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|Full name||Torben Piechnik|
|Date of birth||21 May 1963|
|Place of birth||Hellerup, Denmark|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Torben Piechnik (born 21 May 1963) is a Danish former professional football player who was a defender. He made a total of 15 appearances for the Danish national team, which he represented in the 1992 European Championship and 1996 European Championship.
Born in Hellerup, Piechnik started his senior career with Kjøbenhavns Boldklub (KB) in the top-flight Danish 1st Division. He joined Ikast fS in 1988, and played two seasons for the club. In 1990, he joined B 1903, and in November 1991 he won his first Danish senior cap. He was part of the Danish national squad which won the 1992 European Championship. He started the tournament as a substitute, but when Henrik Andersen suffered an injury in the semi-finals,(Henrik Andersen would of missed the final due to suspension anyway), Piechnik replaced him in the final, for which he earned praise.
After the tournament, he followed the majority of the B 1903 players into the merging FC Copenhagen (FCK) club. Having played just seven league games for FCK, he was signed for English FA Cup holders Liverpool by manager Graeme Souness in September 1992, just weeks after the inception of the new Premier League. He joined a struggling Liverpool side, and had a hard time adapting to the English game.Piechnik made 16 first-team league appearances for Liverpool in the 1992-93 season, but only managed one in the whole of the 1993-94 season. When Graeme Souness was replaced by new manager Roy Evans in January 1994, Piechnik sensed that he was no longer part of the club's plans, and requested a transfer. His lack of success in Liverpool later earned him a selection in the Liverpool Echo's Merseyside Lost 11, a selection of players which the newspaper considered the biggest fiascos in the history of Liverpool and Everton.
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