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IN PROFILE: WILLIAM KVIST

1 September 2014

We take a step-by-step look at Latics’ latest addition’s career to date.

• 29-year-old experienced both UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
• Long throw-in specialist also adequate Handball player
• Danish youth international has gone on to make 47 senior caps

Born in Odder, Denmark on 24th February 1985, 29-year-old William Kvist Jorgensen signed for KB (Kjøbenhavns Boldklub) as a seven-year old .

He progressed through the youth ranks with KB and was recognised at youth level by Denmark from the age of 15 through to 21.

An equally adequate Handball player, Kvist enjoyed a growing reputation for his specialist long throw-in ability and won Danish youth championships in both sports.

In 2004, at the age of 18, Kvist made the move to FC Copenhagen’s first team and a year later made his debut against FC Nordsjaelland.

His breakthrough campaign came in 2005-06, with Kvist making 21 appearances as Copenhagen won the Danish Super League title.

A year later, Kvist’s goal helped the Lions defeat Ajax in UEFA Champions League qualification before his form was rewarded with a first cap for Denmark as the Danes lost 3-1 to USA in California.

Three more Danish league titles followed as well as a Danish Cup, though, after making 181 appearances for the Danish outfit, Kvist switched to German Bundesliga side Vfb Stuttgart.

Kvist made 54 appearances in his first two seasons, helping Stuttgart go from the bottom of the table to UEFA Europa League qualification in 18 months.

Ten European appearances and 20 domestic appearances followed before he enjoyed a brief loan spell in the Premier League with Fulham towards the end of the 2013-14 season, making eight appearances for the Cottagers.

Capped 47 times by Denmark, Kvist will play an integral part in Morten Olsen’s side's quest for Euro 2016 qualification.

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