Denmark-Netherlands matches 1912-2012


Introduction
Official Matches
Overviews

Introduction

Before the first World War, Denmark and the Netherlands were arguably the two strongest teams on the continent, securing the silver and bronze medals at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics behind the British amateurs; the first head-to-head encounter was the 1912 Olympic semifinal, with Denmark securing a convincing win.

After the first world war, both countries staunchly adhered to the amateur ideal, and so met frequently in friendly matches until the early sixties. In later years, the Danish Dynamite team of the 1986 World Cup gained much sympathy in the Netherlands, also because many Danish players (had) plied their club trade with Ajax, Feyenoord or PSV. Some of this sympathy may have been lost when the two countries again met in the semifinal of a major tournament, the 1992 European Championship, surprisingly claimed by Denmark, who had only entered as replacements for politically banned Yugoslavia.

The match on March 7, 1953, which does not count as an official international for Denmark, was a benefit match for the victims of the Watersnoodramp five weeks before. The net profit was about 200,000 guilders, but its impact was dwarfed by a match 5 days later in Paris between the French national side and a selection of Dutch professionals abroad (mainly in France). The financial gain of that match was little more than half of that of the Denmark match but the sensational 2-1 win by the Dutch professionals, and the obvious gap in playing quality between their team (of players who had never played together) and the official Dutch side triggered the advent of professional football in the Netherlands one year later.


Official Matches

All matches listed are friendlies unless otherwise stated.

Game Date        Venue         Result                       Remark

  1.  2- 7-1912  Stockholm     Denmark     4-1 Netherlands  [Olympic Games]
  2. 17- 5-1914  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     4-3 Netherlands    
  3.  5- 4-1920  Amsterdam     Netherlands 2-0 Denmark      
  4. 12- 6-1921  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     1-1 Netherlands    
  5. 17- 4-1922  Amsterdam     Netherlands 2-0 Denmark      
  6. 25-10-1925  Amsterdam     Netherlands 4-2 Denmark      
  7. 13- 6-1926  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     4-1 Netherlands    
  8. 12- 6-1927  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     1-1 Netherlands        
  9. 22- 4-1928  Amsterdam     Netherlands 2-0 Denmark      
 10. 14- 6-1931  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     0-2 Netherlands    
 11.  3-11-1935  Amsterdam     Netherlands 3-0 Denmark      
 12. 23-10-1938  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     2-2 Netherlands        
 13. 12- 6-1949  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     1-2 Netherlands    
 14. 11-12-1949  Amsterdam     Netherlands 0-1 Denmark      
 15. 21- 9-1952  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     3-2 Netherlands    
 16.  7- 3-1953  Rotterdam     Netherlands 1-2 Denmark      [*]
 17. 13- 3-1955  Amsterdam     Netherlands 1-1 Denmark      
 18.  4-11-1956  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     2-2 Netherlands       
 19. 15-10-1958  Rotterdam     Netherlands 5-1 Denmark      
 20. 26- 9-1962  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     4-1 Netherlands       
 21. 30-11-1966  Rotterdam     Netherlands 2-0 Denmark      [European Champ. Qual.]
 22.  4-10-1967  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     3-2 Netherlands  [European Champ. Qual.]
 23. 14- 3-1984  Amsterdam     Netherlands 6-0 Denmark          
 24.  6- 9-1989  Amsterdam     Netherlands 2-2 Denmark          
 25. 22- 6-1992  GŲteborg      Denmark     2-2 Netherlands  [European Champ., aet, 5-4 pen]
 26. 18- 8-1999  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     0-0 Netherlands        
 27. 16- 6-2000  Rotterdam     Netherlands 3-0 Denmark      [European Champ.]
 28. 10-11-2001  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     1-1 Netherlands        
 29. 29- 5-2008  Eindhoven     Netherlands 1-1 Denmark          
 30. 14- 6-2010  Johannesburg  Netherlands 2-0 Denmark      [World Cup]
 31.  9- 6-2012  Kharkiv       Denmark     1-0 Netherlands  [European Champ.]

[*] match is not official for Denmark

Overviews


Total record:

Denmark              31  9 10 12  43- 59  28
Netherlands          31 12 10  9  59- 43  34

Some more stats:

                     Pd  Dk D  N  DG- NG

In Denmark:          13  5  6  2  26- 20
In the Netherlands:  14  2  3  9  10- 34
Elsewhere:            4  2  1  1   7-  5





Netherlands - List of International Matches


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Author: Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 7 Feb 2013

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