Rasmus Højlund

Rasmus Højlund

Country: Denmark

Date of birth: 04/02/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Denmark

Height: 192cm

Youth career: Boldklubben af 1893, Brøndby IF, Holbæk Bold- & Idrætsforening, FC Copenhagen (since 2017)

Current club: FC Copenhagen

Squad number: 45

Current national team: Denmark U-17

Position: winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 150.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 31.12.2023

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Patrik Schick


– pace

– finishing 

– off the ball movement

– instinct

– athleticism


– heading 

– first touch 

– link-up play

– ball control

– dribbling

– long shots


No significant weaknesses.

Style of play:

– complete forward

– determined forward with killer-instinct, interesting technique on the ball, good dribbling skills and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

– versatile attacking player who can play on the wing, as a second striker and even as an attacking midfielder

– can create a great striking partnership when paired with a pacey auxiliary striker

– good agility, coordination and decent pace for a player of his size

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– indirect set-piece threat

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize

– very good at link-up play thanks to his good technique, first touch and ability to shield the ball from defenders

– known for his dribbling skills and close control in limited spaces, as well as decent ability to protect and hold up the ball for team-mates with his back to goal

– possesses very impressive mid-range and long-range shooting skills with his left foot

– capable of holding up the ball for teammates to provide them with assists when playing with his back to goal/good ability to connect with midfield

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders

– able to sniff out a goal in any situation

– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates

– dependable option while defending set-pieces

– accurate penalty taker

Højlund with a beautiful curling finish into the far corner.
Højlund with a fantastic goal from outside the penalty area.

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 27 May 2021):

Superligaen 2020/2021: 4 games/0 goals (FC Copenhagen)


Rasmus Højlund joined FC Copenhagen youth academy from Holbæk Bold- & Idrætsforening in 2017. Thanks to his great form and many goals for the U-19 team, he made his professional debut on 25 October 2020 in a league fixture against Aarhus GF. Next season he will be promoted permanently to the first-team.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


First team material in a top European club.





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