Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner was one of the most loved characters in world football and was often referred as ‘Lord Bendtner’ by fans.
Fans gave him the cult hero status and his nickname after a famous quote back in the 2010s. Bendtner said: “If you ask me if I am one of the best strikers in the world, I’d say ‘yes’ because I believe it.”
As many fans around the world joked about his footballing skills, he was dubbed ‘Lord Bendtner’.
Bendtner could have formally acquired a royal title back in the late 2000s, when he was dating Danish royalty Baroness Caroline luel-Brockdorff.
However due to her marriage to Rory Fleming in 2001, her Baroness title was relinquished.
In 2010, Caroline gave birth to Bendtner’s son, but the pair went their separate ways in 2011.
According to The Sun, a friend of the couple said: “It was a whirlwind romance and they were madly in love – perhaps they did realise in the end they were poles apart in age and outlook.
“The birth of a child can put a strain on any relationship but there seems to have been more pressure on them both recently in the last couple of weeks.”
Another source said: “They decided to go their separate ways now rather than have a messy divorce in the future. They will of course remain in close contact because of the child.”
In 2015, Bendtner further cemented his status as Lord Bendtner after Danish magazine SE Og HOR claimed that they have purchased the Dane some land in Scotland, meaning he can formally call himself Lord Bendtner.
It was reported that the magazine have a deed that states Bendtner as the owner of a meter square area of land in Glencoe Wood.
At the time, Bendtner’s agent, Elisa Lykke said: “We have seen it, and Nicklas thinks it’s a fun gimmick.”
During a professional career that spanned 14 years, Bendtner played for the likes of Arsenal, Juventus, Sunderland and Nottingham Forest before retiring in 2019.
In total, Bendtner made 419 club appearances and scored 113 goals.
He has also been capped 81 times by Denmark, scoring 30 goals.
Bendtner got his hands on one Serie A title during his time with Juventus.
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