Jesper Gronkjaer

Date of birth12 August 1977
Place of birthNuuk
NationalityDanish
Weight82 kg
Height1.87 m
PositionMidfielder/Forward

A tall, right-footed left winger, who can also operate as a central striker, Jesper impressed with some fine performances in Euro 2000 to subsequently earn a £7.8million move from Ajax to Chelsea.

Jesper began his career at Aalborg and played for them in the European Champions' League while still at school.

He moved on to Ajax in 1998.

Although he struggled with a series of niggling injuries after arriving at Chelsea, the common theory was that Claudio Raneri's side looked more effective when he played.

Jesper was one of six in Denmark's 2002 World Cup squad who played in England during the 2001-02 season.

The only Greenland-born player to appear in the Premiership joined Birmingham City in July 2004 with a four-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Aab Aalborg 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1998
Ajax 01 Jul 1998 21 Dec 2000
Chelsea 21 Dec 2000 12 Jul 2004
Birmingham City 12 Jul 2004 01 Jan 2005
Atlético Madrid 01 Jan 2005 01 Jul 2005
VfB Stuttgart 01 Jul 2005 01 Jul 2006
FC København 01 Jul 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Ajax Dutch KPN Telecompetitie 3
2
1
2000-01 Ajax UEFA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1
2
2000-01 Chelsea Premier League 6
8
1
2
2001-02 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
2001-02 Chelsea Premier League 11
2
4
2002-03 Chelsea FA Cup 2
3
1
2002-03 Chelsea League Cup 1
1
2002-03 Chelsea Premier League 20
10
4
5
2002-03 Chelsea UEFA Cup 2
2003-04 Chelsea FA Cup 4
2003-04 Chelsea League Cup 2
1
2003-04 Chelsea Premier League 19
12
2
5
2003-04 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 6
4
1
2
2004-05 Atlético Madrid Primera Liga 16
7
2004-05 Birmingham City League Cup 2
1
2004-05 Birmingham City Premier League 13
3
1
2005-06 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 16
9
7
2005-06 VfB Stuttgart UEFA Cup 2
2008-09 FC København UEFA Cup
2
2010-11 FC København UEFA Champions League 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Sep 2000 Ajax v NEC Nijmegen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
10 Sep 2000 Ajax v FC Groningen W 3-1 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
12 Sep 2000 AA Ghent v Ajax W 0-7 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
17 Sep 2000 AZ Alkmaar v Ajax L 3-2 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
22 Sep 2000 Ajax v RBC Roosendaal W 2-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
15 Oct 2000 Vitesse Arnhem v Ajax L 3-2 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Denmark UEFA Under-18 4
2
1
1994-95 Denmark Under-17 2
1994-95 Denmark Under-17 Swiss Tournament 4
1
1994-95 Denmark Under-18 1
1
1995-96 Denmark UEFA Under-18 2
1
1995-96 Denmark Under-18 1
1
1995-96 Denmark Under-21 6
1
1
1996-97 Denmark OT 1
1996-97 Denmark UEFA Under-21 3
1
1996-97 Denmark Under-21 1
1
1997-98 Denmark UEFA Under-21 2
1997-98 Denmark Under-21 4
2
1997-98 Denmark Under-21 Algarve Cup 2
1998-99 Denmark International Friendly 1
1998-99 Denmark UEFA European Championship 3
1998-99 Denmark UEFA Under-21 2
1
1998-99 Denmark Under-21 1
1999-00 Denmark International Friendly 3
1999-00 Denmark UEFA European Championship 5
2
2000-01 Denmark FIFA World Cup 4
2
1
2000-01 Denmark International Friendly 1
1
2001-02 Denmark FIFA World Cup 5
1
2001-02 Denmark International Friendly 5
1
2002-03 Denmark International Friendly 1
2
2002-03 Denmark UEFA European Championship 3
1
1
2003-04 Denmark International Friendly 7
1
2003-04 Denmark UEFA European Championship 4
1
1
2
2004-05 Denmark FIFA World Cup 5
1
2004-05 Denmark International Friendly 1
2005-06 Denmark FIFA World Cup
2
2005-06 Denmark International Friendly 3
2006-07 Denmark International Friendly
2
2006-07 Denmark UEFA European Championship 1
2
2007-08 Denmark International Friendly 1
2007-08 Denmark UEFA European Championship 3
1
1
2008-09 Denmark FIFA World Cup
1
2009-10 Denmark FIFA World Cup 1
3
2009-10 Denmark International Friendly 2
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Aug 1994 Sweden v Denmark L 3-0 U17
01 Sep 1994 Sweden v Denmark W 1-5 U17
28 Sep 1994 Czech Republic v Denmark W 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 12
19 Oct 1994 Denmark v Czech Republic W 3-0 UEFA U18 Group 12
26 Oct 1994 Poland v Denmark W 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 12
09 Nov 1994 Denmark v Poland W 10-0 UEFA U18 Group 12
22 Feb 1995 England v Denmark W 5-6 U18
08 Mar 1995 Spain v Denmark W 0-4 U18
25 Apr 1995 Denmark v Slovakia L 1-3 UEFA U18 2nd round
17 May 1995 Slovakia v Denmark L 4-3 UEFA U18 2nd round group 4
01 Jun 1995 France v Denmark W 0-1 U17 SWISS TOURNAMENT
02 Jun 1995 Portugal v Denmark D 0-0 U17 SWISS TOURNAMENT
03 Jun 1995 Austria v Denmark W 0-3 U17 SWISS TOURNAMENT
04 Jun 1995 Italy v Denmark L 1-0 U17 SWISS TOURNAMENT
05 Aug 1995 Denmark v Sweden L 2-3 U18
24 Oct 1995 Denmark v FYR Macedonia W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 8
28 Oct 1995 Denmark v Portugal L 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 8
27 Jan 1996 Chile v Denmark L 3-2 U21
31 Jan 1996 Ecuador v Denmark W 0-2 U21
04 Feb 1996 Argentina v Denmark L 5-0 U21
07 Feb 1996 USA v Denmark L 2-1 U21
09 Feb 1996 Korea Republic v Denmark W 1-3 U21
26 Mar 1996 Germany v Denmark D 0-0 U21
01 Jun 1996 Denmark v Turkey L 1-2 U21
10 Jul 1996 Brazil v Denmark L 5-1 OT
13 Aug 1996 Sweden v Denmark L 3-2 U21
31 Aug 1996 Slovenia v Denmark W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 1
08 Oct 1996 Denmark v Greece L 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 1
03 Feb 1997 Israel v Denmark W 1-2 U21
30 Apr 1997 Denmark v Slovenia W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
05 Aug 1997 Switzerland v Denmark L 3-2 U21
20 Aug 1997 Bosnia-Herzegovina v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Sep 1997 Denmark v Croatia W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
03 Feb 1998 Denmark v Norway D 1-1 U21 ALGARVE CUP
04 Feb 1998 Portugal v Denmark L 1-0 U21 ALGARVE CUP
24 Mar 1998 Scotland v Denmark W 1-2 U21
21 Apr 1998 Denmark v Norway W 3-0 U21
04 Jun 1998 Denmark v Finland L 1-3 U21
09 Oct 1998 Denmark v Wales D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
