The great icons of women’s football: Pernille Harder, the record transfer at 400,000 euros

On the occasion of the Women’s Football Euro, we are going to talk about the careers of some stars who have contributed to the development of this sport. Today we are talking about Pernille Harder, a Danish presenter during this European Championship, whose career is marked by a record transfer, but far from male standards.

The superstar of the Danish national team is called Pernille Harder† At the age of 29, the number 10 played 134 international matches in which she scored 68 goals. Harder has been considered one of the best players in the world for years, although she was never officially awarded the title.

A badass because… she was the most expensive transfer in women’s football in 2020, and as far as anyone knows, she still is. In women’s football, transfer fees and contract duration are rather secret. So when he left VfL Wolfsburg for Chelsea in 2020, the amount of the transaction was not disclosed, but the German sports buzzer reported it would be £350,000, or about €400,000.

She would thus have become the highest paid player, with a salary of £250,000 per season. However, we now know that more top players earn such amounts.

Some highlights of his career

At Chelsea, Pernille Harder plays in the same team as his girlfriend, the Swedish international Magdalena Eriksson† They met in 2013 at Swedish club Linköpings and married in 2014. They parted ways in 2017 when Harder moved to Wolfsburg and Eriksson moved to Chelsea. Three years later they met again.

The Dane never lacked self-confidence. At the age of ten, she wrote an essay, inspired by her older sister Louise’s passion for writing, who also loves football. In it she describes what her life would look like in ten years, in which she would become the best in the world and professional football player in Germany. She knew then what her dreams were.

Private life

Harder and Eriksson invest in charity Common goal launched with the support of Juan Mata and have therefore committed to spend 1% of their salary on tackling social problems in football. The Danish-Swedish couple is also a champion of equality and LGBTQ+ rights in sport. From the beginning, they have never kept their relationship a secret from the general public.

What is she doing now?

Pernille Harder is under contract with Chelsea, which won the title in England for the past three years. The Blues In the 2020-21 season, he even quadrupled: in addition to the national title, he won the FA Cupthe League Cup and the community shield† In fact, that year the team was very close to winning a fifth title. In the Champions League final, Chelsea lost heavily to FC Barcelona (4-0). The London club would one day want to win the most beautiful club trophy.

Quote and statistic

“The English league has grown tremendously in recent years and is arguably the strongest in Europe, if not the world, at the moment.” (after moving to Chelsea)

2: Pernille Harder has been voted European Footballer of the Year twice. However, she never won the world title. In 2018 she was second behind Ada Hegerberg

The superstar of the Danish national team is Pernille Harder. At the age of 29, the number 10 played 134 international matches in which she scored 68 goals. Harder has been regarded as one of the best players in the world for years, although she has never been officially awarded the title.A badass because she was…More . In women’s football, transfer fees and contract duration are rather secret. So when he left VfL Wolfsburg to Chelsea in 2020, the amount of the deal was not disclosed, but Germany’s Sports Buzzer reported it would be £350,000, or around €400,000. In doing so, he became the highest paid player, earning £250,000 a season. However, we now know that more top players earn such amounts. At Chelsea, Pernille Harder plays in the same team as his girlfriend, Swedish international Magdalena Eriksson. They met in 2013 at Swedish club Linköpings and married in 2014. They parted ways in 2017 when Harder moved to Wolfsburg and Eriksson moved to Chelsea. They met again three years later. The Dane never lacks self-confidence. At the age of ten, she wrote an essay, inspired by her older sister Louise’s passion for writing, who also loves football. In it she describes what her life would look like in ten years, during which she would become the best in the world and professional football player in Germany. She knew then what her dreams were. Harder and Eriksson are involved in the charitable organization Common Goal, founded with the support of Juan Mata, and have therefore committed to spend 1% of their salary on fighting social problems in football. The Danish-Swedish couple is also a champion of equality and LGBTQ+ rights in sport. From the start, they have never hidden their relationship from the general public. Pernille Harder is under contract with Chelsea, who have won the title in England for the past three years. The Blues even quadrupled in the 2020-21 season: in addition to the league title, he won the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Community Shield. In fact, that year the team was very close to winning a fifth title. In the Champions League final, Chelsea lost heavily to FC Barcelona (4-0). The London club would one day want to win the most beautiful club trophy.

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