Morten Skoubo

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Morten Skoubo
Morten Skoubo.jpg
Skoubo with Utrecht
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-06-30) 30 June 1980 (age 42)
Place of birth Holstebro, Denmark
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Struer
Lemvig GF
Stabæk
Holstebro BK
Ikast FS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 FC Midtjylland 54 (24)
2002–2004 Borussia Mönchengladbach 28 (4)
2004West Bromwich Albion (loan) 2 (0)
2004–2006 Brøndby IF 41 (19)
2006–2008 Real Sociedad 30 (5)
2008–2011 Utrecht 13 (1)
2009–2011Roda JC (loan) 49 (12)
2011–2014 OB 70 (11)
2014–2015 Delhi Dynamos FC 8 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Denmark U21 8 (3)
2003–2011 Denmark 6 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Morten Skoubo (Danish pronunciation[ˈskʌwpoˀ]; born 30 June 1980) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a forward. He made six appearances for the Denmark national team scoring once.

Career[edit]

FC Midtjylland[edit]

Born in Holstebro, Skoubo played for a number of lower league clubs. He played eight games and scored three goals for the Danish under-21 national team. Skoubo's breakthrough came in the Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland, when he scored 19 goals in 27 games during the 2001–02 season. When German club Borussia Mönchengladbach wanted him in the team at the start of the next season, Skoubo made the switch. While in Mönchengladbach, he made his debut for the Danish national team on 11 June 2003.

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

Skoubo's club career in Borussia Mönchengladbach never took off and he was loaned out to English team West Bromwich Albion in January 2004. He was back at Gladbach again after six months, having only played two games for West Bromwich. For the 2004–05 Danish Superliga season, Danish Superliga runners-up Brøndby IF were looking for new strikers, following a season of poor goal-scoring. Skoubo moved back to Denmark in a €600,000 transfer deal.[1]

Brøndby[edit]

In Brøndby he regained his good form from his Midtjylland days, and Skoubo formed a good partnership with Swedish international Johan Elmander, Skoubo playing as the targetman and Elmander playing in a deep-lying role, which was successful in securing the Double for Brøndby, winning both the Danish Superliga championship as well as the Danish Cup. In his one and a half years at the club, Skoubo scored 29 goals in 63 competitive matches, including two goals in three matches in the 2005–06 UEFA Cup. In January 2006, Skoubo signed for Spanish club Real Sociedad in a transfer deal worth €2.5 million.[2]

Real Sociedad[edit]

On 19 February 2006, he scored the fifth fastest goal in La Liga history, bagging a goal after just 11 seconds against Valencia, even though the game was lost 2–1.

Netherlands[edit]

In August 2008, Skoubo was transferred to Dutch Eredivisie club FC Utrecht. He was not able to break through, and in summer 2009, he was loaned out to fellow Eredivisie side Roda JC. At Roda, Skoubo had some impressive displays, and seems to form a perfect partnership with fellow Dane, Mads Junker.

Odense Boldklub[edit]

On 22 June 2011, Skoubo signed with the Danish team Odense Boldklub. He got shirt number 11.

Delhi Dynamos[edit]

In July 2014, Morten signed for the Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos.[3]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Danish) Morten Skoubo til Brøndby IF Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Brondby.com, 13 August 2004
  2. ^ (in Danish) Brøndby IF sælger Morten Skoubo Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Brondby.com, 9 January 2006
  3. ^ "Former Denmark duo to play for ISL's Delhi franchise". 15 July 2014.

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