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Nicklas Bendtner was born on 16th January 1988 to the family of Thomas Bendtner and Joan Bendtner in Copenhagen, Denmark. Bendtner is a Danish former professional footballer. He plays the role of a forwarder. His favorite position was center-forward, but he has also played on the right side of attack, and occasionally on the left. A large, tall, and physically strong player, he is popularly known for his ability in the air and possessed a powerful header.
Bendtner has progressed through the youth ranks at Tårnby Boldklub, Kjøbenhavns Boldklub and Arsenal, Bendtner signed his first professional contract with Arsenal in 2005. He made his appearance in October 2005 in the League Cup against Sunderland. For the 2006–2007 season, Bendtner was loaned out to Championship club Birmingham City, where he made 48 appearances. Following his return to Arsenal, he became a regular first team player, but started to slip out of favour during the 2010–2011 season. As a result, he moved on loan to Premier League club Sunderland for the majority of the 2011–2012 season, where he made 30 appearances. He then spent the entire 2012–2013 season on loan to Serie A club Juventus, where he made 10 appearances but failed to score. Bendtner was released by Arsenal in 2014. He subsequently joined VfL Wolfsburg on a free transfer, for whom he scored the winning goal in the 2015 DFL-Supercup. Released in 2016, he returned to England, where he spent the first half of the 2016–2017 season with Nottingham Forest of the Championship, and in March 2017 he signed for Rosenborg.
Bendtner has played internationally for Denmark at under-16, under-17, under-19, under-21 and senior levels. He made his senior international appearance as an 18-year-old, on 16 August 2006 in a friendly match against Poland, and scored his first international goal in that match. Bendtner was a member of Denmark’s 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012 squads, and helped them qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Bendtner was former Arsenal striker before retiring at the age of Thirty-three after a career filled with controversy.
|Premier League Club, Arsenal and Danish national football team
|January 16, 1988
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|Thomas Bendtner (father) and Joan Bendtner (mother)
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|Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Italian champion- 2012/2013
English FA Cup winner- 2014
German cup winner- 2014/2015
German Super Cup winner- 2015/2016
Top goal scorer- 2016/2017
Norwegian Champion- 2017/12018
Norwegian Cup Winner- 2018
Norwegian Super Cup Winner- 2017/2018.
Early Life & Education
Nicklas Bendtner was born on 16th January 1988 to the family of Thomas Bendtner and Joan Bendtner in Copenhagen, Denmark.
As a child, he played football for Tårnby Boldklub before joining F.C. Copenhagen’s feeder club Kjøbenhavns Boldklub (KB) in 1998. He scored four goals in six Danish national youth team matches, before joining English club Arsenal in August 2004.
Bendtner graduated from Arsenal’s Academy in 2005 and went on to score a total number of thirty-four goals in one hundred and eight Premier League games for the club over a nine year period.
His time in north London was punctuated by loan spells at Birmingham, Sunderland and later Juventus, where he won the Serie A title under Antonio Conte in the 2012/2013 season.
Bendtner left Arsenal to join Wolfsburg on a permanent deal in 2014 and spent two years with the club, winning the German Cup in 2015, before returning to English football with Nottingham Forest.
He later joined Rosenborg and returned to his native Denmark for a short-lived spell at Copenhagen, before ending his career with Tarnby FF’s M+32 Old Boys team.
Rumor has it that Nicklas Bendtner was dating Caroline Fleming, a Danish model, entrepreneur, and TV personality. She gave birth to his son a year later in London’s Portland Hospital. The couple separated immediately after the baby’s birth for unknown issues.
Bendtner has an only sibling named Jannick Bendtner.
In 2010, Bendtner claimed to be among the world’s besk striker and was banned for one match and handed an $80,000 fine by UEFA in 2012.
Bendtner has a cult following who refer to him as “Lord Bendtner”. In March 2015, Danish celebrity tabloid Se og Hør bought him a square foot of land in Scotland to bestow him the title of “Lord”, and according to his agent, he considered it a “fun gimmick”.
Bendtner has also taken part in the joke, uploading on Instagram a poster of him holding the Ballon d’Or and running as a candidate for Prime Minister in the June 2015 Danish election.
During his time at Rosenborg, Bendtner was dubbed “Emperor” as Mushaga Bakenga was already nicknamed ‘Lord’ at Rosenborg.
In November 2018 Bendtner was sentenced to 50 days in jail in Copenhagen, Denmark after being convicted of assaulting a taxi driver.
