copenhagen. It was created through the merger of Herfølge Boldklub and Køge Boldklub in 2009.

Nykøbing FC association football club

Nykøbing FC is a professional association football club based in the town of Nykøbing Falster, Denmark. They play their home matches at the CM Arena. The team competes in Danish 1st Division, the second tier of the Danish league system.

After retiring, Villadsen became the goalkeeper coach of Lyngby Boldklub. [10] The deal was announced on 7 January 2019.

Lyngby Boldklub association football club in Denmark

Lyngby Boldklub is a professional Danish football club founded in 1921. It is based at Lyngby Stadion in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. From 1994 to 2001 the club was known as Lyngby FC. The club has won the Danish championship twice and the Danish Cup three times.


Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț

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  4. Store målmandsproblemer hos FCK,, April 2, 2005
  5. FC København holder på talenter,, May 24, 2005
  6. FCK satser på 2. divisions-målmand,, January 25, 2006
  7. KB ydmygede Greve,, May 28, 2007
  8. Morten Espersen, Dansk målmand sikrer sig to titler i Holland,, April 21, 2008
  9. Nye målmandstrænere i HB Køge,, 11 February 2016
  10. Thomas Villadsen ny målmandstræner for Lyngby,, 7 January 2019