Kent Nielsen

1961 - Today

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Kent Nielsen (born 28 December 1961) is a Danish professional football manager and former player, who is currently the head coach of Silkeborg IF. He was named coach of the year by the Danish Football Association in 2014 after winning both the Danish Superliga and the Danish Cup with AaB. He started his coaching career as caretaker manager of AGF, before getting his breakthrough with AC Horsens, guiding the club to promotion to the top-flight Superliga championship in 2005. He has also coached Superliga clubs Brøndby IF and OB. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kent Nielsen has received more than 95,391 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Kent Nielsen is the 298th most popular coach (down from 283rd in 2019), the 607th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 591st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Danish Coach.

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Among coaches, Kent Nielsen ranks 298 out of 471Before him are Júlio César Leal, Pepe Mel, Željko Buvač, Nicanor de Carvalho, Afshin Ghotbi, and Juan Carlos Garrido. After him are Yuri Gavrilov, Radmilo Ivančević, Robert Moreno, Mihai Stoichiță, Willi Multhaup, and René Simões.

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Among people born in 1961, Kent Nielsen ranks 412Before him are Antonella Mularoni, Bernard Casoni, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, William Ayache, Tarsem Singh, and Amy Sedaris. After him are Rebecca Solnit, Yahiro Kazama, Christine Kangaloo, Michael O'Leary, Keiko Matsui, and Konstantin Lavronenko.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Kent Nielsen ranks 607 out of 1,032Before him are Axel Schandorff (1925), Bjarke Ingels (1974), Michael Krohn-Dehli (1983), Per Stig Møller (1942), Agnes Obel (1980), and Axel Andersen (1891). After him are Henning Christophersen (1939), Niels Petersen (1885), Poul Heegaard (1871), John Tchicai (1936), Søren Petersen (1894), and Niklas Landin Jacobsen (1988).

Among COACHES In Denmark

Among coaches born in Denmark, Kent Nielsen ranks 5Before him are Michael Laudrup (1964), Morten Olsen (1949), Kasper Hjulmand (1972), and John Jensen (1965). After him are Thomas Frank (1973), Morten Wieghorst (1971), Per Frandsen (1970), and Mikkel Thygesen (1984).