Poul Pedersen, Danish footballer, Died at 85


Poul Ebbesen Pedersen was born on October 31, 1932, and died on January 3, 2017.

He was simply known as Poul Pedersen.

He was a Danish amateur football (soccer) player

Poul won a silver medal with the Denmark national football team at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Pedersen was the first player to reach 50 caps for the Danish national team, scoring 17 national team goals in the process.

On the club level, he played his entire career for Aarhus club AIA.

He played the position of inside forward for AIA but was moved out as an outside winger when representing the Danish national team.

Pedersen was a box-to-box midfielder, often making last-ditch saves as a defender before sprinting the length of the field to participate in attacking moves.

While he was at the 1960 Olympics, he played in the position of right winger on the Danish team, often linking up with right halfback Bent Hansen.

Poul Pedersen passed away at 85 years old.