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20 - Martin Vingaard

Position: Midfielder

Birthdate: 3/20/1985

Hometown: Odense, Denmark

Previous Club: FC Nordsjælland (Denmark)

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 154

Martin Vingaard signed with the Rowdies on July 18, 2016.

Vingaard, a 31-year old from Denmark, is a midfielder with exceptional talent in the attacking third to complement his varied skill set.

Vingaard has played his entire career thus far in his native country. He debuted with lower-division Boldklubben 1913 in 2003 and made the step up to the Danish SuperLiga in 2005 with Esbjerg fB. He joined Denmark’s biggest club, FC Copenhagen in 2009 and made 97 appearances for the Danish giants before departing for FC Nordsjælland in 2013.

While with Copenhagen, a club with regular appearances in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, Vingaard scored 16 goals, including three in Europe’s greatest club competition. Vingaard played in either the Champions League or Europa League every season between 2008 and 2014.

Domestically, Vingaard helped his team to four Danish SuperLiga titles and was a finalist for the 2010 Danish Football Player of the Year award. He has nine caps for Danish national team.

2016 Stats: Sixteen appearances (all starts), playing 1,318 minutes ... One goal ... Made his Rowdies debut as a starter on 7/23 vs NYC.