Patrick Mtiliga

Patrick Mtiliga
Patrick Mtiliga
Personal information
Full name Patrick Jan Mtiliga
Date of birth 28 January 1981 (1981-01-28) (age 30)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club FC Nordsjælland
Number 8
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 B.93 13 (0)
1999–2006 Feyenoord 22 (0)
1999–2004 Excelsior (loan) 139 (28)
2006–2009 NAC Breda 80 (2)
2009–2011 Málaga 43 (0)
2011–present FC Nordsjælland 2 (0)
National team
1997 Denmark U-17 11 (0)
1998–2001 Denmark U-19 8 (3)
2000–2002 Denmark U-21 9 (1)
2008– Denmark 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 September 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2011

Patrick Jan Mtiliga (born 28 January 1981) is a Danish professional footballer, who plays for Danish club FC Nordsjælland in Danish Superliga. He is a defender, who is most frequently used as a left fullback. He has played five games for the Denmark national football team.


Club career

Patrick Mtiliga was born in Copenhagen to a Danish mother and Tanzanian father.[1] He started playing youth football for Copenhagen club Boldklubben 1893 (B 93). He initially played as a forward or attacking midfielder. He made his senior debut for B 93 in the 1998-99 Danish Superliga season. After 13 league games for the club, he moved abroad to join Dutch club Feyenoord Rotterdam in the Eredivisie championship in the summer 1999.[2]

Dutch years

He was initially loaned out from Feyenoord to feeder club Excelsior Rotterdam in the lower league Eerste Divisie, for an indefinite period of time. He established himself in the Excelsior first team squad during his first year at the club. He went on to play 4½ seasons for Excelsior, helping the club win promotion for the Eredivisie in the 2001-02 season, though they were relegated again in the very next season. In the 2003-04 season, he secured himself a place in the Excelsior starting line-up, where he played 23 games. Halfway through the 2003-04 season, he was finally called into the Feyenoord squad.[3] He finished the season playing 11 games in the Eredivisie for the club. The following year, his Feyenoord career came to a halt. He played 11 league games in his first full season for Feyenoord, as he incurred a serious hip injury in January 2005.[4] As he recovered by January 2006, Feyenoord looked to loan him out again, while Mtiliga opted to spend the remainder of the season with the reserve team.[5]

In August 2006, Mtiliga moved on to Eredivise rivals NAC Breda, signing a one-year contract, with an option for extension.[6] After a succes-filled period at NAC,[7] he extended his contract by two-and-a-half years in January 2007.[8] He played 30 of 34 games, as NAC was the surprise of the year and finished third in the 2007–08 Eredivisie. He established himself as one of the best left backs in the Eredivisie, and was included in team of the week on several occasions.[9] When his contract expired in the summer 2009, he was approached by a number of clubs.[10]


He signed a contract with Málaga CF in the Spanish La Liga championship in the summer 2009. He was injured in his first league game for the club, and had a hard time forcing his way back into the starting line-up. He was asked to take a more attacking approach by manager Juan Ramón López Muñiz, and soon reasserted himself in the first team.[11] In a 24 January 2010 away match against Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo broke Mtiliga's nose by hitting him in the face with his elbow. Ronaldo was shown a red card and it was reported that Mtiliga would be out of the game for three weeks.[12] On 30 June 2011 his contract with the Andalusians expired and he left the club.

FC Nordsjælland

On August 4 it was confirmed that he would be returning to Denmark after 13 years abroad, as he signed a contract with Danish club FC Nordsjælland that plays in the Danish topdivision Danish Superliga. He signed a two-year contract.[13] Making his league debut for FCN on 11 September 2011, in a 2-1 win over AaB.

International career

Mtiliga debuted for the Danish under-17 national team in August 1997. He has played a total 28 national youth team matches and scored four goals, including nine games and a single goal for the Danish under-21 national team.

In his time at Feyenoord, Mtiliga was touted as a coming Danish international by manager Ruud Gullit .[14] Though he played well for NAC Breda, he felt overlooked by the national team in spring 2008.[1][15][16] In November 2008, he was called up for the senior Danish national team by national manager Morten Olsen.[17] He made his debut against Wales, but was then dropped from the national team.[18] In May 2010, he was included in Olsen's preliminary Danish squad selection for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Although his inclusion came as a surprise to some,[19] Olsen found that Mtiliga's move to Malaga had improved his competitive level.[20] On 28 May 2010, Mtiliga was included in Olsen's "Final List" of 23 to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[21] It was expected prior to the announcement of the "Final List", that the squad was to include either Mtiliga or defense colleague Simon Busk Poulsen, but eventually both players were sent off to South Africa.[22] He failed to make an appearance, though, in the World Cup finals, as Denmark finished third in their group and were eventually knocked out from the tournament.

