Denmark news

Tomasson retires from international football

August 9, 2010

Jon Dahl Tomasson has announced his retirement from international football with Denmark.

Tomasson won his 112th and final cap in the group-stage defeat to Japan at the World Cup. He scored a late penalty in that 3-1 loss to become his country's joint record goalscorer with 52.

"The national team has always had the biggest impact on me in my career. It has been a great honour for me to represent my country,'' said Tomasson on the Danish Football Federation's official website. "The national team has been a big part of my career for the last 13 years and it is an important chapter in my life that I am now ending.

"This was a decision that I had to give myself time to take.''

Tomasson, who is in his second spell with Feyenoord, has also played for Heerenveen, Newcastle, AC Milan, Stuttgart and Villarreal.