Jannik Vestergaard facts for kids
Vestergaard training with Werder Bremen in 2015
|Full name||Jannik Vestergaard|
|Date of birth||3 August 1992|
|Place of birth||Hvidovre, Denmark|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2010–2011||1899 Hoffenheim II||22||(4)|
† Appearances (Goals).
Early and personal life
Vestergaard was born to a Danish father and a German mother in the Copenhagen suburb of Hvidovre and grew up in Copenhagen.
His German grandfather Hannes Schröers and uncle Jan Schröers were also footballers for Fortuna Düsseldorf and Bayer 05 Uerdingen respectively. His cousin Mika Schröers played for Borussia Mönchengladbach's youth teams in 2016.
He has a girlfriend, Pernille, and a dog, Brady.
On 11 June 2016, Vestergaard joined Borussia Mönchengladbach for a reported transfer of €12 million plus bonuses.
Vestergaard moved to English club Southampton on 13 July 2018, signing a four-year contract. On 12 August 2018, he made his debut in a 0–0 draw against Burnley in the Premier League. He scored his first goal for the club on 31 August 2019, the equalizer in a 1–1 draw against Manchester United.
Besides Denmark, Vestergaard was also eligible to represent Germany through his German mother.
Vestergaard represented the Denmark national youth teams at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels. He received his first call-up to the Denmark senior team in August 2013, describing it as his "dream" to play for the country, and he made his debut later that month in a match against Poland. 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.
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.
Vestergaard was a member of Denmark's squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but did not make any appearances in the tournament.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
- Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Vestergaard goal.
|1||17 November 2015||Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark||Sweden||2–2||2–2||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs|
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