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Jes Høgh

Jes Høgh
Personal information
Full name Jes Høgh
Date of birth (1966-05-07) 7 May 1966
Place of birth Aalborg, Denmark
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Aalborg Chang 50 (0)
1987–1991 AaB 95 (13)
1991–1994 Brøndby 79 (6)
1994–1995 AaB 14 (4)
1995–1999 Fenerbahçe 115 (6)
1999–2001 Chelsea 17 (0)
Total 370 (29)
National team
1991–2000 Denmark 57 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Jes Høgh (born 7 May 1966) is a former Danish football player. He played 57 matches and scored 1 goal for the Danish national football team, and Høgh represented Denmark at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, as well as the UEFA Euro 1996 and UEFA Euro 2000 tournaments. He was a part of the Denmark team that won the 1995 King Fahd Cup.


  • Biography 1
    • The returning champion 1.1
    • Moving abroad 1.2
  • Club statistics 2
  • Honours 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Born in AaB in the top-flight Danish 1st Division. At AaB he formed an attacking midfield duo with Peter Rasmussen, and especially the 1990 season was a breakthrough as Høgh scored 7 goals in 26 games. He suffered a knee injury in late 1990, but Høgh managed to make his debut for the Danish national team when he took part in the April 1991 friendly match 1–1 draw with Bulgaria.

As his contract with AaB ran out in January 1992, he had signed a new deal with league rivals transferred to Danish champions Brøndby for 500,000 DKK in October 1991.[2]

The returning champion

At Brøndby, Høgh was re-schooled from his midfielder role to a central defender, who from time to time took part in the attacking moves. He was one of several new players from Jutland clubs who arrived at Brøndby that year, including Marc Rieper who Høgh would later spend the majority of his Danish national team matches partnering in the Danish central defense. Despite personal success, with Høgh being named 1993 Brøndby Player of the Year, the club only won a single Danish Cup trophy in his time at the club. In his last year at Brøndby, Høgh suffered minor injuries and he lost his place in the starting line-up for both club and country.

In November 1994 he moved back to AaB on a three-year semi-professional contract.[3] He played the second half of the 1994–95 season, as AaB won the Danish championship. He also played full-time in all three matches, as the Danish national team won the 1995 King Fahd Cup. Following the title wins, Høgh moved abroad to play for Fenerbahçe in Turkey, for 11 million DKK in June 1995.[4]

Moving abroad

In his first year at Fenerbahçe, he and former Brøndby player UEFA Euro 1996. He also appeared in all Denmark's five matches at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, before he transferred to English club Chelsea for 3.5 million DKK in July 1999.[5]

At Chelsea, Høgh was a back-up player to French internationals Marcel Desailly and Frank Leboeuf. He won the 2000 FA Cup with the club, and he was also called up for Denmark to play the UEFA Euro 2000 tournament, though he sat out in all games through injury. He played 17 league matches for Chelsea, until an ankle injury forced Høgh to retire in March 2001.[6]

In January 2007, Høgh suffered an intermediate stroke while at a hotel room in Copenhagen. He was talking to his wife on the phone at the time, and was quickly aided by paramedics. He was also unable to move any of his right side and couldn't speak afterwards. During his recovery, he received moral support from both his former clubs Chelsea and Fenerbahce.[7]

Club statistics

Only league games included.
Season Club Matches Goals
19??-1987 Aalborg Chang 50 ?
1987 AaB 21 2
1988 AaB 18 1
1989 AaB 23 1
1990 AaB 26 7
1991 AaB 7 2
1991–92 Brøndby 7 1
1992–93 Brøndby 30 3
1993–94 Brøndby 29 2
1994–95 Brøndby 13 0
1994–95 AaB 14 4
1995–96 Fenerbahçe 34 2
1996–97 Fenerbahçe 25 2
1997–98 Fenerbahçe 30 0
1998–99 Fenerbahçe 26 2
1999-00 Chelsea 11 0
2000–01 Chelsea 6 0




  1. ^ "Jes Høgh solgt til Silkeborg", Berlingske Tidende, 23 November 1990
  2. ^ Kim Simmelsgaard, "AaBs Høgh til Brøndby – Silkeborg scorer kassen", B.T., 16 October 1991
  3. ^ Jan Løfberg, "Høghen flyver hjem til AaB", Berlingske Tidende, 28 November 1994
  4. ^ Bjarne Nielsen, "Sælges for 11 mill.", Ekstra Bladet, 15 June 1995
  5. ^ Nicolai Kampmann, "Jes Høgh til Chelsea", Aktuelt, 9 July 1999
  6. ^ "Høgh stopper karrieren", Politiken, 21 March 2001
  7. ^ Bjarne Nielsen, Stækkede vinger, Ekstra Bladet, 13 February 2007

External links

  • Danish national team profile
  • (Danish) AaB profile
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