Nicolai Jørgensen

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Nicolai Jørgensen
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Personal information
Date of birth (1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Ballerup, Denmark
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Feyenoord
Number 9
Youth career
0000–2001 Skovlunde IF
2001–2006 Akademisk Boldklub
2006 Brøndby IF
2007–2009 Akademisk Boldklub
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Akademisk Boldklub 32 (8)
2010–2012 Bayer Leverkusen 10 (0)
2012 1. FC Kaiserslautern (loan) 5 (0)
2012 Copenhagen (loan) 8 (3)
2012–2016 Copenhagen 92 (43)
2016– Feyenoord 33 (22)
National team
2009 Denmark U18 4 (1)
2009–2010 Denmark U19 12 (6)
2011 Denmark U20 1 (0)
2010–2012 Denmark U21 10 (1)
2011– Denmark 25 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 September 2017

Nicolai Jørgensen (born 15 January 1991) is a Danish professional association footballer who plays as a striker for Feyenoord and the Denmark national team.

Career

Akademisk Boldklub

Nicolai Jørgensen began his career at Grantoften IF, he later joined Skovlunde IF and joined Akademisk Boldklub afterwards, where he played for nine years apart from half a year as a U-15 player in Brøndby IF.[1]

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Jørgensen joined German team Bayer Leverkusen for their pre-season training camp in July scoring four goals in his first 45-minute appearance,[2] and was subsequently signed for a five-year contract with Leverkusen on 12 July 2010.[3] He made his Bundesliga debut in a 3–6 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach on 29 August 2010 being introduced as a substitute after 63 minutes.[4]

F.C. Copenhagen

In July 2012, Jørgensen returned to his native Denmark joining F.C. Copenhagen on a one-year loan. In September, the club announced to have had exercised a purchase option, making the deal permanent with Jørgensen signing a contract until 2016.[5]

Feyenoord Rotterdam

During the summer of 2016, Jørgensen joined Feyenoord Rotterdam for €3.5 million signing a five-year deal.[6][7]

In the 2016–17 season of the Eredivisie, he became top scorer with 21 goals, helping Feyenoord to win their first title since 1999.[8]

International career

On 4 October 2010, Jørgensen was called up for the Denmarks national football team, for the matches against Portugal and Cyprus in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group H. He scored the winning goal in the 70th minute against Belarus on 14 June 2011 in the 2011 UEFA European U-21 Football Championship.[9] On 14 November 2015, he scored his first international goal for Denmark national football team in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Playoffs against Sweden. Denmark had lost 1–2 to Sweden but it was a crucial away goal for Denmark.

Career statistics

Club

As of 20 May 2017[10]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Akademisk Boldklub 2008–09 1st Division 8 0 0 0 8 0
2009–10 23 7 1 1 24 8
Total 31 7 1 1 0 0 32 8
Bayer Leverkusen 2010–11 Bundesliga 9 0 1 0 8 0 18 0
2011–12 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 10 0 1 0 9 0 20 0
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2011–12 Bundesliga 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
F.C. Copenhagen 2012–13 Superligaen 27 11 1 0 8 1 36 12
2013–14 16 7 2 0 6 1 24 8
2014–15 25 10 4 0 8 2 37 12
2015–16 31 15 5 2 4 2 40 19
Total 99 43 12 2 26 6 137 51
Feyenoord 2016–17 Eredivisie 32 21 4 2 6 2 42 25
Career total 177 71 18 5 41 8 236 84

International goals

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.[11]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 November 2015 Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden  Sweden 1–2 1–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
2 24 March 2016 MCH Arena, Herning, Denmark  Iceland 1–0 2–1 Friendly
3 2–0
4 31 August 2016 CASA Arena, Horsens, Denmark  Liechtenstein 1–0 5–0 Friendly
5 2–0
6 15 November 2016 Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic  Czech Republic 1–1 1–1 Friendly
7 10 June 2017 Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan  Kazakhstan 1–0 3–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 1 September 2017 Telia Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark  Poland 3–0 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours

Club

F.C. Copenhagen

Feyenoord

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Nicolai Jørgensen solgt til Leverkusen" (in Danish). ab-fodbold.dk. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Helmin, Jesper (5 July 2010). "Nicolai J. imponerer: Fire kasser i test" (in Danish). bold.dk. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jörgensen unterzeichnet bis 2015" (in German). Bayer 04 Leverkusen. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Youngster Herrmann leitet das Spektakel ein". kicker Online (in German). 29 August 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Jørgensen makes move permanent". F.C. Copenhagen. 10 September 2012. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Feyenoord versterkt zich met Deense spits Jörgensen". NU.nl (in Dutch). 17 June 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Nicolai Jørgensen signs five-year deal". Feyenoord. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Veteran sikrer Nicolai Jørgensen hollandsk mesterskab". Fyens Stiftstidende (in Danish). 14 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "European U21 Championship: Hosts Denmark stay alive with win over Belarus; Switzerland close in on semi-final spot". goal.com. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Denmark - N. Jørgensen - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Jørgensen, Nicolai". National Football Teams. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 

External links

  • Nicolai Jørgensen at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  • Nicolai Jørgensen at Soccerway
  • Danish national team profile (in Danish)
  • Interview in Metro (in Danish)
  • Landsholdsudtagelse (in Danish)
  • F.C. Copenhagen profile (in Danish)
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