Denmark-Netherlands matches 1912-2022


Introduction
Official Matches
Overviews

Introduction

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

After the Great War, both countries remained true to the amateur ideal, and so met frequently in friendly matches until the early sixties. In later years, the Danish Dynamite team of the mid-eighties gained much sympathy in the Netherlands, also because many players of that firserholdet (had) plied their club trade with Ajax, PSV or Feyenoord. 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 won 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 five 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 introduction of professional football in the Netherlands just 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    
  -.  7- 3-1953  Rotterdam     Netherlands 1-2 Denmark      [*]
 16. 13- 3-1955  Amsterdam     Netherlands 1-1 Denmark      
 17.  4-11-1956  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     2-2 Netherlands       
 18. 15-10-1958  Rotterdam     Netherlands 5-1 Denmark      
 19. 26- 9-1962  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     4-1 Netherlands       
 20. 30-11-1966  Rotterdam     Netherlands 2-0 Denmark      [European Champ. Qual.]
 21.  4-10-1967  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     3-2 Netherlands  [European Champ. Qual.]
 22. 14- 3-1984  Amsterdam     Netherlands 6-0 Denmark          
 23.  6- 9-1989  Amsterdam     Netherlands 2-2 Denmark          
 24. 22- 6-1992  GŲteborg      Denmark     2-2 Netherlands  [European Champ., aet, 5-4 pen]
 25. 18- 8-1999  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     0-0 Netherlands        
 26. 16- 6-2000  Rotterdam     Netherlands 3-0 Denmark      [European Champ.]
 27. 10-11-2001  KÝbenhavn     Denmark     1-1 Netherlands        
 28. 29- 5-2008  Eindhoven     Netherlands 1-1 Denmark          
 29. 14- 6-2010  Johannesburg  Netherlands 2-0 Denmark      [World Cup]
 30.  9- 6-2012  Kharkiv       Denmark     1-0 Netherlands  [European Champ.]
 31. 26- 3-2022  Amsterdam     Netherlands 4-2 Denmark          

[*] match is official for the Netherlands but not for Denmark

Overviews

NB: do not include charity match 1953, as it is unofficial for Denmark

Total record:

Denmark              31  8 10 13  43- 62  26
Netherlands          31 13 10  8  62- 43  36

Some more stats:

                     Pd  Dk D  N  DG- NG

In Denmark:          13  5  6  2  26- 20
In the Netherlands:  14  1  3 10  10- 37
Elsewhere:            4  2  1  1   7-  5


Denmark - List of International Matches
Netherlands - List of International Matches


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