Kenneth Pérez Dahl Jensen
(born 29 August 1974) is a Danish
former professional football
player. Perez scored two goals in 24 matches for the Danish national team
from 2003 to 2006, and he was chosen to compete at the 2004 European Championship
Perez's mother is from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Perez started his career for Danish club Akademisk Boldklub
, where he reached the 1995 Danish Cup
final. The final was lost to F.C. Copenhagen
, with whom Perez signed a two-year contract in autumn that year. He played two years for F.C. Copenhagen, and Perez was a part of the team which won the 1997 Danish Cup. With months left of his contract, he moved abroad in August 1997, to play for Dutch Eredivisie
. Perez scored goals frequently for MVV, and his dribbling
ability was regarded as one of the best in the Eredivisie. With his contract nearing expiry, he looked to leave the club in winter 1999. Dutch clubs Roda JC
wanted to buy Perez, and he eventually penned a 5½-year contract with AZ starting from January 2000.
He made his debut for the Danish national team
under manager Morten Olsen
in November 2003. He came on as a substitute to replace Dennis Rommedahl
in the 3–2 victory against England
. He was selected to represent Denmark at the 2004 European Championship, where he took part in one match, coming on as a substitute.
Often playing on the left wing, Perez was the most technical of AZ's prolific strike force during the 2004–05......