Defender Milos Degenek

  • Height 187cm
  • Weight 82kg
  • D.O.B. 28/4/94
  • Born Knin
Jersey Number
2

Biography

Debut: 27/05/2016 v England

Socceroos Cap Number: 585

Caps (Goals): 29 (1)

Major Tournaments: Confederations Cup 2017, FIFA World Cup 2018, AFC Asian Cup 2019

Current Club: Red Star Belgrade

Previous clubs: VfB Stuttgart, 1860 Munich, Yokohama F. Marinos, Al-Hilal

Degenek was born in Croatia before his family moved to Australia as a child.

He began his career with the Australian Institute of Sport followed by a move to Germany to join VfB Stuttgart as a teenager in 2012.

Injures prevented him from making a first-team appearance, but a subsequent switch to 1860 Munich elevated him to the national team reckoning.

Degenek broke into the Socceroos squad after several strong showings as a centre-back and defensive midfielder in 2. Bundesliga and made his international debut against England in May 2016, providing the cross that led to Eric Dier's own goal.

The Serbian born defender has since gone on to become a regular in the Socceroos set-up while becoming a household name for Red Star Belgrade thanks to his tireless performances in the heart of defence.

Best Socceroos moment:

Scoring his first goal for the Socceroos in a friendly against Oman on 30 December 2018.

Did you know?

Previously captain of the Under-15 national team, Degenek was part of the Joeys squad that contested the 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Qualifying World Cup 2022

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