Niki Dige Zimling
(born 19 April 1985) is a Danish
player, who currently plays as a midfielder
for Club Brugge K.V.
in the Belgian Pro League
. He was named 2006 Danish under-21 Talent of the Year
, and has played one game for the Danish national team
As a youngster he played for AB 70
, Tårnby Boldklub
, Fremad Amager
and Kjøbenhavns Boldklub
, before he moved to the youth team of Brøndby IF
. He was included in Brøndby's senior squad in January 2003, and made his senior debut for Brøndby in April 2003, in a Danish Cup
game against Aalborg BK
. In the next two years he played a total of 25 matches for the club and scored a single goal. He moved on to Superliga rivals Esbjerg fB
in summer 2005, and quickly established himself in Esbjerg's starting line-up.
When his contract expired in December 2008, he moved to Serie A
team Udinese Calcio
on a free transfer
. In July 2009, Zimling went back to Denmark to finalize a possible transfer, but the deal never materialized and he stayed at Udine.
In June 2010, Dutch club NEC
announced that they had signed him on loan.
On May 27, 2011 Zimling signed a 4 year contract with Belgian football club Club Brugge, for a fee estimated to be around €500,000.
He has represented Denmark 48 times for various national youth teams. He was selected for the Danish under-21 national team
for the UEFA U-21 Championship......