The Danish professional soccer player Pernille Harder does not have a boyfriend. However, she has been in a lesbian relationship with her Bayern Munich teammate Magdalena Eriksson for more than eight years.
The former Chelsea duo was noticed kissing on the pitch at the World Cup 2019, which went viral. Thereon, the duo became an iconic power couple and role model for the LGBT community.
Moreover, the couple is proud and open about their lesbian relationship. They often share snippets of their love life on Instagram.
Pernille Mosegaard Harder started her career with Team Viborg in 2007. However, her significant playing career began with the Danish football club Skovbakken in 2010.
After representing Linkoping and VFL Wolfsburg, the attacking midfielder cum forward signed a three-year contract with Chelsea in September 2020.
Considered one of the best soccer players in the world, Harder has led Wolfsburg to four Bundesliga.
Her playing career with Chelsea is also quite remarkable, with three FA Women’s Super League titles and Women’s FA Cups.
The 30-year-old recently signed a three-year contract with Bayern Munich, where she plays with her partner and former Chelsea teammate Magdalena Eriksson.
Meet Partner Magdalena Eriksson
The Swedish professional soccer player Magdalena Eriksson started her career with Enskede IK in Stockholm and later joined Hammarby IF in 2009.
Eriksson then played for Djurgardens IF and Linkoping FC before signing a two-year contract with Women’s Super League team Chelsea in July 2017.
Throughout the six years with the club, the center-back has won 5 WSL titles, four Women’s FA Cups, two FA Women’s League Cups, and one FA Community Shield.
Moreover, her international career began with the Sweden U15 team in 2008.
Later, Harder’s girlfriend became the 2012 U-19 European Champion and made it into the senior training camp the following year.
The 2021 FFFA FIFPRO World XI and 2020 Diamantbollen (Diamond Ball) winner has a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Furthermore, Magdalena is also known for her LGBTQ+ advocacy and rights in sports, along with her partner Pernille.
The Soccer ‘Power Couple’
Pernille Harder was not interested in boys from an early age, nor did she make any boyfriends.
However, she has been in a relationship with her girlfriend, Magdalena Eriksson, since 2014.
The couple played together at Linkoping in Sweden for four years before Harder left for Wolfsburg in 2016, and Eriksson joined Chelsea a year later.
The two athletes’ relationship has never been a secret, but it received a lot of attention at the 2019 World Cup.
During that time, the lovebirds kissed after a Sweden game while Harder watched Eriksson help her side defeat Canada.
Later, the couple’s realization that they could use their platform and prominence for good led them to embrace their roles as LGBTQ+ community ambassadors and icons.
“It made us realize that we are role models, not just in football but in other ways.” Harder commented about being called a ‘power couple’ in an interview.
“It is something we have accepted because we know we are lucky to feel safe and relaxed being in a relationship that is public knowledge,” she added.
Moreover, Harder often posts pictures with her girlfriend, Eriksson, on Instagram. The netizens, too, appreciate their relationship through inspiring comments.
Eriksson and Harder, who work for the nonprofit charitable movement Common Goal, promised to donate 1% of their wages to address social concerns in soccer. Additionally, the duo advocates for LGBTQ+ rights and equality in sports.