Arsenal, Ajax, Chelsea, AC Milan... at first glance, this might look like a simple list of some of Europe's top clubs, but closer observation reveals that this quartet have all had Danish forwards to thank at some point in their recent history.
When it comes to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, Morten Olsen's team will certainly not just be looking to keep it tight at the back and maybe sneak a goal on the break – far from it. The five attackers in Denmark's 30-man preliminary squad – Jon Dahl Tomasson, Soren Larsen, Jesper Gronkjaer, Dennis Rommedahl and Nicklas Bendtner – have no fewer than 300 caps between them, and that experience could prove invaluable once the tournament gets underway.
"We have to accept that we won't be the best team when we get to South Africa," Bendtner, 22, told FIFA.com. "We'll give it our best shot though. Denmark have already created quite a few surprises over the years, so there's no reason why we can't do the same this time."