Henrik Mortensen

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Henrik Mortensen
Personal information
Full name Henrik Ejegod Mortensen
Date of birth (1968-02-12) 12 February 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth Odder, Denmark
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 AGF 21 (8)
1985–1988 Anderlecht 6 (2)
1988–1989 AGF 38 (12)
1989–1991 Norwich City 23 (2)
1992–1999 AGF 87 (10)
National team
1983 Denmark U–17 5 (4)
1984–1985 Denmark U–19 17 (8)
1988 Denmark U–21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Henrik Ejegod Mortensen (born 12 February 1968 in Odder, Denmark) is a former professional footballer.

Mortensen was a striker who played for Aarhus Gymnastikforening, Anderlecht, and Norwich City. During his early career, he was voted Danish young player of the year and was capped by Denmark under-21s. After moving to Anderlecht he won a Belgian championship medal and played in both the European Cup and European cup-winners cup.

Dave Stringer signed him for Norwich for a fee of £350,000 shortly after the start of the 1989-90 season. The move generated considerable interest among Norwich supporters, and a large crowd saw him mark his debut for the club's reserves at Carrow Road by scoring a spectacular overhead kick. Mortensen scored on his first team debut in a Zenith Data Systems Cup match against Brighton but was unable to maintain his impressive start. An injury forced him to retire from the English game in 1991. He returned to Aarhus, where he won a Danish Cup winners medal in 1996.

Sources[edit]

  • Canary Citizens by Mark Davage, John Eastwood, Kevin Platt, published by Jarrold Publishing, (2001), ISBN 0-7117-2020-7

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