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Pernille Harder is one of the world’s women top players. But the captain of Denmark, 27, has never featured in the World Cup. He grew up in a small town called Ekast, Denmark, and because his father, Mugens, was an avid 

Manchester United

 fan, Pernille watched Premier League football with him.

28-year-old Pernille Harder well has established herself as the best player in the world amid hot competition from a growing pool of talented female footballers around the world. Despite missing out on the top three for the recent FIFA Best Awards, Harder was named UEFA’s Player of the Year for 2018 after another stellar year for both her club Wolfsburg and country Denmark.

At the time, Harder had few female role models to look up to, but her dream was to become the best footballer in the world. She has now achieved that goal. Pernille Harder is one of the world’s top players.

Although she has been successful in football, one of the amazing

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is the captain of Denmark, who has never featured in the World Cup.

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Pernille Harder’s personal life

  • Name:

    Pernille Harder

  • Age:

    28 years

  • Profession:

    Soccer Player

  • Birth Date:

    15-Nov-92

  • Birth Place:

    Viborg, Denmark

  • Nationality:

    Viborg

He grew up in a small town called Ekast, Denmark, and, She is a Danish professional footballer a celebrity who plays as a forward for English FA Women's Super League club Chelsea and the Danish national team.

In September 2020, she became the world's most expensive female footballer following her transfer from Wolfsburg to

Chelsea

.

She graduated from Ikast-Brande Gymnasium (2012). The parents of Pernille Harder are Mogens Harder, Annie Harder. Pernille Harder has 1 sibling in Her family: Louise Harder. Pernille Harder's height is 5′ 6″. When she was ten years old, Pernille Harder was asked by her teacher to write down what she wanted to do in life. 

The resulting essay stated clearly that this little Danish girl not only wanted to become a professional footballer; she wanted to be the best in the world. “That has always been a goal for me,” Harder told  “Although it’s incredible now to think of me as a little kid writing an essay like that, putting it out there that I want to be the best in the world.

There is no denying, however, that the 28-year-old is not as well known or celebrated across the world as the likes of Megan Rapinoe and Marta. And there is no question that this lower global profile reflects the fact that Harder has not yet appeared in the game’s global

showpiece.

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Another noticeable 

top facts about Pernille Harder

 was the beginning of a relationship with Magdalena Eriksson. Magdalena Eriksson. Since May 2014, Harder has been in a relationship with her current Chelsea teammate and Swedish international, Magdalena Eriksson.

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Pernille Harder’s Club career

Harder played for Team Viborg and IK Skovbakken in her native Denmark's Elitedivisionen. In appreciation of their outstanding ability, Skovbakken made Harder and her contemporary Sofie Junge Pedersen contract players in April 2010.

The striker signed with

Wolfsburg

of the Bundesliga after spending four years in Sweden with Linköpings. She has also represented the Danish national team, earning her first senior international cap in 2009.

The striker signed with Wolfsburg of the Bundesliga after spending four years in Sweden with Linkopings. Pernille Harder is a well known Soccer Player. Wikifamouspeople has ranked Pernille Harder on the list of the popular celebs. Pernille Harder is also listed along with people born on 15-Nov-92. One of the precious celeb listed in the Soccer Player list.

Bundesliga and German Cup double champion for the fourth year in a row, league top scorer, reaching 100 goals in a Wolfsburg football shirt, it's been another spectacular season for Pernille Harder. And it may get even better.

The deadly Dane has a first UEFA Women's Champion's League title in her sights, and so much more. They call her the 'no-look pass master', and the Dane showed once again why she is the most dangerous player in the German league right now.

Wolfsburg has lifted the league and cup double every single year since Harder's arrival halfway through the 2016/17 season, but this was the first time without fans.

The pair were already big names in the sport, with Harder winning the Swedish 'Damallsvenskan' league title in 2016 playing for Linkopings FC and sharing a stage with Zlatan Ibrahimovic to collect the female footballer of the year award.

Harder was quickly making a name for herself in Denmark. Twenty-two goals in 27 games for IK Skovbakken in Denmark’s top division, the Elitedivisionen, saw the top Scandinavian clubs come after her in 2012, three years after she’d already made her international debut.

Just a year after she’d been playing under-17 football for her country, Harder had announced herself to the wider women’s football community. “

It was really special,”

Pernille Harder’s

VfL Wolfsburg and contract with Chelsea

she was now not just receiving attention from the top clubs in Scandinavia but the rest of Europe too. Recalling the note she wrote at school, Harder got her dream of playing in Germany when she agreed to join Wolfsburg in time for the second half of the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign.

