Viktor Fischer

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Viktor Fischer
Personal information
Full name Viktor Gorridsen Fischer[1]
Date of birth (1994-06-09) 9 June 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Aarhus, Denmark
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
1999–2002 Lyseng IF
2002–2004 Viby IF
2004–2009 AGF
2009–2011 FC Midtjylland
2011–2012 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Ajax 79 (24)
2016– Middlesbrough 9 (0)
National team
2008–2010 Denmark U16 10 (4)
2009–2011 Denmark U17 30 (20)
2011–2012 Denmark U19 6 (3)
2012– Denmark U21 7 (2)
2012– Denmark 15 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016

Viktor Gorridsen Fischer (born 9 June 1994) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Middlesbrough in the Premier League and the Denmark national team.[2]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After playing in the youth ranks for Lyseng IF. He then decided in 2004 to move to AGF and then later FC Midtjylland in his native Denmark, Fischer joined the youth of AFC Ajax, where he played for the A1 selection in his first year with the Amsterdam side, having signed a three-year contract, binding him to the club until 30 June 2014. He had attracted interest from other clubs as well, such as Chelsea, Inter Milan, Manchester City and Manchester United due to his performance for Denmark in the U17 World Cup, but decided to sign with Ajax instead.[3] In his first season with Ajax, Fischer played for the Ajax A1 youth squad, helping his team to the finals of the NextGen Series, the Champions League equivalent for under-20 youth squads.[4] Ajax would eventually lose the final to Inter Milan 5–3 on penalties, when the match ended 1–1 after extra time, finishing the tournament as runners-up.[5] Fischer also finished as joint top scorer of the competition with 7 goals, together with Cameroonian youth International Jean Marie Dongou from FC Barcelona.[6]


2012–13 season[edit]

Fischer made his debut for the Ajax first team in the 2012–13 pre-season, in a win against SV Huizen, defeating the Huizen side 3–1, scoring his first goal in the 63rd minute.[7] He made his Eredivisie debut on 20 October 2012 as a substitute in the 84th minute of a match against Heracles Almelo which ended in a 3–3 draw.[8] He scored his first goal in a regular season for Ajax on 31 October 2012 starting the match against ONS Sneek in the KNVB Cup making it 1–0 in the 74th minute in the 2–0 win.[9] His Champions League debut was in the group D fixture of the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League series on 6 November 2012, in an away match against Manchester City, which ended in a 2–2 draw, coming in as an '87 minute substitute for Christian Poulsen, making his continental debut at the top flight, at the age of 18 years.[10] Having started in the Dutch Super Cup match against PSV on 5 August 2012, and a Dutch Cup match against ONS Sneek on 31 October 2012, Fischer played in the starting lineup of Ajax in an Eredivisie match for the first time on 11 November 2012, against PEC Zwolle, scoring twice and helping his side to a 4–2 away win.[11]

On 20 January 2013, Fischer played in his first Klassieker match against arch-rivals Feyenoord from Rotterdam, starting on the Left wing, he earned himself the Man of the Match award after scoring the first two goals in the first half of the match. His first goal in the 7' minute saw Fischer attacking from the left, and dribbling past the last defender and the keeper to score on the empty goal, while his second goal in the 40' minute came from the right side of the box, after he stripped the ball from Feyenoord defender Joris Mathijsen and volleyed it into the back of the net, Ajax went into halftime up by two goals. He was substituted in the 61' minute for Ryan Babel, with the match ending 3–0 for the Amsterdam side, in what would be the club's 50th all time victory over Feyenoord at home in Eredivisie history.[12][13][14]

On 18 February 2013 it was announced by Frank de Boer in De Telegraaf, that Viktor Fischer had extended his contract with Ajax until 2017.[15]

In a debut year that saw Fischer emerge as Frank de Boer's first choice on the Left wing, 5 May 2013 saw Fischer help his side secure the 5–0 victory at home needed against Willem II, scoring in the 68'-minute of the match to secure the top position in the Eredivisie table, and thus the club's 3rd consecutive national title and 32nd overall. Later that same day, Fischer was announced as AFC Ajax Talent of the Year, for his outstanding debut season, which saw him find the back of the net ten times, scoring twelve goals in all competitions all together.[16]

2013–14 season[edit]

The 2013–14 season began with Fischer scoring his first goal in a pre-season friendly match against De Graafschap on 13 July 2013 with the match ending a 3–0 win for Ajax in Doetinchem.[17] The season officially kicked off on 27 July 2013 with the Dutch Super Cup (Johan Cruijff Shield) which would see Dutch Cup winners AZ face-off against league champions Ajax at the Amsterdam ArenA.[18] Fischer played the full match on the left wing, as Ajax defeated AZ 3–2 after extra time, earning the 8th overall Dutch Super Cup trophy for the club.[19] He scored his first Eredivisie goal for Ajax in the season opener against Roda JC Kerkrade scoring the final goal in the 83' minute, in the 3–0 win in Amsterdam.[20]

