Peter Møller

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Peter Møller
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Peter Møller at Sportscamp in Farum in 2004
Personal information
Full name Peter Møller-Nielsen
Date of birth (1972-03-23) 23 March 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Abildgård, Frederikshavn, Denmark
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
0000–1980 LKB Gistrup
1980–1990 Aalborg BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 Aalborg BK 81 (46)
1993–1995 F.C. Copenhagen 30 (8)
1994–1995 FC Zürich (loan) 14 (4)
1995–1997 Brøndby IF 69 (42)
1997–1998 PSV Eindhoven 22 (6)
1998–2001 Real Oviedo 38 (3)
2000 Brøndby IF (loan) 7 (3)
2001 Fulham (loan) 5 (1)
2001–2005 F.C. Copenhagen 124 (36)
Total 390 (149)
National team
1990 Denmark U-19 1 (0)
1990–1993 Denmark U-21 22 (16)
1991–2005 Denmark 20 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter Møller-Nielsen (born 23 March 1972) is a Danish former professional football (soccer) player who became a sports journalist after ending his football career in December 2005. He won four Danish Superliga championships for the rival clubs Brøndby IF and F.C. Copenhagen, and became the most scoring Superliga player ever in 2005. He scored five goals in 20 matches for the Denmark national football team, and took part in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Currently he works as a host on DR1 (Denmark) which is the Danish national channel. Møller is mainly used at the sports news.

Biography[edit]

Born in part of Frederikshavn called Abildgård, Møller played with local team Aalborg Boldspilklub (AaB). He got his breakthrough in the top-flight Danish championship, when he was handed his debut by AaB manager Poul Erik Andreasen in 1990. He was called up for the Danish under-21 national team in November 1990, and went on to score 16 goals in 22 games for the under-21 national team, including games at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He made his Danish national team debut in September 1991, under national manager Richard Møller Nielsen, but would spend the following years mainly as a substitute.

He was AaB's leading goal scorer in his four seasons at the club, and was the Superliga top scorer two years in a row in the 1991–92 and 1992–93 seasons. Møller was chased by both Danish top teams F.C. Copenhagen (FCK) and Brøndby IF, and ended up moving to FCK in July 1993. He played a single year at FCK, but struggled to reproduce his goalscoring ability. He was loaned out to Swiss club FC Zürich in Augsust 1994, and when he returned to FCK in June 1995, he looked to leave the club.

He moved to Brøndby IF, where he was Brøndby's league top goalscorer two years in a row, as Brøndby won the 1995–96 Superliga and 1996–97 Superliga championships. After a three year absence, he was recalled to the Danish national team in August 1996, by new national manager Bo Johansson. He moved abroad in 1997, when he was sold to Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. He did not find success at PSV, but was included in the Danish squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He played two games at the tournament, and scored a goal against Nigeria.

After the World Cup, he moved on to Real Oviedo in Spain. Not a proven goalscorer for Oviedo either, he had short loan spells at English club Fulham FC, scoring once against Queens Park Rangers,[1] and back home with Brøndby IF. He was once more dropped from the Danish national team. In the summer 2001, he moved back to Denmark to once again play for F.C. Copenhagen. With his previous success for FCK's arch rivals Brøndby IF, he was initially scorned by the FCK fans and only referred to by his shirt number, "number 32". He would convert even his harshest critics over time, as he always fought for the team and scored some important goals. He helped FCK win two Superliga titles, as well as the 2004 Danish Cup trophy. After two years away from the national team, Møller was recalled by national manager Morten Olsen in March 2005. He scored two goals in Denmark's 3–0 win against Kazakhstan in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Møller ended his active playing career in December 2005. He ended his FCK contract six months early, to become a sports journalist at Danmarks Radio. In 2005, he was elected chairman for the Danish football players' association, a position Møller left in favour of Thomas Lindrup, when ending his active career.

Career highlights[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

Total number of goals for Brøndby IF (1995–1997 and 2000):[2]

- In the Danish league: 000000000045 goals
- In the Danish Cup: 00000000000000004 goals
- In the Danish League Cup: 00000000002 goals
- In the UEFA Cup/Champions League: 11 goals
- Total score in 101 games: 0000000062 goals

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QPR 0–2 Fulham". BBC. 31 January 2001. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Brøndby IF. "Brøndby IF - Årbog 2008". Retrieved 4 September 2010. 

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