A look at the Top Facts about Martin Braithwaite including his childhood, love life, career statistic and his most interesting quotes.
Martin Braithwaite is a Danish professional player who is currently playing as a center-forward atFC Barcelona
and Denmark national team.
Martin Braithwaite career
journey had a much unexpected twist in 2019. Braithwaite was playing for Leganes at the time and the team was struggling at the last place of the La Liga table. After Luis Suarez suffered a terrible injury in the winter of 2020, Barcelona had to come up with an emergency signing up front and they chose the Danish forward.
Braithwaite had a difficult first season at Barcelona. He rarely got the chance to show his potentials under Quique Setien and Barcelona had a disastrous season in which they won no trophies and was eliminated from the Champions League after a humiliating 8-2 loss against Bayern Munich.
Ronald Koeman took charge of the team in the summer of 2020 and things started to change for the better for Braithwaite.Luis Suarez
departed to Atletico Madrid, leaving the number 9 jersey to Martin Braithwaite who now faced little competition at the front line of Barcelona's attack. As a result he was given more chances to play.
Martin Braithwaite has played 19 games across all competitions in the current season. He has scored 5 goals and has provided 2 assists to his name. But his future with the Catalans still seems unclear with Ronald Koeman keen on buying a world class striker.
At 29, Braithwaite is having the best time of his career. We will have to wait and see whether he stays at FC Barcelona in the coming seasons or will move to another club. If he can continue scoring whenever he gets the chance, it will be highly unlikely for the Danish striker to leave the Camp Nue soon. For now let's have a look at the top facts about Top
facts about Martin Braithwaite
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In the following article we will take a look at the top
Facts about Martin Braithwaite
. First we present you with some general information about him.
: Martin Christensen Braithwaite
Date and Place of Birth
: 5 June 1991/ Esbjerg, Denmark
Height & Weight:
1.77 m /75 kg
: Keith Braithwaite (Father), Heidi Christensen (Mother), Mathilde (Sister)
: Anne-Laure Louis Braithwaite (Current Wife)
: three sons with Anne-Laure Louis
: FC Barcelona
: 9 at FC Barcelona
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The first part of our article on top facts about Martin Braithwaite is about his birthday and Nationality. Martin Braithwaite Birthday is at 5th of June 1991.
Martin Braithwaite nationality
is Danish. He was born in Esbjerg, Denmark. However, he has strong Guyanaian roots from his paternal side.
His father was originally from Guyana in South America. So Martin could have played for the Guyanese national team, However, He Turned down their offer in 2012 and opted instead to play for Denmark instead.
Martin Braithwaite zodiac sign is Gemini. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on the 5th of June are:
: Kieran Tierney, Junior Hoilett and Yago Pikachu /
Actors and Actresses:
Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Crew
: Bill Hayes/
: Federico García Lorca
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At this part of the article we will look at the top facts about
Martin Braithwaite childhood
story and the family and he grew up in.
Martin Braithwaite was born into a middle-class family. His parents met in theUSA
before moving to Denmark, Where Martin was born in 1993.
Martin Braithwaite childhood has a dark period as he was diagnosed with a rare disease which forced him into wheelchair for two years.
“I spent two years in a wheelchair. I had something called Legg-Calve-Perthes, a hip disease. You have to rest your hip, not put pressure on it, because it can turn soft and become deformed. I was really young, five to seven, and I don’t have a lot of memories. Before, I have memories. But it was a sad time so I think I erased this.
Martin had a difficult time accepting his situation since all he wanted to do was to be active and play football. However, with the help of his parents he was finally able to get back on his feet again.
“My parents have explained it and I do remember wanting to play football, looking at everyone playing. I needed someone on me because I was trying to jump out of the wheelchair. My dad says when I played again it made him sad: he could see his son running around but he was limping.
Martin is the first child of his parents. He has a younger sister named Mathilde (pictured above), who also plays professional football. Mathilde Braithwaite plays for Danish football women’s teamKolding Q.7
Martin Braithwaite's future looked more promising when he reached his teenage years. He entered his hometown academy, Esbjerg and worked his way through the ranks until he signed his first professional contract at the age of 18.
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You wonder about
Martin Braithwaite Children
Well, a look at Martin Braithwaite love life shows that he is a true family guy. Martin Braithwaite first public relationship was with Anne-Laure Louis. They started their relationship in 2012 and has stayed together ever since.
Martin Braithwaite wife
is a talented girl who works as a French entrepreneur, Journalist and TV show host. The couple first met in a TV report where they both were involved.
The couple decided to get married in 2018. A year later they celebrated their marriage in Ibiza. They have had three sons together. According to Martin Braithwaite's interviews his older son is not interested in football but his two youngest are following their father's footsteps and currently play inRayo Majadahonda
's youth academy.
Martin Braithwaite famously hide his transfer to Barcelona to the point that his wife, who was pregnant with their third child at the time thought he was having an affair.
