Mathias Damm Kvistgaarden (Danish pronunciation: ; born 15 April 2002) is a Danish professional football forward who plays for Danish Superliga club Brøndby IF. He has represented Denmark at youth level.
Born in Birkerød, Kvistgaarden began his career at hometown club IF Skjold Birkerød. At age 11, he was noticed by scouts of FC Nordsjælland at a youth trial, while at the same time going on trial at Lyngby Boldklub; eventually choosing to move to the Lyngby youth academy in 2013. Two years later, he joined the youth academy of Brøndby IF at U13-level, partly due to the Kvistgaarden family's close relationship to former head coach of Brøndby, Thomas Frank. At the same time, he enrolled as a pupil at Brøndbyvester Skole located less than one kilometre from the club, with his main course being physical education. He described the environment in the youth squads as being very competitive compared to his former experiences in IF Skjold and Lyngby, and the Brøndby U13-team ended up in first place of the table of their respective youth league that year. Kvistgaarden was promoted to the U19-team in the summer of 2019, and scored nine goals in 14 appearances in their campaign in the under-19 league.
Kvistgaarden was included in the first-team squad for the first time on 5 July 2020, ahead of an away match in the Danish Superliga against AaB, due to regular first team strikers Simon Hedlund and Samuel Mráz having been tested positive for COVID-19. During the match, which Brøndby lost 0–2, Kvistgaarden made his debut as a 73rd-minute substitute for Mikael Uhre.
Kvistgaarden has won six caps for Denmark at under-18 level in which he has scored three goals. He made his debut for the Denmark under-19 team on 8 October 2020 in a friendly against Poland, where he scored a goal in a 1–3 win.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff