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On This Day in History: Henrik Dalsgaard signs

A look back at this day in Brentford history

23 May 2020

Three years ago today Henrik Dalsgaard became a Bee. Since then he's gone on to make more than 100 appearances for us, break a 30-year-old Club record, and become the first contracted player to play at a World Cup Finals.

The Dane's first goal for the Club proved to be the winner as we took the three points away at Nottingham Forest in April 2018. 

Then, in the summer that followed, Henrik became the first contracted Brentford player to appear in the Finals of the FIFA World Cup. He played every minute as Denmark drew 0-0 with eventual Champions France in the Group stages before exiting to Runners-Up Croatia on penalties in the Last 16.

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Henrik played 49 games for Club and Country during the 2018/19 season, netting three times. His maiden international goal came as a last minute equaliser in a 3-3 draw away in Switzerland, Denmark having found themselves 3-0 down with six minutes to play.  

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Last November Henrik broke John Buttigieg's near 30-year-old record when he earned his 21st international cap while at Brentford. He marked the occasion of becoming our most capped player with an assist as The Danes booked their spot at Euro 2020 following a 1-1 draw against Republic of Ireland in Dublin. 

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It was a busy time for Henrik as, in that same month, he signed a one-year contract extension.

December then saw the 30-year-old play his 100th game in the red and white of Brentford. 

In total, Henrik currently sits on 111 appearances for us, with four goals and nine assists for good measure. 


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