Claus Jensen retires
News reaches the Chicago Addick
of Claus Jensen's early retirement due to injury. (more
Claus started just over 30 games for Fulham in the 3 seasons he was there. I was aware that the Dane was struggling with injuries but not to the point where he had to give up the game. Maybe being clubless after 'walking out' on Fulham at the end of last season accelerated his plans for retirement. It's a shame because less than a year ago he scored against us, and at least I was at Craven Cottage to see it and he even played for Denmark in February, his 37th and last cap.
Never glad to find himself in a 50/50, Jensen was a wonderfully skilled player and watching him dance around the pitch in our shirt reminded me in those halycon days of how far we had come as a club. His goal at Arsenal in the 4-2 win was absolute quality and I won't forget his winning goal at home to Blackburn in 2004, just after Brad Friedal had equalised. It was one of my first games back after moving to Chicago.
A sad loss to the game at only 31 years of age. Good luck Santa.