City at the Cup: Thomas Sorensen

After making his debut for Denmark against Israel in 1999, replacing an injured Peter Schmeichel, Thomas Sorensen’s international career would extend until 2012, where the goalkeeper featured in two World Cup tournaments and reached over 100 international caps for his nation as the chosen first team goalkeeper.

A leader at the back

Ahead of the 2015-16 Hyundai A-League season, a 39-year-old Thomas Sorensen joined Melbourne City FC on a two-year deal. At City, Sorensen played an instrumental role for the team both on and off the field. He made 37 appearances for City, which saw him claim the A-League’s Goalkeeper of the Year award in his first season. Sorensen’s efforts around the Club were also acknowledged, with the shot-stopper being named Clubman of the Year.

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A reliable force

Sorensen played a vital role for his nation in the group stage of the 2002 World Cup. After playing a key role in Denmark’s qualification games, Sorensen made several key stops, which saw Denmark win their first-round group. In 2010, Sorensen and Denmark returned to the World Cup stage, where the shot-stopper featured in each of his nation’s three matches.

Denmark’s 2018 World Cup campaign

Denmark will open their campaign when they face Peru in their first match of Group C, before playing Australia and then France.

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