After more than two seasons with FC Helsingør, the club and forward Jeppe Kjær have mutually agreed to terminate his contract as the 35-year-old announces his retirement as a professional player following a catastrophic knee injury suffered last season.
“First of all, of course, I’m sorry it’s ending now,” Kjær said. “It hurts. I’ve really enjoyed my years in Helsingør, where I’ve found a really nice balance in terms of. sport and family life, where there has been room for both. I have really appreciated that. A lot has happened, both athletically and organisationally, from when I started to now. And at the same time, I feel that I didn’t quite finish it all – and I’m really sorry about that.
“At the same time, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in and around FCH. It is a club and a city with a huge sporting potential – and with some people inside the club who are just all-around good people.”
Kjær signed with FC Helsingør in July 2019 and has since played 34 games with 28 goals scored for the club.
“Jeppe is one of the most professional players I’ve ever worked with, and I wish him the best,” FCH manager Morten Eskesen said. “I have no doubt that he will be a winner no matter what path he next takes.”
“Jeppe has been a big part of the success of FC Helsingør the last two years,” FCH chief scout Brian Gellert said. “Thirty-four games and 28 goals says it all. Besides that, Jeppe has been a top professional player and is a great person. Always ready to fight for the White and Blue. He gave everything for this club and will forever be a big part of the club’s history for years to come. We are so grateful that we were lucky enough to have him for 2 years.”
Kjær finishes as the 2nd highest scoring player in FC Helsingør history.
“I will of course be following from the sidelines and look forward to sitting in the stadium next May and watching the boys play the promotion match,” Kjær said.
Thank you for your huge efforts in the club and we wish you all the best in the future!