Peter Degn

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Peter Degn
Personal information
Full name Peter Degn
Date of birth (1977-04-06) April 6, 1977 (age 38)
Place of birth Ebeltoft, Denmark
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Ebeltoft IF ? (?)
1996–1999 AGF 76 (3)
1999–2001 Everton 4 (0)
2000–2001 AGF (loan) 5 (2)
2001–2004 Brøndby 3 (0)
2002–2004 Vejle BK (loan) 30 (13)
2004–2010 Silkeborg IF 104 (22)
Total 222 (40)
National team
1996 Denmark u-19 1 (0)
1996–1999 Denmark u-21 25 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 9, 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter Degn (born April 6, 1977) was a Danish professional football (soccer) player, who is now retired. He has played 25 games and scored three goals for the Denmark national under-21 football team.


Born in Ebeltoft, Peter Degn started his career for local amateur team Ebeltoft IF in 1994. In 1996, he moved to Aarhus Gymnastik Forening (AGF) in the top-flight Danish Superliga championship. He got his national breakthrough in the 1996 Danish Cup final, when he scored the first goal in the 2–0 win against Brøndby IF. He was subsequently called up for the Danish national youth selections, and played a total 26 youth national games until December 1999.

In February 1999, Degn was bought by English club Everton F.C. in the top-flight FA Premier League. Never a success at Everton, he played four league games as a substitute in his two and a half seasons at the club. He was loaned out to his former club AGF in October 2000, but even though AGF wanted to sign a permanent transfer deal with Degn, they could not agree on the price with Everton. In July 2001, Degn moved back to Denmark, when he signed a four-year contract with Superliga team Brøndby IF.

Out of form, Degn did not find much playing time at Brøndby either. He was loaned out to Vejle Boldklub in the secondary Danish 1st Division in the fall 2002. He made his debut in September 2002, and quickly secured a place in Vejle's starting line-up. At the end of the season, Brøndby showed no interest in using Degn. He was loaned out to Vejle yet again, where he was named team captain. Having played little more than a year at Vejle, he moved back to the top-flight Superliga in January 2004, when he was bought by Silkeborg IF.

These days Peter is still a little active in football, now playing for his childhood club, Ebeltoft I.F. in his spare time. He is also now the owner of a pub in Ebeltoft.


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