kids encyclopedia robot

Jannik Vestergaard facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik-Vestergaard-Training-Bremen (cropped).jpg
Vestergaard training with Werder Bremen in 2015
Personal information
Full name Jannik Vestergaard
Date of birth 3 August 1992 (1992-08-03) (age 29)
Place of birth Hvidovre, Denmark
Height 1.99 m
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club 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 72 (4)
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 28 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:55, 23 May 2021 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:07, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

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

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.

Club career

Vestergaard played youth football with Vestia, Frem, Copenhagen and Brøndby. He began his senior career with German club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. He moved to Werder Bremen in January 2015.

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

Southampton

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.

International career

Youth level

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.

Senior level

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.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1899 Hoffenheim 2010–11 Bundesliga 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Bundesliga 23 2 3 0 26 2
2012–13 Bundesliga 16 0 1 0 2 0 19 0
2013–14 Bundesliga 25 1 4 0 29 1
2014–15 Bundesliga 6 1 1 1 7 2
Total 71 4 9 1 0 0 2 0 82 5
Werder Bremen 2014–15 Bundesliga 15 1 1 0 16 1
2015–16 Bundesliga 33 2 5 1 38 3
Total 48 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 54 4
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2016–17 Bundesliga 34 4 5 0 10 0 49 4
2017–18 Bundesliga 32 3 2 0 0 0 34 3
Total 66 7 7 0 0 0 10 0 83 7
Southampton 2018–19 Premier League 23 0 2 0 1 0 26 0
2019–20 Premier League 19 1 2 0 0 0 21 1
2020–21 Premier League 30 3 2 0 0 0 32 3
Total 72 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 79 4
Career total 257 18 28 2 1 0 12 0 298 20

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Denmark 2013 1 0
2014 1 0
2015 3 1
2016 7 0
2017 3 0
2018 2 0
2019 0 0
2020 3 0
2021 8 0
Total 28 1
Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Vestergaard goal.
List of international goals scored by Jannik Vestergaard
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 November 2015 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark  Sweden 2–2 2–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs
kids search engine
Jannik Vestergaard Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.