Emil Riis Jakobsen Bio, Age, Facts, Family, Salary, Current Team, Net Worth, Nationality, Transfer, Wiki, Girlfriend, Dating, Contract, Position

Emil Riis Jakobsen

Facts About Emil Riis Jakobsen

Celebrated Name Emil Riis Jakobsen
Age 24 Years Old
Nick Name Riis
Birth Name Emil Riis Jakobsen
Birth Date 1998-06-24
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Danish
Birth Nation Denmark
Place Of Birth Hobro, Denmark
Horoscope Cancer
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christianity
Career Start 2018
Marital Status Dating
Girl Friend Caroline Dragsbæk
Height 6 ft. 3 inches
Weight 87kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Salary £500,000
Current Team Preston North End
Position Forward
Jersey Number 19
Links Instagram

Emil Riis Jakobsen is a Danish professional football player who plays for EFL Championship club Preston North End and the Denmark national U21 team as a forward. He trained and played for his hometown club and then joined the youth team of Randers at the age of 14 where he went on to become the top scorer of the U17 team by scoring 24 goals in the youth league. After two trials, on 30 July 2015, he joined the youth team of English club Derby County and began his career at the club. On 11 January 2018, he joined VVV-Venlo on a loan deal till the end of the 2017-18 season where he made only 3 appearances for the club in all the competitions. On 13 June 2018, he returned to Randers FC where he signed a three-year contract with the club. He made his debut for the club on 16 July 2018. On 1 October 2020, he signed a four-year contract with English Championship club Preston North End for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around DKK 10 million. He made his debut for the club on 4 October 2020.

On the international level, he has represented Denmark at various age levels. He has represented Denmark at U16, U17, U19, U20, and U21 levels. He was called up to the senior Denmark squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against the Faroe Islands and Scotland on 12 and 15 November 2021, respectively where he was on the bench against Scotland. He is yet to make his senior international team debut for Denmark. 

What is Emil Riis Jakobsen Famous For?

  • Being a Danish professional football player.
  • For playing as a forward for EFL Championship club Preston North End.


Where is Emil Riis Jakobsen From?

Emil Riis Jakobsen was born on 24 June 1998. His birthplace is Hobro, Denmark. Detail about his parents has been kept secret and has not been disclosed yet. He holds Danish nationality. He belongs to mixed ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Cancer.

Emil Riis Jakobsen Club Career

  • He trained and played for his hometown club and then joined the youth team of Randers at the age of 14 where he went on to become the top scorer of the U17 team by scoring 24 goals in the youth league. 
  • After two trials, on 30 July 2015, he joined the youth team of English club Derby County and began his career at the club. After joining the club, he was assigned to the U18 team. He further progressed on to play for the U23 team and scored 11 goals as his side gained the Premier League 2 Division 1 status.
  • On 11 January 2018, he joined VVV-Venlo on a loan deal till the end of the 2017-18 season. He made his debut for the club on 17 March 2018 in a 0-3 away loss to PSV. During his loan spell at VVV-Venlo, he made only 3 appearances for the club in all the competitions. 
  • On 13 June 2018, he returned to Randers FC where he signed a three-year contract with the club. He made his debut for the club on 16 July 2018 in a 0-2 loss against Brondby IF. On 4 August 2018, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw against Esbjerg fB. In the 2018-19 season, his first season in the top Danish Superliga, he played regularly but was not always a starter. During the season, he also made appearances for the reserve team. During that season, he made 32 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals in all the competitions as Randers finished in eighth place of the league table that season, and thereby qualified for Group 2 in the relegation round, in which the club made play-offs for European football as group winners. Additionally, in the play-offs, Randers reached the third and decisive qualifying round, where they eventually lost 4-2 to Brondby who qualified for UEFA Europa League participation.
  • During his 2019-20 season, he was able to establish himself in the starting lineup. During that season, he made 37 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals and providing 6 assists in all the competitions as Randers ended in 7th place in the league and again qualified for the relegation round, in which he scored three goals and again helped his club to European play-offs. There, Randers were knocked out by OB (2-1; 0-2).
  • On 1 October 2020, he signed a four-year contract with English Championship club Preston North End for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around DKK 10 million. He made his debut for the club on 4 October 2020 in a 4-2 win against Brentford. On 4 November 2020, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Reading. During his 2020-21 season, he made 39 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions.
  • During his 2021-22 season, he started the season in fine form, scoring 5 goals in all competitions during August. His goalscoring form continued, scoring 16 goals in all competitions by the end of January 2022, including an audacious 96th minute equalising volley against Bristol City on 29 January 2022, winning further plaudits for his goalscoring ability. 


Emil Riis Jakobsen International Career

  • He has represented Denmark at various age levels. 
  • He has represented Denmark at U16, U17, U19, U20, and U21 levels. 
  • He was called up to the senior Denmark squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against the Faroe Islands and Scotland on 12 and 15 November 2021, respectively where he was on the bench against Scotland. 
  • He is yet to make his senior international team debut for Denmark.


Emil Riis Jakobsen Girlfriend and Dating

Looking at his personal life, he maintains his personal life private. However, the Danish star is not single. He is reportedly dating a beautiful girl, Caroline Dragsbæk. He has not shared many details about his relationship status. He had shared a couple of pictures with his reported girlfriend on his social media accounts. He posted a photo with Caroline Dragsbæk on Christmas 2020. Any updates on his love life will be updated here.

Emil Riis Jakobsen Height

Emil Riis Jakobsen stands at a height of 1.90m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 87kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is blonde. His sexual orientation is straight. His other body measurement such as chest size, biceps size, and waist size is still got to get revealed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body.

Emil Riis Jakobsen Salary

Emil Riis Jakobsen earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In October 2020, he signed a four-year contract with English Championship club Preston North End for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around DKK 10 million. As of 2022, his estimated net worth is around $1 million-$5 million and his salary is £500,000. His market value is around €2 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He belongs to mixed ethnicity.
  • He is yet to make his senior international team debut for Denmark.
  • He wears shirt number 19 for Preston North End.