Martin Braithwaite Biography

( 1991 - )
February 24, 2020
First published on:February 6, 2018
by Jack Ol

Facts of Martin Braithwaite

Date of Birth: 1991, June 5
Age: 28 years old
Birth Nation: Denmark
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Martin Braithwaite Christensen
Birth Place Esbjerg, Denmark
Famous Name Martin Braithwaite
Father Keith Braithwaite
Mother Heidi Braithwaite
Nationality Danish
Ethnicity Guyanese
Currently Working For Bordeaux as a loan from Middlesbourgh
Currently Married Yes
Married to Anne-Laure Louis
Divorce No
Children 3
Affair with No
Girlfriend No
Boyfriend No
Religion Unknown
Tatto(s) No

Martin Braithwaite is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a striker and occasionally a winger. He recently signed with the Spanish club FC Barcelona and is also a member of the Denmark National Football Team. Earlier, Braithwaite Leganes, Middlesbrough, and Toulouse.

The Danish forwarder Martin was also picked for the Russia World Cup 2018 in 23 man's squad for the Danish national team.

Braithwaite’s Salary at FC Barcelona; How much is his Net worth?

The Danish forward recently completed his move to Spanish top tier Barcelona from Leganes for a transfer fee worth €18 million. His release clause was set to €300 million but was lowered for the immediate signing. He reportedly earned around $40,000 in a week at Leganes and will receive the same amount sa salary from Barcelona.

Braithwaite's annual salary is reported to be about $1.9 million in 2020. A reliable player and a good family man, Martin Braithwaite’s current net worth is not known.

His wage rate for Bordeaux was estimated to be €22,000. His weekly wage was £ 30,000 for Middlesbrough and more than €15,240 for the French club, Toulouse previously. From his above weekly wages, his salary can be assumed to be more than € 1.1 million that he earned annually as salary from Bordeaux.

He is also actively involved with humanitarian organizations and gives his time to various charities and trust. During his time with the French club, Toulouse, he made a pledge to donate €1000 to charity for every goal he scored during the season.

Who is Martin Braithwaite's Wife?

Martin Braithwaite is happily married and currently enjoys his life with family. He is married to a French Journalist and TV show host Anne-Laure Louis. Martin and Anne met each other through a TV report and got married in summer 2019 in Ibiza.

Martin Braithwaite and his wife SOURCE: [email protected]

The couple is blessed with three children and is expecting their fourth child a son with a due date in April. He is a highly devoted family man.

Braithwaite and his wife Anne with their children SOURCE: [email protected]

A truly inspirational player, with good moral values, loving heart and great spirit Martin Braithwaite is a true inspiration for all who want to make a career in Football.

Martin Braithwaite’s Early Life

Braithwaite is of Guyanese ethnicity and was born on 5th June 1991 in Esbjerg, Denmark to parents: mother, Heidi Braithwaite, and father, Keith Braithwaite. He was born and raised in Denmark.

Martin Braithwaite’s Early Career

Martin Braithwaite started his career playing at youth ranks of local Danish clubs like SGI, Esberg FB, and FC Midtjylland.

Martin Braithwaite’s Professional Career

Esbjerg fB

After finishing his youth career at Esbjerg fB, he made his debut for the main team during season 2009. His team won the Danish Cup in 2012/13 season with him scoring two crucial goals for the team against Brondby IF at the semi-final.

With his impressive play at the Danish club, Braithwaite attracted many European top-level clubs such as Auxerre, Rennes, Hull City and Celtic.

Overall, he scored seventeen goals in 88 matches during his time at the club.


He was signed to French football club, Toulouse FC, on August 2013 for a reported fee of approx. €2 million.

Middlesbrough FC

The Danish striker signed a four-year contract Middlesbrough club for a fee close to being around £9 million.

He made his debut for the English team at league match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 5 August 2017 and scored his maiden goal for the English club against Brentford on 30 September 2017.


He was loaned to the French football club on January 31, 2018, for the rest of the season. He then joined Leganes on loan in 2019. He later signed with a permanent deal with Leganes in 2019.

Leganes and Barcelona

Braithwaite played with Leganes for a season and was signed by Barcelona triggering the release clause which was reported to be €18 million. He made his debut against Eibar where he provided assist to Lionel Messi to win the match by 5-0.

Martin Braithwaite International Career

Though he was eligible to play for Guyana he opts to play for Denmark. After representing Denmark in their  U-17, U-18, and U-21 teams, he made his debut senior side against Georgia in a friendly match in June 2013.

Braithwaite scored his first international goal for Denmark against Poland in a friendly match in August 2013.

He was one of the key strikers along with Yussuf Poulsen, Andreas Cornelius as well as several players such Christian Eriksen, Pione Sisto, Andreas Christensen, Jens Larsen, captain Simon Kjaer as well as vice-captain William Kvist played a significant in Denmark qualifying for 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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