“I wanted to play in Germany,” she says. “I think it’s the best league and Wolfsburg because they’re one of the best in Europe. I wanted to go to a team where the expectation was to win titles because it wasn’t when I joined Linköping. I felt I’d learned all I could in Sweden and Germany gave me new experiences.”

She hasn’t been let down. After just 18 months in Germany, she has won the domestic double twice and played in the Champions League final, with Wolfsburg falling agonizingly short against Lyon. Despite that, Harder knows she’s more than justified her decision. “It has been a perfect move for me. I’ve won the league twice, the cup twice and we went to the Champions League final.

 

It was revealed in December 2016 that Harder had signed a two-and-a-half-year deal running from January 2017 with VfL Wolfsburg. Harder has won the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal double in all four seasons with the club. In two Champions League finals (2018 and 2020), she also played, losing both to Lyon.

On 1 September 2020, Harder signed for

Chelsea

on a three-year contract for a world-record fee for a female footballer, reportedly in excess of £250,000.

Pernille Harder’s international career

At the inaugural 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand, Harder was part of the

Denmark

team who won their group before losing 4–0 to eventual champions North Korea in the quarter-final.

Still 16 years old, she contributed a hat-trick to a crushing 15–0 win over Georgia in her senior international debut in October 2009, and she has continued to score regularly for the Danish team ever since.

Further hat-tricks against Austria and Armenia were scored through Harder in 2011 and

Russia

in 2013. She was appointed to the Denmark squad with national coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013. She was the team's top goalscorer in qualification with nine goals.

In October 2013, in a 1–1 draw with Serbia, Harder earned her 50th cap for Denmark.  She scored Denmark's goal in the match. Harder was voted captain of the national team in March 2016. In 2017, she was named in national coach Nils Nielsen's Denmark squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

In Denmark's 4-2 failure by hosts The Netherlands, she captained the team to the final and scored a goal. In the UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award for 2016-17, she was voted runner-up to Lieke Martens.

Pernille Harder’s international goals

He won the championship in 2016 with Linköpings, respectively, and in 2014, 2015 with Svenska Cupen. After joining the Bundesliga and Wolfsburg, he was able to win the championship in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, with his good games.

In 2017–18, 2019–20, she was runner-up in the UEFA Champions League and finished second in the national category at Euro 2017 UEFA Women.

Pernille Harder’s individual honors & Net Worth

In 2018, Denmark forward was named UEFA's Player of the Year and ranked No1 the same year when The Guardian released its list of the top 100 female footballers in the world.

In 2018, Denmark forward was named UEFA's Player of the Year and ranked No 1 the same year when The Guardian released its list of the top 100 female footballers in the world. In 2019, Prenell was ranked 8th among the top 100 female players in the world.

Pernille gained many honors during his years in professional football. His intelligence, perseverance and perseverance and goal made him step on the path of progress every day and despite all the difficulties, he became a successful footballer in the women's category. Pernille's primary income source is Soccer Player. Estimated Net Worth in 2019: $100K-$1M (Approx.)

In this section, we take a look at the top facts about Pernille Harder his personal honors.

Danish Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2010

Danish Football Player of the Year: 2012,2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Damallsvenskan's Most Valuable Player: 2015, 2016

Forward of the Year in Damallsvenskan: 2015, 2016

Top scorer in Damallsvenskan: 2016

FIFPro: FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2017

UEFA Women's European Championship All-Star Team: 2017

Goal 50: 2017

UEFA Women's Champions League Squad of the Season: 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20

IFFHS Women's World Team: 2017, 2018,2020

Top scorer in the Frauen-Bundesliga: 2017–18,2019–20

UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award: 2017–18, 2019–20

UEFA Champions League Forward of the Season: 2019–20

The 100 Best Female Footballers In The World Winner: 2018

Niedersachsens Fußballer des Jahres: 2020

Women's Footballer of the Year (Germany): 2020

World Soccer's Women's World Player of the Year: 2020

At 25, Harder has just moved past the 100-cap mark for her country and has 53 goals, as well as three league titles and four cups from two different countries. Pernille individual honors include the Danish Player of the Year three years in a row,

the golden boot in both Sweden and Germany, included for two years in a row in the Champions League team of the season, and also the European Championship all-star team.

Interesting comments from others about Pernille Harder

In the world of football, you have to be a star so that everyone can talk about you, and these comments can boost your confidence and make you work harder. Here are some interesting top facts about Pernille Harder.

Ella Masar, former Wolfsburg player:

“Pernille is always in the right place at the right time because she really watches the game. What makes her so special is her understanding of where the players are around her. A ball will come to her and she’s so intelligent to know where to go because she knows where her opponents are.