13 Oct 1998 Switzerland v Denmark L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Feb 1999 Croatia v Denmark D 0-0 U21
27 Mar 1999 Denmark v Italy L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
28 Apr 1999 Denmark v South Africa D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 Denmark v Belarus W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
09 Jun 1999 Wales v Denmark W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
13 Nov 1999 Israel v Denmark W 0-5 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 Denmark v Israel W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
29 Mar 2000 Portugal v Denmark L 2-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Denmark v Sweden L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Denmark v Belgium D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 2000 France v Denmark L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
16 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Denmark L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
21 Jun 2000 Denmark v Czech Republic L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
07 Oct 2000 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2000 Denmark v Bulgaria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
24 Mar 2001 Malta v Denmark W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2001 Czech Republic v Denmark D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
25 Apr 2001 Denmark v Slovenia W 3-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Denmark v Czech Republic W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Denmark v Malta W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Aug 2001 France v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
05 Sep 2001 Bulgaria v Denmark W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
27 Mar 2002 Republic of Ireland v Denmark L 3-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Denmark v Israel W 3-1 International Friendly
17 May 2002 Denmark v Cameroon W 2-1 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Denmark v Tunisia W 2-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Uruguay v Denmark W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
06 Jun 2002 Denmark v Senegal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Denmark v France W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
15 Jun 2002 Denmark v England L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Aug 2002 Scotland v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Norway v Denmark D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
12 Oct 2002 Denmark v Luxembourg W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Nov 2002 Denmark v Poland W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Egypt v Denmark W 1-4 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Denmark v Norway W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
11 Jun 2003 Luxembourg v Denmark W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Aug 2003 Denmark v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Denmark v Romania D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
11 Oct 2003 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
16 Nov 2003 England v Denmark W 2-3 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Turkey v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Spain v Denmark L 2-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Denmark v Scotland W 1-0 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Estonia v Denmark D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Denmark v Croatia L 1-2 International Friendly
18 Jun 2004 Bulgaria v Denmark W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
22 Jun 2004 Denmark v Sweden D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
27 Jun 2004 Czech Republic v Denmark L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
18 Aug 2004 Poland v Denmark W 1-5 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Denmark v Ukraine D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
09 Oct 2004 Albania v Denmark W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
13 Oct 2004 Denmark v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
26 Mar 2005 Denmark v Kazakhstan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
30 Mar 2005 Ukraine v Denmark L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
17 Aug 2005 Denmark v England W 4-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Turkey v Denmark D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
08 Oct 2005 Denmark v Greece W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
01 Mar 2006 Israel v Denmark W 0-2 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Denmark v Paraguay D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Feb 2007 Australia v Denmark W 1-3 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Spain v Denmark L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
28 Mar 2007 Germany v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 Denmark v Sweden L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Jun 2007 Latvia v Denmark W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Aug 2007 Denmark v Republic of Ireland L 0-4 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Sweden v Denmark D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Sep 2007 Denmark v Liechtenstein W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
13 Oct 2007 Denmark v Spain L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Oct 2007 Denmark v Latvia W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Jun 2009 Sweden v Denmark W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
12 Aug 2009 Denmark v Chile L 1-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Denmark v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
09 Sep 2009 Albania v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
14 Nov 2009 Denmark v Korea Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Nov 2009 Denmark v USA W 3-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2010 Australia v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2010 South Africa v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Denmark L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
19 Jun 2010 Cameroon v Denmark W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.