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Henrik Mortensen

Norwich Career: 1989-1991 (23 games, 2 goals) 
Current Club: Retired
Date of Birth: 12/02/1968 
Nationality: Danish


Danish Under 21 international Henrik Mortensen was signed from Danish side Aarhus in October 1989 in an attempt to boost Norwich's forward line. Like so many Canaries before him, he made a promising start scoring on both his reserve team and first team debuts. The latter was a Zenith Data Systems cup victory over Brighton & Hove Albion in November 1989 that I remember well for I accompanied a young lady named Heather whom I was very attracted to although nothing much ever came of it.

Despite a successful reserve team record of 25 goals in 54 games, Henrik failed to establish a regular first team position and played in total only 23 games for Norwich, nine of which were as substitute. His only other first team goal came in a FA Cup tie against Swindon. By January 1991, he was seeking a transfer. To paraphrase Mike Davage, reserve team football was no match for nights in Europe as he had played European Cup and European Cup Winners Cup ties for Anderlecht of Belgium earlier in his career. A pelvic injury sustained against Ipswich in October 1991 forced Henrik to take early retirement from the game and Norwich released him in December 1991. Rumour has it that he has attempted to resurrect his career with his original club Aarhus.

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