Kasper Junker

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Kasper Junker
Personal information
Full name Kasper Aalund Junker [1]
Date of birth (1994-03-05) 5 March 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Vinding, Denmark
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) [2]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Urawa Red Diamonds
Number 7
Youth career
1998–???? Vinding SF
Vejle Boldklub
Kolding IF
0000–2012 FC Djursland
2012–2013 Randers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2013–2016 Randers 17 (0)
2015Fredericia (loan) 0 (0)
2016–2018 AGF 61 (7)
2018–2019 Horsens 25 (3)
2019Stabæk (loan) 12 (6)
2020 Bodø/Glimt 25 (27)
2021– Urawa Red Diamonds 10 (7)
National team
2013 Denmark U20 5 (0)
2016–2017 Denmark U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 14:03, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

Kasper Aalund Junker (born 5 March 1994) is a Danish professional footballer who plays for Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds as a forward.

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Career

Early years

Junker started playing football as a 4-year-old with local club Vinding SF before moving to the Vejle Boldklub academy and from there on to Kolding IF. He joined Hessel Gods Fodboldkostskole (Hessel Gods Football Academy) in tenth grade, where he was coached by the likes of Flemming Povlsen and played for FC Djursland's team in the Denmark Series. [3] Junker was spotted by scouts of Randers, whom he joined at U19 level in the summer of 2012, while attending HHX ("Higher Commercial Examination Programme") at Tradium Randers. [4]

Randers

Junker made his Danish Superliga debut for Randers as a substitute in the away match against Vestsjælland on 7 March 2014, and contributed with an assist to Kasper Fisker's goal in the 1–1 draw. [5] Junker also came on the pitch on 4 April when Randers beat AGF 0–1 in Aarhus. [6]

In the summer of 2014, he signed a full-time contract with Randers, and was thus promoted to the first team and became a professional. [7] In January 2015, he was sent on a six-month loan to second-tier Danish 1st Division club Fredericia, but failed to make an appearance. [8]

AGF

In the summer of 2016, Junker signed a three-year contract with Randers' Superliga rivals to the south, AGF, [9] where he began the season as a starter due to Morten "Duncan" Rasmussen's injury in a pre-season match. [10]

Horsens

On the last day of the transfer window, 31 August 2018, Junker signed with AC Horsens on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee. However, the Horsens stated that it was a record transfer fee for the club. [11]

Norway

On 9 August 2019, Junker was loaned out to Norwegian club Stabæk from Horsens for the rest of 2019 with an option to buy. [12] On 17 December 2019, Junker signed a three-year contract with Norwegian club Bodø/Glimt from 1 January 2020. [13]

Japan

In April 2021 he was sold to Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds. [14]

Career statistics

Club

As of 17 July 2021 [15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Randers 2013–14 Danish Superliga 400040
2014–15 500050
2015–16 8021101
Total17021191
AGF 2016–17 Danish Superliga26313276
2017–18 28400284
2018–19 700070
Total617136210
Horsens 2018–19 Danish Superliga22310233
2019–20 300030
Total25310263
Stabæk (loan) 2019 Eliteserien 12600126
Bodø/Glimt 2020 Eliteserien252700112628
Urawa Red Diamonds 2021 J1 League 107541511
Career total15050981116059

Honours

Bodø/Glimt

Individual

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