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David Nielsen

David Nielsen
Personal information
Full nameDavid Jean Nielsen
Date of birthDecember 1, 1976(age 40)
Place of birthSkagen, Denmark
Height1.83 m
Playing positionForward

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David Jean Nielsen (born 1 December 1976) is a Danish retired football player.

He has played for a number of Danish clubs, as well as Fortuna Düsseldorf in Germany and English clubs Grimsby Town, Wimbledon and Norwich City. His greatest triumph was the 1997 Danish Cup victory, which he won with Danish club F.C. Copenhagen. He played 46 matches and scored 33 goals for various Danish youth national teams between 1992 and 1997, including eight games and three goals for the Denmark national under-21 football team.

Nielsen has attracted controversy at various times in his career for falling into serious gambling debt, assaulting a team mate and then, in November 2008, admitting matchfixing in a Danish game played in 2004.

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