Daniel Agger




Daniel Munthe Agger, born on December 12, 1984 in Hvidovre, Denmark, is a professional football player. His international football career started in the season 2003-2004, when he played for the Denmark under-20 national football team. In 2004, he moved to the Denmark under-21 national football team and made his debut performance in a friendly match against Finland on June 2, 2005, in which Denmark had a 1-0 win. During his tenure with the national team, he played ten games and scored three goals.

In his next match for the national team, he played against England on August 17, 2005, when the team had a 4-1 win. He was also selected to play for Denmark in the 2006 European Under-21 Championship tournament in May 2006. As of August 2008, he has appeared in 19 matches for the Denmark national football team and scored two goals.

When Daniel Agger was 12, he joined the youth squad of Brøndby IF from childhood club Rosenhøj BK. In July 2004, he moved to the first team of Brøndby IF senior club and became a regular player. Also, he was instrumental in the team’s win in the Danish Superliga 2004-05 championship and contributed for the club’s victory in 2005 Danish Cup. Daniel Agger played exceptionally well and went on to be awarded the 2004 ‘talent of the year’ by Spillerforeningen, a Danish equivalent of the English Professional Footballer's Association (PFA). At the age of 20, on December 6, 2005, he was also honored with the Danish "talent of the year" of all sports.

On January 12, 2006 Daniel Agger signed a four and half year contract with Liverpool for £5.8m transfer deal which made him the most expensive footballer sold by a Danish club to a foreign club as well as the most expensive defender Liverpool had ever bought at that time.

In the start of the 2006-07 season, Daniel Agger was a part of the Liverpool team that won the 2006 Football Association (FA) Community Shield and the FA Cup. His first goal for Liverpool came up on August 26, 2006 as a stinging curler from 35 yards in a 2–1 win against West Ham United. This goal became the Goal of the Month for August 2006 awarded by BBC's Match of the Day. His impressive feats in September won him the PFA's fan award on October 4, 2006.

In the 2007 pre-season, Daniel Agger scored two goals in four games, which included a left footed-finish against South China Athletic Association, a Hong Kong sports club. Daniel Agger scored a goal for Liverpool in the Football league Cup against Birmingham City and on March 31, 2007 he scored his third goal against Arsenal in a 4–1 victory.

On May 1, 2007, in the second leg of the semi-finals of the 2006–07 Champions League Daniel Agger scored another curler, and helped Liverpool beat Chelsea in a 1–0 win. His performance in the match impressed Liverpool fans winning him comparisons to Alan Hansen, a legendary Liverpool player. Daniel Agger also participated in the 2007 Champions League final match against A.C Milan. After a brief period of rest due to a metatarsal injury, Agger came back to action on July 12th 2008 in a friendly win against Tranmere Rovers.


Player
Dan Agger
Date of Birth
12/11/1984
Place of Birth
Denmark
Signed
January 2006
Cost
5800000
Signed From
Brondby
Other Teams
Rosenhoj, Brondby
International Side
Denmark
Height
6'3
Position
Defender
Squad No.
5
Debut
versus Birmingham City 1 Feb 2006
First Goal
26/08/2006 V West Ham United
Last Goal
11/04/2009 V Blackburn Rovers
Total Goals
6


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