Emil Berggreen

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Emil Berggreen
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Helsingør, Denmark
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Mainz 05
Number 11
Youth career
Frem Hellebæk IF
BK Søllerød-Vedbæk
0000–2012 FC Nordsjælland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Brønshøj BK 57 (15)
2014 Hobro IK 17 (3)
2015–2016 Eintracht Braunschweig 26 (10)
2016– Mainz 05 11 (4)
National team
2014–2015 Denmark U21 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 February 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 November 2017

Emil Berggreen (born 10 May 1993) is a Danish-Croatian[1] footballer who plays for Mainz 05.[2]


Brønshøj BK[edit]

Brønshøj BK signed Berggreen from FC Nordsjælland in the summer 2012. In his first half season, Berggreen played 2 matches as a substituter for the first team and scored one goal, while he also scored 10 goals in 6 matches for the U21 squad. He signed a contract extension in January 2013 on two years.[3] Berggreen had an excellent second half season, where he in total played 21 games and scored 12 goals. After this season, Berggreen had bids from clubs in the Danish Superliga and the Danish 1st Division. [4]

Hobro IK[edit]

On 20 June 2014, Hobro IK signed Berggreen on a three-year contract.[5] Berggreen made his debut in the Danish first-tier for Hobro IK during the first half of the 2014–15 Danish Superliga season.

He scores his first goal for the club in September after he hadn't scored in the first 13 games. After a great period in the fall, he attracted much attention from other clubs.[6]

Eintracht Braunschweig[edit]

On 31 January 2015, he signed a ​2 12-year contract with German 2. Bundesliga club Eintracht Braunschweig.[7] On 8 February 2015, Berggreen made his debut for Braunschweig. He came on as a substitute in an 0–2 defeat on the 20th matchday against 1.FC Kaiserslautern, coming off the bench in the 69th minute for Raffael Korte.[8] On 23 February 2015, made his debut in the starting line-up, in a 1–1 draw on the 22nd matchday against RB Leipzig, also scoring his first goal for Eintracht Braunschweig.[9] On 25 May 2015, he came on as a substitute on the 31st matchday against FSV Frankfurt and contributed two goals to the 2–0 victory of his team.[10]

Mainz 05[edit]

He moved to Mainz 05 on 31 January 2016.[11] Hobro IK received about 2 million Danish crowns for this sale. Already a month after his arrival, he got injured and had to get his knee operated.[12] He was back in training in the summer 2016. But unfortunately, just weeks after his return, he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and was out the rest of the season. So in the summer 2017, Berggreen still hadn't got his debut yet.

International career[edit]

On 9 September 2014, he made his debut for the Danish U21 national team, and became the first Hobro player to ever represent a Danish national team at any level,[13] scoring a goal in his debut.[14]

Private life[edit]

Berggreen's mother is from Croatia, so he can both represent Denmark and Croatia in international football.[15]


  1. ^ "Ung Hobro-angriber fristet af Kroatien". bold.dk. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Emil Berggren". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  3. ^ Brønshøj beholder Berggreen‚ bold.dk, 1 February 2013
  4. ^ Fire klubber har budt på Berggreen‚ bold.dk, 18 June 2014
  5. ^ Hobro køber ombejlede Berggreen‚ bold.dk, 20 June 2014
  6. ^ Eftertragtet Berggreen lukker ingen døre‚ bold.dk, 27 December 2012
  7. ^ "Eintracht verpflichtet Emil Berggreen" [Eintracht signs Emil Berggreen]. eintracht.com (in German). 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Ring macht beim Comeback den Deckel drauf". kicker online. Olympia Verlag GmbH. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Berggreen zeigt sein Können – Kaiser kontert". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Berggreen ist sofort zur Stelle". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Mainz 05 verpflichtet Emil Berggreen" [Mainz 05 signs Emil Berggreen] (in German). 1. FSV Mainz 05. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  12. ^ Emil Berggreen skal under kniven‚ bold.dk, 9 February 2016
  13. ^ "Hobro-spiller på landsholdet: Det er stort". Tv2. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Dansk U21-landshold smadrer Bulgarien". TV2. Retrieved 10 September 2014.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ Ung Hobro-angriber fristet af Kroatien‚ bold.dk, 2 September 2014