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Get to Know: Mathias Jensen

The lowdown on our latest summer arrival

11 July 2019

Mathias Jensen joined Pontus Jansson, David Raya, Ethan Pinnock, and Christian Nørgaard through the door at Brentford on Wednesday as our latest summer arrival. The 23-year-old arrived from Celta Vigo on a four-year deal with the option of a further year. Get to know more about our new man with our 10 things feature below ...

  • Mathias Jensen was born on New Year’s Day 1996 in the small town of Jerslev, West Zealand, around 60 miles West of Copenhagen.
  • He began his youth career with Hvidebæk IF before joining Kalundborg GB and Farum Boldklub ahead of a move to FC Nordsjælland as an Under-17.
  • Mathias signed his first professional contract in January 2015 and made his senior debut later that year against FC Midtjylland.
  • Towards the end of the 15/16 season, Jensen began to establish himself in the FCN starting XI, but it was the following season he made his real breakthrough. He netted his first professional goal during a 2-1 defeat to Aalborg and played seven of the final eight regular season games as Nordsjælland qualified for the SuperLiga Championship round.
  • During that Championship round, he played nine of FCN’s ten games, contributing five assists and one goal, as they ended the season in fifth.
  • If 2016/17 was good, then 2017/18 was even better. He made 36 appearances, scored 12 goals, was awarded the captaincy and his achievements were recognised by the DBU and his club, with the DBU 2017 Talent of the Year and FC Nordsjælland Player of the Year awards respectively. That was also the year which then-FCN, and now Brentford, teammate Emiliano Marcondes took the Superliga Player of the Year award.
  • Jensen’s form earned him a move to Celta Vigo in Spain. However, during an injury-hit 18/19 season, Mathias played just 235 minutes in La Liga as Celta narrowly avoided relegation.
  • At international level, Mathias has earned 30 caps for Denmark between Under-18 to Under-21 level. He captained Denmark’s Under-21s at this summer’s Under-21 European Championships and was named in the provisional senior squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • Growing up, Jensen cited Andrés Iniesta as his favourite player. On the Spanish midfielder, Jensen said: “His technique, tranquility, and understanding of games are quite sublime, and for that reason he is the world's best midfielder”
  • Away from football, Jensen says he likes to relax by going out for meals with friends and family.

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