“She felt something going on because I was having a lot of phone calls, sneaking out the house when it was freezing outside. She was wondering, almost asking if I have a mistress or something. And the night I said: ‘I have to tell you something.’ She said: ‘I know what you’re going to say.”
“But the day I wanted to tell her, everything broke, my phone got bombarded all day. I was thinking ‘oh, shit’. Her phone was the same, so she wasn’t surprised when I sat her down. I was disappointed I couldn’t get that shock reaction but she was really happy and she understood that I didn’t tell her.”
Anne-Laure Louis is active in Social media and Her Instagram account,@annelaurebraithwaite
has around 22k Followers. After giving birth to their third boy, Anne-Laure decided to start a brand of clothes that reveal the beauty of a woman while staying comfortable.
The couple seems to have a very intimate and fun marriage as they have shared a lot of pictures of their everyday life together. Martin is a real family guy as he likes to spend his free time with his wife and sons. Although many marriages have gone through a crisis after the Lockdowns, Martin has stated in his interviews that it has actually improved his relationship with his wife.
"I’ve heard a lot of people are getting a divorce during lockdown. But I realized I really loved my wife. We got even closer."
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Martin Braithwaite net worth
is estimated to be 5 million Euros in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings.
Martin Braithwaite market value
is at 9 million Euros. He is ranked number 22 among all Barcelona players.
Martin Braithwaite salary
in 2020 is reportedly £210,000 weakly.
According to Martin Braithwaite Transfermarket stats, he has played a total of 377 games for six club. He has scored 91 goals and has provided 40 assists for his team mates. Martin Braithwaite's main position on the field in the central forward. During his career, Braithwaite has played 221 games as a center-forward. He has also played 71 times as the Left-winger and 20 times as the second striker.
On the international level
Martin Braithwaite Transfermarket
stats shows that he has scored 7 goals in 46 games for Denmark. Martin Braithwaite was also a member of Denmark U17, U18, U19, U20 andU21
youth teams and in total scored 2 goals in 21 games.
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Martin Braithwaite tattoos
it is to be said that although these days the tattoo culture is very popular among footballers, Martin Braithwaite has had no tattoos on his body.
Martin Braithwaite Height is 1.77 meters. Martin Braithwaite weight is 75kg.
Martin Braithwaite position
is Central-forward although he has played as left winger as well. Martin Braithwaite age is 29.
Like many other football stars, Martin Braithwaite is crazy about playing the FIFA game. Martin Braithwaite rating in FIFA 21 is 76 (his overall rating) with a potential of 85.
Martin Braithwaite religion
is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth.
Martin Braithwaite is active in social media.
Martin Braithwaite Instagram
) has around 1 million followers.
Growing up, Martin Braithwaite idol was former Brazilian forward, Ronaldo Nazario. According to himself he has studied Ronaldo's game and style and believes that he was among the best forwards in the history of the game. He also idolized former Danish midfielder, Michael Laudrup who used to play for Barcelona too.
Martin Braithwaite speaks two Languages fluently, French and Danish. He has also been learning Spanish since arriving at Leganes in 2016.
Martin Braithwaite was nicknamed 'the Streetfighter' by the fans after he scored a goal with an acrobatic volley.
Braithwaite favorite El Clasico game is the 2004 Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu in which Ronaldinho scored a double and was historically applauded by Real Madrid diehard fans.
Braithwaite is sponsored by Nike. He cares a lot about the state of his body. According to his teammates atLeganes
, He was always first to arrive and last to leave training. He also has gym equipment at home, and a personal chiropractor who comes out from Munich on special request.
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On playing alongside Lionel Messi:
“Messi takes attention away. People forget to look at what’s happening around him because he’s such a threat. There’s space and we have to understand how to exploit that. Then when you do, realise ‘these guys are making runs: watch out’ and then you’re giving space to Messi. It’s about intelligence,”
“If football were a religion,Messi
might be God. He controls the match. He is an extraordinary player.”
On playing at empty stadiums during COVID-19 pandemic:
“Usually when we imagine ourselves in a stadium, we see a full stadium; now I turn it around: I’m stepping on to a pitch where there’s no one. I’ve seen it so many times in my head now that it will be no surprise when it happens. Mentality will play a big part. You can’t say: ‘we lost points; next game we have to ...’ There’s no time for that"
On the circumstances surrounding his move to Barcelona:
“When you play for Barcelona, you get so many chances, so there is no doubt that I see myself scoring a lot of goals and being one of the top goal scorers in the team and in the league. That's what I'm here for."
didn't have a call directly but I had a call saying that Barcelona are really, really, really interested in you and it's serious. I was driving my son home from football."
(All the quotes fromMartin Braithwaite
interview with the Guardian)
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We round up our article on the top
facts about Martin Braithwaite
with a list of his most notable achievements and personal records at club and international level.
With Esbjerg fB:
Danish Cup: 2012–13/ 1st Division: 2011–12
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