Football icon 'The Munk' dead at 76

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.17 - 2023 2:39 PM CET

Football icon 'The Munk' dead at 76.

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Henning Munk Jensen, a renowned former Danish football player who earned 62 caps for Denmark, has passed away at the age of 76, as reported by several Danish media outlets.

Munk Jensen, affectionately known as 'The Munk,' spent the majority of his career with AaB (Aalborg Football Club), playing for the club in several stints. He was celebrated for his tough, uncompromising style as a defender, leaving a significant mark in Danish football.

His international career spanned from 1966 to 1978, during which he played 62 matches for the Danish national team. One of his notable appearances was in his final game against England, where Denmark narrowly lost 3-4. In this match, he played alongside other Danish football legends such as Allan Simonsen, Søren Lerby, and Frank Arnesen.

The English team featured star player Kevin Keegan.

Beyond his contributions to Danish football, Munk Jensen also had a successful international club career. He spent three seasons as a professional player with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Following his time in the Netherlands, he moved to North America, where he played for clubs in the United States and Canada.

His passing marks the end of an era in Danish football, as he was part of a generation that laid the groundwork for the country's future successes in the sport.

The cause of his death has not been disclosed.

Watch a video of Henning Munk Jensen below.