Henriksen, a Norwegian attacking midfielder, joined the Tigers in August 2016 and played a peripheral first team role for boss Mike Phelan. When Marco Silva took over the managerial reins Markus was quickly elevated to first team regular before a serious shoulder injury in the League Cup semi final at Old Trafford saw him miss three key months of the relegation battle. He struggled for consistency during the early part of his second season, but became more influential once Nigel Adkins took over and made him a first team regular. He ended the season as ‘first name on the teamsheet’ material, casting aside his doubters. Starting the 2018/19 season as club captain, Henriksen continued his form and was one of the most dominant midfielders in the division as City climbed the table.
In 2019/20 new manager Grant McCann fell out with Henriksen during pre-season, and the Norwegian was completely frozen out of the first team. In January 2020 he joined Bristol City on loan and left the club when his contract expired in June 2020.
Born in Trondheim, Henriksen began his senior career at Rosenborg before a two million euro transfer took him to the Dutch League and AZ Alkmaar. During the next four seasons Henriksen carved a regular first team place at AZ, prior to his move to the Tigers.
In September 2020 Henriksen returned to Rosenborg and was used as an occasional starter over the next two seasons, the effects of his brutal treatment at Hull City were perhaps still affecting his ability to perform.
Henriksen is a regular for the Norwegian international team, having made his senior debut in 2010, only two months after his first appearance for the Under-21 side.
Date/Place of Birth: 25 July 1992, Trondheim (Norway)
Hull City First Game: 21 September 2016, Stoke City A (Football League Cup Third Round), 24 years, 58 days old
Hull City Final Game: 5 May 2019, Bristol City H (Championship), 26 years, 284 days old
Rosenborg (2009-2012), AZ Alkmaar (2012-2016), Hull City (2016-2020), Bristol City (2020, loan), Rosenborg (2020-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 92 apps, 5 goalsMarkus Henriksen
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