Henrik Dalsgaard

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Henrik Dalsgaard
Henrik Dalsgaard AaB training.jpg
Dalsgaard while with AaB in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Henrik Dalsgaard[1]
Date of birth (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Roum, Denmark
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Brentford
Number 22
Youth career
BMK 90
2006– FK Viborg
Hersom/Bjerregrav IF
0000–2008 Møldrup/Tostrup IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2016 AaB 166 (9)
2016–2017 Zulte Waregem 35 (9)
2017– Brentford 75 (3)
National team
2011 Denmark U20 1 (0)
2009–2011 Denmark U21 11 (0)
2013 Denmark League XI 1 (0)
2016– Denmark 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:23, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:23, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Henrik Dalsgaard (born 27 July 1989) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a right back for Brentford. He began his professional career in his homeland with AaB, before moving to Belgium to join Zulte Waregem in 2015. He is a current Denmark international.

Club career[edit]

AaB[edit]

Dalsgaard began his career as a forward with Danish lower-league clubs BMK 90, FK Viborg, Hersom/Bjerregrav IF and Møldrup/Tostrup IF.[3] After scoring prolifically for Møldrup/Tostrup IF,[4] he signed a two-year contract with Danish Superliga club AaB on a free transfer in December 2008 and compensation was paid to his previous clubs.[5][6][7] He made the first professional appearances of his career late in the 2008–09 season and scored his first professional goal in a 2–2 draw with FC Nordsjælland on 31 May 2009.[2] Dalsgaard became a regular in the team over the following two seasons and was moved from his forward position onto the wing and then to right back by the 2011–12 season.[2][8] He made 21 appearances and scored two goals during the 2013–14 season, in which AaB won the Danish Superliga and Danish Cup double.[2] Dalsgaard remained with the club until December 2015, when he departed on a free transfer.[9] He made 185 appearances and scored 10 goals during eight seasons at the Nordjyske Arena.[2]

Zulte Waregem[edit]

In December 2015, Dalsgaard moved to Belgium to join Pro League club Zulte Waregem on a two-and-a-half year contract, with an option for a further year.[9] In an 18-month spell affected by a hip injury,[10] he made 38 appearances, scored 9 goals and helped the club to win the 2016–17 Belgian Cup.[2] Dalsgaard left the club on 23 May 2017.[10]

Brentford[edit]

On 23 May 2017, Dalsgaard moved to England to join Championship club Brentford on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee (reported to be £1 million),[11] effective 1 July 2017.[10] He immediately displaced previous first-choice right back Maxime Colin and made the position his own after Colin's departure at the end of the summer transfer window.[12][13] Dalsgaard continued as a regular in the team,[14] despite suffering with a concussion and a heel injury during the opening months of the season.[15][16] A heel injury suffered during a 2–0 victory over Birmingham City on 1 November 2017 saw Dalsgaard miss three months of the season.[14][17] He regained his place in early February 2018 and his scored his first goal for the club with the only goal for the game versus Nottingham Forest on 10 April.[14] Dalsgaard finished the 2017–18 season with 32 appearances and one goal.[14]

Dalsgaard was the team's regular starting right back through the first half of the 2018–19 season.[18] In February 2019, head coach Thomas Frank reported that Dalsgaard had stepped up into a leadership role within the squad and later in the month,[19] a lack of available centre backs at the club saw him pressed into service on the right side of a three-man central defence.[20] He finished the season with 43 appearances and two goals.[21]

International career[edit]

