Player profile

Torben Piechnik

Birthdate: 21 May 1963
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Other clubs: Kjøbenhavns Boldklub (1979-87), Ikast FS (1988-89), B 1903 (1989-92), FC København (1992 - KB and B 1903 merged to form FCK), AGF (1994-99)
Bought from: FC København
Signed for LFC: £500,000, 16.09.1992
International debut: 13.11.1991 vs. Northern Ireland
International caps: 15/0 - (4/0 at LFC) - 09.06.1996
Liverpool debut: 19.09.1992
Last appearance: 21.11.1993
Contract expiry: 01.06.1994
Win ratio: 33.33% W: 8 D: 5 L: 11
LFC league games/goals: 17 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 24 / 0

Player profile

Piechnik blossomed in Denmark's victorious Euro 1992 squad, showing considerable man-marking skills against some of the best forwards in the world. Souness could have been forgiven for thinking the Dane was a quality defender. Piechnik was tormented by Liverpool old boy Dean Saunders on his debut as Deano put two past Liverpool. Piechnik made only one appearance the following season, embarassingly taken off at half-time after Newcastle had run Liverpool ragged. Piechnik's compatriot, Jan Mølby, told LFChistory.net why he failed at Liverpool. "Torben’s biggest problem was he didn’t want to listen. He had his own idea how he wanted to play and how he thought Liverpool should play," Mølby said. "It became a problem with the manager telling him how he wanted him to play and Torben not wanting to play that way. He defended by dropping off, whereas Liverpool squeezed up, pressurized the opposition. It was only a matter of time before they were going to send him back to Denmark."

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals17250024
1992-1993 16250023
1993-1994 100001

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
3Crystal Palace
2Wimbledon
2Sheffield United
2Bolton Wanderers
2Aston Villa
1Manchester United
1Norwich City
1Coventry City
1Newcastle United
1Oldham Athletic
1Manchester City
1Blackburn Rovers
1Everton
1Sheffield Wednesday
1Tottenham
1QPR
1Middlesbrough
1Chesterfield
Total Started/substitutions
23 Started
8 On the bench
1 Substitute
3 Substituted
TotalCompetition
17Premier League
5League Cup
2FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
1992-1993 000000
1993-1994 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
No records to display.
TotalStarted/substitutions
0Started
0Substitute
TotalCompetition
No records to display.
TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
046-60
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
0Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
119.09.1992Aston VillaVilla ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1992-1993 * Defender
1993-1994 19 Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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