Pernille Mosegaard Harder (born 15 November 1992) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a Midfielder or striker for VfL Wolfsburg and in 2018 was named Europe's best female footballer. She also plays for Danish national team and She was on the team that won silver at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. She was only 23 years old when she was named the national team leader in March 2016 and She made her debut for the national team in 2009.
Before signing for Linköpings in June 2012 Harder played for Team Viborg and IK Skovbakken in her country's Elitedivisionen. Skovbakken had made Harder and her contemporary Sofie Junge Pedersen contracted players in April 2010, in recognition of their exception potential.
Harder chose a Swedish club for her next destination because she wanted a new challenge, but also because she wanted to remain in Scandinavia. In September 2013 she scored all four goals in Linköpings' 4–1 win at relegation-bound Sunnanå SK.
In the 2015 Damallsvenskan season Harder scored 17 goals in 22 appearances for Linköping, winning a series of national awards including Årets Anfallare (English: Forward of the Year) and Årets Allsvenska Spelare (English: League Player of the Year). At the annual awards gala she shared the stage with male winner Zlatan Ibrahimović and was described as "hyper-talented" and "world class" by Swedish national coach Pia Sundhage. Harder was also voted Danish Football Player of the Year in 2015. In June 2016, Harder was among 30 local worthies to be named in a Wall of Fame by Linköping Municipality.
Harder enjoyed further success in the 2016 Damallsvenskan season, retaining the League Player of the Year award. Her 23 league goals secured the Top Goalscorer award and helped Linköping win the Damallsvenskan title. By now a transfer target for the biggest clubs in women's football, Harder's agent announced in November 2016 that she would be leaving Linköping for a new challenge. In December 2016, it was announced that Harder had signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with VfL Wolfsburg running from January 2017.
At the inaugural 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand, Harder was part of the Denmark team who won their group before losing 4–0 to eventual champions North Korea in the quarter-final. Still 16 years old, she contributed a hat-trick to a crushing 15–0 win over Georgia in her senior international debut in October 2009, and she has continued to score regularly for the Danish team ever since.
Harder scored further hat-tricks against Austria and Armenia in 2011 and Russia in 2013. She was named in national coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller's Denmark squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013. With nine goals she had been the team's top goalscorer in qualifying.
In October 2013, Harder won her 50th cap for Denmark in a 1–1 draw with Serbia. She scored Denmark's goal in the match. In March 2016, Harder was appointed captain of the national team.
In 2017, she was named in national coach Nils Nielsen's Denmark squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. She captained the team to the final and scored a goal in Denmark's 4–2 defeat by hosts the Netherlands. She was voted runner-up to Lieke Martens in the UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award for 2016–17.
|1||24 October 2009||Vejle, Denmark||Georgia||3–0||15–0||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying round|
|4||3 October 2010||Vejle, Denmark||Switzerland||1–3||1–3||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying play-off|
|5||21 September 2011||Yerevan, Armenia||Armenia||3–0||5–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying round|
|6||22 October 2011||Vejle, Denmark||Austria||1–0||3–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying round|
|9||23 November 2011||Vejle, Denmark||Armenia||4–0||11–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying round|
|12||8 December 2011||São Paulo, Brazil||Chile||4–0||4–0||2011 International Tournament of São Paulo|
|13||11 December 2011||São Paulo, Brazil||Italy||2–2||2–2||2011 International Tournament of São Paulo|
|14||13 December 2011||São Paulo, Brazil||Brazil||1–0||1–2||2011 International Tournament of São Paulo|
|15||4 April 2012||Prague, Czech Republic||Czech Republic||2–0||2–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying round|
