Merete Pedersen

Merete Pedersen
Personal information
Full name Merete Pedersen
Date of birth (1973-06-30) 30 June 1973
Place of birth Sæby, Denmark[1]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
00001995 Vejle
19951999 OB
19992000 Siegen
20002003 OB
20032006 Torres
20062009 OB
National team
19932009 Denmark 136 (65)

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

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 January 2012

Merete Pedersen (born 30 June 1973) is a Danish former[2] football striker who played for Vejle BK and Odense BK in the Elitedivisionen, TSV Siegen in the German Bundesliga and Torres CF in Italy's Serie A, taking part in the UEFA Women's Cup with Odense and Torres.[3] She was a member of the Danish national team for sixteen years, taking part in the 1999 and 2007 World Cups, the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 1997, 2001 and 2005 European Championships.[4]

In September 2008 Pedersen scored the only goal in Denmark's 10 win over Ukraine to secure her country's place at UEFA Women's Euro 2009. It was her tenth goal of the qualifying series.[5] Ahead of the final tournament she retired from international football, stating that she did not wish to sit on the substitute's bench as a 36yearold and would prefer to concentrate on her career as a teacher. With 65 goals in 136 senior internationals she was the team's alltime top goalscorer.[6]


  1. "Merete Pedersen". SR/Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  2. Merete Pedersen. OB125.dek
  3. Profile in UEFA's website
  4. Profile and list of appearances in the Danish Football Association's website
  5. Bruun, Peter (2008-10-01). "Pedersen goal takes Denmark to finals". Copenhagen: UEFA. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  6. Wadland, Jacob (2009-05-13). "Merete Pedersen stopper på landsholdet" (in Danish). Copenhagen: Danish Football Association. Retrieved 2012-10-07.

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