Dalsgaard represented Denmark at youth level and won 12 caps for the U20 and U21 teams.[22] He made one appearance for the Denmark League XI in 2013.[22] Dalsgaard's form for Zulte Waregem during the 2015–16 season saw him win four caps for the senior team during the second half of the campaign.[22] In recognition of his contribution to Denmark's qualification for the 2018 World Cup, Dalsgaard was named in the 2017 Denmark Team of the Year.[23] At the World Cup, he started in each of the four matches of Denmark's run to the last-16.[22][24] Dalsgaard scored his first international goal at any level with an injury time equaliser in a 3–3 Euro 2020 qualifying draw with Switzerland on 26 March 2019.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Dalsgaard attended Viborg Business School and worked for Skals Elektronik.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 31 August 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AaB 2008–09[2] Danish Superliga 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
2009–10[2] 25 0 0 0 1[a] 0 26 0
2010–11[2] 15 1 2 0 17 1
2011–12[25] 30 2 0 0 30 2
2012–13[2] 31 2 1 0 32 2
2013–14[2] 18 2 1 0 2[a] 0 21 2
2014–15[2] 26 1 2 1 10[b] 0 38 2
2015–16[26] 17 0 0 0 17 0
Total 166 9 6 1 13 0 185 10
Zulte Waregem 2015–16[26] Belgian Pro League 19 3 19 3
2016–17[2] Belgian First Division A 16 6 3 0 19 6
Total 35 9 3 0 38 9
Brentford 2017–18[14] Championship 29 1 0 0 3 0 32 1
2018–19[21] 40 2 2 0 1 0 43 2
2019–20[27] 6 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Total 75 3 2 0 5 0 82 3
Career total 276 21 11 1 5 0 13 0 305 22
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Europa League
  2. ^ 8 appearances in Europa League, 2 appearances in Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played 8 September 2019
Denmark
Year Apps Goals Ref
2016 3 0 [22]
2017 5 0
2018 10 0
2019 4 1
Total 22 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 March 2019 St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland 20   Switzerland 3–3 3–3 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification

Honours[edit]

AaB

Zulte Waregem

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2017 and 31/07/2017" (PDF). The FA. p. 9. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Henrik Dalsgaard at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Stortalent tog en utraditionel vej". Politiken (in Danish). Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Scorede 47 serie 4-mål i én sæson – nu er han back på landsholdet". TV2 (in Danish). Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. ^ bold.dk. "Serie 2-angriber på plads i AaB". bold.dk. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  6. ^ Field, Pippa (25 September 2018). "From business school to the World Cup: Brentford's 'proud' Henrik Dalsgaard will not be overawed by Carabao Cup visit to Arsenal". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  7. ^ ""Det havde bremset mine muligheder"". Tipsbladet.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Dalsgaard har fået styr på back-positionen". Bold.dk. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Zulte Waregem snupper Henrik Dalsgaard". Bold.dk. 8 December 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "Brentford FC Henrik Dalsgaard joins Brentford". Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  11. ^ Spencer, Phil (3 September 2017). "How would you grade Brentford's transfer business this summer?". getwestlondon. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Henrik Dalsgaard Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.com. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Birmingham sign Maxime Colin from Brentford for £3m". Sky Sports. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  14. ^ a b c d e "Games played by Henrik Dalsgaard in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  15. ^ Moore, Tom (12 September 2017). "Dalsgaard says he is 'fine' after being knocked unconscious". getwestlondon. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  16. ^ Moore, Tom (16 November 2017). "Brentford star set to miss Cardiff clash". getwestlondon. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Brentford FC Dalsgaard: 'I feel really good'". Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Henrik Dalsgaard Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.com. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Frank roser vital og rutineret Dalsgaard". bold.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  20. ^ Storer, Tom (24 February 2019). "Benrahma, Dalsgaard and Brentford's home form: Talking points from Hull City win". footballlondon. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Henrik Dalsgaard in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  22. ^ a b c d e f "Landsholdsdatabasen spiller information". www.dbu.dk. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  23. ^ a b "Spillerne har talt: Årets Mandlige Hold 2017". spillerforeningen.dk. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  24. ^ "Henrik's World Cup ends in penalty shootout heartbreak". Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  25. ^ "Games played by Henrik Dalsgaard in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  26. ^ a b "Games played by Henrik Dalsgaard in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  27. ^ "Games played by Henrik Dalsgaard in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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