Career statistics

Season Club Games Goals Competition
1998/99 Denmark B.93 13 0 Danish Superliga
1999/00 Netherlands Excelsior 31 10 Eerste Divisie
2000/01 Netherlands Excelsior 29 6 Eerste Divisie
2001/02 Netherlands Excelsior 27 4 Eerste Divisie
2002/03 Netherlands Excelsior 29 3 Eredivisie
2003/04 Netherlands Excelsior 23 5 Eerste Divisie
2003/04 Netherlands Feyenoord 11 0 Eredivisie
2004/05 Netherlands Feyenoord 11 0 Eredivisie
2005/06 Netherlands Feyenoord 0 0 Eredivisie
2006/07 Netherlands NAC Breda 23 2 Eredivisie
2007/08 Netherlands NAC Breda 30 0 Eredivisie
2008/09 Netherlands NAC Breda 27 0 Eredivisie
2009/10 Spain Málaga CF 24 0 La Liga
2010/11 Spain Málaga CF 17 0 La Liga
2011/12 Denmark FC Nordsjælland 2 0 Danish Superliga
TOTAL 297 31


  1. ^ a b "(Danish) "Glemt" dansker vil væk fra sensationsklub | Tipsbladet". 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  2. ^ "(Danish) Stor kamp i den lille turnering | Tipsbladet". 2004-11-29. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  3. ^ "(Danish) Jeppe Curth til Excelsior | Tipsbladet". 2004-11-23. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  4. ^ "(Danish) Mtiliga tilbage hos Feyenoord | Tipsbladet". 2005-09-13. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  5. ^ "(Danish) Feyenoord renser ud - Mtiliga bliver | Tipsbladet". 2006-01-31. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  6. ^ "(Danish) Mtiliga forlader Feyenoord | Tipsbladet". 2006-08-15. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  7. ^ "(Danish) Mtiliga klar til Brøndby eller FCK | Tipsbladet". 2006-12-21. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  8. ^ "(Danish) Mtiliga forlænger med Breda | Tipsbladet". 2007-01-15. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  9. ^ "(Danish) Mange frygter Mtiliga | Tipsbladet". 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  10. ^ "(Danish) Klubber summer om Mtiliga | Tipsbladet". 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  11. ^ "(Danish) Trænersnak var åbenbaring for Mtiliga | Tipsbladet". 2010-01-21. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  12. ^ Mtiliga estará tres semanas de baja; 24.1.2010 (Spanish)
  13. ^
  14. ^ "(Danish) Gullit: Mtiligas bliver landsholdsspiller | Tipsbladet". 2005-03-04. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  15. ^ "(Danish) Mtiliga: Jeg føler mig glemt | Tipsbladet". 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  16. ^ "(Danish) Mtiliga: Jeg vil på landsholdet | Tipsbladet". 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  17. ^ "(Danish) Patrick Mtiliga i landsholdstruppen mod Wales". Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  18. ^ "(Danish) Mtiliga: Ingen fejlcitater om landsholdet | Tipsbladet". 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  19. ^ "(Danish) Mtiliga: Nu starter en helt ny sæson | Tipsbladet". 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  20. ^ "(Danish) VM-bruttotruppen på plads". Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  21. ^ "(Danish) The Final List: VM-truppen på 23 spillere". Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  22. ^ "(Danish) To lykkelige venstreben - Danmark". 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Patrick Mtiliga —  Patrick Mtiliga Spielerinformationen Voller Name Patrick Jan Mtiliga Geburtstag 28. Januar 1981 Geburtsort Kopenhagen, Dänemark Größe 171 cm …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Patrick Mtiliga — Nombre Patrick Jan Mtiliga Nacimiento 28 de enero de 1981 (30 años) Copenhague, Dinamarca Nacionalidad …   Wikipedia Español

  • Patrick Mtiliga — Pas d image ? Cliquez ici. Situation actuelle Club actuel …   Wikipédia en Français

  • FC Nordsjælland — F.C. Nordsjælland Full name Football Club Nordsjælland Nickname(s) The Wild Tigers[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Málaga Club de Fútbol — Para el equipo malaguista que existió como entidad desde 1923 hasta 1992, véase Club Deportivo Málaga. Málaga C. F. Nombre completo Málaga Club de Fút …   Wikipedia Español

  • Denmark national football team — This article is about the men s football team. For the women s team, see Denmark women s national football team. Denmark Nickname(s) De Rød Hvide (The Red and Whites), Danish Dynamite, Olsen Banden (The Olsen Gang),… …   Wikipedia

  • 28. Januar — Der 28. Januar (in Österreich und Südtirol: 28. Jänner) ist der 28. Tag des Gregorianischen Kalenders, somit bleiben 337 Tage (338 Tage in Schaltjahren) bis zum Jahresende. Er wird auch – nach dem Todestag Karls des Großen – als Karlstag… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • FC Nordsjælland — Voller Name Football Club Nordsjælland Gegründet 1991 (als Farum Boldklub) St …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Simon Poulsen — (2011) Spielerinformationen Voller Name Simon Busk Poulsen Geburtstag 7. Oktober 1984 Geburtsort …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kris Stadsgaard — Nacimiento 1 de agosto de 1985 (26 años) Copenhague, Dinamarca …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”