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Jannik Vestergaard (born 3 August 1992) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a centre back for English club Southampton, and for the Danish national team.

Jannik Vestergaard
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Vestergaard training with Werder Bremen in 2015
Personal information
Full name Jannik Vestergaard[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-03) 3 August 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Hvidovre, Denmark
Height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Southampton
Number 4
Youth career
Vestia
Frem
Copenhagen
Brøndby
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 1899 Hoffenheim II 22 (4)
2011–2015 1899 Hoffenheim 71 (4)
2015–2016 Werder Bremen 48 (3)
2016–2018 Borussia Mönchengladbach 66 (7)
2018– Southampton 23 (0)
National team
2010 Denmark U18 4 (1)
2010–2011 Denmark U19 7 (0)
2011 Denmark U20 2 (0)
2011–2015 Denmark U21 28 (4)
2013– Denmark 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:49, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2018

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Early and personal lifeEdit

Vestergaard was born to a Danish father and a German mother in the Copenhagen suburb of Hvidovre and grew up in Copenhagen.[3]

His German grandfather Hannes Schröers and uncle Jan Schröers also were footballers for Fortuna Düsseldorf and Bayer 05 Uerdingen respectively.[3] His cousin Mika Schröers plays for Borussia Mönchengladbach's youth teams.[4][5]

He has a girlfriend called Pernille and a dog called Brady.[6]

Club careerEdit

Vestergaard played youth football with Vestia, Frem, Copenhagen and Brøndby.[7][8] He began his senior career with German club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.[9][10] He moved to Werder Bremen in January 2015.[11][12]

On 11 June 2016, Vestergaard joined Borussia Mönchengladbach for a reported transfer of €12 million plus bonuses.[4][5][13]

He moved to English club Southampton on 13 July 2018, signing a four-year contract.[14][15]

International careerEdit

Vestergaard represented the Denmark national youth teams at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels.[8] He received his first call-up to the Denmark senior team in August 2013, describing it as his "dream" to play for the country,[16] and he made his debut later that month in a match against Poland.[17] His first goal for Denmark came in his first competitive game, against Sweden in the European Championship play-off return leg on 17 November 2015.[18]

He represented the Denmark U21 team at the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic, and scored in a 2–1 defeat of the host nation in the opening match at the Eden Arena in Prague.[19]

He was also eligible to represent Germany through his German mother.[20]

Vestergaard was a member of Denmark's squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia,[21] but did not make any appearances in the tournament.[15]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 13 April 2019[22]
Club Season Division League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hoffenheim 2010–11 Bundesliga 1 0 1 0
2011–12 23 2 3 0 26 2
2012–13 16 0 1 0 2 0 19 0
2013–14 25 1 4 0 29 1
2014–15 6 1 1 1 7 2
Total 71 4 9 1 2 0 82 5
Werder Bremen 2014–15 Bundesliga 15 1 1 0 16 1
2015–16 33 2 5 1 38 3
Total 48 3 6 1 0 0 54 4
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2016–17 Bundesliga 34 4 5 0 10 0 49 4
2017–18 32 3 2 0 0 0 34 3
Total 66 7 7 0 10 0 83 7
Southampton 2018–19[23] Premier League 23 0 3 0 26 0
Career total 207 14 25 2 12 0 244 16

InternationalEdit

Statistics accurate as of match played 16 June 2018.[24]
Denmark
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 1 0
2015 3 1
2016 7 0
2017 3 0
2018 1 0
Total 16 1

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.[25]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 November 2015 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark   Sweden 2–2 2–2 Euro 2016 qual. play-offs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018/19 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Jannik Vestergaard". Southampton F.C. 11 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Fußball-Spielbetriebs GmbH (Hrsg.) (30 March 2011). "JANNIK VESTERGAARD: DER LANGE". Achtzehn99 (in German). Archived from the original on 27 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach GmbH (publisher) (11 June 2016). "Borussia verpflichtet Jannik Vestergaard". Borussia Mönchengladbach (in German). Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach GmbH (publisher) (11 June 2016). "Borussia sign Jannik Vestergaard". Borussia Mönchengladbach. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Jannik Vestergaard: 10 things on the Borussia Mönchengladbach and Denmark star". Bundesliga. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  7. ^ ""Jeg har aldrig kunne lide at tabe"". Tipsbladet.dk.
  8. ^ a b "Profile" (in Danish). DBU. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Jannik Vestergaard". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  10. ^ Jannik Vestergaard at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  11. ^ "Vestergaard joins Bremen from Hoffenheim". Bundesliga. 27 January 2015. Archived from the original on 31 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Bremen land Vestergaard". Soccerway. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  13. ^ ""Gute Lösung" mit Vestergaard". Kreiszeitung (in German). 10 June 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Saints seal Vestergaard deal". Southampton FC. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Jannik Vestergaard: Southampton sign centre-back from Borussia Monchengladbach". BBC Sport. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Jannik V: Drømmen har altid været Danmark" (in Danish). Bold. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  17. ^ Jan Vinberg Eliassen (14 August 2013). "Målrigt opgør endte med dansk nederlag" (in Danish). DBU. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  18. ^ "Borussia sign Jannik Vestergaard - Borussia Mönchengladbach". Borussia.de. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Czech Republic 1–2 Denmark". UEFA. 17 June 2015.
  20. ^ Lars Bruun-Mortensen (28 May 2013). "Dansk stortalent føler sig mere og mere tysk" (in Danish). TV2. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  21. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 18 June 2018. p. 8.
  22. ^ Jannik Vestergaard at Soccerway. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  23. ^ "Games played by Jannik Vestergaard in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  24. ^ Jannik Vestergaard at National-Football-Teams.com
  25. ^ "Jannik Vestergaard". Danish FA. Retrieved 14 February 2016.

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