Mæhle with Genk in 2019
|Full name||Joakim Mæhle Pedersen|
|Date of birth||20 May 1997|
|Place of birth||Østervrå, Denmark|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:01, 24 May 2021 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2021
Born in Østervrå, Vendsyssel, Mæhle started playing football with local club Østervrå IF and moved to the AaB youth academy as a 12-year-old. At the age of 19, Mæhle was promoted into the first team squad on 10 June 2016 and also signed a full-time senior contract with AaB. He made his debut for AaB on 7 August 2016. He started on the bench, but replaced Thomas Enevoldsen in the 89th minute in a 2–1 victory against FC Nordsjælland in the Danish Superliga.
On 9 May 2017, it was confirmed by AaB, that they had sold Mæhle to Belgian club Racing Genk for an undisclosed fee, starting from 1 July 2017. He was signed to succeed right back Timothy Castagne who had moved to Atalanta. Mæhle made his debut for Genk on 29 July 2017 in the first league match of the season against Waasland-Beveren as a substitute for Amine Khammas. In his first season with the club, he was not a fixed starter, competing with Clinton Mata for his position. In his second season, after Mata's departure to Club Brugge, he won a permanent starting position. That season, Mæhle grew into a key player in the Genk starting eleven. At the end of the season, Genk won the Belgian championship.
Genk announced on 22 December 2020 that Mæhle had signed for Atalanta on a five-year contract for a fee of €10 million. His transfer was made official on 4 January 2021. He made his Serie A debut for Atalanta on 6 January in the club's 3–0 defeat of Parma. On 28 February, Mæhle provided an assist in Atalanta's 2–0 win over Sampdoria.
Mæhle made his Denmark national team debut on 5 September 2020 in a Nations League game against Belgium; he substituted Martin Braithwaite in the 72nd minute of a 2–0 home loss. He scored his first international goal in a friendly against the Faroe Islands on 7 October 2020.
|Genk||2017–18||Belgian Pro League||25||0||2||0||–||–||27||0|
|2018–19||Belgian Pro League||39||3||2||1||13||0||–||54||4|
|2019–20||Belgian Pro League||25||0||2||1||6||0||0||0||33||1|
|2020–21||Belgian Pro League||16||1||0||0||–||–||16||1|
- Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Mæhle goal.
|1.||7 October 2020||MCH Arena, Herning, Denmark||2||Faroe Islands||3–0||4–0||Friendly|
|2.||31 March 2021||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria||8||Austria||2–0||4–0||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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- "NORDSJÆLLAND VS. AAB 1 - 2". soccerway.com. 7 August 2016.
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- Mæhle forlænger aftalen med belgiske mestre, bold.dk, 11 September 2019
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- "Player - Joakim Maehle". Lega Serie A. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
- "Sampodria 0 – 2 Atalanta". Lega Serie A. 28 February 2021. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
- "Denmark v Belgium game report". UEFA. 5 September 2020.
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