Simon Kjær is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a central defender for the Danish national team and the Italian club AC Milan. He was born on March 26, 1989, in the Danish town of Horsens. Kjær began his professional career at the Danish club FC Midtjylland before moving to the Italian Serie A side Palermo in 2008. He spent three seasons at Palermo and gained a reputation as a talented young defender. Kjær's performance caught the attention of several top European clubs, and in 2010, he joined the German club Wolfsburg. After a successful spell at Wolfsburg, Kjær went on to play for several European clubs, including Roma, Lille, and Sevilla. He had his most successful stint at Sevilla, where he won the UEFA Europa League in 2016. Kjær's strong performances at Sevilla led to him being named captain of the Danish national team. In 2020, Kjær signed with AC Milan, one of the most prestigious clubs in Italy. He quickly became an important player for the team, helping them secure a top-four finish in the Serie A and return to the UEFA Champions League. Besides his club career, Kjær has represented the Danish national team since 2009. He has participated in several international tournaments, including the UEFA European Championship and the FIFA World Cup. Kjær is known for his defensive abilities, leadership skills, and composure on the pitch. Off the field, Kjær is also involved in humanitarian work. During the Euro 2020 tournament, he gained widespread praise for his quick response to teammate Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest, providing crucial medical assistance and uniting the team during the crisis. Overall, Simon Kjær is highly regarded as one of Denmark's best footballers and a respected figure in the footballing world.