Simon Makienok

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Simon Makienok
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Personal information
Full name Simon Makienok Christoffersen
Date of birth (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Næstved, Denmark
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Palermo
Number 11
Youth career
000?–2008 Næstved BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Herfølge BK 4 (0)
2009–2012 HB Køge 55 (22)
2012–2014 Brøndby IF 80 (36)
2014– Palermo 4 (0)
National team
2009 Denmark U19 8 (1)
2009–2011 Denmark U20 3 (0)
2009–2012 Denmark U21 13 (2)
2013– Denmark 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 August 2014

Simon Makienok Christoffersen (born 21 November 1990) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Serie A side Palermo. Makienok has also represented Denmark at senior and several youth levels.

Career[edit]

Brøndby IF[edit]

Season 2011-12[edit]

Makienok joined Brøndby IF on 28 January 2012 on a €550K transfer from HB Køge, signing a 4-year contract which ties him to the club until the summer 2016. Simon was given the number 9 shirt. He made his debut on 4 March 2012, in a 1–0 win against SønderjyskE. Makienok scored his first goal for Brøndby IF 18 March 2012 in the 2–1 away win against FC Nordsjælland. Simon Makienok was rewarded with Player of the month in the Danish Superliga.

Simon Makienok scored 11 goals in 33 league and cup appearances

Season 2012-13[edit]

Simon Makienok scored 15 goals in 34 league and cup appearances

Season 2013-14[edit]

On 20 August 2013, Brøndby IF announced that they had accepted an €3.8M (DKK28.5M) offer from a Russian club on the young forward.[1] Makienok reportedly said that 'Money isn't everything' and decided to stay at Brøndby IF.[2] According to multiple Danish newspapers the forward turned down a weekly salary of €34K (€1.632K/year)[3] from the Russian club FC Terek Grozny.[4]

Simon has according to multible medias caught the attention of several French clubs [5] and the English side Crystal Palace [6] and Fulham FC during 2013. Makienok price tag is reportedly no less than €4M.[7] According to several Danish medias Makienok rejected a contract extension offer due to a desire of pursue new challenges during the summer transfer window 2014.[8]

Simon Makienok scored 13 goals in 25 league and cup appearances

Season 2014-15[edit]

On 31 July Makienok made his Europa League debut from the starting line up in the 3-0 away defeat against the Belgium side Club Brugge.[9] During the last weeks of the summer transfer window 2014 rumors kept going stronger about foreign interest in the signature from Makienok. Several Italian Serie A clubs have revealed their interest with Palermo leading ahead of Atalanta, Cesena and the Scottish side Celtic in the chase of the Danish International striker which have an asking price of €3M according to Danish medias.[10]

Palermo[edit]

Season 2014-15[edit]

On 30 of August 2014 Simon finally penned a four year contract with the newly promoted Italian side Palermo after days with speculations. The transfer fee is reportedly €3.5M.[11] [12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 October 2014
Club Season League Cup Europa League Champions League Total
Tier Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Herfølge BK Denmark 2008–09 T2 4 0 0 0 - - - - 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
HB Køge Denmark 2009–10 T1 9 1 2 0 - - - - 11 1
2010–11 T2 28 16 1 0 - - - - 29 16
2011–12 T1 17 5 2 1 - - - - 19 6
Total 54 22 5 1 0 0 0 0 59 23
Brøndby IF Denmark 2011–12 T1 14 5 0 0 - - - - 14 5
2012–13 T1 31 15 3 0 - - - - 34 15
2013–14 T1 24 12 1 1 - - - - 25 13
2014–15 T1 5 3 0 0 2 0 - - 7 3
Total 74 35 4 1 2 0 0 0 80 36
Palermo Italy 2014–15 T1 3 0 0 0 - - - - 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 135 57 9 2 2 0 0 0 146 59
  • (-) Not qualified

Personal life[edit]

In August 2013, Simon Makienok started dating the Danish TV-host Ibi Støving who is 16 years older than him. Ibi has a son with the former professional football-player Tobias Grahn.[13] The couple revealed on their personal blog crystalkidbabyshark.com that Makienok had proposed to Ibi on 4th April 2014. They’re now engaged to be married.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://brondby.com/article.asp?aid=74852&id=145
  2. ^ http://brondby.com/article.asp?aid=74850&id=145
  3. ^ http://www.bt.dk/superligaen/afsloering-saa-mange-millioner-sagde-makienok-nej-til
  4. ^ http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/fodbold/dansk_fodbold/superligaen/broendby/article2071463.ece
  5. ^ Hoffskov, Ole (6 December 2013). "French clubs eyes Brøndby IF profil" (in Danish). www.tipsbladet. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Josevski, Aleksandar (10 December 2013). "Makienok: Crystal Palace is still watching me" (in Danish). www.bt.dk. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Helmin, Jesper (31 December 2013). "Newspaper: Meulensteen ask for Makienok" (in Danish). www.bold.dk. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.bold.dk/nyt/Avis-Makienok-afviser-ny-BIF-aftale
  9. ^ "Starting line-up against Club Brugge" (in Danish). www.brondby.com. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Qureshi, Michael (24 August 2014). "The asking price for Makienok" (in Danish). Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Makienok sign a four year contract with Palermo" (in Danish). 30 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.gazzetta.it/Calciomercato/29-08-2014/palermo-fatta-il-gigante-makienok-90288317868.shtml.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ Vraa, Nikolaj (10 August 2013). "Ibi Støvring dater Simon Makienok" (in Danish). www.herognu.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  14. ^ Pedersen, Jeppe (4 April 2014). "Ibi Støvring and Simon Makienok engaged to be married" (in Danish). www.bt.dk. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 

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