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Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, the Tottenham Midfielder

Tue 05 October 2021 | 19:00

Exploring the personal and professional life of the Danish midfielder and getting to know what he’s like outside the field. We’ll begin to find out almost everything about him in Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's top facts includes information about his childhood, upbringing, parents, family, wife, children, lifestyle, personal life, net worth, and...

We'll take you on a tour throughout his life, starting with his early years and ending with him becoming famous.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is often regarded as Jose Mourinho's ideal star player.

Despite the honor, we understand that just a small percentage of his fans are aware of his personal story, which is why we decided to give you a full account of facts and information about him, using largely the data gathered by Lifebogger. 

Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Which Fans Would be More than Interested to Know about

Let’s first read a number of quick facts about him before jumping into the details.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name:

     Pierre-Emile Kordt Hojbjerg

  • Nicknames:

     N/A

  • Date of Birth:

     5 August 1995

  • Place of Birth:

     Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Age:

     26

  • Nationality:

     Danish

  • Height:

     1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

  • Weight:

     81 kg

  • Marital Status:

     Married

  • Wife: 

    Josephine Siw Nielsen

  • Net Worth: 

    14.7 Million Euro or 13 Million Pound (According to WTfoot)

  • Position:

     Midfielder

  • Current Team:

     Tottenham Hotspur

  • Jersey Number:

     5

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Upbringing Years and Family Roots

For starters, Pierre-Emile Kordt Hojbjerg's full name is Pierre-Emile Kordt Hojbjerg. In the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, he was born on the 5th of August 1995 to a French mother and a Danish father, Christian Hojbjerg.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is one of three children (specifically, the second kid) born from his parents' union.

Little Hojbjerg grew up in the Osterbro district of Copenhagen, where he was raised by his mother and father as a carefree child.

Christian Hojbjerg, his father, raised him beside two brothers, one elder, and the other younger.

Growing up in the city where their lives began, all of the boys had fond memories of their carefree childhoods.

Hojbjerg, like the majority of persons born in Denmark's capital city (Copenhagen), comes from a middle-class family.

In fact, one of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's parents was an academic, his father. As a result, the entire family was well-off, one of the Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

First and foremost, the midfielder is a Danish national with French ancestors thanks to his mother's side of the family.

According to the findings of the tests used to determine Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's ancestors, he is of Amager Danish descent. The ethnic group can be found in Copenhagen.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Career Buildout

One of the Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is that his older brother taught the football genius how to play when he was just five years old.

He began attending the training sessions when he was the same age as his older brother, who was a year older.

His first encounter with football, according to the midfielder, was a baptism of fire. He didn't fall in love with the sport until after a few sessions of training, and he had ambitions to make a career out of it.

The then-14-year-old was no longer a novice when it came to football's movements and dynamics.

In truth, he had already spent the previous six years of his career training with two Danish clubs.

BK Skjold

(2003–2007) and FC Copenhagen (2007–2009) were the clubs he trained with.

Hojbjerg departed FC Copenhagen at the pinnacle of his career to play for the rival club 

Brondby IF

.

The news of the relocation was met with disapproval from his friends, who saw it as a betrayal, another one of the

Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

.

It was an opportunity for the teenager to show himself in a new club where he wouldn't be viewed as an afterthought.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Path to Prominence

When compared to FC Copenhagen, Brondby was a far less successful club. In his second season with the club, Hojbjerg helped them win the league title. It wasn't long before a scout from Bayern Munich took notice of his play.

Surprisingly, the scout saw Hojbjerg during Brondby's 5-2 triumph over Copenhagen. During the game, he scored two goals and provided an assist.

Indeed, the midfielder's move to Brondby was a career-defining move that he will always remember, one of the Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Hojbjerg joined Bayern Munich in July 2012 and, at the age of 17 years and 251 days, made his professional debut in the Bundesliga against 1. FC Nurnberg on April 13, 2013, as a replacement for

Xherdan Shaqiri

, becoming the Bundesliga's youngest player ever.

