Sofie Junge Pedersen

Sofie Junge Pedersen
Personal information
Full name Sofie Junge Pedersen[1]
Date of birth (1992-04-24) April 24, 1992
Place of birth Aarhus, Denmark
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Rosengård
Number 27
Youth career
1999–2006 BMI
2007–2009 IK Skovbakken
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 IK Skovbakken
2012–2015 Fortuna Hjørring
2015– FC Rosengård
National team
2007 Denmark U-16 3 (1)
2007–2008 Denmark U-17 19 (4)
2010–2012 Denmark U-19 25 (5)
2011 Denmark U-23 1 (0)
2011– Denmark 37 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 July 2013.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:12, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Sofie Junge Pedersen (born 24 April 1992) is a Danish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Swedish club FC Rosengård and the Denmark national team. She previously played for Fortuna Hjørring and IK Skovbakken of the Danish Elitedivisionen.

Club career

Pedersen played for IK Skovbakken until 2011 before moving to Fortuna Hjørring. Skovbakken had made Pedersen and fellow youngster Pernille Harder contracted players in April 2010, in recognition of their exceptional potential.[2]

In June 2015 Pedersen signed for FC Rosengård, after impressing the Swedish Damallsvenskan champions while playing against them with Fortuna Hjørring in the UEFA Women's Champions League.[3]

International career

At the inaugural 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand, Pedersen was part of the Denmark team who won their group before losing 4–0 to eventual champions North Korea in the quarter-final.[4]

In December 2011 Pedersen scored on her senior international debut, a 4–0 win over Chile in São Paulo. She was named in national coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller's Denmark squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[5]

Personal life

As well as being a footballer, Pedersen is a widely read intellectual who identifies as a socialist.[6] In addition to her football career and university studies she undertakes charity and development work in Africa.[7]



Fortuna Hjørring


  1. "List of Players - Denmark" (PDF). FIFA. 27 October 2008. p. 5. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. Dahl Mikkelsen, Tejs (27 April 2010). "To talenter på kontrakt i Skovbakken" (in Danish). Århus Stiftstidende. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  3. Andersson, Jan Peter (15 June 2015). "Junge Pedersen snart klar för FC Rosengård" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  4. "Sofie Pedersen". UEFA. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  5. Bruun, Peter (21 June 2013). "Upbeat Heiner-Møller confirms Denmark squad". UEFA. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  6. "Sofie Junge Pedersen" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  7. Ahlstrøm, Frits (15 November 2014). "Topspiller magter fodbold, studier og ulandsarbejde" (in Danish). TV 3 (Denmark). Retrieved 5 September 2015.
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