Marc Stephen Griffith Nygaard ( born September 1, 1976 in Copenhagen ) is a retired Danish footballer.
Nygaard moved in 1994 from B.93 Copenhagen for two years before newly formed FC Copenhagen, where he played only one year, however. Then he left Denmark and moved to the Dutch Eredivisie for SC Heerenveen. There, he played 26 games in two years, where he after all it six goals and he reached the cup final with the club in 1997.
In the summer of that year he moved further south to MVV Maastricht. The Limburgern he made the breakthrough though, get him but only three goals. Then he left and joined the Maastricht local rivals Roda JC Kerkrade. At the club from the city on the border with Germany, he became a regular player and made in his four years in Kerkrade 86 games and 13 goals. In 2002 he moved on loan to Belgium to SK Lommel, but from where he returned in early 2003.
In the summer of the same year he left the Benelux region and moved to the Italian first division club Brescia Calcio. There Nygaard could win a regular place and was loaned to Calcio Catania in January 2004. At the end of the loan in the summer of Brescia prompted another lending to Vicenza Calcio. In the winter of 2005 Nygaard broke up his contract with Brescia Calcio and moved to the English second division side Queens Park Rangers, where he became a regular player.
Three years later, in January 2008, Nygaard returned to his Danish home and went since for Randers FC hunting for goals, where he also wore the captain's armband. In the summer of 2010, he rejected a contract extension and left the Ostjüten, which Nygaard was out of contract as of July 1.
In August 2010 he moved abroad again and hired the German third division side SpVgg Unterhaching. For the SpVgg Nygaard met already in his first outing after two minutes against FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt. His last game for the club he made at the Munich suburb 37th game against the SV Sandhausen ( 0:0). For the 2011/12 season he again went to the Netherlands, where he signed a two -year contract with Helmond Sport in the Eerste Divisie. Nygaard came to the club in seven games for use. Nygaard was on May 12, 2012, the end of his career known.
Marc Nygaard made his international debut on 15 September 2000 in Copenhagen, in a friendly against Germany. He was substituted early in the second half for Ebbe Sand. For "Danish Dynamite" he came in seven international matches employed, with not quite able to score. In 2001 he qualified with the national team for the 2002 World Cup, but was not nominated in May 2002 for the Danish squad for the tournament. The last time the national team played Nygaard in September 2008, when it was used in the World Cup qualifier against Hungary, where it was his first mission for the national team since 2002.