On this day in 2004: Coleman delights in Jensen capture

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Wednesday 23 July 2014

On this day in 2004: Coleman delights in Jensen capture

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall Claus Jensen joining Fulham from Charlton

  • Claus Jensen moved to Fulham after helping Charlton finish seventh in the league

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

23 July 2004 - Coleman brings in Charlton midfielder Jensen

Fulham manager Chris Coleman said he was "delighted" after signing midfielder Claus Jensen from London rivals Charlton Athletic.

The 27-year-old Denmark international crossed the capital despite having one year left on his contract at The Valley.

Jensen played an integral role in Charlton’s seventh-place finish in the 2003/04 Barclays Premier League campaign, netting four goals in 31 league appearances.

The Denmark international scored 16 goals in 122 Barclays Premier League appearances following his move to The Valley in 2000, as Charlton established themselves in the top flight.

"Claus will add a great deal to the squad in terms of his passing ability and his dead ball prowess," Coleman explained. "He has had a great career in the Barclays Premier League so far being a valuable member of both Bolton and Charlton's teams over a number of years.

"I look forward to him becoming an important part of next season's campaign."

Jensen added: "Having spoken to Chris and seeing the facilities here, I am more than happy to have made the switch. I believe it is the right move for me at this stage in my career."

Much of Jensen's Fulham career was blighted by injury, and he made just 35 appearances in three BPL campaigns with the Cottagers.

After being released by Fulham in May 2007, Jensen decided to retire at the age of 30.

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  • We remember when Fulham signed Claus Jensen from fellow London club Charlton