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Nicolai Jørgensen

Nicolai Jørgensen

A winger-cum-striker still finding his feet in the Bundesliga following a 2010 transfer from Danish second-tier outfit Akademisk Boldklubb to Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Nicolai Jørgensen represented Denmark several times at youth level before winning his first couple of senior caps in November 2011.

• Born in the Copenhagen suburb of Ballerup, he joined Brøndby IF as a schoolboy before switching to AB, where he gained experience in the Danish second division.

• Scored six goals in 24 appearances for AB in 2009/10, during which he also scored prolifically for the Danish Under-19 side.

• Bought by Leverkusen in summer 2010, he was used sparingly in the Bundesliga but appeared regularly in the club's run to the last 16 of the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League, starting six matches but failing to score.

• Appeared for Denmark at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Belarus.

• Underused at Leverkusen, he was farmed out to 1. FC Kaiserslautern on an 18-month loan in January 2012 with a view to boosting his chances of making Denmark's UEFA European Championship squad.

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General info

  • Name: Nicolai Jørgensen
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 15/01/1991 (23)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: København ( DEN)

  • Height: 190cm
  • Weight: 93kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Play-offs)
    26/08/10: Tavriya 1-3 Leverkusen
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Qualifying round)
    09/10/09: Poland 2-1 Denmark

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Denmark U-2131
Denmark U-1966
Total97

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Leverkusen20
København122
Total142
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
København40
Leverkusen80
Total120
Last updated: 07/08/2014 01:15 CET
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