Sorensen becomes the seventh Danish player to represent Norwich City

Jacob Sorensen in aerial battle for Norwich at Brentford Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Jacob Sorensen in aerial battle for Norwich at Brentford Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Jacob Sorensen became the seventh Danish player to represent Norwich City when he finally made his debut during Tuesday’s draw at Brentford.

The Denmark Under-21 international was involved during pre-season but then a combination of illness and minor injuries interrupted his progress.

Now the 22-year-old is a fully fledged Championship player though, after joining from Esbjerg this summer for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract.

Only four countries have been represented by more players during City’s history, with Germany, Holland and Spain leading the way with 10 apiece but Denmark now just two short of France’s current total of nine.

Sorensen follows in the footsteps of fellow Danish players Henrik Mortensen (23 apps, 2 goals, 1989-91), Jan Molby (5 apps, 1 goal, 1995-96), Steen Nedergaard (97 apps, 5 goals, 2000-03), David Nielsen (66 apps, 14 goals, 2001-03), Thomas Helveg (23 apps, 2000-05) and Jens Berthel Askou (33 apps, 3 goals, 2009-11).

Danish full-back Steen Nedergaard back made 97 appearances for Norwicyh City Picture: Kieron Tovell

Danish full-back Steen Nedergaard back made 97 appearances for Norwicyh City Picture: Kieron Tovell - Credit: Archant Eastern Daily Press


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He takes Denmark’s collective appearance total to 248 for City, which Germany leads the way for with 435, ahead of South Africa (380) and Norway (378).

Dario Dumic made an appearance for Norwich in 2009 and was capped by the Danes at U20 level, but the defender has since earned five senior caps for the country of his birth, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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These records are based on the country the player represents and being signed from an overseas club - to differentiate from issues such as club legends Kevin Keelan and Jeremy Goss being born in India and Cyprus respectively, due to their fathers serving in the armed forces.

MORE: Norwich City’s foreign legionSouth Africa-born goalkeeper Sandy Kennon is the overseas players to have made the most appearances for Norwich with 255 between 1959 and 1964, ahead of current long-serving midfielder Alex Tettey not far behind on 242, who was born in Ghana but raised in Norway and earned 34 caps for the Scandinavian nation.

David Nielsen, left, scored 14 goals for the Canaries Picture: Sonya Duncan

David Nielsen, left, scored 14 goals for the Canaries Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: ©ARCHANT } NORFOLK 2002.

It’s current striker Teemu Pukki leading the way for goals, with the Finn scoring 43 since signing in 2018.

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