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Emil Riis Jakobsen

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Biography

Date of birth

24/06/1998

Height

190 cm

Signed

02/10/2020

Country

Denmark

Emil Riis Jakobsen joined North End in the summer of 2020 from Danish Superliga side Randers FC.

North End paid a significant undisclosed fee for the highly-rated forward who had a spell in England as a youth team player for Derby County.

Emil scored twice in three games for Randers at the start of the 2020/21 season before joining PNE, winning the player of the month award for September.

The Danish U21 international also scored for his country in that time, scoring a late equaliser against Ukraine in an UEFA U21 Championship qualifier.

Riis came through the youth system at Randers FC, before joining Derby County's youth team in 2015 at the age of 17.

After a brief loan spell with Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo, Emil returned to Randers FC in 2018, playing in the Danish Superliga before signing for PNE.

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