|16||19 September 2012||Vejle, Denmark||Portugal||1–0||2–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying round|
|17||9 December 2012||São Paulo, Brazil||Mexico||3–0||5–0||2012 International Tournament of São Paulo|
|18||13 March 2013||Lagos, Portugal||Mexico||2–0||3–0||2013 Algarve Cup|
|19||8 April 2013||Horsens, Denmark||Russia||3–1||5–1||Friendly|
|22||25 September 2013||Budapest, Hungary||Hungary||2–0||4–0||Friendly|
|24||26 October 2013||Belgrade, Serbia||Serbia||1–0||1–1||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|25||24 November 2013||Valletta, Malta||Malta||3–0||5–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|26||19 June 2014||Tel Aviv, Israel||Israel||2–0||5–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|27||21 August 2014||Reykjavik, Iceland||Iceland||1–0||1–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|28||11 March 2015||Albufeira, Portugal||Norway||1–3||2–5||2015 Algarve Cup|
|30||8 April 2015||Stockholm, Sweden||Sweden||3–3||3–3||Friendly|
|31||22 October 2015||Viborg, Denmark||Moldova||Katrine Veje||2–0||4–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualification|
|32||2 June 2016||Viborg, Denmark||Slovakia||Sanne Troelsgaard||1–0||4–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualification|
|33||7 June 2016||Viborg, Denmark||Poland||unassisted||2–0||6–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualification|
|35||15 September 2016||Chișinău, Moldova||Moldova||Nadia Nadim||2–0||5–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualification|
|38||28 November 2016||Turbize, Belgium||Belgium||2–0||3–1||Friendly|
|40||20 January 2017||Larnaca, Cyprus||Scotland||0–1||2–2||Friendly|
|41||6 March 2017||Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal||Russia||unassisted||1–0||6–1||2016 Algarve Cup|
|44||8 March 2017||Albufeira, Portugal||Australia||Cecilie Sandvej||1–1||1–1||2016 Algarve Cup|
|45||11 April 2017||Slagelse, Denmark||Finland||Stine Larsen||1–0||5–0||Friendly|
|46||1 July 2017||Gladsaxe, Denmark||England||unassisted||1–1||1–2||Friendly|
|47||6 August 2017||Enschede, Netherlands||Netherlands||unassisted||2–2||2–4||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|48||19 August 2017||Győr, Hungary||Hungary||unassisted||3–1||6–1||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|49||24 October 2017||Zaprešić, Croatia||Croatia||unassisted||1–0||4–0||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|51||2 March 2018||Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal||Netherlands||unassisted||1–0||2–3||2018 Algarve Cup|
|52||8 June 2018||Lviv, Ukraine||Ukraine||unassisted||3–0||5–1||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|53||12 June 2018||Viborg, Denmark||Hungary||Nadia Nadim||5–1||5–1||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|54||4 March 2019||Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal||China PR||1–0||1–0||2019 Algarve Cup|
|55||29 August 2019||Viborg, Denmark||Malta||2–0||8–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying|
|56||3 September 2019||Ramat Gan, Israel||Israel||3–0||3–0|
|57||12 November 2019||Viborg, Denmark||Georgia||unassisted||7–0||14–0|
|60||4 March 2020||Parchal, Portugal||Norway||Sofie Svava||1–0||1–2||2020 Algarve Cup|
|61||10 March 2020||Lagos, Portugal||Belgium||unassisted||1–0||4–0|
Since May 2014, Harder is in a relationship with former Linköpings FC teammate and Swedish international, Magdalena Eriksson.
- Linköpings FC
- Winner: 2016
- Svenska Cupen
- Winner: 2014, 2015
- VfL Wolfsburg
- Winner: 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- Winner: 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- UEFA Women's Champions League
- Runners-up: 2017-18
- UEFA Women's Euro 2013: Semi-finals
- UEFA Women's Euro 2017: Runners-up
- Danish Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2010
- Danish Football Player of the Year: 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Damallsvenskan's Most Valuable Player: 2015, 2016
- Forward of the Year in Damallsvenskan: 2015, 2016
- Topscorer in Damallsvenskan: 2016
- FIFPro: FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2017
- UEFA Women's European Championship All Star Team: 2017
- Goal 50: 2017
- UEFA Women's Champions League Squad of the Season: 2017, 2018, 2019
- IFFHS Women's World Team: 2017, 2018
- Topscorer in the Bundesliga: 2018
- UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award: 2018
- The 100 Best Female Footballers In The World Winner: 2018