Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Midfielder
DEN Danish
2018/2019 Key Performance Stats Last updated 16 Dec 2018
Games Played
16
Minutes played
1.4K
Games Started
16
Goals
2
Goals
2
Assists
0
Chances
created
13
Pass Completion
85%
Passes
completed
901
Total
passes
1K
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

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Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Saints History

Last updated 16 Dec 2018
Total matches
73
Emirates FA Cup
7
Carabao Cup
7
Premier League
59
Goals
3
Seasons
3
Saints debut
13 Aug 2016
Watford
Southampton FC

Southampton FC

Season Appearances Emirates FA Cup Carabao Cup Premier League Goals
2018/2019 16 0 2 14 2
2017/2018 28 5 0 23 1
2016/2017 29 2 5 22 0

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Season Stats

League Only
Last updated 16 Dec 2018

General

Games Played
14
16
Minutes played
1.2K
1.4K
Games Started
14
16
Subs on/off
0
0

Attack

Goals
2
2
Total shots
20
22
Shots on target
10
11
Mins per goal
622
712
Conversion rate
10%
9%
Inside box
1
1
Outside
box
1
1
Set
pieces
0
0
Header
0
0
Other
1
1
Left foot
0
0
Right foot
1
1

Distribution

Passes Completed
794 / 924
901 / 1K
Crosses completed
/ 13
/ 14
Assists
0
0
Chances created
12
13

Defence

Clearances
15
18
Blocks
3
4
Interceptions
27
31
Tackles won
24 / 36
29 / 42
Duels won
91 / 169
108 / 197
Aerial duels won
19 / 32
23 / 38

Discipline

Fouls awarded
30
37
Fouls conceded
20
22
Yellow cards
4
4
Red cards
1
1

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Biography

Last updated 03 Aug 2018
Nationality
Danish
Age
23
Height
185 cm
Weight
84 kg
Saints debut
13 Aug 2016

Former clubs: Bayern Munich, FC Schalke 04 (loan), FC Augsburg (loan)

Early years

As a youth team player he represented BK Skjold and F.C. Copenhagen before moving on to Brøndby IF at age 14.

In 2011, Højbjerg won the Danish under-17 player of the year award; a prize previously won by Christian Eriksen and Nicklas Bendtner who have also played in English football. Former Southampton man Ronnie Ekelund also achieved that honour with Brøndby back in 1988.

Move to Germany

He was signed by Bayern in July 2012, and made his debut for them later that season as a 17 year-old against 1. FC Nürnberg, and in doing so, became the youngest player ever to play for them at first team level in the Bundesliga. It was therefore little surprise that he was named as Danish talent of the year in 2013.

After splitting his time between the reserves and the first team, in May 2014, manager Pep Guardiola handed Højbjerg a start in the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) final which saw Bayern claim a 2–0 extra-time win over Borussia Dortmund. 

He finished the 2013/14 season with nine appearances for the first team and four goals from 14 appearances for the reserves.

Bayern breakthrough

The following campaign brought his first taste of Champions League football and another dozen or so appearances for Bayern’s first team, before he was loaned out to FC Augsburg whom he helped to Europa League qualification, providing an assist for the winning goal against his parent club in the closing stages of the campaign.

Two goals in 16 appearances for Augsburg set up a season-long loan move to FC Schalke 04 for whom he played over 30 times in all competitions last season including the Europa League, with two goals scored in the Bundesliga.

Back at Bayern, manager Pep Guardiola had been impressed by what he had seen from the Dane and liked his style of play to that of Sergio Busquets for his ability on the ball and natural positioning on the pitch.

Move to Southampton

Although contracted to Bayern until 2018, the departure of his mentor Guardiola to Manchester City, coupled with his own desire for a “fresh challenge” saw Højbjerg scour clubs in Europe to take the next step in his career with.

Having searched for a team that would not only match his ambition but also give him an opportunity to develop, Højbjerg completed a move to Southampton in the summer of 2016.