Position Forward, Winger
Name Johanna Rasmussen
Current team Kristianstads DFF
Number 13 (Umea IK / Forward)
Height 1.67 m
|Full name Johanna Maria Baltensberger
Date of birth (1983-07-02) July 2, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Nykobing Falster, Denmark
Q&A with Kia McNeill and Johanna Rasmussen
Johanna Maria Baltensberger Rasmussen (born 2 July 1983) is a Danish professional footballer, who represents Swedish Damallsvenskan club Linköpings FC and the Denmark women's national football team. She plays as a left winger or forward and wears the number 13 shirt for Denmark.
In February 2002 Rasmussen was reported to be joining Texas Tech University on a soccer scholarship. Instead she moved to Fortuna Hjørring in summer 2002.
Rasmussen represented Fortuna Hjørring in both legs of the 2003 UEFA Women's Cup Final, a 1–7 aggregate defeat to Umeå IK of Sweden. After 125 appearances for Fortuna, Rasmussen signed a contract with Umeå IK ahead of the Swedish 2008 season.
In 2010 Rasmussen followed Umeå teammates Ramona Bachmann and Mami Yamaguchi to the American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league, playing the 2010 season with Atlanta Beat who finished last. She began the following campaign with magicJack, but after scoring once in eight appearances negotiated a release from her contract to return to Europe.
She signed with Kristianstads DFF in August 2011. Rasmussen moved to league champions Linköpings FC ahead of the 2017 season, but suffered a serious knee injury shortly afterwards.
Rasmussen made her senior international debut in October 2002, in a 2–0 defeat to Germany in Ulm. She went on to play at UEFA Women's Euro 2005 in North West England, the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China and UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland. Rasmussen won her 100th cap for Denmark in March 2013.
She was named in national coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller's Denmark squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013. In Denmark's opening group match against hosts Sweden Rasmussen featured in an eventful 1–1 draw.
Rasmussen was a childhood chess champion.