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Jens Bangsbo

Jens Bangsbo

Professor - UEFA pro-license coach - UEFA, AFC & FIFA instructor

Jens Bangsbo studied mathematics and physiology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1984 and achieved the honoured degree Doctor of Science in 1994. He became a professor at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports in 2003. Jens Bangsbo is a UEFA pro-license coach (2014) and UEFA, AFC and FIFA instructor. After working with Carlo Ancelotti at Juventus FC between 1999-2001, Jens became the Assistant Coach of Juventus FC winning two Italian Championships, two Italian Super-cups, and in 2003 reaching the Champions League final with the team. Until 2004 at Juventus, he was a coach of players such as Zinedine Zidane, Gianluigi Buffon, Alexandro Del Piero and Pavel Nedved – Ballon d’Or winner in 2003. In the season of 2007/2008, he was a technical/tactical consultant for Lorenzo Serra Ferrer at AEK Athens. Afterwards, He became an assistant coach for Leonardo at Antalyaspor in the fall of 2017. Jens has been the Assistant Coach of the Danish National Team where he was part of the coaching staff for EURO 2004, World Cup 2010, and EURO 2012. Today, Bangsbo works as technical and tactical coach at Atalanta B.C. in Serie A.

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Coaching the best in the world.
Prof. Bangsbo's ability to translate scientific knowledge into practice is widely respected all over the world. He has written 15 books and published more than 300 scientific articles on football and physiology. Currently, he works as technical and tactical coach at Atalanta B.C. in Serie A.
YO-YO test inventor
Thousands of footballers have lost their breath thanks to Bangsbo. Jens is the inventor of the Yo-Yo tests, which are the most used tests in soccer.
Creative Speed Test
He has developed the Creative Speed test for 5 time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
350+ top games
Jens has played more than 350 matches in the Danish Premier League and in the Danish National Team.
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Nike Boot Camp
As part of Nike’s Boot Camp, Speed and Ignite initiatives, Jens has developed player specific programs for Andres Iniesta, Carlos Tevez, Nani, Ronaldinho, and Cesc Fabregas.
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