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#International #Awards #Pierre-EmileHojbjerg

Hojbjerg voted Denmark's Men's Player of the Year

Fri 26 March 2021, 17:53|Tottenham Hotspur

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has been named Denmark’s Men’s Player of the Year for the first time.

An award voted for by fans, Pierre has been recognised following his stellar performances for both club and country during 2020.

Picking up another five caps for Denmark last year – he is now on 39 with three goals to his name - the midfielder helped his nation to a noteworthy second-place finish in their UEFA Nations League group, which included Belgium and England, while he has also consistently impressed in a Spurs shirt since his August, 2020, switch from Southampton.

Making 43 appearances and scoring one goal for us to date, the Dane has been a mainstay of our side, especially in our Premier League campaign, where he is yet to miss a single minute of action.

Presented with the trophy on Thursday following Denmark’s 2-0 win over Israel in their opening 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier, the 25-year-old claimed 46 per cent of the vote to take the prize ahead of fellow nominees Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Simon Kjaer (AC Milan) and Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City).

Pierre is the third Spurs player in history to be named Denmark’s Player of the Year with Allan Nielsen having claimed the prize in 1996 while Christian Eriksen collected the award three times (2013, 2014 and 2017) in his six-and-a-half seasons in north London.