On 22 January 2014 Ajax played archrivals Feyenoord in the Quarter-finals of the KNVB Cup. After having conceded the first goal in the 7'-minute of the match, Fischer stripped the ball from Feyenoord defender Joris Mathijsen once more and volleyed it into the net much like he did a season prior, tying the match and helping his side to a 3–1 victory and placement in the Semi-finals of the Dutch Cup.[21] Fischer suffered an injury to his hamstring on 24 February 2014 in a 4–0 win against AZ.[22] On 22 April 2014 it was announced that Fischer would undergo surgery in Gothenburg, Sweden, and would not return to the pitch until 2015.[23] Ajax finished the season winning their fourth consecutive Eredivisie title, and as Dutch Super Cup winners, with Fischer having made 35 appearances in all competitions, while scoring 7 goals in total (4 goals in the KNVB Cup).

2014–15 season[edit]

Fischer was sidelined for the majority of the 2014–15 season, recovering from a hamstring injury he had obtained during the previous season.[23] He made his return playing in the Eerste Divisie for the reserves team Jong Ajax, debuting on 21 March 2015 in a 3–0 away loss to De Graafschap. Two days later he scored his first goal, while playing for the reserves team in a friendly match against Borussia Dortmund U-23. He scored the opening goal in the 12th minute of the 4–3 loss in Dortmund.[24] On 3 April 2015 he scored his first Eerste Divisie goal in the 52nd minute of a 2–1 away loss to FC Eindhoven. After four appearances in the Dutch second division, Fischer returned to the first team on 19 April 2015, coming on in the second half for Kolbeinn Sigþórsson in a 0–0 draw with NAC Breda at home.[25]

2015–16 season[edit]

Fischer began the season as Frank de Boer's first choice on the right wing, where he eventually lost his starting position to Amin Younes. On 26 January 2016, Fischer made his 100th appearance for Ajax, becoming the 159th Ajax player to join the Club van 100. Throughout the season, Fischer saw less playing time for the first team, which resulted in him playing several matches for the reserves team in the Eerste Divisie. The season took a dramatic turn on the final match day when Ajax drew against De Graafschap, and were surpassed by rivals PSV by points, thus losing the title to their rivals. A few weeks later Fischer expressed his desire to find another club.[26]


On 26 May 2016, Fischer's transfer to Middlesbrough was made official. Ajax received a transfer fee of €5 million with Fischer signing a four-year contract binding him to the club until 2020.[27][28]

International career[edit]


Fischer represented Denmark at U16, U17, U19 and U21 level.[29] While playing for the U17 squad, he was able to score 20 goals in 30 matches. He was also a part of the Danish U17 squad that made it to the semi-final of the U17 European championship 2011, before bowing out to Germany in a 0–2 loss.


On 14 November 2012, Fischer made his senior debut, when he came on as a substitute for Michael Krohn-Dehli in a 1–1 draw in a friendly against Turkey.[30] On 8 June 2015, he again came on as a sub for Krohn-Delhi, and scored the winning penalty goal in the 85th minute, of a 2–1 friendly victory over Montenegro.[31]

Personal life[edit]

Fischer is the grandson of Danish former footballer Poul Pedersen. Like his grandfather, Fischer plays on the wing. While his grandfather played on the right wing, he prefers to play on the left.[32]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 1 October 2016.[33]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe1 Other2 Total
2012–13 Ajax Eredivisie 23 10 4 2 5 0 1 0 33 12
2013–14 24 3 4 4 6 0 1 0 35 7
2014–15 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
2015–16 28 8 2 1 9 2 0 0 39 11
Total Netherlands 79 24 10 7 20 2 2 0 111 33
England League FA Cup Europe Other Total
2016–17 Middlesbrough Premier League 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Total England 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Career total 83 24 10 7 20 2 3 0 116 33

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes Johan Cruijff Shield and League Cup matches.


As of match played 11 October 2016[34]

Denmark national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 1 0
2013 5 0
2014 0 0
2015 2 1
2016 6 2
Total 14 3

International goals[edit]

As of match played 31 August 2016[34]

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 June 2015 Viborg Stadion, Denmark  Montenegro 2–1 2–1 Friendly Match
2. 3 June 2016 Toyota Stadium, Japan  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–0 2–2 (3–4 p) 2016 Kirin Cup
3. 31 August 2016 CASA Arena Horsens, Denmark  Liechtenstein 4–0 5–0 Friendly Match






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