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Jesper Grønkjær

Jesper Gronkjaer
Personal information
Date of birth12 August 1977(age 39)
Place of birthNuuk, Greenland
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1.7 in)
Playing positionWinger / Second striker

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Jesper Grønkjær (-daˈjespɒ ˈɡʁɶnkɛːˀɔ̯; born 12 August 1977 in Nuuk, Greenland) is a former Danish professional football player. A pacey winger, he was able to play on the right or left wing and as asecond striker. Grønkjær played a total 400 league games for a number of European clubs, most notably winning the 1999 Dutch Cup with Ajax Amsterdam and playing more than 100 games for English club Chelsea FC. He ended his career with FC Copenhagen, winning four Danish Superliga titles with the club. Grønkjær was capped 80 times for the Danish national team from 1999 to 2010, scoring five goals. He played for his country at the 2002 World Cup and the 2010 World Cup, as well as two European Championship tournaments. He was named 1995 Danish Under-19 Player of the Year.


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