Katrine Pedersen

Katrine Pedersen
Personal information
Full name Katrine Søndergaard Pedersen
Date of birth (1977-04-13) 13 April 1977
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Centre back
Defensive midfielder
Youth career
0000–1993 Stensballe IK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2002 HEI
2002 IK Skovbakken
2002–2003 Fulham
2003–2005 Fløya
2006 Djurgården/Älvsjö
2007–2008 Asker
2009–2013 Stabæk 99 (18)
2014–2015 Adelaide United 12 (0)
2015 Stabæk 4 (0)
National team
1994–2013 Denmark 210 (9)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Katrine Søndergaard Pedersen (born 13 April 1977) is a retired Danish football midfielder. She has played for and captained Denmark, for whom she accrued a national record 210 caps.

Club career

At club level Pedersen spent the final years of her career with Norwegian club Stabæk, as a result of Stabæk taking over the bankrupt club Asker FK at the end of 2008.

Most of Pedersen's club football has been played outside Denmark. During 2002–03 she played for the English professional club Fulham Ladies, where she won a domestic treble.[1] When Fulham reverted to semi-professional status several players left and Pedersen moved to Norway to join the Toppserien club IF Fløya based in Tromsø. After two seasons there she moved to spend the 2006 season playing in Stockholm, Sweden for the Damallsvenskan club Djurgården/Älvsjö. For the 2007 season she moved back to Norway to play for Asker SK in Oslo, and stayed there during 2008.

At the end of 2014, Pedersen joined Australian club Adelaide United.[2]

International career

Pedersen made her senior international debut in September 1994; a 1–0 win over the Netherlands in Hoogezand. She was in her national team in the 2005 UEFA Women's Championship in North West England, and was captain at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 in China. She also played in earlier World Cup competitions in 1995 (as an 18-year-old) and 1999, as well as UEFA Women's Championships in 1997, 2001 and 2009.[3]

When Pedersen was named in national coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller's squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 she was the most experienced active player in Europe, with 203 caps.[4] In November 2013 she announced her pregnancy and retirement while accepting the Danish Player of the Year award.[5] Her total of 210 international appearances is 81 more than her countryman, Peter Schmeichel. She was four games short of Birgit Prinz's record for European players.

Personal life

Pedersen works as a teacher and football trainer at a high-school in Oslo. In May 2011 her autobiography, 'Katrine', was published in Denmark.[6]


  1. Cocozza, Paula (6 May 2003). "Triumph at the end of Fulham road". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  2. Greco, John (29 August 2014). "Adelaide snare Danish international". Football Federation Australia.
  3. "Katrine Pedersen". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  4. Bruun, Peter (21 June 2013). "Upbeat Heiner-Møller confirms Denmark squad". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  5. "Pregnant Pedersen retires with 210 caps". She Kicks (magazine). 12 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  6. Helle Møller Riis (4 May 2011). "Landsholdsduo bag ny bold-biografi" (in Danish). 3f.dk. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
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