On 21 November, Bendtner and his lawyer dropped the appeal, accepting that Bendtner will serve his sentence either in jail or house arrest.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bendtner started playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and became the owner of a small CSGO team called Prosapia Esport.
In November 2022, he participated in a show match at the BLAST Premier Fall Finals at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, playing on Team Denmark.
Nicklas Bendtner’s professional career started with the English Club ‘Arsenal’ in 2005. The following year, he was loaned to the Birmingham City Club for a few months. He played for them till January 2007, scoring a total number of eleven league goals for the team.
In May, he renewed his contract with Arsenal and returned to them for the 2007-2008 season. His first goal in the Premier League came on 22nd December in a match against Tottenham Hotspur which he helped his team win. Though he was suspended for a short time, he later returned to the team, and scored his first goal in the FA Cup in a match against Burnley in January 2008.
He continued scoring for the team during the 2008-2009 season and later during the 2009-2010 season. He was appreciated for his outstanding performance during the season. He won the Arsenal Player of the Month award in March 2010.
hardluck occured during the 2011 season mostly due to a groin problem. Though he scored a few goals, he was later loaned to the Sunderland Premier League club for a year.
Nicklas Bendtner proved to be a very valuable player for Sunderland and finished the season as the team’s top scorer with a total number of eight goals in Premier League matches. He was then loaned to the club Juventus for the next season during which he suffered a thigh injury. He didn’t score any goal during the season so Juventus didn’t make the loan permanent though they were considering it earlier.
He returned to team Arsenal and played for them during the 2013-2014 season. Though he scored a few goals for the team, he failed to make an impression. As his contract expired, he was released by the team at the end of the season.
In August 2014, he signed a three-year deal with the club VfL Wolfsburg. He was praised by the managing director Klaus Alofs. He made his appearance in a match against Eintracht Frankfurt which ended in a 2-2 draw. He scored his first goal for the team in November 2014 and over the next few months he scored several more goals for them.
He played for the team till April 2016 when they decided to terminate his contract with immediate effect.
He next signed with the club Nottingham Forest and made his appearance with them in the 2016-2017 EFL Cup. In March 2017, he signed with the Norwegian club Rosenborg. He has been playing for them since then.
Nicklas Bendtner made his international appearance for Denmark under-16 team in February 2004. He scored his first hat-trick in a match against Armenia. He next joined the under-17 team and continued to score goals for them. He was named the Danish under 17 player of the year in 2004.
He made his under-21 appearance in a friendly match against Spain in May 2006. He led his team to a 2-0 victory. The same year, in August, he made his senior international appearance in a friendly match against Poland. He managed to score a goal and also lead his team to a 2-0 victory.
He helped his team qualify for the 2010 World Cup. For his contribution, he was named the Danish Player of the Year. However, at the World Cup, his team failed to advance beyond the group stage.
Even though he was offered a chance to represent his country at the 2011 European Championships, he declined the offer. Later that year, he played a major role in helping Denmark qualify for Euro 2012.
On 17 December 2019 it was rumored, that Copenhagen would not extend his contract and Bendtner left the club again at the end of 2019. He scored his only goal in a cup tie against FC Nordsjælland on 31 October 2019.
On 25 August 2020, Tårnby FF, whose senior team competes in the fourth-tier Denmark Series, announced that Bendtner had signed up for the club, where he would become part of the “M+32 Old Boys” team. On Bendtner joining the team, organiser of the M+32 team, Martin Skov Hæstrup said thus: “we are very happy that Nicklas wants to stay in shape with some of the guys he has known for many years. This opportunity is something we have been discussing for many years.” He made his appearance for the team on 9 September where he started as an attacking midfielder against the Fredensborg BI M+32 team which ended in a 1–0 win.
In June 2021, Bendtner announced his retirement from football in the Discovery+ programmed Bendtner Og Philine. In the episode, he said that: “all your life you play football, and from one day to the next it ends” and added that he had “not been able to do some of the things I liked because of corona. I think I need to have a little more time to process that it’s over now”.
Nicklas Bendtner has worked as a Footballer right from youth. he has accumulated a satisfactory fortune from playing football. Nicklas Bendtner has an astonished net worth of $9 million.
Nicklas Bendtner as humble and hardworking as he is discovered that he also has some social media platforms where he can be connected.
- @Nicklas Bendtner (@bendtner) is his Instagram handle.
- @Nicklas Bendtner (@N/A) is his Twitter handle.