Ambassadors

Ebbe Sand

Technica Ambassador, Denmark/Dubai
Job experience & professional football career:
- Danish Champion: 1996, 1997, 1998 and National Cup winner in 1998
- Top scorer in Denmark 1998 (28 goals)
- Player of the year in Denmark 1998 and 2001
- National Cup winner in Germany DFB Pokal 2001 and 2002
- Top scorer in German Bundesliga 2001 (22 goals)
- MVP in the Bundesliga honored by his colleagues 2001
- 8 appearances at the World Cup; 1998 and 2002
- European Championship 2000 and 2004
- Member of the Danish Coaching Staff at the World Cup 2010 and European Championship 2012
- UEFA Pro License (Highest attainable level)
- Owner of Ebbe Sand Soccer Academy (ESSA) in Shanghai, China

Ebbe Sand lives in Dubai with his family.

Stan Baker

Technica Ambassador, USA

Stan Baker is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and has lived in Portland, Oregon the past thirteen years. He has been maried to his wife Rocio and has a son, Santi, and a daughter Sofia.

Stan Baker coached youth soccer for more than twenty years and has lived abroad in Spain well as in South America. He holds A and Y coaching licenses from the Unted States Soccer Fedaration (USSF) and well as FIFA recognzed licenses from Argentina (ATFA - PRO and Youth) Brazil (CBF - Escola Brasileira de Futebol - Level 1 Youth) adn Peru (FPF) ESEFUL.

He is presently the Director of Player Development and Coaching Education at Hilsboro Soccer Club and the resident small group trainer at Hillsboro Futsal..

Stan Bakers biggest source of pride is in seeing players move up to a new level.
For his service to youth soccer was named United States Youth Soccer’s National Coach of the years - Boys Competetive 2011.

Stan Baker is Master of Education, University of San Francisco, has K-12 Teachinca License, National University and is also Master in Scouting and Videoanalysis, Universidad Catolica de Murcia, Spain. He is Author to: ”Our Competition is the World” and has also been translator of various soccer books for coaching mentor -Horst Wein.

Mads Davidsen

Technica Ambassador, Denmark/China

Mads Davidsen is a UEFA Pro-licensed football coach.

Mads Davidsen is the 1st Team; Coach, Analyst and Head of U23/Reserves & Recruitment at professional Chinese football club Shanghai SIPG F.C. working under famous Head Coach and former England national Team Manager Sven Goran Eriksson. Mads previously had a similar job description at professional Chinese club Guangzhou R&F F.C. helping the club into the Asian Champions League in 2014 reaching a 3rd position in the Chinese Super League.

Mads arrived to China and Shanghai in 2012 as the Director of Football at the Ebbe Sand Football Academy and is also a former youth coach and Super League Match Analyst at the Danish club Brondby IF.

Mads is a UEFA Pro-licensed football coach with a University Master degree in Journalism & History and a Mini MBA in Leadership and Management as well and currently working in a field study on Motivation & Feedback of highly skilled employees.

Glen Riddersholm

Technica Ambassador, Denmark/Europe

Glen Riddersholm is a UEFA Pro-licensed football coach and Head Coach for the danish Superliga-club, AGF, from 2016.

He has been coach from 1999 - June, 2015 in FC Midtjylland only interrupted by two years as Danish National Head Coach for U17-boys from 2006-2008.

From 2011 he was the Head Coach for FC Midtjylland in the danish Super League In the season 2014/2015 Glen Riddersholm was Head Coach when FC Midtjylland won the Danish Championship and qualified the club for The Champions League.

Glen Riddersholm is a moderne coach, who is very dedicated and engaged to youth football.

Before he became professionel football coach Glen Riddersholm was teaching children and youth in Sædding/Guldager and Ikast FS.

Jannik Riis

Technica Team Coach, Denmark/Europe

Jannik Riis is the man behind the idea of the concept of Technica. He starts his idea in November, 2010

He is 46 years old and has been involved in children´s and youth football for over 25 years. Primarily as coach and sporting director in various clubs.

From 2013-2014, Jannik Riis was the sporting director of Fortuna Hjørring, www.fortunahjorring.dk. Fortuna Hjørring is one of the leading Danish clubs for women's and girls' football and has taken part in the UEFA Champions League in recent years.
This year Fortuna Hjørring won the Danish Championship.

In 2010 he was selected by the Danish Sports Federation (DIF) to be one of Denmarks 10 best youth coaches. Appointment meant that he participated in the Danish sports federation Masterclass.

Jannik Riis has the UEFA´s A-licence and has been ambassador for the Danish Football Association (DBU) for child and youth football for many years. In a period of 11 years he has been the Team Manager for Danish youth national team, primarily U-16/U-17 boys.

Jannik Riis has written articles for football magazines and is also a lecturer for among others the Danish Football Association (DBU).

Jannik Riis is a teacher in civilian. He works at a private school where sports is his main subject and has been for the past 21 years. He teaches primarily children aged 7-15 years.

Óli Johannesen

Technica Ambassador, Faroe Islands.

Óli Johannesen is one of the best Faroese players of all time. His unique career in organized football began as a 9-year-old in in the local club, Tvøroyrar Bóltfelag (TB).

Óli Johannesen has 83 caps for the Faroe Islands.

He made his debut in 1988 in the first team of the club in the top flight of the Faroes and played his last game for the club in the top division 25 years later.

He was the Faroe champion in 1997 for the club B36 Torshavn, where he played in the 1996-97 season.

Óli Johannesen played for the Danish club AGF from 1999 to 2000 and from 2001 to 2003, he played in Hvidovre IF.

Óli Johannesen works with children and adolescents on daily basis in Hvalba where he is a teacher.

Lone Smidt Nielsen

Lone Smidt Nielsen
Technica Ambassador – Odense/Denmark
Born on January 1st 1961 in Vejle
Started playing football in Hover IF in 1969
In 1977 Lone went to Kolding Boldklub and made her debut in the first team with 16.
Made her debut in the national side the same year – still 16 years of age and the youngest player ever.
Was in the starting line-up for all internationals between 1977 and 1986 and played full time except two games, where I was substituted.

Clubs:
1969-1977: Hover IF
1977-1978: Kolding Boldklub
1978-1985: B1909
1985-1986: Sanitas Trani 80, Italy
1987-1989: B1909

Championships:
European Champion 1977
Danish Champion 1981 and 1983
Nordic Champion 1982
Italian Champion 1985 and 1986 (Topscorer in 1985)
Italian Cup Winner 1986
Awarded Female Player of the Century in 2015
Deducted in the Hall of Fame 2017
Nr. 9 at the 12 of the year 1983
Nr. 11 – 1984
2005 – 2015: Part of the FIFA Women Comite working with developing womens football and the finals.
1996 – 2017: Team leader of the Danish women national team

Children:
1987: Malene
1990: Nikolaj
1994: Karoline