He scored no goals in two games for the main team and eight goals in 30 games for the reserve squad during the 2012–13 season.

The midfielder was a member of Bayern's side that won the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco in December of that year, however, he did not play in the event.

Hojbjerg started the DFB-Pokal final for Bayern Munich on May 17, 2014, a 2–0 extra-time victory over

Borussia Dortmund

.

The Danish played for 102 minutes until being replaced by Daniel Van Buyten in the first half of extra time.

He scored four goals in 14 games for the reserve team and seven

Bundesliga

appearances and two German Cup appearances for the first squad in the 2013–14 season.

On the 13th of August, he made his 2014–15 season debut in the DFL-Supercup, playing the first hour before being replaced by Mario Gotze as Bayern lost 2–0 to Borussia Dortmund.

Hojbjerg's contract at Bayern was extended till 2018. He had no goals in eight Bundesliga appearances, one German Cup appearance, and three Champions League appearances in the 2014–15 season.

The former Copenhagen player was loaned to FC Augsburg, also of the Bundesliga, for the duration of the 2014–15 season on January 7, 2015.

On February 1, 2015, he made his Bundesliga debut against 1899 Hoffenheim. In a 2–1 loss to SC Paderborn 07 on April 11, Hojbjerg netted his first Bundesliga goal.

On 9 May, he assisted Raul Bobadilla for the only goal as Augsburg won away at Bayern, who had already won the league by that point.

The 18 year old scored two goals in 16 Bundesliga matches during his loan stint.

Hojbjerg joined fellow Bundesliga club Schalke 04 on a season-long loan on August 28, 2015.

He appeared in 30 games for the Gelsenkirchen club, including six in the Europa League, and told Danish publication B.T. at the close of the season that the time had come to leave

Bayern Munich

and find a first-team spot abroad, one of the Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Ascend to Prominence

Hojbjerg signed a five-year contract with English club

Southampton

on July 11, 2016, for an estimated value of £12.8 million.

He made his Premier League debut on August 13th, in a 1–1 home draw with Watford, replacing James Ward-Prowse in the 55th minute.

The great midfielder "injected pace and urgency" into the Saints, "was not afraid to shoot, and was hard-working," according to BBC Sport's Neil Johnston.

Despite playing in all five matches on the route to the 2017 EFL Cup Final, Hojbjerg was an unused replacement in Southampton's 3–2 loss to Manchester United at Wembley Stadium, one of the Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

On March 18, 2018, Hojbjerg scored his first goal for the Saints in his 54th game, a 2–0 win over League One team Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup sixth round, his first match under new manager Mark Hughes.

Hughes' successor, Ralph Hasenhuttl, designated him the Saints' captain in December of that year.

However, after publicly expressing his intention to quit the club, the future Tottenham player was stripped of his captaincy in June 2020, and

Ward-Prowse

was named in his place.

He signed a five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur on August 11, 2020, for a rumored initial fee of £15 million with add-ons.

On September 13, he made his debut against Everton in a 1–0 home defeat. 

Despite this setback, Hojbjerg quickly established himself as a crucial component of Jose Mourinho's side in central defensive midfield, gaining widespread plaudits for his performances in a number of games and earning a nomination for

Premier League

Player of the Month in November.

Hojbjerg netted his first goal for Spurs in the Premier League on January 28, 2021, with a 20-yard strike in a 1–3 home league loss by Liverpool.

In the 2020–21 season, he made the most appearances by a player ever (3420 minutes), one of the

Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

.

In May 2014, the Danish was called up to the Denmark senior team for friendlies against Hungary and Sweden, and he made his debut against Sweden on May 28th, playing the entire 90 minutes.

On his third cap, on September 7, 2014, he produced his first international goal, equalizing as Denmark beat Armenia 2–1 in Copenhagen to start their UEFA Euro 2016 qualification campaign.

He was included in Denmark's preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May 2018, but he was not selected for the final 23.

One of Tottenham's bests at the time was picked to play for the Danish squad at the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, which was held in June 2021.

