Johanna Rasmussen

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Johanna Rasmussen
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Personal information
Full name Johanna Maria Baltensberger
Rasmussen[1]
Date of birth (1983-07-02) 2 July 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Left Wing
Forward
Club information
Current team
Linköpings FC
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2002 B1921
2002–2008 Fortuna Hjørring
2008–2009 Umeå IK 42 (17)
2010 Atlanta Beat 19 (4)
2011 magicJack 8 (1)
2011–2017 Kristianstads DFF 116 (28)
2017– Linköpings FC 0 (0)
National team
2000–2002 Denmark U-19 22 (10)
2004 Denmark U-21 3 (0)
2002– Denmark 152 (41)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:18, 16 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:18, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Johanna Maria Baltensberger Rasmussen (born 2 July 1983) is a Danish professional footballer, who represents Swedish Damallsvenskan club Linköpings FC and the Denmark women's national football team. She plays as a left winger or forward and wears the number 13 shirt for Denmark.

Club career[edit]

In February 2002 Rasmussen was reported to be joining Texas Tech University on a soccer scholarship.[2] Instead she moved to Fortuna Hjørring in summer 2002.

Rasmussen represented Fortuna Hjørring in both legs of the 2003 UEFA Women's Cup Final, a 1–7 aggregate defeat to Umeå IK of Sweden. After 125 appearances for Fortuna, Rasmussen signed a contract with Umeå IK ahead of the Swedish 2008 season.[3]

In 2010 Rasmussen followed Umeå teammates Ramona Bachmann and Mami Yamaguchi to the American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league, playing the 2010 season with Atlanta Beat who finished last. She began the following campaign with magicJack, but after scoring once in eight appearances negotiated a release from her contract to return to Europe.

She signed with Kristianstads DFF in August 2011.[4] Rasmussen moved to league champions Linköpings FC ahead of the 2017 season, but suffered a serious knee injury shortly afterwards.[5]

International career[edit]

With Denmark in 2014

Rasmussen made her senior international debut in October 2002, in a 2–0 defeat to Germany in Ulm. She went on to play at UEFA Women's Euro 2005 in North West England, the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China and UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland.[6] Rasmussen won her 100th cap for Denmark in March 2013.[7]

She was named in national coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller's Denmark squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[8] In Denmark's opening group match against hosts Sweden Rasmussen featured in an eventful 1–1 draw.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Rasmussen was a childhood chess champion.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UEFA Competitions Association player list" (PDF). UEFA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Rasmussen Joins 2002 Soccer Signees". Texas Tech University. 14 February 2002. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Saffer, Paul (29 September 2009). "Rasmussen up for Umeå campaign". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Johanna Rasmussen klar för Kristianstad" (in Swedish). Expressen. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Berlin, Sofie (16 February 2017). "LFC's nyförvärv Johanna Rasmussen skadad" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Johanna Rasmussen". UEFA.com. UEFA. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Saffer, Paul (9 July 2013). "Rasmussen: Denmark ready to perform". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Bruun, Peter (21 June 2013). "Upbeat Heiner-Møller confirms Denmark squad". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Dutt, Sujay (11 July 2013). "Petersen's 'crazy' day for Denmark". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Hentze Nielsen, Nathalie (14 July 2013). "Dagens EM-portræt: Skakspilleren, der blev topscorer" (in Danish). Footy.dk. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

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