Ebbe Sand

Ebbe Sand ( born July 19, 1972 in Aalborg ) is a Danish former football player who played, among others, from 1999 to 2006 in Germany with FC Schalke 04. His position was in the attack, his shirt number to 11 by Klaus Fischer He scored the most league goals for Schalke.

Club career

Sand moved in the season 1992/93 by BK Hadsund the Danish top club Brøndby IF. With Brøndby he celebrated three Danish championships and two national cup victories. In the 1997/1998 season, he was the Danish scorer with 28 goals. When his team's 4-1 win at Vejle BK, he scored in the new record time of just four minutes a real hat trick; also the fourth goal of Brøndby went to his account. Gradually, he attracted the interest of many clubs from all over Europe in coming.

In the 1999/2000 season moved sand for a transfer fee of 10 million DM for FC Schalke 04, his debut for the " Royal Blues " he gave on 9 August 1999, when he was in the 1st round of the DFB Cup, against the 1. FC Saarbrücken, was mustered into the starting lineup and scored the 1-0 winning goal. In the following years he developed because of its high commitment and will to win, the connectedness to his club and his fairness to opponents within a short time a crowd favorite. In his seven years at FC Schalke 04 sand was never sent off.

In particular, in the 2000 /01 season he made with his teammate Emile Mpenza a very successful strike partnership, which was known far beyond the borders of Germany. Sand scored 22 hits, Mpenza get more 13 At the end of the season Schalke lost at the last second the German Championship at FC Bayern Munich. Sand expressed in several interviews that annoyed him defeat today. In the following years, he failed to win the league titles to realize his biggest athletic goal this way. Sand took his team but twice the DFB Cup.

In the 2004/2005 season ill sand on meningitis, which put him out of action long. Thus he lost his place to younger players, Sandy had to take frequent on the substitutes' bench. Nevertheless, the team elected him a year later as the successor to Frank Rost to the team captain.

On 21 July 2005 it was announced that Ebbe Sand 2006 FC Schalke 04 leaves and returns back to Denmark, where he is to take up a post in Silkeborg IF. On 22 December 2005 it was announced that low tide sand at Silkeborg IF the post of Talent bosses take over in the summer of 2006, which was also the announcement of his career end. Reason for end of his career was the enrollment of his elder son in Denmark for Ebbe Sand.

Internationally sand was very successful and was ten goals in the Champions League and the UEFA Cup achieve. Due to his growing reputation he was offered the opportunity to switch to other international leagues prominent clubs. Sand, however, extended to his career end the contract at FC Schalke 04

Sandy graduated at Schalke 04 a total of 214 league games, scoring 74 hits. It was used in 31 European Cup games and was about ten times successfully. In the DFB-Pokal, he reached the excellent rate of 18 goals in 25 games.

On 13 May 2006 he played his last league game for FC Schalke 04 and also the last game of his career. In the match against VfB Stuttgart, he scored one goal and set up another for the equally distinctive Tomasz Waldoch ago. About 61,000 adopted sand on 23 July 2006 in the Veltins- Arena in Gelsenkirchen at the game of "Master of the heart " (Team of the season 2000/ 01) against the current Bundesliga squad of FC Schalke 04 sand this succeeded the interim compensation to 1:1 (final result 2:5 ). Schalke idols like Olaf Thon, Ingo Anderbrügge, Radoslav Latal, Youri Mulder and Marc Wilmot ran this on the part of the team of "Master of the heart " on. As a parting gift Ebbe Sand was presented with a replica of the championship trophy.

After ending his career as a professional footballer sand took a position in the management of Silkeborg. He worked there primarily as a talent scout. Since October 2006, he also worked there as an assistant coach Peter Knudsen, who replaced Viggo Jensen. In October 2007 he left Silkeborg IF and is now in May 2008 part of the coaching staff of the Danish national team.


National team career

In the National Team Denmark's Ebbe Sand came 66 times used, there come to him 22 goals. In the 1998 World Cup in France he also scored the fastest goal after Substitutes after 16 seconds. He participated in two World Cups and European Championships. Following the departure of Denmark to the European Football Championship 2004 in Portugal sand came from his service in the national team of Denmark back.

Private life

Sand was able to complete in addition to his career as a professional footballer at Brøndby IF his studies in civil engineering. He repeatedly emphasized that a further foothold him was very important at least in the early days of his career.

Just before the World Cup in the summer of 1998, diagnosed in France physicians in sand testicular cancer. Nevertheless, he decided to postpone the surgery and to compete at the World Championships. Here he succeeded against Nigeria with a goal after just 16 seconds, the fastest goal of the tournament. The subsequent treatment for his cancer was successful; Sand was able to defeat the cancer.

Sandy is married to wife Trine and the father of two sons. Both accompanied him after his testimonial match in his lap of honor on the field of play.

Ebbe Sand has a twin brother, Peter, who was also active in professional football.


In the club

  • Danish Cup Winner: 1994, 1998
  • Danish Super Cup winner: 1994, 1996, 1997
  • Danish Cup: 1996, 1997, 1998
  • German Championship: runner-up 2001 and 2005
  • DFB Cup winners: 2001 and 2002, and Finalist 2005
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup winners: 2003, 2004
  • DFL - League Cup winners: 2005

In the National Team

  • Participation in the World Cup: 1998, 2002
  • Participate in the European Championship: 2000, 2004

Individual Achievements / Honors

  • Footballer of the Year in Denmark: 1998, 2001
  • Scorer in the Super League: 1998
  • Scorer in the Bundesliga: 2001