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Jakob Poulsen Player Profile

Jakob Poulsen Player Profile
Jakob Poulsen
Date of Birth:Jul 7, 1983 (Age 34)
Place of Birth:Varde (Den)
Nationality: Denmark
Height:182 cm.
Squad Number:14
Jakob Poulsen, Denmark (Getty Images)
Jakob Poulsen - He is a versatile and fast player with good shooting ability as he often scores goals from set-pieces and from outside the penalty area.
He started his career with Esbjerg in the Danish Superliga where the young midfielder enjoyed four full seasons before being sold to Dutch club Heerenveen in the summer of 2006.

His two-year spell with the Dutch club was not a success as he was mostly on the bench and at the end of the 2008 season, the club told him he was no longer part of their plans and he went back to Denmark, signing a four-year contract with AGF Aarhus.

He almost signed for Serie A club Lazio in January 2010 but the deal fell through because the two clubs could not agree on the terms, and Poulsen himself stated that he wanted to stay at AGF as this was the best guarantee for him being selected for the World Cup squad as he felt he could not expect to get much playing time for the club.  

Did you know?

Scored the all important winning goal against Sweden which made qualification for the WC finals a certainty.