Defender Milos Degenek
- Height 187cm
- Weight 82kg
- D.O.B. 28/4/94
- Born Knin
Club: Red Star Belgrade
Previous clubs: VfB Stuttgart, 1860 Munich, Yokohama F Marinos
Caltex Socceroos cap number: 585
Debut: 27/05/2016 v England
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's 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 Caltex Socceroos squad after a number of 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.
He grew into a bigger role throughout the FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign and, now playing his club football in Japan, is considered one of Australia's premier defenders.
Best Caltex Socceroos moment:
Degenek was included in Australia's squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and started against both Germany and Cameroon.
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.
World Cup 2018
Aussies Abroad: Mixed fortunes overnight for Ryan and Degenek
There were two Caltex Socceroos in action on Wednesday morning (AEST), with significant results playing out for Mat Ryan and Milos Degenek. Ryan’s Brighton & Hove Albion suffered an agonising late loss to Tottenham Hotspur in London, with an 88th-minute Christian Eriksen goal
Aussies Abroad: Degenek on top in Saudi Arabia while Gersbach’s Breda in trouble
There were crunch results at opposite ends of the ladder for two of our Caltex Socceroos on Saturday morning (AEST). In Saudi Arabia, Australia defender Milos Degenek was again deployed as a defensive midfielder as Al Hilal returned to the top of the ladder. 'HE'S LIKE ME':
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Mark Milligan is gearing up for a huge Edinburgh Derby in Scotland, as Mat Ryan prepares for a showdown at Wembley on a big weekend for our Caltex Socceroos. Tynecastle is the venue for one of the fiercest rivalries in Scottish football, with Mark Milligan’s Hibernian making t
Aussies Abroad: Caltex Socceroos reach Saudi Cup semis
Caltex Socceroos defenders Milos Degenek and Matthew Jurman are in the King Cup semi-finals in Saudi Arabia after wins for their respective club sides Al-Hilal and Al-Ittihad on Tuesday morning (AEDT). Degenek, who moved to the Saudi Pro League giants from Red Star Belgrade in
Aussies Abroad: Milligan triumphs while Degenek suffers Derby loss
There were only two Caltex Socceroos in action on Saturday morning (AEDT) but there was no shortage of action. In Scotland Mark Milligan played the full 90 minutes as Hibernian overcame Livingston 2-1 in West Lothian. ...D: Australia qualifies for 2020 AFC U-23 Champio
Rogic set for Old Firm return on big weekend for Caltex Socceroos abroad
Caltex Socceroos star Tom Rogic is back in contention for Celtic's Old Firm Derby with Rangers this Sunday in the Scottish Premiership. Midfield maestro Rogic has not pulled on a Hoops jersey in over three months after undergoing knee surgery following Australia's AFC Asian Cu
When are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?
An enormous weekend for our Caltex Socceroos stars sees two of them do battle in the English Championship and another take part in an FA Cup quarter-final showdown. Mat Ryan's Brighton and Hove Albion face a difficult trip to Championship strugglers Millwall for a highly antic
Aussies Abroad: Heartbreaking loss for Luongo in Championship as Nabbout counts lucky Diamonds in stalemate
A strapping performance from Massimo Luongo was unable to prevent Queens Park Rangers from suffering a disheartening 2-1 loss to Rotherham United in the English Championship. A late Semi Ajayi double for relegation-threatened Rotherham - the second goal coming in second-half s
Aussies Abroad: Mabil’s Midtjylland go equal first while Degenek continues fine form in Saudi Arabia
There were a host of Caltex Socceroos in action on Saturday morning (AEDT) as title races in Europe and Asia entered the crucial final stage. Mark Milligan again played the full 90 at the heart of midfield as Hibernian welcomed second-placed Rangers to Easter Road. AUSTRALI
Aussies Abroad: Ryan triumphs in Aussie derby while Langerak extends Nagoya’s fine start
It was a Caltex Socceroos derby of sorts on Sunday morning (AEDT) as Mat Ryan’s Brighton and Hove Albion clashed with Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield Town. There was a lot on the line with the Terriers desperate to claw their way back from the bottom while the hosts sought simply to
Aussies Abroad: Ryan’s Brighton through to Quarter-Finals while Milligan, Giannou pick up strong results
There were a handful of Caltex Socceroos in action on Sunday morning (AEDT) while some key figures were rested as their clubs negotiated cup ties. Firstly to Europe where Mark Milligan played a full 90 at the heart of Hibernian’s midfield as they welcomed new manager Danny Hec
Aussies Abroad: Missed opportunity for Luongo, Irvine in the Championship
It was a night of frustration for a couple of promotion-chasing Caltex Socceroos in the English Championship on Wednesday morning (AEDT). Massimo Luongo’s Queens Park Rangers travelled to Bristol City and looked on course for a crucial win as Matt Smith’s goal had them leading