Bjorn Kristensen (footballer, born 1993)

Bjorn Kristensen (also spelt Bjørn Kristensen;[2] born 5 April 1993) is a Maltese international footballer who plays for Hibernians, as a midfielder.

Bjorn Kristensen
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-04-05) 5 April 1993
Place of birth Marsaxlokk, Malta
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hibernians
Number 11
Youth career
2008–2009 Hessel Gods Football School
2009–2010 Silkeborg IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Hibernians 218 (20)
National team
2012– Malta 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:20, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:20, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Early and personal life

Kristensen has a Danish father and Maltese mother.[2] His parents met in Malta and started a family there.[2] Kristensen was born in Marsaxlokk.[1]

Club career

He played youth football in Denmark with Hessel Gods Football School and Silkeborg IF.[2] Upon his return to Malta, he began playing with Hibernians during the 2010–11 season.[1][3] In February 2012, he went on trial with English club Everton,[4] and also trialled with German club Werder Bremen.[2]

International career

He made his senior international debut for Malta on 29 February 2012.[5] He had previously played for the Malta under-21 team.[6]

References

  1. "Bjorn Kristensen". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. "Mød Maltas dansker: Silkeborg, Everton og Paola" (in Danish). Tipsbladet. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  3. Bjorn Kristensen at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  4. "Hibs starlet Kristensen in Everton trial". Times of Malta. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  5. "Mifsud double as Malta beats Liechtenstein". Times of Malta. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  6. Bjorn KristensenUEFA competition record


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