Niki Zimling


Niki Zimling
  • Full Name: Niki Zimling
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Birthday: April 19, 1985 (Age: 29)
  • Club: Mainz
  • Height: 5' 9" (1.75m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
3 185 0 0 3

Niki Zimling

Every manager likes to have a player capable of blocking up a midfield and halting the opposition’s creative flair players in their tracks and Denmark boss Morten Olsen has the perfect man for that job in Zimling.

A star turn in the Danish junior sides, his first senior international cap came in February 2008 against Slovenia, but he was forced to wait for a second shot at international football as he missed out on selection for the next two and a half years, meaning he was overlooked for 2010 World Cup finals.

The lack of first team action being enjoyed by veteran performer Christian Poulsen meant Zimling was given his chance to shine in the Danish midfield and he made his mark in the back end of the Euro 2012 qualifying push. A long-time friend of international team-mate William Kvist, the duo will be hoping to get their chance to form a midfield unit in this summer’s tournament.

Euro 2012

Netherlands 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
Portugal 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Germany 1 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0