Danish midfielder Christian Nørgaard became our first summer signing, joining this morning from Italian giants ACF Fiorentina. The 25-year-old midfielder signed a four-year contract with the option of a further year so here's your chance to get to know our new man!
- Christian Thers Nørgaard was born in Copenhagen on 10 March 1994.
- Christian played his youth football with Lyngby Boldklub, a club based in the Northern suburbs of Copenhagen. He joined in 2008, the same year that current Brentford Head Coach Thomas Frank left The Vikings to join the Danish FA. He was also a teammate of former Bee Andreas Bjelland.
- Nørgaard made his senior debut at the age of 17 when he was brought on for the final 17 minutes of Lyngby BK's 2–2 draw against HB Køge on 20 November 2011. That would prove to be his only appearance for Lyngby as he joined German side Hamburger SV two-months later.
- Christian failed to make an appearance for SV during an 18-month spell in Germany but did play 22 games for their reserves in the Regionalliga Liga before returning to Denmark in August 2013 as one of Thomas Frank’s first signings at Brøndby IF.
- He proved to be a good omen during his first season as IF lost just one of the 13 matches that he played on their way to a fourth-placed finish.
- Christian fast became a firm fans favourite with The Boys from the Westside. He was described at the time by Brøndby IF Sporting Director Troels Bech as the “liaison between the team and this club's wonderful fans.”
- The 2017/18 season was the one where Christian truly announced himself, lifting his first silverware. He made 41 appearances as Brøndby came four points shy of adding the Danish Superliga to their Danish Cup win.
- That form got him noticed by Italian giants Fiorentina, who came calling in July 2018. However, his time in Italy never really got going as he was restricted to just a handful of Serie A appearances.
- In total, Christian joins having made 176 professional appearances, scoring 16 goals.
- At international level, Christian represented Denmark at five age groups, earning 73 official youth caps, and went to the 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup and the UEFA European Under-21 Championships in 2015 and 2017. In 2015, The Danes reached the semi-finals for the first-time ever while he was joined in the 2017 squad by future Brentford teammate Emiliano Marcondes.
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