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Get to Know: Henrik Dalsgaard

Ten things you might not know about our new man

24 May 2017

Danish defender Henrik Dalsgaard became our first signing of the summer when he joined from Zulte Waregem on Tuesday, here are ten facts about our new man

  • Henrik Dalsgaard was born on 27 July 1989 in Roum on the border of the Central and Northern regions of Denmark.
  • He spent his Youth Career with local sides Viborg, Hersom/Bjerregrav IF Møldrup/Tostrup IF before being picked up by Aalborg BK aged 20.
  • Henrik’s professional debut came in May 2009, he played eight minutes as a late substitute in a 1-1 draw at home to Aarhus GF.
  • Signed primarily as a striker, his first senior goal came on his full debut as he netted in a 2-2 draw against FC Nordsjaelland on the final day of the 2008/09 season.
  • A switch to right-back saw six foot four Henrik establish himself in the Aab team, he made more than 100 league appearances over the next four seasons.
  • The 2013/14 season was one of mixed emotions for Henrik as a knee injury ended his campaign early in March. Having been an almost ever-present before then, Henrik was forced to watch on as Aab went on to complete the League and Cup double for the only time in their history.
  • With his contract up at the end of 2015, Henrik made the switch across the North Sea to Belgian Pro League side Zulte Waregem after seven years at Aab where he made 194 appearances, scoring 10 goals.
  • Henrik hit the ground running in Flanders, missing just 45 minutes of football in five months, form that saw him make his full Denmark International debut in March 2016, alongside Lasse Vibe, as The Danes beat Iceland 2-1 in a friendly, the first of three international caps.
  • A hip injury kept him out for the first half of last season but Henrik returned to net five goals in nine games as Waregem finished sixth in the Pro League. The 27-year-old also got his hands on the first silverware of his career as he picked up the Belgian Cup after a 7-5 penalty shootout win over KV Oostende in March.
  • In total, Henrik arrives in West London having made 232 appearances, and scoring 19 goals, in an eight-year career so far.

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