Why does Brentford defender Mathias Jorgensen have Zanka on the back of his shirt?

Mathias Zanka Jorgensen of Brentford during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brentford FC at Etihad Stadium on February 20, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
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Brentford defender Mathias Jorgensen has played with the name 'Zanka' on the back of his shirt ever since signing his first professional contract at Copenhagen in 2007.

The Danish international has used the nickname on his back at every club he has played at, taking it with him to PSV, Huddersfield Town, Fenerbahce, Fortuna Dusseldorf and now Brentford.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.