Birth Date:26 March 1989
At AC Milan since:2020
Simon's football career began in 2007 at Midtjylland, the Danish team whose youth ranks he came through. He made a big early impact in the senior game, so much so that Palermo signed him in February 2008 after 19 appearances. He was with Parma for two seasons, during which he was named Danish footballer of the year in 2009. He then moved to German side Wolfsburg in the summer of 2010 before returning to Italy for a one-year loan spell with Roma in 2012. He then played for Lille in France and Fenerbahçe in Turkey.
In the summer of 2017, Sevilla came calling. He spent two seasons at the Spanish side prior to making a switch to Atalanta, featuring on six occasions, for whom he played both Serie A and Champions League football. Then AC Milan came calling. In his first season with the Rossoneri (2019/20), he demonstrated complete reliability with impressive performances. But it was during the 20/21 season that he established himself as a pillar of the Rossoneri defence, making 39 appearances in all competitions, and grabbing a late equaliser at Old Trafford against Manchester United.
He made his international debut in June 2009 and has been a key player in the Danish defence since then, winning 113 caps and scoring three goals. He has also taken part in two World Cups and two European Championship in the process, leading his National Team as captain to the semi-final against England at Euro 2020.