|Full name||Per Billeskov Krøldrup|
|Date of birth||31 July 1979|
|Place of birth||Farsø, Denmark|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 February 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Per Billeskov Krøldrup (born 31 July 1979 in Farsø) is a Danish professional footballer who is currently playing for Pescara. Krøldrup has played 33 games for the Denmark national football team, and he was part of the Danish squad for the 2004 European Championship.
Club career 
Early career 
Krøldrup started his footballing career at Danish lower league club Aalborg Chang. He went on to play for B 93 Copenhagen in the secondary Danish 1st Division before transferring to Udinese in the Italian top-flight Serie A championship in 2001.
In June 2005, Krøldrup moved from Udinese to English club Everton FC for a transfer fee of £5million. Before having played a single game for the club, he suffered a groin injury and had to undergo surgery. He made his debut for Everton in a 0–4 defeat to Aston Villa, which was to be his only league game for the club. His Everton career was later described as one of the worst transfers in both English and [Evertonian] football, and Krøldrup has stated his difficulties of adapting to the physical aspects of the English game.
Krøldrup transferred back to Italy in 2006, and joined ACF Fiorentina. Following the 2006 Serie A scandal, where several clubs were on trial for match fixing, Fiorentina were initially relegated to Serie B in July 2006. Krøldrup was amongst the players wanting to leave. However, as Fiorentina made an appeal to the Italian Football Federation, the club remained in Serie A and most of their players, including Krøldrup, remained with the Florence club. He made his Champions League debut on 12 August 2008 against Slavia Prague, a 2–0 win for La Viola.
Krøldrup's contract with Fiorentina was set to expire in June 2010, but on 17 May 2010 the Dane signed a new deal that expired in 2012.
International career 
At Udinese, Krøldrup played alongside Danish national team player Martin Jørgensen, who claimed that Krøldrup was ready for the Danish national team in March 2002. Krøldrup was not called up for the national team until February 2004, making his debut against Turkey. He was a part of the Danish squad for the 2004 European Championship, though he did not play any games at the tournament.
- "Per Krøldrup". ACF Fiorentina.
- Per Krøldrup — Defender ToffeeWeb.com
- Per Krøldrup career stats at Soccerbase
- Michael Kettiros, Top Ten: Players who made us both laugh and cry, Liverpool Echo, 21 February 2009.
- Bill Edgar, Top 50 worst transfers, The Times, 18 July 2007
- Dominic King, Fiorentina v Everton: Per Kroldrup admits he couldn't cope with the Premier League, Liverpool Echo, 6 March 2008
- Kroldrup signs new Fiorentina deal, Ontheminute.com, 17 May 2010
- (Danish) Kurt Lassen, "Thomas Helveg melder afbud til testkamp", Berlingske Tidende, 19 March 2002
- (Danish) Per Krøldrup – Alle hold (Alle kampe)