Morten Skoubo

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Morten Skoubo
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Personal information
Full name Morten Skoubo
Date of birth (1980-06-30) 30 June 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Holstebro, Denmark
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Lemvig GF
Holstebro BK
Ikast FS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 FC Midtjylland 54 (24)
2002–2004 Borussia M'gladbach 28 (4)
2004 West Bromwich (loan) 2 (0)
2004–2006 Brøndby IF 41 (19)
2006–2008 Real Sociedad 30 (5)
2008–2011 Utrecht 13 (1)
2009–2011 Roda JC (loan) 49 (12)
2011–2014 OB 70 (11)
2014–2015 Delhi Dynamos FC 8 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Denmark U21 8 (3)
2003–2011 Denmark 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Morten Skoubo (born 30 June 1980) is a retired Danish professional footballer who last played for Delhi Dynamos. Skoubo's strength on the playing field is most notably his physical strength, height and heading power, which makes him a typical targetman in the attack. He has played six games for the Danish national team and scored a single goal.


FC Midtjylland

Born in Holstebro, Skoubo played for a number of lower league clubs. He played eight games and scored three goals for the Danish under-21 national team. Skoubo's breakthrough came in the Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland, when he scored 19 goals in 27 games during the 2001–02 season. When prolific German club Borussia Mönchengladbach wanted him in the team at the start of the next season, Skoubo made the switch. While in Mönchengladbach, he made his debut for the Danish national team on 11 June 2003.


His club career in Mönchengladbach never took off and he was loaned out to English team West Bromwich Albion in January 2004. He was back at Gladbach again after six months, having only played two games for West Bromwich. For the Danish Superliga 2004-05 season, Danish Superliga runners-up Brøndby IF were looking for new strikers, following a season of poor goal-scoring. Skoubo moved back to Denmark in a €600,000 transfer deal.[1]


In Brøndby he regained his good form from his Midtjylland days, and Skoubo formed a good partnership with Swedish international Johan Elmander, Skoubo playing as the targetman and Elmander playing in a deep-lying role, which was successful in securing the Double for Brøndby, winning both the Danish Superliga championship as well as the Danish Cup. In his one and a half years at the club, Skoubo scored 29 goals in 63 competitive matches, including 2 goals in 3 matches in the UEFA Cup 2005-06 tournament. In January 2006, Skoubo signed for Spanish club Real Sociedad in a transfer deal worth €2,500,000.[2]

Real Sociedad

On 19 February 2006 he scored the fifth fastest goal in La Liga history, bagging a goal after just 11 seconds against Valencia CF, even though the game was lost 1–2.


In August 2008, Skoubo was transferred to Dutch Eredivisie club FC Utrecht. Here, Skoubo was not able to break through, and in Summer 2009, he was loaned out to fellow Eredivisie side Roda JC. At Roda, Skoubo has had some impressive displays, and seems to form a perfect partnership in forward position together with fellow Dane, Mads Junker.

Odense Boldklub

On 22 June 2011 Skoubo signed with the Danish team Odense Boldklub. He got shirt number 11.

Delhi Dynamos

In July 2014, Morten signed for the Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos.[3]



  1. ^ (in Danish) Morten Skoubo til Brøndby IF,, 13 August 2004
  2. ^ (in Danish) Brøndby IF sælger Morten Skoubo,, 9 January 2006
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External links

  • Morten Skoubo at
  • Morten Skoubo at Soccerbase
  • Danish national team profile
  • Struer Boldklub "Hall of Fame" (in Danish)
  • Official Danish Superliga stats
  • Voetbal International profile
  • Morten Skoubo at (in German)
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