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Kent Nielsen

Kent Nielsen in August 2011.
Personal information
Full nameKent Nielsen
Date of birth28 December 1961(age 54)
Place of birthFrederiksberg, Denmark
Height1.92 m
Playing positionCentre back

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Kent Nielsen (born 28 December 1961) is a Danish association football manager and former player, who was named 2006 Danish Coach of the Year. He is the current head coach of Aalborg BK.

He started his coaching career as caretaker of AGF Aarhus, before getting his breakthrough with AC Horsens, guiding the club to the top-flight Danish Superliga championship in 2005. He also coached Superliga club Brøndby IF for 15 months.

In his active career, Nielsen played as a centre back. He won two Danish championships and a Danish Cup trophy with Brøndby IF. He played three years in England with Aston Villa, before ending his career after winning the Danish Cup with AGF Aarhus. He played 54 games and scored three goals for the Denmark national football team, winning the Euro 1992 championship and representing Denmark at the 1986 FIFA World Cup and Euro 1988 tournaments.

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