He missed a penalty in their first encounter, a 1–0 loss to Finland after the game had been stopped and resumed due to Christian Eriksen's medical issue.

You can find out more about Denmark’s appearence at Euro 2020:

Denmark best moments in Euro 2020

.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Personal & Love Life

In 2017, it was revealed that the midfielder was lucky enough to become the daddy of a little baby girl, one of the Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Many people speculated whether the mother is Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's wife or just a girlfriend after hearing the news.

The midfielder is married, according to most online sources. Josephine is the name of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's wife.

Her relationship with Hojbjerg has lasted more than five years. They married on December 7th, 2019, and have two children, Rosa (born 2017) and Theo (born 2020).

About his characteristics, many people know the player as an ambitious, calm, and nice individual outside of football.

The midfielder despises debates and lives by the credo "peace with all men."

He enjoys cooking whenever the occasion arises, and his hobbies and interests also include reading and traveling.

Hojbjerg also spends significant time with his family and maintains tight relationships with his friends.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Networth & LifeStyle

The central midfielder signed a three-year contract with Southampton in July 2016 that paid him a hefty 3 million Euro (2.6 million Pound) per year.

According to our calculations, he earns €14,872 (£13,110) per day and €620 (£546) per hour!

This means that the average man would have to work for 7.3 years to earn the same amount that Pierre does in a month, one of the Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The Danish progressed through the Brondby development system before joining German super-club Bayern Munich.

After a move to Southampton in the Premier League, he signed his first significant contract, bringing his net worth to €14.7 million (£13 million).

The 25 year old

Tottenham

 player has a market value of €12.2 million (£10.8 million).

As a secondary source of income, Hojbjerg earns a lot of money from endorsements.

That's enough to keep his cars running (which he doesn't show off) and pay for the rent or the maintenance of his house or apartment he lives in.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Family

The midfielder's nuclear family is not only important to him; it is everything to him. We'll tell you about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's parents, siblings, and relatives in this section. Let's first talk about his mother and father.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Parents

To begin with, the midfielder was born in Denmark to a Danish father and a little-known French mother. 

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's father was a university professor and anthropologist. During Hojbjerg's early days at Bayern, he was diagnosed with stomach cancer, which had a significant impact on his play.

Hojbjerg, desperate to save his father's life, had Bayern fly him to Germany for urgent medical treatment, one of the

Top Facts about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

.

Christian didn't live very long after the tumor in his stomach was removed. Pep Guardiola was one of the players that consoled the midfielder while crying with him about his father's disease.

It goes without saying that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's parents were extremely supportive of his endeavors, which is why he is always looking out for their best interests.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Siblings & Relatives

The brilliant Danish has three brothers. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is the family's breadwinner, according to his siblings.

There is currently very little material in relation to his extended relatives. This has something to do with his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Hojbjerg's uncles, aunts, and cousins have yet to be identified, as have his nephews and nieces. Dane, on the other hand, is rapidly gaining popularity, and we may soon see his relatives.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Less-Known Details

And here we reach the last part of this writing, some of the information that are less heard about the footballer.

Birth & Death at the Same Hospital

Rosa, the midfielder's daughter, was born in the same hospital where his father died. Isn't it strange that Hojbjerg became a father on the same day that he lost his own father?

FIFA 2020 Ratings

The footballer has a FIFA 2020 overall rating of 79, which does not accurately reflect reality.

If he wasn't technically sound, Jose Mourinho wouldn't have him on his team.

His case joins a long history of football greats who don't have FIFA ratings matching their actual performance.

Relied on Result, not Performance

Hojbjerg believes that titles earned, not character strength, are the true measure of a footballer's worth.

“At the tail end of a footballer’s career, the question wouldn’t be about whether the player was nice or bad, but about the number of trophies won,”  he says.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Religion

Hojbjerg's father's name was Christian, as we previously knew. The name reveals a belief system that may be passed down via the family.

As a result, it is acceptable to assume that the athlete is a Christian.

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