Benjamin Nygren is a prominent Swedish professional footballer renowned for his role as a right winger with the Danish Superliga club FC Nordsjælland.
|Erik Benjamin Nygren
|Date of Birth:
|8 July 2001
Benjamin Nygren Biography
Born on 8 July 2001, Nygren’s journey in football commenced at the tender age of 5–6 when he began showcasing his talent with Utbynäs SK. At the age of 12 in 2013, his prowess on the field led him to join IFK Göteborg. Following an impressive stint in the youth teams, Nygren marked his first-team debut for IFK Göteborg in a friendly match against Örgryte IS on 24 March 2018.
Benjamin Nygren Age
As of November 2023, he was 22 years old.
Benjamin Nygren Height
He has a height of 1.84 meters.
Benjamin Nygren Parents
Details about his parents are not known.
Benjamin Nygren Career
His exceptional skills did not go unnoticed, and in May 2018, Nygren inked his inaugural professional contract with Göteborg, a deal extending until the conclusion of 2020. Notably, he turned down offers from esteemed foreign clubs such as Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and Inter, solidifying his commitment to IFK Göteborg. The new contract also signaled his promotion to the first-team squad at the age of 16.
Nygren’s official debut for Göteborg occurred against Torns IF in the Swedish Cup on 23 August 2018. As the season progressed, he made his Allsvenskan debut against Djurgårdens IF on 31 October 2018, culminating in an impactful performance with starts in the last three games. In the final game against Örebro SK, Nygren secured his place in the starting lineup and delivered a memorable performance by scoring twice in Göteborg’s 3–1 victory.
In a significant move in his career, Nygren, at the age of 17, embarked on a new chapter by joining Belgian club Genk on 20 June 2019, in a record deal worth approximately five million euros. His contract with Genk extended until June 2024. Notably, Nygren made an impressive debut in a Belgian Super Cup victory against K.V. Mechelen on 20 July 2019, and in his home debut on 27 July, he scored Genk’s first goal in a 2–1 win over K.V. Kortrijk.
To gain additional playing time and valuable experience, Nygren embarked on a loan spell to Dutch side SC Heerenveen on 6 October 2020, spanning two seasons. Despite initial speculations about his departure due to limited playing time, Nygren stayed on and commenced the 2021–22 season with the Dutch club.
In a noteworthy development on 30 January 2022, Nygren’s loan spell at SC Heerenveen was terminated, and he transitioned to Danish Superliga club FC Nordsjælland. The deal with Nordsjælland extends until the conclusion of 2025, marking a pivotal moment in Nygren’s evolving football career.
Benjamin Nygren Net Worth
His estimated net worth is around $2 million.