Thomas Sorensen


Known for his athleticism and reputation as a penalty-saving specialist, Sorensen began his career with boyhood club Odense BK, with impressive form during loan spells at Velje and Svendborg earning comparisons to Danish goalkeeping legend Peter Schmeichel. 

A veteran of over 350 matches in the English top flight, Sorensen joined First Division club Sunderland in 1998, where he made 171 appearances and played an integral part in the club’s promotion to the English Premier League.

After establishing himself as a fan favourite on Wearside, Sorensen developed his reputation as one of the country’s premier shot-stoppers during his time at Aston Villa, making 139 appearances before moving to newly promoted club Stoke City in 2008, where he helped the Potters consolidate their place in the Premier League.

At International level, Sorensen made 101 international appearances for Denmark during a 10-year spell as first choice goalkeeper, representing his country at two UEFA European Championships and two FIFA World Cups.