Nicklas Helenius

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Nicklas Helenius
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Helenius playing for AaB in 2011
Personal information
Full name Nicklas Helenius Jensen[1]
Date of birth (1991-05-08) 8 May 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Svenstrup, Denmark
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
AaB (on loan from Aston Villa)
Number 11
Youth career
Svenstrup-Godthåb IF
2005–2010 AaB
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 AaB 95 (34)
2013– Aston Villa 3 (0)
2014– AaB (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011 Denmark U20 2 (1)
2011–2013 Denmark U21 11 (4)
2012– Denmark 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 June 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2013

Nicklas Helenius Jensen (born 8 May 1991) is a Danish footballer who plays as a striker for AaB in the Danish Superliga on a loan from English Premier League club Aston Villa.

Career[edit]

Aalborg BK[edit]

Helenius joined the Aalborg BK youth squad at the age of 13 and received his first contract while in the U19 squad. In the 2009/2010 season, he became the top goalscorer of the Aalborg BK under-19 squad in the Danish under-19 league with 22 goals. This was enough for him to finish second on the overall goal scorer list, only beaten by Brent McGrath who scored 29 goals for Brøndby IF.[2]

After the great 2009/2010 season, he made his professional football debut for Aalborg BK on 16 May 2010 against HB Køge.[3] Helenius scored his first goal for Aalborg BK in the Danish Superliga on 10 September 2010 against AC Horsens and got his first breakthrough in the AaB lineup after scoring a total of four goals in four consecutive league games and one goal in the Danish Cup in October and November 2010.

Following the 2012–13 season, he was selected as player of the season in the Danish Superliga on the UEFA website.[4]

A popular chant amongst the AaB supporters was "vi elsker vold og kokain – og Nicklas Helenius", directly translated to "we love violence and cocaine – and Nicklas Helenius", as a sarcastic reference to the hooligan culture. The chant was based on the tune Eviva Espana.[5]

Aston Villa[edit]

On 18 June 2013, Helenius signed for Aston Villa on a three year deal believed to be in the region of £1.2m.[6] He scored a header on his debut in Villa's first pre-season game of the season, against German team SV Rodinghausen. He followed this up with another headed goal against VfL Bochum on his second appearance for the club.[7] He made his Premier League debut on 24 August 2013 at Villa Park against Liverpool which ended in a 1–0 defeat. Helenius scored his first goal for the club on 4 January 2014 against Sheffield United in an FA Cup third round tie at Villa Park.[8]

AaB return[edit]

On 9 July 2014, Helenius returned to his previous club AaB on loan.[9]

International career[edit]

Helenius got his first international call up in January 2010 for the Danish under-19, but had to leave it due to an ankle sprain.[10] One year later, he was called up to the Denmark U21 squad for a training camp in Dubai. He got his under-21 debut on 20 January 2011 in a training match against China. Helenius' goals at U-21 Level include the opening goal of the 3–0 victory over Northern Ireland in September 2011.[11]

On 15 August 2012 he made his debut for the Denmark national football team against Slovakia.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 January 2014[12][13]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aalborg BK 2009–10 Danish Superliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 Danish Superliga 29 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 31 6
2011–12 Danish Superliga 32 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 14
2012–13 Danish Superliga 33 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 34 16
Total 95 35 3 1 0 0 0 0 98 36
Aston Villa 2013–14 Premier League 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 6 1
Total 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 6 1
Career total 98 36 4 2 2 0 0 0 104 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Topscorerliste
  3. ^ Helmin, Jesper. "AaB stiller med unge knægte" (in Danish). www.bold.dk. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Bruun, Peter. "Season review: Denmark". UEFA. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Ernst, Anders Junge (1 August 2013). "Villa-fansene er vilde med Helenius og AaB-sang". Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Helenius relishing "big opportunity" after sealing Villa move". Aston Villa FC. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "VfL Bochum 1–1 Villa report: Helenius on target again". avfc.co.uk (Aston Villa Football Club). 14 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Aston Villa 1-2 Sheff Utd". BBC. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2892/transfer-zone/2014/07/09/4947290/helenius-makes-temporary-aalborg-return
  10. ^ Helenius: AaB er førsteprioriteten
  11. ^ Smyth, Steve. Double the pain Danes, The Sun, 7 September 2011
  12. ^ "Nicklas Helenius". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Nicklas Helenius". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 

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