Matías Omar Degra

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Matías Degra
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Personal information
Date of birth (1983-06-18) June 18, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Santa fe, Argentina
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Talleres de Córdoba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Talleres de Córdoba 20 (0)
2005–2007 9 de Julio 40 (0)
2008 Apollon Kalamarias 2 (0)
2008–2009 Veria 11 (0)
2009–2011 Asteras Tripolis 39 (0)
2011–2013 AEL Limassol 58 (0)
2013–2014 Paços Ferreira 21 (0)
2014–2015 Sheriff Tiraspol 9 (0)
2015–2016 AEL Limassol 23 (0)
2016 AEL Larissa 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 13 September 2016.

Matias Omar Degra (born June 18, 1983) is a retired Argentine football player, who last played for Greek Super League club AEL, as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Asteras Tripolis[edit]

In 2009 Asteras signed Degra from Veria (2nd Division) and became the first choice goalkeeper of the team.

AEL Limassol[edit]

In 2011, he signed for AEL Limassol, helping the team to win the Cypriot First Division. He had the amazing record of saving 7 consecutive penalties in a whole year, helping the team have the best defensive record in the league. The next season started very well for Matias Degra and he participated in the group stages of the UEFA Europa League. At the end of the season, after his team lost in the Cypriot cup final, Degra did not renew his contact with AEL.

Paços Ferreira[edit]

In June 2013, he moved to Portugal and signed a contract with Paços Ferreira.

Sheriff Tiraspol[edit]

In June 2014, he signed a contract with Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol.


In July 2016, he signed a contract with Greek side AEL. He made his debut on a friendly match against A.O.Kerkyra. On 12 September 2016, he made his official debut in a league match against Iraklis Thessaloniki (2-2). This was meant to be his last appearance in the club. After the game ended he had a very serious confrontation with the team's major shareholder Alexis Kougias at the entrance of the locker rooms. Kougias blamed him for having unprofessional behavior and poor performance. Also he claimed to have full responsibility for the second goal the team conceded , when he tried to dribble past 2 opponents, he lost the ball and the other team scored in an empty goal. Photos published later show Kougias hit Degra in the face.[1] Hours later he solved his contract and left the club by mutual agreement.[2]