On the pitch she works so hard, she has a huge desire to win and she’s one of the most attacking intelligent players I’ve seen, she creates so many goals for herself. You can’t coach what she has, it’s given. You can mold it and I think you’d have to challenge her because she’s so incredibly gifted, so how can you make this 100% player a 110% player?”

Lars Sondergaard, Denmark head coach:

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“Pernille has been a big influence in rebuilding the Danish national team this year both on and off the field. She still creates and scores goals, but her leadership and work rate also deserve credit! Her only negative was that she didn’t take part in neither the World cup nor the Champions League final.”

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Pernille Harder’s newsmaker kiss

One of the top facts about Pernille Harder is her very good relationship, with Magdalena Eriksson, They are in a relationship, and they are very happy about it.

But it was at the World Cup 2019 when the players and their relationship really hit the headlines, thanks to that viral kiss.

"I just wanted to say congrats for the win against Canada," explains Harder, "and then we kissed. And a photographer got a photo of it, it went viral, and, yeah, suddenly I had almost 20,000 new followers and so many messages in my DM's (Direct Messages) on Instagram. It went crazy!"

Pernille and Magda talk about how that photo made them realize that they are 'powerful together,' and are using their platform to help change attitudes in the game.

Covid-19-Pernille and Magda together again

One positive about the pandemic and the football hiatus was that the couple got to spend more time together, says Harder.

"Yeah, it was lovely. It was amazing to have so much time together, actually. So that was one good thing with corona because we don't have so much time together normally. So this was really good." - Harder to Olympic Channel

I cooked a lot when I was on my own in Germany," says Harder, recognizing that when they're together, Magda is the chef. "I cooked much more than I do now again," she laughs, as Magda came to Germany after her Chelsea team were crowned England's Super League champions.

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Harder and Eriksson to play together in the future?

So has this extra time together, while the world was put on pause by COVID-19, convinced them that they want to spend more time together? Are both being based in England? Or playing together in the future perhaps?

For now, she's 100% focussed on Wolfsburg and what's now: Glasgow City. But Harder is also excited by developments in other countries, where major clubs are investing more in the women's game. 

Real Madrid

 is the latest super club to add a professional women's team.

"The big clubs in Italy and Spain and in England, they get a women's team, they can afford this setup and that's why a lot of players want to go there," she says. "And that's maybe a little of what I miss in Germany. Wolfsburg and 

Bayern Munich

 have really good setups but then there are not so many other teams who have has the same."

Wolfsburg's 2019/20 league title win was their fourth in-a-row, and the two clubs have shared the last eight league titles between them, six for Wolfsburg and two for Bayern.

The biggest for us would be the Olympics"

Now 27, with 61 goals, she is already the second highest scorer in the history of her country, second only to the great Danish Merete Pedersen, who scored 65 between 1993-2009.

After averaging a goal every other game, it's a matter of time before Harder fells that record.

Harder views the Olympic Games as her greatest target, considering her multitude of successes to date. She says, she says, "I want to play in as many championships as possible of course, the biggest for us would be the Olympics, but it's also the most difficult."

The Danes have never qualified for the Olympics since the women's competition was added in Atlanta in 1996, and qualifying from Europe is extremely tough with so many quality teams and just three places up for grabs.

The USA won the 2019 World Cup, and the other three semi-finalists were from Europe. Those three teams are all heading to the Olympics in 2021: Netherlands, Sweden, and Great Britain.

At the Tokyo Games, we won't see Harder as Denmark has failed to qualify for the World Cup, but she is hopeful for the future.

"I think we have something good going on. We have a lot of good young players, but they need a few years to develop, of course. I think we're going to have a team in a couple of years that will play in major tournaments. And hopefully, first of all, we will qualify for the Euros and the next the World Cup, then the Olympics."

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Pernille Harder’s fighting for women's football

The negative stuff people talked to her about women's football was one thing that motivated Pernille Harder as a girl.

"When I said that I was playing football," she recalls, "the guys said like, oh, you're playing football like we can't play. Like we just kick it and all run after it together."

I always had to drive at least an hour to get to a decent club, so we never even got the good pitches. It was always at six o'clock when you had to practice and all this stuff that you only recognize while you're there because that's the way it is. But when I look back, I can see how it was not acceptable."

Just because we're women and maybe not as important to the club as the men's side, we had the toughest moments for the pitches, and when I was a kid and tried to get better, those were the big things I thought. There were not as many chances as girls' academies and stuff like that to have fantastic facilities.

From a young age, Harder knew she had special talents and should be the best in the world, but she didn't dare say that out loud until she left Denmark for Team Viborg of Sweden at the age of 15. In the past two years, the women's game has made giant steps, and Harder is upbeat about the future.

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