Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

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Pierre-Emile Kordt Hojbjerg is a Danish professional footballer. Pierre-Emile Kordt Hojbjerg played as a midfielder for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Danish national team. As a youth, he played for Danish clubs BK Skjold, Copenhagen, and Brondby IF.

Early Life

On August 5, 1995, Pierre-Emile Kordt Hojbjerg was born. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. As of the year 2021, his age is 26 years old. He was born to Christian Hojbjerg, a Danish father, and an unknown French mother. Similarly, he was the second of three children born from his parents’ union. He is of Danish Amager ancestry. His faith is Christianity and his astrological sign is Leo.

Professional Life

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg began playing football for BK Skjold’s youth team in 2003 and continued to do so until 2007. He joined Copenhagen’s youth team in 2007 and remained there until 2009. Later, in 2009, at the age of 14, he was transferred to Brondby IF’s youth team, where he remained until 2012. He joined Bayer Munich II on July 1, 2012. He made his professional debut in the Bundesliga on 13 April 2013, at the age of 17 years and 251 days, in a 4-0 win over 1. FC Nurnberg, becoming the youngest player ever to play for the Bayern Munich first team in the Bundesliga.

During the 2012-13 season, he made two appearances for the first team, scoring one goal. Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League that season. He also appeared in 30 games and scored 8 goals for the reserve team that season. He was a member of Bayern Munich’s squad that won the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco on December 21, 2013, though he did not play in the tournament. On May 17, 2014, he started the DFB-Pokal final for Bayern Munich in a 2-0 extra-time win over Borussia Dortmund, playing 102 minutes.

During the 2013-14 season, he made 7 first-team appearances with no goals as Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and FIFA Club World Cup. He also appeared in 14 games for the reserve team that season, scoring four goals.
He extended his contract with the club until 2018 on January 8, 2015. Likewise, he had no goals in eight Bundesliga appearances, one German Cup appearance, and three Champions League appearances in the 2014-15 season.

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During the 2013-14 season, he made 7 first-team appearances with no goals as Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and FIFA Club World Cup. He also appeared in 14 games for the reserve team that season, scoring four goals. Similarly, he extended his contract with the club until 2018 on January 8, 2015. He had no goals in eight Bundesliga appearances, one German Cup appearance, and three Champions League appearances in the 2014-15 season.

On August 28, 2015, he signed a season-long loan with fellow Bundesliga club Schalke 04 in Germany. He made his debut for the club on September 17, 2015, in a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia in the Europa League group stages. He made 30 appearances for Schalke 04 during his loan spell, providing two assists in all competitions where he did not score a goal. At the end of the season, he told the Danish newspaper B.T. that it was time for him to leave Bayern Munich and become a first-team regular somewhere else.

Caption: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg playing match (Source: Instagram)

On July 11, 2016, he signed a five-year contract with English club Southampton for an estimated fee of £12.8 million. On 13 August 2016, he made his Premier League debut in a 1-1 home draw against Watford. He made 37 appearances for the club in his first season, providing 1 assist in all competitions where he did not score a goal. In the sixth round of the FA Cup, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win over League One club Wigan Athletic on March 18, 2018. During the 2017-18 season, he appeared in 32 games for the club, scoring once in all competitions.

After 2016

Hughes’ successor, Ralph Hasenhuttl, appointed him club captain for the 2018-19 season. That season, he appeared in 33 games for the club, scoring four goals and providing four assists. After publicly expressing his desire to leave the club, he was stripped of the captaincy in June 2020, with Ward-Prowse taking his place. During the 2019-20 season, he made 38 appearances for the club, contributing 1 assist in all competitions where he did not score a goal.

He signed a five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur on August 11, 2020, for a reported initial fee of £15 million-plus add-ons. On September 13, 2020, he made his debut for the club in a 1-0 home loss to Everton. With his performances, he quickly established himself as a key member of Jose Mourinho’s squad in the defensive midfield position, earning him a nomination for Premier League Player of the Month in November.

Moreover, he scored his first goal for the club on January 28, 2021, with a 20-yard strike in a 1-3 home league defeat by Liverpool. He made the most appearances by a player in his first season in the 2020-21 season (3420 minutes). That season, he appeared in 53 games for the club, scoring two goals and assisting on five others.

International Career

He has represented Denmark at a number of different ages. He has played for Denmark at the U16, U17, U19, U21, and senior levels. On May 28, 2014, he made his international debut for Denmark in a 1-0 friendly win over Sweden. He scored his first international goal for Denmark in a 2-1 win over Armenia in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualification campaign on September 7, 2017.

Similarly, he was named to Denmark’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May 2018, but he did not make the final 23. He was named to Denmark’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020 in June 2021. Furthermore, he has received over 40 caps for his country since making his debut.

Awards

Caption: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg winning an award (Source: Instagram)

He has won the 2012-13, 2013-14 Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, the 2012-13, 2013-14 DFB-Pokal with Bayern Munich, the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League with Bayern Munich, and the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup with Bayern Munich. Similarly, he has won the DBU’s Talentpris 2011 Danish U17 Player of the Year, the Spillerforeningen 2013 Danish Talent of the Year, and the 2014 Danish Talent of the Year.

Net Worth

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg earns a living as a professional football player. Contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements provide the majority of his income. In July 2016, he signed a five-year contract with English club Southampton for an estimated fee of £12.8 million. He signed a five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur in August 2020, for a reported initial fee of £15 million-plus add-ons. His estimated net worth in 2021 is €14.7 million, and his salary is £5.2 million. His market value is estimated to be around €35 million.

Personal Life

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is a married man, according to his personal life. On December 7, 2019, he married his lovely girlfriend, Josephine. Rosa (born in 2017) and Theo (born in 2018) are the couple’s two children (born 2020). He has an intimate relationship with his love and children, and they live a happy life together.

Caption: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with his wife (Source; Instagram)

Body Measurement and Social Media

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg stands 1.85m tall, or 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He weighs 81 kilograms. He has a muscular physique. His eyes are brown, and his hair is dark brown.

Similarly, she is active on social media including Twitter and Instagram. He has gained more than 307k followers on Instagram under the username @hojbjerg23. He has even gained more than 96.1k followers on Twitter under the username @hojbjerg23.