William Kvist

William Kvist 2012

William Kvist Jørgensen (born 24 February 1985 in Ebeltoft, Djursland ) is a Danish football player. Since 2011 he is at VfB Stuttgart under contract. Currently, however, Kvist plays on loan at Fulham.

The multi-way player offensively and defensively held during his professional career at all exterior and his team midfield positions.


Club career


Kvist began at age five when Thorsager Knebel IF play with the football. At eight years old he moved to the youth department of FC Copenhagen, where he spent six years as a professional. After the youth championship with KB, which he was allowed to receive as a captain, he went in 2005 in the Professional Division to the main club FC Copenhagen.

FC Copenhagen

On 23 April 2005, he celebrated then his debut in the SAS League against FC Nordsjælland when he replaced the injured Ole Tobiasen on the right side of defense. From the season 2005/ 06 he was due to its variability becomes a valuable player. Ståle Solbakken coach sat him then virtually every position, was right on the worst comes to worst. Among other things, he played a few games as a left winger, defensive midfielder or right defender. The team played with great success, winning the Royal League and the fifth title in the club's history.

The 2006/ 07 then started with a success. After allowing the Finnish representative Myllykosken Pallo off in the second round of the Champions League Qualification -47, the club had the major Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam off to reach the group stage. After they had subsequently lost the home game with 1:2, was already classified as almost eliminated. In the return leg in Amsterdam we went in 59 minutes with a goal by Michael Silberbauer a 1-0 lead before 77 minutes a shot by Kvist, who was summoned as a left winger, by the Belgian Thomas Vermaelen untenable to 2:0 Full Time into Ajax goal was deflected. Copenhagen thus increased with a total score of 3-2 the first time in the group stage of the Champions League. In a group with Manchester United, Benfica and Celtic Glasgow is then made ​​with a 1-0 home victory over Manchester United and a 3-1 victory against Celtic sensation, but nevertheless remained behind both teams and Benfica Group Last. At national level, one could defend the title.

The season 2007/ 08 started for Kvist with a personal check. After the departure of -budgetary rights defender Lars Jacobsen, it had not managed to undertake a replacement of the club. So Solbakken planned perforce with Kvist on this position. Kvist of made ​​no secret that he would not favor the position of right-back, then had to run up to winter on the unpopular position. In the winter of the Czech Zdenek Pospech was obliged he proceeded again into midfield. The season was disappointing with no title and table number three.

It was followed by the departures of Michael Silberbauer and Michael Gravgaard abroad, with only defensive player Gravgaard was adequately replaced by Peter Larsson. This created a hole in central midfield, which auffüllte Kvist. Finally on his preferred position, Kvist played as a kind of " engine " of his team a formidable season and led the FCK the second " Double" in the club's history.

With the return of Libor Sionko back home to Sparta Prague at the beginning of the 2009 /10 Kvist took over the position right in the middle because he was able to retrieve his strongest performances according to coach Solbakken. At the end of the season Copenhagen sovereign defended the championship title in the SAS Liga. In the season 2010/11 Kvist was with FC Copenhagen for the third time in a row and for the fifth time Danish champion, and reached the UEFA Champions League first knockout round the.

VfB Stuttgart

For the season 2011/12 William Kvist moved to VfB Stuttgart. There he wrote on June 16, 2011, and 2015 dated contract.


On January 30, 2014 Kvist moved to the end of the season on loan to Fulham.


On 21 November 2000 Kvist ran the first time at international level for the Danish under-16 national team in a friendly against Ireland. Henceforth, he came in all youth teams of his country to the senior team for use.

While the U-17 European home he led his team as a captain on the field. Denmark survived the group stage before Finland and the Netherlands, a second group, left then but unhappy in a penalty shootout against Spain from.

On 22 August 2007 he made ​​his debut at the age of 22 years during the 0-4 home defeat in a friendly against Ireland for the Danish national football team. This was followed by eleven more games, including four in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Kvist was under coach Morten Olsen early, due to its versatile applicability, as a permanent starter for the World Cup. On 10 May 2010 he was nominated in the banns of Denmark for the Football World Cup 2010 in South Africa. At the European Championships 2012 Kvist played in all three group games for Denmark over the full distance and difference with his team in Group B of the tournament as a group of third.


During his youth at FC Copenhagen, he was also successful at the same time active as a handball player in the youth of " Frederiksberg Idræts Forening ". As captain of the youth team, he was also able to record a youth championship. In addition to Danish William Kvist also speaks German and English.


  • 5x Danish champion: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • 2x Royal League winner: 2005 and 2006
  • 1x Danish Cup winner: 2009
  • 1x Danish Super Cup winner: 2004
  • 2x Player of the Year in Denmark: 2010, 2011