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Kristian Pedersen

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Born
1994 (27 years old)

Birth Place
Ringsted, Denmark

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1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)

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83 kg

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Birmingham

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Kristian Majdahl Pedersen (born 4 August 1994) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a defender for English Championship club Birmingham City and the Denmark national team. He plays predominantly at left back but can also play as a left winger.

He has represented his country at under-21 level, and made his senior debut in 2020.

Club career
He started his early career at Benløse IF, before moving to fourth division side Ringsted IF.

HB Køge
He signed for HB Køge on 24 July 2014 under Head Coach Henrik Pedersen. His debut for HB Køge came on 25 July 2014 when he came on as a substitute with the score at 1–1 on the first day of the first division in the away game at Skive IK in the 77th minute. On 19 April 2015 he scored his first goal for HBK against AB in a 2–0 win.

In the 2015/16 winter break he joined German Bundesliga side Borussia Moenchengladbach on trial but a move did not materialise. In the second half he came for HB Køge to twelve games in the Danish second division.

Pedersen went on to play on more than 50 occasions for the club, scoring twice in total, against AB and Skive.

Union Berlin
Following two seasons at Køge, he signed for German 2. Bundesliga side Union Berlin in 2016. on a three-year deal. He made his debut for Union Berlin on 6 August 2016 against VfL Bochum in a 2–1 defeat. 30 September 2016, Pedersen received a red card against 1. FC Nürnberg.

Pedersen scored his first goal for Union Berlin on 24 February 2018, in a 2–1 win against SV Sandhausen.

Birmingham City
Pedersen signed a four-year contract with English Championship (second-tier) club Birmingham City on 25 June 2018; the fee was undisclosed. However, Birmingham's unaddressed Financial Fair Play issues left the English Football League (EFL) "exceptionally disappointed" that the club had nevertheless proceeded with a purchase, and they refused to register him. Two days before the season was due to start, and "after consideration of the legal position as between the Club, Player and the EFL", an agreement was reached such that Pedersen's registration was allowed. He duly made his debut on the opening day, starting at left back in a 2–2 draw at home to Norwich City.

International career
Pedersen has represented Denmark U-21's. Making his debut in 2016 against Ukraine.

Pedersen made his senior international debut on 7 October 2020 in a friendly match against the Faroe Islands.


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8 appearances in the current 2021-2022 Season


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