Stephan Andersen

Stephan Andersen ( right)

Stephan Andersen Maigaard (* November 26, 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark ) is a Danish footballer who plays in the position of goalkeeper. Since 2013 he is with the Spanish side Real Betis under contract.

  • 2.1 Personal Achievements
  • 2.2 successes with the clubs
  • 2.3 successes with the national



Youth and early career

Stephan Andersen was first formed in the youth academy of Brøndby IF. A few years later, he joined the youth team of Hvidovre IF, 2000 where he then made his first game in the first team. There he became a regular player in no time. With good performances in Hvidovre he attracted the attention of local rivals AB Copenhagen, which he joined in 2002. There he played his first game in the highest Danish league (SAS Superligæn ) and became an instant goalkeeper. In his first season he reached with AB on the 9th place in the table, which was enough to avoid relegation. In the following season, although Andersen was called to the national team, but with AB he dismounted in the second division.

Charlton Athletic

After the European Championships in Portugal, Andersen moved along with team-mate Dennis Rommedahl abroad to Charlton Athletic, which was then played in the Premier League. Andersen could not prevail there, however, and came in two and a half years to only 17 missions, which is why he left the club again in early 2007.

Brøndby IF

In the fall of 2006, he announced that he would return in January 2007 in his home and sign a contract with his boyhood club Brøndby IF. In the second half of the season 2006/ 07 he came up 15 times and finished with the club from the Copenhagen suburb of Brøndby sixth place. The following season, his first full season for BIF, Andersen played in 33 games with. For him and the club was end of the season winning the cup with a 3-2 in the final against Esbjerg fB. In subsequent years, Andersen came to another 56 missions.

FC Evian Thonon Gaillard

In August 2011, joined Andersen, five months before the expiry of his contract with Brøndby, Evian Thonon Gaillard FC to that previously managed the climb in the Ligue 1. At the Club of Lake Geneva, where he played with his countrymen Daniel Wass and Christian Poulsen, he was initially only intended as a substitute goalkeeper. After an injury of the actual master keeper he became the new number one. So he came in his first season, 30 times used.

Betis Sevilla

In the summer of 2013 Andersen signed a two -year contract with Spanish side Real Betis.


Andersen made ​​2001-2003 26 caps for the youth national teams of Denmark (5x 21x U-20 and U -21). Morten Olsen, coach of Denmark's national team, rewarded Andersen good performance at AB Copenhagen with an appeal to the national team. On March 21, 2004 he made ​​during the trip to America and his first international match for the league national team ( a national team, the only player from the Danish league play ) against the United States, which won Denmark 3-1. Also in the second match against CD Aguila he stood between the posts.

His first senior international Match of Andersen on 31 March 2004 in the 0-2 defeat in Gijon against Spain. He came off the bench there in the half-time for Thomas Sørensen. With the national team, he then took part in the 2004 European Football Championship in Portugal, but was not used. After he had moved to Charlton Athletic, but could not prevail there, he was not appointed until 2006 in the national team; the nomination end of May 2006 should also be his only in 2006. At regular nominations comes Andersen since March 2007. On September 6, 2008 Since its debut in March 2004, he played for the first time an international match. In the World Cup qualifier against Hungary, he was 90 minutes in goal. At the same time he also gave his competitive debut for the national team. Previously, he completed five internationals. In May 2010, Morten Olsen Andersen called in the preliminary squad for the Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa. At the end he made it in the final squad. In a tournament, he came, however, not used. The Danes already eliminated from the group stage. After the injury of Sørensen Andersen traveled as a goalkeeper for the Danish national football championship in 2012.


Personal Achievements

  • Arla Award for best DBU Young Player of the U-21 age group

Successes with the clubs

  • Danish Cup: 2008

Success with the national team

  • Participation in the 2004 European Football Championship ( without insert)
  • Participation in the Football World Cup 2010 ( without insert)