Date of birth
Former Barnsley captain Mads Andersen joined Luton Town in July 2023 for an undisclosed fee.
The 25-year-old Dane has spent the past four years in English football with the Tykes, three of them in the Championship before last season’s League One play-off campaign, which ended in last-gasp defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley.
Andersen came through the ranks at Danish Superliga club Brondby, where he made his professional debut and earned two caps for his country at Under-19 level.
After a loan at second tier KB Hoge, he joined AC Horsens in 2017 and scored five goals in 32 appearances – enough to earn a move to south Yorkshire for a reported fee of £900,000 in 2019.
The Albertslund-born defender helped Barnsley survive in the Championship, then reach the play-offs in the 2020/21 season, before staying at Oakwell following relegation to lead their attempt to make an immediate return to the second tier.
Andersen made 42 appearances in the 2022/23 season, scoring twice, to earn a place in the EFL League One Team of the Season and the Tykes’ supporters’ player of the season award.