The England striker scored a goal out of nothing to put us 2-1 up against the Danish champions in this second friendly of our Swedish training camp.
Having looked at the youngsters against Falkenbergs FF on Tuesday, Jacques Santini fielded a full-strength side - including debutant Sean Davis - for what was an evenly-contested friendly and a decent performance against a side just about to kick-off their domestic and Champions League campaigns.
Defoe's moment of magic arrived after 58 minutes. Stephen Carr cut infield from the right but nothing looked on when Defoe picked the ball up centrally 30 yards out.
But he stepped on the gas, sprinted away from Bo Svensson and into the box before calmly side-footing into the corner beyond Magnus Kihlstedt.
Defoe, who just missed out on England's Euro 2004 squad, looked sharp and deservedly won man of the match.
It looked as if his strike would be enough but FC Copenhagen substitute Thomas Roll Larsen curled home a fine equaliser after 77 minutes.
The Danes had two chances via the head of Todi Jonsson to nick it in the last 10 minutes - the first was cleared off the line and Jonsson then missed the target from six yards in the game's last chance.
The first half was less eventful and edged by FC Copenhagen. They went ahead inside five minutes when a mix-up on the edge of the box allowed Alvaro Santos to dink the ball over Keller and tap home.
Defoe set up our first chance, headed over by Johnnie Jackson, but we levelled a minute later when Dean Richards powered home Michael Brown's corner.
MINUTE BY MINUTE GUIDE
4mins: GOAL. Traore ball over the top, bit of a defensive mix up allowed Santos to dink ball over Keller and tap into empty net. 0-1.
5mins: Silberbauer shot from 18 yards flew over.
15mins: Silberbauer scuffed shot from 20 yards gathered easily by Keller.
16mins: Jacobsen corner fell on half-volley to Silberbauer but couldn't keep tricky chance on target.
19mins: Norregard free-kick from 18 yards took deflection off the wall but Keller adjusted well to save to his left.
20mins: Defoe 25-yarder flew over.
25mins: CHANCE. Defoe left Jacobsen floundering on the left flank, stood up cross for Jackson, 10 yards out, headed over.
26mins: GOAL. Brown deep corner met by unstoppable header from Richards. 1-1.
41mins: Jackson free-kick caused some panic but didn't fall right for Richards.
Half-time: Spurs 1, FC Copenhagen 1
52mins: Keane curled free-kick from 18 yards just wide.
58mins: GOAL. Carr fed Defoe who sprinted away from Svensson and side-footed ball into corner. 2-1.
64mins: High ball wasn't cleared completely and fell to Jonsson, who volleyed just wide.
77mins: GOAL. Larsen curled beyond Keller into top corner from 25 yards. 2-2.
81mins: Jonsson header from Fredgaard corner cleared off line by combination of Keller and Keane.
84mins: Defoe the danger again, skipping past Jacobsen only to see his cross from the byline cleared off Keane's toe.
87mins: MISS. Jonsson diving header wide from six yards from Heerden's cross.
Full-time: Spurs 2, FC Copenhagen 2.
Line-ups: Spurs: Keller, Carr, Taricco, Richards, Bunjevcevic, Davies (Marney, 61), Brown, Davis, Jackson (Ricketts, 68), Keane, Defoe. Subs: Doherty, Fulop, Kelly, Mabizela, McKie, Hughes, Yeates, Barnard.
FC Copenhagen: Raboczki (Kihlstedt, 45), Jacobsen, Svensson, Santos (Moller, 45), Silberbauer (Larsen, 62), Tobiasen (Thomasson, 45), Traore, Norregard (Heerden, 78), Bech (Jonsson, 45), Bergvold (Fredgaard, 45). Subs: Saarinen, Moller.
Jermain Defoe was straight back on the goal trail as we drew against FC Copenhagen at Gothenberg's Ullevi Stadium on Thursday night.