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Kim Røntved

Personal information
Date of birthMay 9, 1960(age 56)
Place of birthCopenhagen, Denmark
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Kim Røntved (born May 9, 1960 in Copenhagen), known as "the Rocket", is a Danish former professional football (soccer) player and current head coach of the Missouri Comets.

Røntved, younger brother of Per Røntved, played for Randers FC. In 1980, the Wichita Wings of the Major Indoor Soccer League purchased Røntved's contract. He spent seven seasons in Wichita. In 1982, he played outdoor soccer with the Tulsa Roughnecks of the North American Soccer League. In 1983, he played for the Dallas Americans of the American Soccer League. In 1987, financial difficulties led the Wings to release several veteran players including Røntved. On July 8, 1987, he signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Comets. When the Comets folded in the summer of 1991, Rontved became a free agent. In September 1991, he signed as a player-assistant coach with the Wings. He was the 1993 NPSL Defender of the Year. On July 5, 1992, he signed with the Colorado Foxes of the American Professional Soccer League. In 1992, the Wichita Wings moved to the National Professional Soccer League. In 1998, the Wings came under new ownership and they released Rontved. He then signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Attack.

He is a 17-time all-star and a fan favorite during his playing days with indoor soccer team Wichita Wings.

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